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Perfection

No One is Perfect, Really?

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

No one is perfect. What is new in saying this? Everyone knows it. Ok, so everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Some of us are creative. We see the big picture, but not the details. Others are detail oriented to the point they miss seeing the forest, but take in each and every tree.

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

Catherine Burns | Posted 05.05.2015 | 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.

4 Ways to Ease the Guilt and Pressure When You're Crazy Busy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Traditional time management techniques might help in the short term, but ultimately only serve to put a Band-Aid on a much deeper problem. Rather than focus on perfection, why not focus on what brings you joy and meaning? Choose one strategy that will help you move forward in a less crazy busy direction and embrace the perfectly imperfect journey.

15 Things to Let Go of in 2015

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

One of my Facebook friends is letting go of 50 percent of his Facebook time in 2015, and I think I might follow suit. How many relationships, interesting conversations, and business opportunities have you missed because you were glued to your screen?

Why More Women Are Burning Out in Their 20s and 30s

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Messages about self-care and the importance of recovery aren't always sent as strongly as messages about achievement and success, and that has implications for how women eventually work, live, and parent.

Why My Only Goal For 2015 Is To Have No Goals At All

Claire Jordan | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
Claire Jordan

New Year's Day is almost here. The day we're supposed to make resolutions that will help us spend next year becoming better versions of who we were this year. But, honestly, I'm still exhausted from spending all of 2014 trying to top the 2013 me.

The Holiday Card You Won't See

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

I'm having a challenging time coming up with goals for 2015. It's looking like more of the same, which truly isn't the worst thing in the world, but I was hoping to find a little more intention.

A Christmas Tree Story

Paula Vasan | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Paula Vasan

I was thrilled when I heard the news that the town of Reading, Pennsylvania, officially decided to embrace its so-called Charlie Brown tree.

Survive The Guilt-Ridden Holidays With The "5-Word Prayer"

Patty Kogutek | Posted 02.08.2015 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

What can we do to make it through this season with wisdom and grace kicking out the guilt?

Yes, We Are THAT Family

Regan Long | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

The dog is barking. Someone is knocking at the door. The phone is ringing. And the smoke alarm is going off from my attempt at cooking. You read about these people and watch them in a movie, but no, that's us. We're those people.

8 Ways To Break Up With Perfection

Silvana Perelli | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Silvana Perelli

Authenticity is the new perfection. If you want to strive for something, strive for that. Then you know you'll be in alignment with who you want to be and how you want to show up in the world.

Do You Have the Perfect Body?

Danielle Prestejohn | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Prestejohn

When are we going to get the message that it's not about having a perfect body? That there's no such thing as perfection. That striving for perfection actually leads to more and more self-harm.

Mamma, Am I Beautiful?

Alyson Herzig | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Alyson Herzig

"Mom, have you ever felt not beautiful?" A million thoughts cross my mind in the time I take to turn my chair to face her. What's the appropriate answer to this? Why is she asking me this? Did someone tell her she is not beautiful?

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.

Ain't Nobody Got Time to be the Perfect Parent

Jessica Bensten | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

There is so much competition to be "the best." Where did all of this competition come from? I just have to be honest and say I'm never going to be the World's Best Parent. I've got some bad news for you too...it's probably not going to be you, either.

Vacuuming With Pearls

Megan McDonough | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

Illusions of what a holiday should look like, how clean our house should be, the clothes our children should wear, the schools they should attend, the raise we should get at work, and how we think our boss should treat us all cause strife. Stress arises when our thoughts fight what is.

Letting Go Of 'Perfect' For A Puppy

Jessie Rosen | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessie Rosen

I have spent the past three years saying NO to my boyfriend, then fiancé and now husband's "Can we please get a dog?" I said it so many times that I just stopped saying it and created a look that communicated the same message. It was not a pleasant look.

Stop Trying To Make It Perfect; Make It Good Enough

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

I step out in front of the full-length mirror and lather my entire body in cocoa butter lotion, staring at the unrecognizable shape in front of me. I find three small stretch marks underneath my belly button and feel guilty for even noticing.

Are You Living Your Dream... Or Somebody Else's?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

What I've learned is this: Life is a series of piling on layers. Posturing. We try so hard to be that person others want us to be.

Your Reflection Is Perfection

Nicole Glassman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Nicole Glassman

I remember the day like it was yesterday. I stood at the foot of their bed when my dad interrupted me, "Are you getting a little chunky there?" He pointed to my stomach. I looked down sheepishly and said, "No, I am just standing funny." I wondered what he meant. I was only eight years old.

A Call to All the Good Enough Parents

Christine Organ | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Christine Organ

Your kid went to school with his teeth brushed and shoes tied, but hair unbrushed? Good enough! Dinner has been pizza and baby carrots for the past three nights? Good enough!

A Happiness Experiment: The Good, The Bad And The Miserable?

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

I don't know about you (although I could make a guess), but I have super powers -- an innate ability, a real knack for the "miserable." I have the power to be in a bliss state, and in a New York minute, I can and do turn supreme happiness on its ear.

7 Truths Women Are Afraid To Share

Traci Bild | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Traci Bild

Truth be told, we're exhausted. While it's easy to discuss how busy we are at work, the vacations taken over the summer, and which sports the kids are participating in this fall, it's not easy to talk about the stress, anxiety and guilt that surrounds our everyday existence as women.

Four Ways to Move Past Perfectionism and Get Stuff Done

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 11.09.2014 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

Are you putting off launching your online program, writing your book, getting your website ready or doing your sales copy? Over the past few years, I've talked to hundreds of people who shared similar scenarios.

Seeing Myself From The Other Side Of The Fence

Mohini Kundu | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mohini Kundu

"This might sound weird, but I'm so proud of you and everything you're doing," he said. And in that moment, when I let myself stop feeling unkempt and behind schedule and not successful enough and sleep deprived and mediocre -- I was pretty proud of me, too.