Kintsugi living blog

Death and re-birth

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Death and re-birth
For every new beginning, there is always an ending of some kind. I think that's why I am so fond of metaphors involving death and re-birth.

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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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Icons of a kintsugi faith

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Icons of a kintsugi faith
This set of icons with their kintsugi repairs represents the process of questioning our childhood religious beliefs and reassembling them to create a more complex and beautiful faith as adults.

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Creative work as prayer

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Creative work as prayer
My understanding of prayer has shifted over time from a very word-based exercise to a more expansive one that allows even my creative work to be a form of prayer in a real and engaging way.

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Leaving the cult of self-improvement

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Leaving the cult of self-improvement
We live in a culture that idolizes self-improvement, but how we go about it matters. There's a big difference between a desire for ongoing growth from a place of self-acceptance and never-ending self-improvement efforts that are attempts to make myself "good enough."

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