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Coined "the golden girl of wellness" by ELLE magazine, Candice Kumai, bestselling author, chef, wellness writer and former model shares with us her painfully-imperfect life lessons and experiences that have shaped her 15 year career in media, publishing, wellness, food, modeling and content creation. Arianna Huffington recently named Candice "Top 20 NEW role model"+ Kumai is proud to share with you how to transform your life, accept the beauty of imperfection and mend what feels broken --- with Japanese repair. In short, you'll learn to shine from the inside out. Please welcome one of the most "real" girls in media crushing the wellness game. Candice has penned 6 best-selling books, sits on the Well + Good council, is a regular contributor to Girlboss, Shape, Cosmo, Bon Appetit, Men's Health, Dr Oz Show, E! News, Vogue, Forbes + Byrdie...and she can't wait to share how to transform all of our perfectly imperfect lives. Welcome wabi sabi and all the life lessons your perfectly imperfect heart desires.

LEARN MORE: CandiceKumai.com

Pick up my new game-changing book, Kintsugi Wellness: https://www.amazon.com/Kintsugi-Wellness-Japanese-Nourishing-Spirit/dp/0062669850

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Wabi Sabi - The Perfectly Imperfect Podcast with Candice Kumai Candice Kumai

    • Health & Fitness

Coined "the golden girl of wellness" by ELLE magazine, Candice Kumai, bestselling author, chef, wellness writer and former model shares with us her painfully-imperfect life lessons and experiences that have shaped her 15 year career in media, publishing, wellness, food, modeling and content creation. Arianna Huffington recently named Candice "Top 20 NEW role model"+ Kumai is proud to share with you how to transform your life, accept the beauty of imperfection and mend what feels broken --- with Japanese repair. In short, you'll learn to shine from the inside out. Please welcome one of the most "real" girls in media crushing the wellness game. Candice has penned 6 best-selling books, sits on the Well + Good council, is a regular contributor to Girlboss, Shape, Cosmo, Bon Appetit, Men's Health, Dr Oz Show, E! News, Vogue, Forbes + Byrdie...and she can't wait to share how to transform all of our perfectly imperfect lives. Welcome wabi sabi and all the life lessons your perfectly imperfect heart desires.

LEARN MORE: CandiceKumai.com

Pick up my new game-changing book, Kintsugi Wellness: https://www.amazon.com/Kintsugi-Wellness-Japanese-Nourishing-Spirit/dp/0062669850

Visit my new web shoppe, like asap: https://thematchashoppe.com/

    EP 43- 💖💛10 Things I Wish I Told My Younger Self: The Legit Gangsta Ways💝💛

    EP 43- 💖💛10 Things I Wish I Told My Younger Self: The Legit Gangsta Ways💝💛

    Dear Little Candice, 
    Here are 10 legit things, I wish I could tell you.. but, I'd rather you dream, learn and grow on your own.. look at how good you turned out!? LOL xx 
     
    xxx Off to Japan in the morning ... to crush more dreams xxx I almost can't believe it xx 
    10 Things I Wish I Told My Younger Self: The Legit Gangsta Ways💝💛
    1- Don't Rush Anything. 
    2- Hard Work will Get you Everywhere: Kaizen 
    3- Date as much as you want, for reals tho.. don't settle 
    4- Be Honest 
    5- When you Lose Yourself, Wabi Sabi -- Perfectly Imperfect 
    6- Be Kind Whenever Possible, everyone is fighting a battle 
    7- Friends Will come and go, and that's okay. 
    8- Love is really the only thing that matters, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you
    9- Dreams Will Come True, but not overnight 
    10- Live in the present moment, its all we really have
    Ganbatte ne, off to complete the journey xx
    ki yo tsukete, ne! xx ck 

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    EP - 42 Hey Gorgeous, 🧭 You Lost? How to Find Your True North 🧭

