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When Someone is Broken

In a men’s group I facilitated, one of the guidelines we told ourselves was to remember that “unsolicited advice is an emotional violation.”  It was our way of reminding ourselves to “please, just listen.” As I like to remind myself … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken – Mending Trauma

A few years ago I saw a bowl repaired with veins of gold in the Kintsukuroi art form of Kintsugi. It prompted me to post, “More Beautiful for Being Broken: Kintsukuroi“. Recently I came upon the Japanese artist Makoto Fujimura explaining … Continue reading

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Broken Things

Broken Things, by Julie Miller You can have my heart Though it isn’t new It’s been used and broken And only comes in blue It’s been down a long road And it got dirty on the way If I give … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken: The Flask

More beautiful for being broken: the flask The alabaster flask was more beautiful for being broken releasing a pervading fragrance to anoint you – the only thing you wore on the cross; Well after you were scourged and naked, there … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken: Scrubbing my Soul

Scrubbing My Soul, by Amy Israelson I sit, wondering if I can ever beat this, Beat this anger that is bubbling up inside of me. It feels wild, volatile, untamed; Like a whip, eager to lash out –  to sting … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken: Multiple Sclerosis

That guy that can’t walk by Dion Oxford, Reposted with permission. In 2010 I traveled to Costa Rica with Erinn and Cate for surgery. It was rumored that this procedure could do a lot to alleviate some of the significant … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken: Kintsukuroi

“The Japanese art of Kintsugi, or Kintsukuroi, repairs broken pottery with seams of gold. This repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the object even more beautiful for being broken.” This is a powerful metaphor of the beauty of restoration – … Continue reading

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