Kintsugi – Powerful Stories of Healing Trauma releases January 1, 2019! Today’s featured author is Susan Grant. Presale links below!
Susan Grant is in her third decade of teaching, mostly on middle and high school levels. She is a graduate of Columbia International University and holds a Master’s in Education. Local newspapers have featured Susan’s writing and she has won several competitions in fiction, creative non-fiction and essays. Susan’s gift for making nebulous concepts understandable using practical applications is evident both in her classroom and in her writing. Her website soulfitness101.com features reflections on everyday subjects from abandonment to zeal. Here she examines each topic with a focus on the effect it has one’s life and includes practical steps to improve your lifestyle in each area. Susan lives in coastal Maine with her husband and her spoiled dachshund, Boone.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of using gold (and other precious metals) to repair broken pottery. The ritual is complex, intentional, and contemplative. Upon completion, the once-broken vessels are made whole. They are stronger and possess a different type of beauty than before.
Kintsugi is the perfect metaphor for healing trauma.
Healing is multifarious. Not only does it require effort on the part of the survivor, but also those around them. The most effective healing takes place when there is a network of support. One where others can listen, witness pain, and hold space for the survivor.
This collection is designed to highlight the varying approaches to healing and to honor our individual needs along the way. Some authors are taking their first steps in these pages, while others share their successes in reclaiming their bodies, confidence, sexuality, and joy. Each story is unique – sometimes straightforward, but often counterintuitive (because if healing were simple or straightforward it would surely be easier).
Kintsugi is not for the faint of heart.