Feeling bad about feeling bad can make you feel worse

Pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long run, according to new UC Berkeley research. “We found that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer negative emotions, which adds up to better psychological health,” said study senior author Iris Mauss, an associate professor of psychology at UC Berkeley. Read more at http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/08/10/emotionalacceptance/

The Men's Group Tokyo

(posted by Takeshi on Facebook) The men’s group is a safe place to discuss anything that is weighing on our hearts out minds. Anything that is said in the group remains in the group. It’s not a social gathering; there’s no smoking, drinking, eating.. But we are a close knit group. Over time we get to know each other well, and this requires a commitment to the work.. this is really a commitment to yourself to improve yourself and become the man you are meant to be. [Read more...]

Revitalizing MKP in Tokyo

Three remaining members of Tokyo I-group met last night and expressed interest in expanding our community which has been in hibernation for some years. Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday October 23rd (2015) in Hiroo. This meeting is only for MKP men, but we will be discussing ways to expand the group, and probably include new men at future meetings.