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Perfectionism

Dear Kids, When I Fail...

Jessica Johnston | Posted 01.12.2017 | Parents
Jessica Johnston

I'm afraid that I haven't always been awake and noticing, and that somehow I have slept through the magic of your growing. I wonder, have I enjoyed you enough? Have I given you what you needed? Is your heart still whole? Is your spirit unbroken?

Five Reasons Moms Beat Themselves Up (And How To Deal)

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 12.27.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

As women, we are told that we have to be perfect, but perfection is not human.  See what happens if you cut yourself a break in even one of these areas over the upcoming weeks or months.  You will be modeling a better, happier, and more confident parent for your children, and showing them that self-compassion is essential and achievable.

5 Strategies for Sufferers of COD (Christmas Obsessive Disorder)

Laura A Boggs | Posted 12.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura A Boggs

From my head down to my Coca-Cola red toes, I love Christmas. For me, it truly is the most wonderful time of year--until I go and ruin it with self-in...

This Is The One Thing Keeping You From Truly Enjoying The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living

If you’re a self-described perfectionist, chances are the sound of jingle bells makes you a little bit nervous. Whether it’s your quest to find th...

Why Life Is Better When It's Imperfect

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 12.05.2016 | Parents
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

When things go wrong, it just serves to remind me how the vast majority of the time, things are going absolutely right.

Powering Down Perfectionism

Kay Wyma | Posted 10.14.2016 | Parents
Kay Wyma

It almost goes without saying that the days of yesteryear seemed so much less stressful and rude and judgmental and on steroids than the days of now. Pressures certainly existed back then. Rude and judging have always been around; but maybe we took heed to follow elderly advice "if you can't say something nice, don't say it at all."

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.

Risk Aversion And Anxiety

Sheryl Paul | Posted 10.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheryl Paul

I'm standing on the edge of my life, as if on the shores of a cold but beautiful lake. I want to dive in but I'm scared, only the fear doesn't sound ...

People In High-Powered Jobs May Be Harder To Treat For Depression

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 10.05.2016 | Science

Depression may be harder to treat in people with high-status jobs than it is in people whose positions are on lower levels of the corporate ladder, a ...

Perfectly Imperfect

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 09.21.2016 | Religion
Mitch Rosenzweig

I think I must be flawed. I know God doesn't make mistakes but perhaps he was distracted when he was thinking me up. Maybe he figures, "What the heck, let's see how this one turns-out." I mean you have to wonder, if God is pure love, the essence of everything, surely he can make perfect.

How To Be Perfect

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 09.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gleb Tsipursky

Seek truth all the days of your life, and the truth will give you power to set yourself free. Be rational. Those who seek the stars for a lifetime, one day become stars themselves.

How To Lighten Up: A Short Guide For Type-A-Overthinker-Control-Freak-Perfectionists

Dr. Christi Hegstad | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christi Hegstad

If you are exhausted, overwhelmed, feeling alone, or simply ready to forge a new and lighter path, here are some tips I've found helpful as a recovering Type-A-Overthinker-Control-Freak-Perfectionist:

GRAY IN L.A.: Perfect Imperfection

Sabine Reichel | Posted 08.24.2016 | Fifty
Sabine Reichel

What about the knuckles on your once slim fingers who are now covered by little heaps of folded skin? And the kneecaps! Not a pretty sight; and don't get me started on earlobes! They get bigger and longer, don't they?

Perfection Is Neither A Weakness Or Strength

Phil Fragasso | Posted 08.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Phil Fragasso

Perfection cannot accommodate risk because risk entails too great a possibility of failure. A far better approach to achieving maximum performance in any endeavor is the embrace of three simple tenets:

Why Healthy Inspo Could Make You Unhealthy

Lisa Cox | Posted 07.12.2016 | Women
Lisa Cox

When you think of women's health and wellness, you might think of those stereotypical images. You know the ones. It's hard to miss them, especially...

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.

Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Perfection: Bring Your Happy Back

Mona Shah Joshi | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mona Shah Joshi

Perfection exists as construct in the mind. True perfection is a tranquil, equanimous mind in the face of challenges. Inner perfection comes naturally when we leave room for imperfection.

The Entrepreneur's Secret Killer Of Creativity And Wealth

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 06.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

What unrealistic expectations will do to your life and business success Entrepreneurs and perfectionism don't mix. I am so passionate about the topi...

Finally Free Of Perfectionism

Melissa Heisler | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

After spending time preparing my thoughts for this week's momentous 200th post, I realized something. This is not my 200th post. To create a new seri...

Why I'm Giving Up My Life As An Undercover Muppet

Kristen Lee | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Lee

I was born with the entertainer gene. My hard wiring to please didn't go unnoticed. I was quickly nominated for the part of undercover Muppet, complet...

You Are Perfectly Imperfect

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

I have a flashbulb memory of being an 8-year-old girl in Grade 3. The teacher gave us an assignment and immediately everyone's heads went down and pe...

Helping or Inspiring? Which of These Are You Doing?

Amanda Johnson | Posted 06.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Johnson

Just the other week, something finally clicked. As an entrepreneur and creator for a couple of years now, I've been less interested in answering the ...

Perfectly Imperfect

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

I never noticed that they were different. And if anyone else did, they didn't say anything. They were really close, similar color and the same pattern...

8 Practices to Re-Script Your Self-Story

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Colleen Georges

Here's eight practices to RE-SCRIPT your self-story from one that limits your plot to one that continuously expands it:

The Undoing of My Biological Clock

Deborah Acker | Posted 05.18.2016 | Women
Deborah Acker

As I got to know myself, I realized the decision to have children was one that I wanted to make with my future partner. For me, making this decision on my own was like planning a wedding without a husband. This realization relaxed me.