The Team Behind Emi

Aya Takeuchi


Hiroki Hori


Dominique Samuels, PsyD


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Emi means "smile" in Japanese

Emi was born out of life experience; my husband and I were struggling to juggle demanding careers while raising three young children. Nurturing our relationship took second place to the daily hustle, and we could't find an easy solution to find mental and emotional space for each other.

Despite there being many apps focused on self enrichment, we realized there was no simple solution to bring mindful practices to family life. After consulting many friends, self-help books, and marriage therapists, we realized that we were not alone. Together with Hiroki and the Emi team, we made it our mission to make relationship enrichment mainstream.

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