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Most of us realize that stress impacts our lives in uncomfortable ways, but few of us understand the full impact that stress has on our health and well-being. Different kinds of stress affect us in varying ways. Excessive excitement can also create stress, though often perceived in a good way. Of the two types, Read More

Poppy in field of purple flowers

In Full Swing It’s Spring! And it’s a busy time at the Hikari Ryuza Center! This month we are holding auditions for a Dance Cooperative, rehearsing like mad for our annual performance on May 22nd, and we continue to be inspired by the incredible upswing in health and wellness of our members. Here’s our newsletter, Read More

Martial Arts Teach Non-Violence

Martial arts training, when it is taught properly, as in, it involves an emphasis on character building, leads to improved self-esteem, confidence, respect, and self-discipline, as well the ability to defend oneself and/or others unable to defend for themselves against potential physical harm. How does that relate to non-violence? By developing the qualities listed, Read More

Graduation

During my graduation ceremony from Sierra College, one of the key speakers made a profound impact on me. I’m sad to say I don’t remember her name, but her words and emotion I will never forget. It was one of those moments when you are unexpectedly pulled out of the mundane and feel intimately, Read More