    EP - 42 Hey Gorgeous, 🧭 You Lost? How to Find Your True North 🧭

    you wanna be lightning? how to weather the storm:  
    1- Wab Sabi: -- accept all is imperfect, perfectly imperfect 
    2- Surround Yourself w/ Smart People: -- get smarter on this + no, you don't have to be friends with everyone forever. Do your best be your best, give your best
    3- Get off Social +do Real Life S**t: (write books, practice yoga, paint, play a sport, take classes, get a degree, get a real job) 
    4- Meditation: is proven to clear and calm the human mind 
    5- Own + Accept your calling: even when its rough af 
    6- Accept your Gifts: you have something to offer the world that others do not!
    7- Gratitude Attitude Counts: this practice is so real + grateful people go everywhere xxx grace is real xx ck 
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    EP- 41⚡ You Can Flip Your Script, now.. How?⚡Change The Obstacle Into The Opportunity

    EP- 41⚡ You Can Flip Your Script, now.. How?⚡Change The Obstacle Into The Opportunity

    Hi hi hi girls! From SF to Brooklyn to Tokyo.... always taking a break to help each of you, each week on my pod... 
    All you have to do is download, subscribe and share with everyone you know! sending love xx
     
    Obstacles to Opportunities 
    being your own BFF, but like for real how you handle things is how you will be treated in this life always try your best ganbatte, ne!? say self affirmations - really tho, do it!!  give yourself grace  flipping the script will take time, make the effort  write down the opportunity you want -- get it girl! xxx with love + thanks xxx ck 
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    EP- 40 Mastering the Art of The🕴️Boys Club: Make a Seat for Yourself 👑

    EP- 40 Mastering the Art of The🕴️Boys Club: Make a Seat for Yourself 👑

    I’ve had to take a seat at the table, the boys club table, many, many times …more often than not, my talent, allure + kindness is what won everyone over.. (leather pencil-skirts work, too) but what I'm getting at: you don’t have to be a total bitch to get what you want.
    Make a seat for yourself: Create space for your name on the roster.
    It will be painful, triumphant and not easy ... but it will be done!
    It has been done by many, many women before our time. 
    Commend them, support them, love them... women. Brave, beautiful, smart and hot, leading women. 
    1- make a seat
    2- earn respect 
    3- become a commodity 
    4- smarter and serious 
    5- be honest 
    6- honor yourself 
    7- honor other women 
     
    that's it, this week -- you fill in these blanks, and you tell me, on paper, how the f you're going to accomplish this at the boys table. 
    have fun babes, bc we still get to wear lipstick and heels + turn a lot of heads. smart + beautiful women are the most dangerous thing on this planet X ck 

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    EP - 39 👑 She Handles Pain, That Sh*t's AMAZING 👑💝👑💛👑

    EP - 39 👑 She Handles Pain, That Sh*t's AMAZING 👑💝👑💛👑

    Hi babes!
    Well, thanks for all the amazing reviews, Im kinda like woahhh -- you all deserve a dose of real from a girl who has done it all! Here's my gift to you and each friend of yours who's going through pain... you can better cope and heal-- here's how: 
    Better ways to cope through the pain, because we are all human, we all hurt and we all can accept + grow, constant... #wabisabi
    Call your sis and best friends -- no text BS-- talk to someone  Sleep  Read more books: Journey to the Heart by Melanie Beattie and Kintsugi Wellness -- no joke I wrote for you to cope and heal x Go hang with GOOD girlfriends  Massage Nature//hiking//forest bathing  Look to Kintsugi as an art form of beauty from healing  Did I mention, sleep? its okay to go to bed at 8 pm if you wanna! Meditate more -- clear your mind  Go for walks + eventually work out more  Move your life forward with grace and poise Always always keep it classy, no matter what life throws at you  Keep friends accountable and be there for them when they are going through their pain!
    She handles pain .. that s**t's amazing -- thanks ARI!! 
    We all take turns xxx be there and be a good friend, we are better with our golden cracks 
    share this pod w anyone hurting or suffering in pain, its all wabi sabi xxx ck 
     

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    EP 38 - 🔥Hotter.🤓Smarter.👙Better. How to? --Like Forever? Listen 🎧

