As a philosophy, kintsukuroi treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. It is similar to the principles of wabi-sabi, or an embracing of the flawed or imperfect. What if we treated ourselves this way? What if— instead of beating ourselves up for our mistakes or the times we came apart, we celebrated our undoings and unraveling as part of our beauty? As humans, we are perfectly imperfect after all.Read More
As we look for the answers from the outside of ourselves, our life seems to be hard, or meaningless. We start to think we are worthless, not good enough, useless, powerless, and so on. But what the truth is that we have some challenging life experiences, and certain conditions of ourselves but they don’t define who truly we are. We are beyond all of that.Read More
Every now and then depression knocks me off balance and swallows me up. It's powerful like a gigantic wave and it seems like I have to go wherever it takes me. I used to call it My Depression. I owned it and allowed it to become part of who I am.