Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Soul Audiobook, by Candice Kumai Play Audiobook Sample

Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Soul Audiobook

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Read By: Candice Kumai, Caitlin Kelly Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062800770

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Longest Chapter Length:

51:03 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

37 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

14:17 minutes

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Publisher Description

From the author of Clean Green Eats, a Japanese-inspired guide to finding balance, joy, and good health—A Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up for wellness—that emphasizes a simple, streamlined method for cleaning up your eating habits and offers modern-day applications of ancient Japanese healing practices and philosophy

Candice Kumai has always treasured the Japanese traditions that shaped her childhood. In recent years, she’s been spending more time in Japan, meeting with relatives and absorbing the culture. It was on one of those trips that she visited a Kintsugi master and found the guiding inspiration for her next book.

Kintsugi is an art form that reconstructs broken pottery, sealing the pieces together with gold to create something that is even more beautiful for all of its cracks and flaws. In Kintsugi Wellness, Candice shows us how this ancient Japanese practice can be applied to our lives to achieve radiant health.

Part 1: Lifestyle introduces the Japanese art of living and aging well, from spending more time with family + nature and honoring the seasons (and the impact of the seasons your body) to reconnecting with ancestors + learning of adaptation, discipline, humility and kaizen (continuous improvement).

Part 2: Mind explores the ways in which the mind and body are inextricably linked in Japanese wellness philosophies, showing readers how the philosophy of golden repair can be applied in cleansing rituals, meditation, and soothing traditions.

Part 3: Heart shows us how to incorporate a greater sense of connection and gratitude into our lives through community, spirituality, personal relationships, nature, respect and family—the cornerstones of Japanese culture.

Part 4: Nutrition offers detailed information on essential Japanese ingredients (including superfoods like green tea/matcha, miso, and fermented foods) as well as traditional cooking traditions and methods, with forty whole-food recipes including California style bowls, miso, soba, temaki (hand-roll) sushi, bento boxes and more.

The philosophy of kintsugi is not about perfection—it is about healing, becoming whole, and finding the beauty in our imperfections. Written in Candice’s warm, conversational style, Kintsugi Wellness offers readers the tools to mend what ails them and to embrace and celebrate what makes them unique.

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“Reading the introduction, the author sounds natural and excited about the ideas she offers in this inspiring audiobook. Caitlin Kelly’s heartfelt narration, in contrast, communicates a gentle urgency…Kelly sounds very much in sync with these Japanese personal growth traditions, as well as the author’s humanitarian intentions.”

— AudioFile 


  • “Kumai uses her own journey to explain how Japanese traditions can enhance not just our bodies but our minds, our hearts, and our spirits…[and] how ancient practices can help us thrive in the modern word.”

    — Arianna Huffington, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “We read it from cover to cover, and it now has a permanent spot on our bookshelf.” (PureWow)

    — PureWow
  • “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 of Girlboss
  • “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, 関谷朋美, deputy director of Talks+ Program, Japan Society

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About Candice Kumai

Candice Kumai is a classically trained chef and author of Clean Green Drinks, Pretty Delicious, and Cook Yourself Thin, among other books. She is a regular contributor on E! News and The Dr. Oz Show, and has appeared as a regular judge on Iron Chef America and Beat Bobby Flay. She contributes to food and lifestyle publications such as Cosmopolitan, Shape, Men’s Health, and Prevention and volunteers at dozens of charitable organizations.

About Caitlin Kelly

Caitlin Kelly, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a seasoned voice-over artist with experience in Japan and the United States. She has a BFA in drama and studied musical theater at the Collaborative Arts Project 21, an off-Broadway theater company and musical theater training conservatory. She got started in voice-over work in 2009 while living in Japan where she toured with Disney’s World of English and World Family Club as a performer and a puppeteer.