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Accepting Imperfection

Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Perfection: Bring Your Happy Back

Mona Shah Joshi | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mona Shah Joshi

Perfection exists as construct in the mind. True perfection is a tranquil, equanimous mind in the face of challenges. Inner perfection comes naturally when we leave room for imperfection.

Why My Success Lies Within My Imperfections

Elsie Storm | Posted 06.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elsie Storm

I'm a recovering, aspiring perfectionist. I say aspiring, because let's be clear, I never actually reached perfection. Here is what I mean by that......

5 Confessions of Perfectly Imperfect Parents

Shea Curry | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents
Shea Curry

My girls have said the "F" word and "oh, sh*t." I'm not a perfect parent. I don't always say the right thing. Sometimes I forget that these little monkeys I live with act like parakeets -- repeating everything I say. Both my husband and I are guilty of this.

We All Make Mistakes

Marie Zullo | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Marie Zullo

My boys are excited when I announce that we will be meeting friends at the "carousel" park. We had gone to the park the week before for the first time. The boys had been excited to go on the carousel, but it wasn't open.

It's Not So Easy Getting A Kid To A Birthday Party

Kelcey Kintner | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Kelcey Kintner

I look at my watch and realize I should have left 10 minutes ago; I rush out the door. Throwing the minivan into reverse, I put my foot on the gas and then smash into our driveway gate. I knew either my husband or I would hit this gate eventually. I mourn the fact that I secretly really thought it would be him.

Accepting Imperfection In a Social Media World

Pamela Boccia | Posted 07.15.2016 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

I have come to realize that social media is not going to aid me in my journey toward greater self-acceptance. I have to close the laptop, put down the phone, and look inward and to the loved ones surrounding me. There I can find meaning in the joys and challenges of my actual life.

How Many Likes Are Enough?

Andrea Wachter | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

When we seek approval from outside our selves, it is a never-ending search. Not only are we at the mercy of other people's ever-changing opinions but circumstances are always changing as well. We might make one friend happy but another is disappointed in us. Or we might please our partner one day but not the next.

Our Curated Lives: The Insanity of Living Monotonously Happy, Perfect and Successful Lives

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 10.26.2014 | Technology

At the end of the day, when you step away from your computer and phone, which posts from the day's romp across the social media landscape stick with you?

Why 'Loving Somebody Who Is Imperfect' Is The Key To Marital Happiness

Posted 10.07.2013 | Weddings

On their website, "A Blog About Love," Danny and Mara Kofoed share upbeat tales of settling into a happy marriage. And while it would be easy to allow...

Getting Past Perfection

Charlie Maffei | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlie Maffei

Too many times in my matchmaking business I meet people who are not only striving for perfection in themselves but looking for perfection in their soul mate. I have news for everyone: No one is perfect. What would happen if we started letting the little things that bother us go?

The Life Out Loud: Letting Spirituality Get Messy

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

I have a bone to pick with spiritual gurus: They're just such goody two-shoes. Where is the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll?

The Value Of Mistakes And Imperfections

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

Perfection is a fruitless endeavor. It causes much suffering. More precisely, it causes optional suffering, the kind you inflict upon yourself when you really, really do not have to.