Me and The Japanese beauty standards

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This book showed us that life often gives us challenges to tackle to make us a better version of ourselves.
Book Description

“It’s terrific as a combination of autobiography and professional wisdom. I appreciate your emphasis on helping people avoid a “one size fits all” mentality. As you agree, human dignity is based on one person living one’s own life. No other standard is possible, and to try to live otherwise always leads to disaster.
Thanks for sharing your hard-won wisdom. People will benefit from it!” –Bob Fine, Ph.D.

 

 

About the book:

 

  • You will feel as if you are not alone. This book will help to show you that the insecurities, struggles, mistakes, and shames we face in life are expected things, that we all go through. It is not about being perfect! It is about being YOU!!!!
  • You will understand that the beauty we see on TV, in magazines, and on social media is not the only kind of beauty.
  • You will learn how essential it is to know who you are. If you are struggling in with relationships, self-love or just the trials of life, this book may provide a bit of advice to help you through the hard times.

    About the Author:

    Tomomi Tsuchio was born and raised in Iwakuni, Japan. As a little girl, she was happy, tomboyish and always followed after her big brother. When she was 13 years old, she began having feelings of being fat and unattractive. These feelings stuck with her for a long time.
    As a certified personal trainer, Tomomi realized that many women have struggled to find and accept their own beauty just as she did. She often felt helpless when her clients lost weight and transformed themselves, but still didn’t see their beauty. It seemed that it was not good enough for them no matter what. This is the reason why she felt a need to share her stories.
    She is an owner of 1Stop-Fitness, a gym she opened with her partner in 2013. She is also a professional speaker. Obviously, she is Japanese, but she isn’t good at math and she doesn’t like sake, sushi and raw fish. Her joke is, “I break the stereotype of Japanese.” She lives in Phoenix, AZ with her life partner, Larry and a smart dog, Roscoe.

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“Me and The Japanese Beauty Standards” is a must read for every female struggling with negative body image, low self esteem, self-doubt, insecurities and acceptance from family, friends and men. I could not put it down and was disappointed when I turned the last page. I cried, laughed, cheered, and gained wisdom. Hurting people hurt other people in all races, nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, families, relationships and genders in Japan, U.S.A., and all over the world. This book is healing for female teens, family members, friends or coworkers. Please do not allow someone you care about to suffer in silence when healing is in this book. Tomomi’s emotional and physical pain, struggles, and triumphs will be instrumental in helping them overcome their adversities. I having been looking for an inspirational book to use with the young ladies in my church’s 2019 fall semester small group and once again, The Lord has provided.

-- Victorious

The author shares her inspiring journey from self doubt, poor body image, and bad relationships to acceptance, health, and self care. She shares her most vulnerable moments to show how cultural beauty norms can be damaging and contradictory, especially to young women, and we can never live up to them. She is a personal trainer, so health and wellness through exercise is woven throughout the story, but it also warns of the pitfalls if measuring our health by number on the scale. The message of this book is that your beauty comes primarily from confidence in yourself.

-- N West

About the Author ▸ Tomomi Tsuchio

“I am Japanese, but I am not good at math, I don’t like sake, sushi, and raw fish. I say jokingly I break the stereotype of Japanese.” Tomomi was born and raised in Iwakuni, Japan. When she was 13 years old, she started feeling that she couldn’t breathe with her culture that she loves. This was due to the pressure to be a certain way to fit the Japanese societal standards for girls’ kids and human beings. She felt that there were unspoken rules to live life and there were very strict Japanese beauty standards which she got from television, magazines, and advertisements everywhere. Because she didn’t fit into the standards of Japanese beauty, and because being unique was often frowned upon, she often felt that she was fat and ugly. These feelings stuck with her for a long time. Even with the insecurities that she carried as a girl, she did her best to remain outgoing and independent. Tomomi moved to the United States in 2003 and became a personal trainer in 2006. Initially she felt insecure about her accent and made a concerted effort to study and attend workshops, so that she could impress her clients with her knowledge of the field. This helped her to gain confidence as a personal trainer. She specialized in corrective exercise and trains clients who have chronic pain to reduce and manage their pain. She continues to update her education and loves it. In 2011, she graduated a bachelor’s degree at California University of Pennsylvania in Sports management (Wellness and Fitness). Tomomi currently owns and operates 1Stop-Fitness with her partner, Larry in Arizona. Through her work as a personal trainer and business owner, Tomomi found confidence to speak about her past. She eventually turned this into a career path in addition to her business and now, speaks professionally about her life and experiences. Her speaking focuses on the how societal pressures and media, such as Television, magazine and advertisements can affect the self-image of people worldwide. Using her own personal story and empathy towards those who struggle with body image, Tomomi seeks to help people overcome social pressures and learn to accept themselves and express both their inner and outer beauty, just as she learned throughout her life.