Jacinta is a career & life coach supporting individuals through their career and life transitions. With her unique spirit, experience and wisdom, she is able to guide her clients through their difficult, challenging or crisis moments.


How Am I Changing?

Posted on July 23, 2011

In the first few weeks following the Tohoku Earthquake of March 11 I had a strong sense of awakening and standing at the beginning of something new. Although experiencing the earthquake (in Tokyo) had been somewhat traumatic and I was in constant pain about the devastation and human suffering in the North, I also felt [...]

Earthquakes, love and fear…

Posted on June 21, 2011

It’s often said that love and fear are the two core emotions from which all other emotions derive. That whatever we feel and believe has its roots in one of the two. If I look at my own life, I can see how both play a role. I’m either in one place or the other, [...]

Love Rediscovered

Posted on May 16, 2011

I’ve been living in Japan almost half my life. I came, straight from college, to expand my horizon and experience a new culture, and never left. Over the years Japan became my home and my base. There were periods I was deeply absorbed in everything Japanese, periods I was extremely detached to the point I [...]

Life in Tokyo Continued – Back to Unity

Posted on April 3, 2011

In the first week or so after 3/11 I felt a strong sense of togetherness in Tokyo. It felt as if our urban egos had taken a backseat and we were truly united as one through our common experience. Despite everything that had happened and the ongoing and unfolding horror, for me there was also [...]

Life in Tokyo Continued – Rain and Contemplations

Posted on March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, Tokyo. Another calm and quiet day in central Tokyo. At least it is for me. Many others are working hard. Getting supplies out to the North, organizing benefit events, or simply working around the clock to keep their companies afloat. I walk through the city and notice, as I have all week, [...]

Live in Tokyo Continued – A Beautiful Day

Posted on March 21, 2011

Sunday, March 20, Tokyo I wake up this morning, late, to a beautiful spring day. The first thing I notice is that my heart’s beating at its normal pace again. It probably has for a few days now, but it’s only today I’m really aware of it. If my heart is calm, I must be [...]

Letter From Tokyo To My Friends Overseas

Posted on March 18, 2011

Two days ago I sent this letter from Tokyo, where I live, to my family and friends overseas. Today I share it here on my blog. My friends, First, thank you so much for all your messages and words of support and concern. I am really touched by so many of you reaching out to [...]

3 Ways To Kick Yourself Free From A Sandboxed Life

Posted on February 22, 2011

Many people exercise regularly because it’s good for physical and mental health. And, as any good coach knows, there are also valuable life lessons and positive habits to be learned from working out. Here are three of mine from my recent workout of choice, kickboxing. 1) Always return to base. With this phrase, my trainer [...]

Guiding Perspective

Posted on February 9, 2011

Do you ever feel as if you’re just running around, lacking a clear sense of direction, and just reacting to circumstances rather than creating them? I used to live like that. Until I slowly lost my way, and realized my life needed a new context. Looking back, I can see what was missing. I was [...]

Moving Beyond Desperation

Posted on January 28, 2011

Have you ever felt desperate? Desperate about your life and a future that remains tantalizingly out of reach. These feelings often come from a disempowering outlook on our situation and sense of identity. There’s often a sense that things are happening to us, outside of our control. We might even feel as if we’re living [...]

Invigorate Your Goals

Posted on January 18, 2011

Are you on track with your New Year goals, or already slipping behind? Perhaps you’re still committed but lacking motivation. Or at a loss as to how to organize everything. If so, inspiration might be in short supply. A great way to re-invigorate your goals is through personal words. Well-chosen words that are loaded with [...]

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