Stephen is co-founder of the LifeWorks program of mindful well-being at Stanford University, faculty of Fielding Graduate University, and president of Nichibei Care. He received a doctorate in psychology from Harvard and was professor at the University of Tokyo. His books in Japanese and English include When Half is Whole and Multicultural Encounters.
December 5, 2015
Arigatou: Beginning & ending with thanks
STEPHEN MURPHY-SHIGEMATSU opens his heart about the sacredness of the death of his grandmother. “She waited for you,” the priest told me. I believe she did. It had been a long trip to get there and Obaachan had been on a long journey in this world. My grandmother was 111, though the priest pronounced her... View Article
Issue 3