Kintsukuroi Heart; More Beautiful for Having Been Broken

· Amie Gabriel

About this ebook

There are defining moments in a woman’s life when something happens – either by choice or circumstance – that changes everything.

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“The stories in this book are thoughtfully written with beautiful descriptive language and themes that we can all connect with and learn from.”

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“It will change you and infuse your brokenness with gold. Told in short stories with a surprising twist at the end it has the ability to heal you.”

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“I love this book. So much. Amie Gabriel has written with emotional honesty that will make you cry and sometimes laugh. Such is life, right? If you’ve ever struggled with life you will be able to relate. Realize that you are not alone and that not only will you survive but that evidence of your cracks just make you more beautiful.”

About Kintsukuroi Heart

Different ages. Different decades. Different circumstances. There are specific events in our lives that shift our paths, write our stories and break our hearts, adding layers, depth and complexity to the clean-slated girls we once were.

Each chapter in Part I of Kintsukuroi Heart is a non-fiction stand-alone story. A collection of vignettes offering glimpses of the exact moment in a woman’s life when something happens, either by choice or circumstance, that changes her course.

In Part II we see how these experiences, though deeply personal and unique, are the threads that intertwine and connect us all, fostering compassion and empathy for one another and, hopefully, for ourselves.

In Part III we see how, as women, like all forces of nature and works of art, our beauty is formed through refraction, revealed in dimension and contrast, shadow and light, our benevolence becoming both the result and the salve, the subject and lens. The road may be beastly but the result, if allowed, can be spectacular.

“Kintsukuroi: kin-tsU-kU-roi (noun) (v. phr.) ‘To repair with gold.’ The Japanese art of mending broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object rather than something to disguise, understanding that the piece becomes more beautiful for having been broken.

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opics include grief, depression, self-esteem, loss of marriage, substance abuse, addiction and recovery, law of attraction, starting over, job loss, career shifts, self-empowerment, taking responsibility for the direction of your life, making positive change, and more.

About the author

Holistic wellness expert and owner of Daydream Voyages Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness, Amie is a certified yoga, meditation and group fitness Instructor specializing in mind-body fitness. She was a spa owner and licensed massage therapist for nearly 20 years, focusing her practice on providing women with sanctuary from our busy lives and teaching the importance of self-care and inner healing. Amie created a system of multi-sensory, guided meditations and nature-based yoga classes which she has presented at world class destination spas, across the country, including Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA and Tucson, AZ, and Mayflower Inn and Spa in Washington, CT, where she was also the outdoor activities guide.

Expanding on the concept of “Mind, Body & Spirit”, Amie has felt deeply compelled to share her passion for the art of relaxation & mindfulness, whole body fitness and wellness, and the necessity of creating a space in our busy lives for “Peace, Quiet & Solitude” and believes it to be her true calling. She is from Santa Barbara, CA and now lives with her boyfriend in Paris, France.

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