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For Women, The Quest For Perfection Can Lead To Depression

The Cut | Posted 10.14.2016 | Women
The Cut

For Rebecca, perfectionism is a blessing and a curse. It has allowed her to climb to the top of her field, but it left her so miserable that in the show's pilot, she fled New York City to pursue her summer-camp ex-boyfriend in West Covina, California.

How A Motivational Speaker Gets Motivated (And You Can Too)

Lisa Cox | Posted 08.02.2016 | Women
Lisa Cox

You know those days when you just can't get motivated? I have those days too. If you know me then you might be a little surprised to read that because one of my jobs is as a motivational speaker.

Doing Your Best And Sometimes Not

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Can we always be at our best? Is it possible? The reality is that while we strive to do our best and put our best foot forward, sometimes we will still feel that we have fallen short. As imperfect people, we need to remember that it's not perfection that we should be seeking.

Chasing Perfection

The QUESTion Project | Posted 06.27.2016 | Education
The QUESTion Project

Ever since I can remember, I have strived to be the perfect man. A destructive penchant, it has often made me feel simply unworthy and left me unfulfilled, as I felt ingenuine and hollow. Oddly, only recently have I given the concept of perfection its deserved reflection.

Recognizing Perfection --And Letting Go

Homaira Kabir | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Homaira Kabir

Life is like that, too. When we let go of grasping too tightly, when we hold life a little lightly, we allow ourselves to unfold and become who we are. Now isn't that far more breathtaking than the predictability of perfection?

From The Ivory Tower Kitchen: Chasing the Perfect Bite

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 05.12.2016 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

"How do you come up with those flavor combinations?" may be one of the most common questions I hear as a cook. About 12 years ago, a self-acknowledged professional midlife crisis prompted me to try professional cooking as an avocation.

Eating Disorders Aren't Just A Young Person's Disease

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 04.22.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

I still know women like my mom. They absolutely detest getting older. They shake incredulous heads at the idea that perhaps they could accept another version of beauty. They are far from the midlife bloggers who stand in the bright sun, taking selfies or Periscopes of themselves, hooting about this and that, exuding confidence.

Getting Grit

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Obstacles inevitably arise in the taking on of any project worth its salt. Don't take them personally or interpret them as evidence that your vision isn't realizable.

5 Lessons From a Recovering Perfectionist

Dr. Christi Hegstad | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christi Hegstad

But as a recovering perfectionist, I no longer see the value in spending hours, days, or years trying to get everything just right, all the time. Here are five tips that have helped me reach this point of liberation:

Why the "Perfect Life" Isn't Always Good for Your Health And What You Can Do to Change It.

Sharon Rossignuolo | Posted 03.11.2016 | Women
Sharon Rossignuolo

The Perfect Picture Successful career woman (award-winning manager in a huge multinational company no less!) Mother of two children who wouldn't lo...

Is Perfection Your Friend or Your Foe?

Andrea Jordan | Posted 03.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Andrea Jordan

Perfection - is it your best friend or your greatest enemy? How much of your life is spent trying to be perfect; worrying about having the perfect web...

Perfection. Who's Telling You You're Not?

Laura Lowery | Posted 03.02.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

I set out last year to create a new kind of magazine for women. One with no advertising that inspires and enlightens, gives voice to the heart, and celebrates true beauty.

There Aren't Any Mistakes

Laura Lowery | Posted 02.26.2016 | Women
Laura Lowery

Sample copies of Issue Two of Lucia arrived last week. I was so overwhelmed with my day job and the accompanying client communications (emails, deadlines, deliverables) that for a couple of hours I just let the FedEx box sit on my kitchen table. Unopened.

Kids Arent Meant to be 'Perfect' - Are We Manufacturing Designer Kids?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Is your kid the spanky clean one with the perfect outfit? Does he have the top ten toys on the market? Does he eat all homemade natural foods? Does he...

6 Lessons I've Learned About Being A Perfectionist

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 02.05.2016 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

It's OK to realize that things happen, mistakes happen, and life goes on.

How Faith Creates Happiness

Amy Steinberg | Posted 01.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Steinberg

Know in this moment that all is well. Beneath the chaos and confusion of the outside circumstances of the world, know a peace that is everlasting, a...

Who Wants to Be Perfect?

Mark Matousek | Posted 01.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

The downside of living in a feel-good culture is that we rarely, if ever, feel good enough. Obsessed with living Our Best Life, turning 60 into the ne...

How To Stop Being A Holiday Perfectionist And Have Fun This Year

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.28.2015 | Healthy Living

If you’re a perfectionist, chances are the impending aroma of turkey and the sound of jingle bells makes you a little bit nervous. Whether it’s yo...

What Do Lady Gaga, Rihanna and a Story Expert Contribute to Branding You? (Part 3)

Maureen P. Price | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Maureen P. Price

Jonah Sachs recommends seeing members of your target audience as heroes in the making and the stars of your stories. This is where you need to inspire and empower rather than promote messages of inadequacy or "not having or being enough."

Perfection Is a Burden

Camilla Tuominen | Posted 10.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Camilla Tuominen

It takes a huge amount of energy to seem perfect. We try our best to hide our vulnerability, failures and self-doubt. All this ties our hands behind o...

What If Everything in Your Life Was Perfect?

Emily Cassel | Posted 10.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Cassel

Did you know that everything in your life is perfect, just the way it is, right now, without changing anything at all? WITHOUT DOING MORE, OR BETTER,...

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

Sally Hope Woodroffe | Posted 10.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sally Hope Woodroffe

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

What's Your Addiction?

Nancy Lang | Posted 09.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Lang

I hadn't eaten for 25 hours. Though not a religious person, I'd say I'm very spiritual. It was Yom Kippur, so in the spirit of tradition and self-refl...

Secrets Of A Lifelong People Watcher

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 09.29.2016 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

I like to people watch. Always have and probably always will. My best people watching happens when there is a lot of sitting around involved -- like in a doctor's office waiting room or at an airport gate (especially when there is a big delay.)

Screw Perfection: Choose Practice

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kindness Blog

By Trish Rohr I am starting to believe that "perfect" may be the ugliest, most vulgar, and destructive word in our language. In life there is not a ...