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Imperfections

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 Unwise to Define Frozen Embryos as Human Life

Mark Baer | Posted 04.06.2017 | Impact
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Mark Baer

The Missouri legislature is currently considering the enactment of legislation that would define frozen embryos as human life.

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

Perfectly Imperfect: What Your Body and Your Food Should Have in Common

Catherine Burns | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Burns

If you ask Chloe what I do, she will probably tell you that I "help people learn about healthy food." What I am trying to avoid is her thinking that the crucial part of being healthy is weight loss and that weight loss is always a good thing.

On Loving Myself Beyond the Imperfections

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Travis Rivera

During a time when a lot more of my friends are getting into relationships, engaged, married, and expecting their own children, I am getting back to loving myself.

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

Unwritten | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Unwritten

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?

Every Business Leader Shows Imperfections To Avoid

Marty Zwilling | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

In the past I've written about the positive attributes of great entrepreneurs, so this time I thought I would focus on the negatives that I see often, and I challenge you to find someone that has all the positives and none of the negatives.

Haunted by Perfection

Gary van Warmerdam | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Gary van Warmerdam

What is peculiar about an Image of Perfection is that it is nothing but a concept. From one point of view, it can be a vision that can inspire us to excel and accomplish great things. From a darker point of view, that same concept can be used as a club by the ego to emotionally beat us down into fear, doubt and self-sabotaging behavior.

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

Maryann Jacobsen | Posted 09.16.2014 | 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 03.13.2015 | 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.