finding beauty in the broken pieces

Kintsugi (金継ぎ), or kintsukuroi (金繕い), literally golden (“kin”) and repair (“tsugi”), the traditional Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with precious metal, finds beauty in the broken pieces. Rather than discarding damaged pottery, the kintsukuroi artist creates a new piece that tells its own story through its unique imperfections. In the end, the cracks and scars contribute to the character of the new piece. The journey of healing from trauma includes finding beauty in the broken pieces, meaning in the scars. Healing includes learning to honor the marks left by the wounds and the stories they tell.

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

Here’s a great article on happiness and neuropsychology.  

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13 Reasons Why Not

For the past two weeks I’ve had an internal debate about whether or not to watch the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. Normally I wouldn’t share my TV indulgences in a blog post because, well, who cares? However, this is different. If you have a tween or teen in your life, this matters. Pop culture…

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Scientists Have Pinpointed The Annoying Genetic Mutation That Turns Us Into Night Owls

  An enlightening article for those whose sleep patterns don’t fit the typical 8 hour pattern or who feel they can never get enough sleep.   

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Confessions of a Late Bloomer

True confessions: I never really wanted to be a couple therapist. I tell people that I was a late bloomer when it comes to couple therapy. It’s more accurate to say I was dragged, kicking and screaming, into the world of couple therapy by my friend, Krista. I always found the idea of couple therapy quite…

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You’re Not Crazy, It’s Just PTSD

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) makes people feel crazy. Really, really crazy. I am not even joking about this. Imagine living in a constant state of high alert or sensing danger all around you without knowing why. If you found yourself spacing out and not remembering what happened or wandering through life feeling disconnected from people…

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Surviving Life in a Post-Election World

Regardless of political leanings, it’s safe to say that most of us feel the effects of the increased negativity in the political atmosphere. The tone of our public discourse continues to spiral downward. It seems our country is in the midst of an existential crisis, and it ain’t pretty. Frustration, defensiveness, and anger abound. In…

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