Psychologist explores ‘samurai attitude’ in new book

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“Why do so many local men sabotage their own personal growth and relationships? It’s not just a “guy thing.’ It’s a ‘Musashi thing.’ And the good news is that change is possible.”

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“Why do so many local men sabotage their own personal growth and relationships? It’s not just a “guy thing.’ It’s a ‘Musashi thing.’ And the good news is that change is possible.”

Dr. Rosalie K. Tatsuguchi

Hawaii psychologist

Dr. Rosalie K. Tatsuguchi will share insights from her newest book, “Why Smart Men Do the Same Dumb Things: A Warrior’s Manual for Change,” starting at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hawaii Japanese Center.

The Honolulu psychologist’s presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience and a book-signing.

The public is invited and admission is free.

“Why Smart Men Do the Same Dumb Things” (2015) is a follow-up to Tatsuguchi’s popular book, “Why Smart People do the Same Dumb Things: Causes &Cures from Buddhism &Science” (2012).

Her first book, “Caring for Loved Ones and Yourself” (2001), focused on the challenges of caregiving.

Tatsuguchi’s latest book explores her philosophy regarding the “samurai attitude” and how warriors can effect change in their lives for better mental health and improved relationships with friends, family and co-workers.

“Why Smart Men Do the Same Dumb Things” is also helpful to women who want to better understand their spouses, fathers and employers. She also delves into the persona of the “lady samurai,” an equally restrictive and unhealthy warrior-minded personality adopted by women.

Tatsuguchi has been in private practice in Honolulu since 1983. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and certified by the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, she has counseled children and adults of many different ages, ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic levels and religious beliefs from her unique local perspective.

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The Hawaii Japanese Center is located at 751 Kanoelehua Ave. in Hilo.

For more information, call 934-9611.

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