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Why You Should Pick Up Your Self-Worth and Run With it!

Sally Hope Woodroffe | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sally Hope Woodroffe

Coming across Blake Mycoskie's book, Start something that matters, I found myself contemplating this ideology.

DISPATCH: Rising Strong with Dr. Brene Brown

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Miriam Ava

In Rising Strong, Dr. Brene Brown lets you in on exactly that. The logical next step in her research on vulnerability, courage, and worthiness after The Gifts of Imperfection and Daring Greatly, Rising Strong is grounded in thorough science and packaged in practical wisdom.

I Don't Give A Crap About Being Perfect

Jill Ginsberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill Ginsberg

The beauty in getting older is that you don't care if your life looks perfect to others. You care that it feels perfect to you.

Perfectionism and Eating

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

"If I'm wearing clothes, the laundry isn't done!" We all burst out laughing at the absurdity -- and the stinging truth -- in this statement made b...

I Just Discovered the Truth -- I'm a Happy Mom

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

On one worksheet, the students were supposed to use the vocabulary words they had studied in a sentence. My daughter, however, chose to write a sentence on her own, using none of the required words. The sentence stopped me in my tracks.


Mila Atmos | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Abandoning perfection allows me to step into the flow with my son. The essence of who he is comes through because his authentic self is accepted exactly as it is. Through the practice of seeing the best in him, we healed and reaffirmed our bond. Unexpectedly, the healing stills my heart and the depth of our love is revealed.

Demons of Perfection

Barrett Pall | Posted 04.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

Whether it's your weight, your sexuality, issues with your parents, or whatever it is that you beat yourself up for deep down inside, know that you're not perfect. You'll never be perfect. You're not supposed to be perfect. But you will be ok.

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall, You're to Blame When Our Confidence Falls

Unwritten | Posted 01.20.2015 | College

Whether it's 8p.m. on a Friday night or 8a.m. Monday morning, mirrors are an important part of our daily lives. They see us during our worst moments and at our finest. But what do we see in them?

My Epiphany: Thanks to Renee Zellweger's Face

Kaly McKenna | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women
Kaly McKenna

Next time you find yourself picking apart the flaws of the it-girl celebrity to falter in front of the world, realize it is just the lonely, imperfect part of you seeking a human connection with another. Sometimes we are all just looking for the sense of universal human connection that unites us all.

Our Scarred Imperfections

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Justine Brooks Froelker

We will suffer losses, traumas and tragedies in this life. When we lose one dream we must pick up the pieces and redefine. To wallow in the lost only defines us. To stay stuck on the never to be's only keeps us stagnant in life. To make our scarred imperfections our entire story misplaces them completely.

Want A Better Life? Embrace Chaos

Dr. Shamini Jain | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shamini Jain

If we think our life stops when we have kids and a job, if we don't pursue our passions no matter how ridiculous they may seem, if we don't stretch ourselves to accommodate that rescue dog who needs a home or a family member or friend who needs our help, we miss out -- big time. Because what we get in return when we embrace this "chaos" is LIFE, in all its fullness and all its glory.

Realizing 'The One' Isn't

Rachel Bass | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Rachel Bass

Life can be the journey you want it to be, and it's ok to realize that the path you believed was your destiny isn't. In the moment, it's hard to comprehend, but when we work on ourselves, all we can do is put our faith in fate and believe that one day, "the one" is.

The Day My Son Gave Up On Me

Lauren Cormier | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Lauren Cormier

Ever since our two sons began sharing a room, their bedtime routine has been the same. Baths, PJs, teeth, stories, cuddles. And every night as I leave their room, Eli always says, "Remember to come up, cuddle, and bring water!" I head down the stairs with a quick, "Okay!" knowing full well that the likelihood of following through on that promise is next to nothing.

4 Extraordinary Literary Women Who Redefined Feminine Perfection

Sunny Rosen | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Sunny Rosen

Like many young women, I struggle with the constant desire to be "perfect," mentally and physically. It can be so hard to follow advice to find joy in the here and now and so easy to instead be weighed down by imperfection. Reading, though, is an escape from the pressures of reality, an immersion somewhere else that allows great happiness in the moment.

I Wasn't Supposed To Call Myself Fat

Rebecca Gallagher | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Gallagher

As a mother to a teen daughter, one of my jobs is to build her self worth and body image up to a positive standard. I need to be selective on how I describe myself. I shouldn't say I'm fat or chubby or I don't like my thighs. I'm supposed to be all positive and empowering so she feels that way about her body, too. At least that's what I'm reading. Oops. I failed.

Picture Perfect

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Ironically, it was in seeing themselves "perfectly" that these women embraced their imperfections as an essential part of their identity.

How to Be Human in New York

Teresa Lee | Posted 09.07.2014 | New York
Teresa Lee

It's almost a survival tactic to not be so human in New York because you simply can't be. You avert your eyes from stranger all the times because you can't afford to know their story -- good or bad -- because your life alone seems difficult enough without other people's problems.

Who Pushes Your Buttons?

Judith Johnson | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Next time someone pushes your button, look inward instead of outward for the key to restoring your inner peace. Even if you can't stop yourself from reacting in the moment, take the time after the fact to explore your inner territory.

7 Things Mindful People Do Differently Everyday and How to Begin Now!

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

When the comfortable emotions are present we also hold those lightly as we know that are not permanent either, but have this same nature of coming and going. With this experience, people who practice mindfulness can be grateful for the good moments and graceful during the more difficult ones.

Owning Imperfection

Joanne Heyman | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Joanne Heyman

Our allergy to risking and potentially failing, all the while worshiping at the altar of perfection, may actually be hindering our health, happiness and achievement.

A Moment with Mom

Susan Pace | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

My mom died in 2010 at 82. While many moms are honored for their selfless pursuit of perfection, I choose to think of all the ways my mom proved that her foibles were what I loved the most.

12 Confessions to Dispel the Myth of the Perfect Mother

Katie Morford | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Katie Morford

Perfection is impossible. And if you ask me, perfection is boring, inauthentic and exhausting. It oppresses and confines and has the potential for making others feel inadequate.

Why 'Good Enough' Is More Important Than Being Perfect

Theodore Li | Posted 05.21.2015 | Teen
Theodore Li

We seek what we can't have without remembering that we don't actually need to be perfect. Imperfection allows us to be human.

2014: A Year to Celebrate Imperfection

Nicole Glassman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

What are we achieving when we constantly strive for perfection? In some ways we actually create a loss of freedom; we have less time and make more excuses for why we are unable to reach certain goals or enjoy life at all. This is a one-way ticket to avoidance.

If At First You Don't Succeed, Come Sit Next To Me

Bethany Thies | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Bethany Thies

I love that most resolutions drift off, die and are not achieved. I love that, despite this, we show up... every day. We try. We resolve to try. There's nothing more hopeful than the attempt.