    EP 38 - 🔥Hotter.🤓Smarter.👙Better. How to? --Like Forever? Listen 🎧

    See you back reporting on E! News Tues!! xx
    “Cleansing” it's not just green juices -- we’ve evolved to lifestyle cleansing for 2019.  Hotter. Smarter. Better -- here's how: 
    We associate cleansing with short term weight loss ...But history shows us that cleansing is really about ridding the mind-body-spirit of anything that is harmful. Cleansing should now be safely adopted as a way to optimize our health. Cleansing should keep us stronger, vibrant and vital for life.
    Historically, pleasure and health are intrinsically linked and 2019 is bringing back ancient cleansing methods -- that are trending like crazy!
    Our ancestors have been real deal cleansing for centuries..
    I’m just here to report on those ancient traditions, making a modern cleansing comeback:
    Cleansing that’s pleasurable, ancient and DELISH is the new lifestyle: here 2019’s best trends to cleanse!
    1- MATCHA CLEANSE!
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    The Matcha Cleanse: Swapping Matcha for Coffee -- this is the hottest and easiest way to get your beauty routine boosted, naturally, clear your mental focus and get more nutrients! Ritualistic beverage -- Trendyyy for 2019! Traditionally made with a bamboo whisk, bowl and hot water -- CK Matcha demo! Has 10x the amount of antioxidants as a standard cup of green leaf tea!!! Because you’re ingesting the whole leaf! Matcha gives you longer, sustained energy throughout the day, unlike coffee that causes a steep boost in energy and a hard crash More antioxidants in matcha than in coffee, getting the full nutritional value of green tea leaf May boost metabolism and may burn calories/fat May help in fighting off free radicals Also, this is a time to spend a few extra bucks on the good stuff like Matcha Love! It’s worth the splurge - don’t go for the cheap imitation matcha, you won’t gain the same benefits!
     
    2- WHAT TO EAT: SOUP TO BEAUTY + ADD FERMENTED FOODS
     
    “cleansing” with sugary juices is deprivation!… of calories, of flavor, of pleasures. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can get red carpet ready in a healthy, pleasurable way. Soup is my secret weapon.
     
    Here’s why: SOUP TO CLEANSE:
    BONE BROTH BASED SOUPS CONTAIN COLLAGEN!! Its my secret ingredient to beautiful skin, glowing hair and healthy nails!! Bone broth promotes healthy digestion Protects your joints & strengthen your bones: HEALTHY GUT - you can add fresh ginger and turmeric too! VEGGIE BASED Souping is great for these colder months with nutrients and fiber and you can opt for a gazpacho during the summer time.  
    When you juice: You will shed water weight -- when juicing -- but will likely gain it back! WATCH OUT FOR HIGH SODIUM SOUP + IF YOU’RE VEGAN try our carrot ginger soup + soups with beta carotene for a glow!   
    EAT MORE FERMENTED FOODS
    Fermented Foods: Why? the smartest way to cleanse everyday  -- our ancient ancestors practiced this: trends include: kombucha tea, ACV, fro yo with probiotics + miso is on the rise as a huge trend ingredient for 2019 Miso is a protein rich soy bean paste that provides the gut with beneficial bacteria to help the body stay healthy. Healthy gut is linked to mental and physical wellbeing. Miso is packed with health benefits, as it is a fermented food containing probiotics (good bacteria) which keep your gut flora happy, your immunity up and your digestive system healthy. Miso has anti-inflammatory benefits and is full of nutrients like zinc, copper, vitamin k, manganese, protein and fiber.  
    3- RELAX AND ADD RITUALS TO YOUR ROUTINE:  
    It’s just as important to relax and chill this year as our ancestors have, here are some simple ways our ancestors have continuously learned to relax
    My Japanese ancestors have been reaping the benefits of Hot Springs and Onsen Baths for thousands of years. If you’re not traveling to Japan anytime soon, you can warm up your t

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Motivating & Articulate

Listened to these while at the gym and each and every podcast has only pushed me to work harder beyond the doors of my university. Although the topics can be heavy, Candice really does keep it lighthearted and really real.

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The stuff every girl should hear

Candice crushes it with this podcast!!! All the tips and tricks you need to advance yourself and your career. She knows her stuff and I love it!

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