"When our ease is interrupted by trauma or pain, we can mend and bring ourselves back to beauty, often with spectacular results.
What is Kintsugi or Kintsukuroi?
Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi) is a Japanese art form that has been around since the 15th century. It began as an artistic way to mend broken pottery and quickly became a metaphor for life itself. Once mended, people cherished the broken piece. This opened their minds to the realization that as life is not meant to be perfect, the mending from the trauma is as important to the beauty as anything else.
No one has a perfect life.
That is by design. But where do you find life's gold? Is it found in wealth? We say no. Life's gold is found in the mind and heart. It is found in lessons learned, the people that step up, the acceptance of pain and the release of fear. We mend ourselves from within with gratitude, hope and perseverance. That is our gold.
Mindful healing starts with a pause.
There are countless stories of tragedy and unity that have been forged into purpose. Life altering events that later can be seen as world changing gifts. It only takes a moment to stop holding onto the downward spiral of pain and feel the glimmer of a hopeful moment that this too shall pass. Just as a broken bowl lays on the floor, once picked up and placed on the table, the pieces soon reveal how they can be mended back together.
We are humanity connected and wanting to help.
We donate 10% of the profits from our pieces to two deserving charities.
Become the gold for someone else.
Find the gold within you.Our hope is that you do not fear breaking and find strength within and with others when you do. Life's cracks need to be seen and the triumph of mending needs to be celebrated.
Embrace the comfort in that we are all More Beautiful for Being Broken™.