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Imperfections

Two Things That Have Profoundly Changed The Way I See My Body

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents
Maryann Jacobsen

I'd love to tell my daughter that I have always loved my body. That I have never abused it to lose a few pounds. That health has always taken a front seat to vanity. I'm not going to tell this lie to her.

Perfect Skin Is Overvalued

Ashley McDonald | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Ashley McDonald

These cultural conceptions of beauty raise many questions for me: What's wrong with having evidence of life on one's face? Why is it deemed more attractive for a person to look like she just came back from a week-long vacation in Panama?

Baby's First Surgery: The Perfectionectomy

Whitney Frink | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Whitney Frink

Let it go. Your child was born with an abnormality, despite you doing everything right. You planned, you controlled, and still. Your beautiful baby is beautiful, but not perfect. Not like you pictured.

You Are Not Alone

Polly Campbell | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

When we actively work to connect and engage with others, we create a sense of belonging for everyone. That is the seed of meaning, peace, and resilience. And you know what? It just makes life more fun.

Are You Just Fighting or Engaging in 'Conscious Combat'?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It's not just the exposure of our partner's imperfections that we need all that patience to accept and live with, it's the exposure of our own imperfect aspects that get illuminated in reaction to them that leave us shame-faced and embarrassed.

How Our Obsession With Perfections Makes Us So Imperfect

Merissa Bury | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Merissa Bury

This idea of perfection -- no flaws, no issues, no problems -- seems to infiltrate all our lives at one time or another. And like the yearning for perfection in the workplace, we also yearn for perfection in other aspects of our lives.

Perfect Days

Terry Newell | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Terry Newell

For many years, I have longed for the perfect day -- the one when everything goes right. I have had perhaps 10 of these. Always, my perfect day begins with a restful sleep, from which I emerge to see the sun rising ever so slowly in its colorful canvas outside my bedroom window.

These Things Are Better When They're NOT Perfect

Posted 11.05.2012 | OWN

By Amy Shearn We love an ideal moment: a lemonade-pink sunset savored from a seaside balcony... a gymnast sticking a landing. But we also love some...

Making Mistakes

Tim Freke | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Tim Freke

On my spiritual journey I once believed that I could one day perfect "Tim" into some sort of enlightened being who was always at his best. Now it feels to me that the journey is about embracing all that I am.

Embrace Imperfections -- They Keep Life From Being Like a Bad Disney Movie

Will Shanklin | Posted 06.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Will Shanklin

One way to let go of resistance is to allow yourself to have imperfections. This means that, while you're dreaming your dreams, you welcome the parts of your life that aren't there yet.

Whitney Houston and the Perfectly Imperfect Life

Tom Davis | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Tom Davis

Growing up, I wanted to be the greatest at whatever I did, the guy who'd rise above the troubles of my family. I wanted to become the Muhammad Ali, even the Whitney Houston, in my corner of the world.