Kintsugi living blog — creativity

7 gentle practices that promote healing

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

7 gentle practices that promote healing

© 2007 mrhayata, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio Living a kintsugi kind of life means actively working on healing the broken places in our lives in such a way that our healing does become gold to be treasured. Part of that healing process involves facing our pain head on and allowing it to flow through us, but few of us in our emotion-phobic culture have been taught how to do that. Instead, we are conditioned to keep the pain hidden and distract ourselves from dealing with it through work, shopping, eating, alcohol, drugs, busyness, TV, computer games, and a...

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The gift of fog

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Fog by Chrismatos ♥Too busy, sorry, on Flickr. Used via Creative Commons licensing. "I need to be silent / for a while, / worlds are forming / in my heart." ~Meister Eckhart, excerpt translated by Daniel Ladinsky I fear the fog when it rolls in—not the outdoor kind of fog, but rather the inner fog that seems to separate me from my surroundings, insulating me from everyday life.I talk too much. I fear it because it can feel so much like the descent into depression's black pit. But I'm learning that there's another kind of fog that I encounter in...

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Life as a grand series of experiments

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Life as a grand series of experiments

Hi, I'm Kenetha, and I'm a perfectionist. I'm in recovery, but that's a continual journey for me. Like most perfectionists, I find this cripples my ability to create or to try new things ... mostly because those efforts involve the very high risk that I will not be perfect on the first try. Since anything less than perfection is a total failure in the perfectionist mindset, it is (quite understandably) better not to even try. While I still battle those perfectionist tendencies on a daily basis, my background as a scientist has provided the key for me to use in...

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