When it comes to health, golden girl of the wellness world Candice Kumai knows her stuff! A classically trained chef, model, journalist, TV host and best-selling author, she bridges the gap between the West and traditional Japanese culture.
Brought up in a Japanese-Polish household, Candice was always fascinated by cooking and loved bringing people together with food. She paid her way through culinary school with modelling, before appearing on Top Chef. A decade later, she’s an internationally acclaimed author, wellness influencer, and a living example of how to live and be well while running a business in the city.
Magazines that promise better sex and abs tomorrow are great, but they won’t improve your life. A better life comes from sharing, being open-hearted, self-love, kindness, doing your best and celebrating imperfections. That’s where Candice’s new book comes in.
Kintsugi Wellness is based on the untold story of Candice’s Japanese heritage and is a perfectly imperfect guide to nourishing your mind, body and spirit. Kintsugi means “the art of golden repair.” In Japanese tradition, when you break an object you put it back together with lacquer and gold dust, and make it even more beautiful as a piece of art. The same is true of ourselves.
We are more beautiful with our cracks showing—all the tough times we’ve been through, struggles, painful relationships, illness. These cracks are the scars that show our beauty as a person who has lived. We can heal those scars through living and loving. When you cultivate self-love, everything falls into place. Whatever you want to achieve begins with loving yourself.
Kintsugi Wellness drops on April 17th, and you can pre-order here. The book contains 12 Japanese principles to help shape your life and over 40 delicious, healthy Japanese-Californian recipes. A perfect gift for a friend or for yourself!
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