Kintsugi, the Art of Japanese Wellness

Mar 10, 2018

5:00pm – 6:00pm CT

Where we come from is who we are. And Candice Kumai’s Japanese heritage has guided her journey back to health at every turn. Now, in Kintsugi Wellness, Candice shares what she’s learned and guides us through her favorite Japanese traditions and practices for cultivating inner strength and living a gracious life, interwoven with dozens of recipes for healthy, Japanese-inspired cuisine. Kintsugi Wellness provides the tools we all need to reclaim the art of living well.

"Candice has created a guide to an ancient, common-sense and approachable way of living. In a crowded wellness space, Kintsugi Wellness truly stands out."-Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO, Girlboss

“All aspects of our well-being are connected. And with Kintsugi Wellness, Candice Kumai uses her own journey to show how Japanese traditions can enhance not just our bodies, but our minds, our hearts and our spirits. Candice Kumai is a true new role model, showing how ancient practices can help us thrive in the modern word.” --Arianna Huffington, Founder of Thrive Global and CEO and co-founder, Huffington Post

“Weaving her personal stories with traditional Japanese values and beautiful imagery, Candice Kumai introduces readers to a serene way of living. Japanese concepts, including celebrating imperfections and strengthening oneself through kintsugi, are presented thoughtfully alongside Miss Kumai’s account of her own journey so far. She is truly a global leader in the culinary and wellness world.“ --Irene Hirano Inouye, President, U.S.-Japan Council

“If the purpose of life is to understand our most authentic identity, Candice’s journey, lessons, and recipes are an inspirational blueprint for self-discovery.” --Jessamyn Stanley, Author of Every Body Yoga

“Candice elevates nourishing your body and spirit to an art form, drawing inspiration from her Japanese heritage. Through beautiful imagery, mouth-watering recipes and heart-warming stories, Candice shares not only her wellness wisdom, but her passion for eating mindfully…and deliciously.”
--Michele Promaulayko, Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan

“In Kintsugi Wellness, Candice Kumai introduces the spirit of Japan through her own personal journey, and her one-of-a-kind Japanese recipes are much like kintsugi art themselves.” -Tomomi Sekiya, Deputy Director, Japan Society

“This book is filled with inspiration for eating better, living life to the fullest, and treasuring our family and friends. Candice’s California-Japanese dishes include many traditional Japanese ingredients that shine in modern times.” --Yukari Sakamoto, author of Food Sake Tokyo

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