Candice Kumai is an internationally-renowned wellness writer, chef & content creator, described by ELLE magazine as “The Golden Girl of the Wellness World.” Her new book, Kintsugi Wellness, is a guide of the Japanese traditions and principles that have cultivated her inner-strength, given her a gracious life, and provided the tools to live well.
I am so excited for this conversation. Candice talks about the years it took to grow her success in the wellness industry, growing up with a Japanese mother and a Polish-American father, and rebuilding her life after falling apart.
Radically Healing Candice
Radically Inspired Clarity
Candice Kumai Answers…
Radically Loved Quotes
“Social media is stressful. We can simplify it by staying true to who we are.”
“I didn’t realize my full potential until I was broken.”
“Because I took my mask off, so many people have come to me with love.”
“You have to work towards a goal that matters. I don’t need to show off, I open up my heart and show my bravery.”
A Little More About Our Guest
Candice is a classically trained chef, former line cook, former tv host, former-model-turned wellness journalist, & five-time, best-selling author of Clean Green Eats, Clean Green Drinks, Pretty Delicious, Cook Yourself Sexy, and Cook Yourself Thin. Candice sits on The Well+Good Council and was recently named one of Arianna Huffington’s “Top 20 New Role Models in 2017.” Born and raised in California to a Japanese mother and a Polish-American father, in Carlsbad CA, Candice grew up in a mixed culture home – celebrating Japanese traditions and cuisine from a young age, and honing a cosmopolitan perspective that continues to inspire her work today. She contributes to numerous, national wellness & lifestyle publications including ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appétit, Shape, Yoga Journal, Men’s Journal, Wall Street Journal, Well+Good, Popsugar, Girlboss and Byrdie. A Top Chef alumna, Candice has appeared as a regular judge on Iron Chef America & Beat Bobby Flay. Candice is a lover of vegan cake baking, matcha making and is a total sneakerhead. Candice loves her avocados, her cat Sisi, and a good-ass barre class. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and hasbeen represented by WME IMG for 8+ years.