Yuko Nakao

Yuko currently lives with her newborn baby and her husband. Life is a bit chaotic right now, but whenever she has time, you can find her eating her favorite foods and solving mysteries.

Why do you choose to stay true to yourself?

I never live life with regrets. I went through a tough time in the past but even though I was depressed and felt so much sadness and emptiness, I don’t regret going through that because it made me appreciate what I have right now and how I became a better person. Being positive is how I stay true to myself because I can truly say that is what saved my life.


The Power of a Smile

During this pandemic, a lot of my friends were mentally affected and one day, they told me how my smile helped them get through a tough time. It was a touching moment and humbling to hear that I affected them in that way.


Yuko Nakao


She experienced depression a while back, and that caused her to feel pain and loneliness. She was so focused on the stress and negativity, she lost sight of herself. Due to her mental state, she decided to quit her job and interestingly enough, that made her happy. Because she experienced pain, she was able to truly appreciate that feeling. That’s when she vowed that no matter what, she will never forget to smile and things will turn around for the better.


Funny enough, that made her happy and that’s when she tried to focus more on that feeling.


During this pandemic, a lot of my friends were mentally affected and one day, they told me how my smile helped them get through a tough time. It was a touching moment and humbling to hear that I affected them in that way.


"I never live life with regrets. Even when I was depressed and felt so much sadness and emptiness, I don’t regret going through that because it made me appreciate what I have right now and how I became a better person. Being positive is how I stay true to myself because I can truly say that is what saved my life."