Kintsugi and the Art of Self-Care
Inspiration, when least expected, can change us--and deeply change us for the better. Do you remember meeting someone new for the first time and having your life changed by this friendship and love? Have you visited a new place, foreign from all your past experiences, to then have a profound effect on how you view the world at large?
As someone who cares deeply about these transformative experiences, over our lifetime, it is impossible to avoid any tragic loss or sidestep harrowing disappointments. With these rich experiences and relationships as a backdrop to our modern day society, managing these inevitable fluctuations that impact our daily mental wellness can mean the difference between powering through difficulties and drowning in self-defeat.
Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics, teaches us that broken objects are not something to hide but rather to display with pride. It is not only possible to repair but also provide a new lease on life to pottery that becomes even more refined thanks to its “scars.”
As a female, Asian-American immigrant, technologist, serial entrepreneur, and someone who has personally struggled with stress, anxiety, and depression, I have a genuine interest in helping others with tools rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, natural language processing (NLP) machine learning, and a community of high quality, local therapists to support your personal growth and mindful wellness.
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