What journaling means to me

What journaling means to me

Recently, I’ve seen articles and videos on the power of personal narrative – how it contributes to your psychological well-being to look at your past memories and tell a story of your life to others. In a health research context, personal storytelling has been widely used for patients with life-threatening diseases. But I’m talking about [...]

Nonverbal communication

Nonverbal communication

One of the famous quotes is that about 93% of communication occurs non-verbally, and only 7 per cent takes place through the verbal content, called 93/7 Rule. But most of us know this is unlikely because language choices and grammatical forms carry far more weight in so many situations. However, people rely heavily on nonverbal [...]

Time to say goodbye to a really nice class

Time to say goodbye to a really nice class

I'm at a very early stage in my teaching career. I've been working as a teacher of Japanese while doing my PhD for three years now. Most of us teachers have to deal with the same emotions. It's a sad feeling when we have to say goodbye to classes we really like. In January this [...]