Kintsugi: The Japanese Art of Embracing Imperfections with Mayumi Boelens
Introducing “Kintsugi mindset” which helped Mayumi let go of her control and open up about her imperfection, which in her case is infertility, instead of hiding it. Kintsugi is a Japanese art concept to repair broken objects using golden glue instead of transparent superglue, to emphasize “the scar” to make it even more beautiful than before. She will be introducing how this concept helped her accept and embrace the imperfection and living authentically even under the social pressure that many Japanese childless women are facing.
- Mayumi BoelensKintsugi: The Japanese Art of Embracing Imperfections
Mayumi Boelens (she/her) is a Japanese presenter and NLP Life coach based in Singapore. After spending 8 years on fertility treatments in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, she and her Canadian husband decided to let go of their dream of becoming parents. Through her journey of re-defining her IKIGAI (a fulfilling life) she found there was a lack of support and understanding for Japanese childless women who live apologetically under the social pressures of Japanese culture. Today, she hosts a podcast show called “FLOW” to introduce and celebrate the diversity of life choices for women and guides childless women to find their own fulfilling lives.