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Perfectionism

Survive Your Way to Stellar

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 06.28.2015 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

Survival mode is a necessary part of life. I learned that the more you survive, the less you feel set back by life getting in the way.

What Is Really Important When Following Your Dreams

Donna Labermeier | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Labermeier

You have, like no other person on this planet, certain contributions that you are to make to this generation. Make no mistake about it, you are here a...

The Importance of Not Parenting Perfectly

Mary Hickey | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Mary Hickey

I've realized that although structure and discipline are paramount in child rearing, the switch-ups, surprises and spontaneous surrenders are where the magic happens.

On Finally Breaking Free From Paralyzing Perfectionism

Rebecca Strong | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Rebecca Strong

People like to idealize perfectionism. They convey it as an endearing quirk, a Woody Allen-esque neurosis. But here's the thing: Striving for excellence and setting unrealistic expectations for yourself are very different things.

What to Do When Life Gets Messy

Panache Desai | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Panache Desai

No matter where you are on the road to fulfillment, life gets messy. Milk cartons tip over. Businesses fail. Fender benders happen. Friends disappoint you. Messes, big and small, are inevitable. However, in any moment, you have a choice. You can meet challenges as the narrow perception of personality or as the infinite expansiveness of spirit.

The One Thing Most People Are Scared Of (It's Not What You Think)

Sarah Moore | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Moore

There are so many people who are quick to tell us their opinion and we allow ourselves to deviate, to change our minds, to make our dream smaller. Today, ask yourself, what do I want to do, and challenge yourself to do it.

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

Fast Company | Lisa Evans | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

Perfectionists are often reminded that "done is better than perfect." But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more "done...

Are You Sleeping With a Narcissist?

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Marilyn O'Malley

"He thinks I should be automatically turned on and ready to have wild sex with him with no effort on his part other than appearing naked in front of m...

Releasing Perfectionism

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

I thought, "if I can just be perfect, then I will be happy and so will everyone around me." In reality, perfectionism was draining my positive energy, straining my relationships and constraining my joy.

Giving Up Perfection

Mila Atmos | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Dare to be original and retrain yourself to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. Be present in the small every-day moments. When you are eating lunch, look at your food and taste it. Savor every bite. Sip your drink. Enjoy it. If you do feel that you need to change, know and believe that you have the resources to do so.

8 Ways To Increase Your Self-Love

Elyse Santilli | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

The more we can make ourselves feel whole and worthy as individuals, the more we have to give to the world. With this in mind, here are eight beautiful and effective ways to increase your self-love.

5 Things Women With Perfectionistic Guilt Need To Hear

Michelle Martin | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Martin

While I loved being a mom more than I can possibly describe, and while I appreciated the flexibility my career afforded me, most of the time inside my head I was a complete train wreck. I was riddled with the guilt that comes from the perfectionist belief that nothing I did was ever going to be quite good enough.

Carolyn Gregoire

The Psychology Of Nail-Biting, Skin-Picking And Other Compulsive Behaviors

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Are you mindlessly twisting your hair or biting your nails as you read this article? New research from the University of Montreal suggests that compul...

Of Products, Perfection and the Process of Parenting

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

How many times during my children's lives have I been so focused on some sort of end product that I missed out on the process of arriving there?

Maybe Your Boss Isn't From Hell?

Bob Rosen | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Bob Rosen

Becoming a leader is a lifelong adventure, much the same as becoming a healthy, integrated person. It is truly a journey of dreams and fears, successes and failures. But why is it so hard to embrace that humanity inside ourselves or to accept the humanity of the leaders around us?

If You Don't Ask For It, You Won't Get It

Helene Lerner | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

The issue of pay equity has been in the news recently, e.g., Hollywood and wage disparity -- female actors being paid less in comparison to their male...

7 Flaws That Make You Absolutely Amazing

Alexandra Harra | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Be simple in your intentions. It's a lot of fun to live a fast-paced, flamboyant life, but remember to slow things once in a while. Living simply reminds us of our true reasons and roots us in purpose.

Demons of Perfection

Barrett Pall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Barrett Pall

Whether it's your weight, your sexuality, issues with your parents, or whatever it is that you beat yourself up for deep down inside, know that you're not perfect. You'll never be perfect. You're not supposed to be perfect. But you will be ok.

38 Things I've Learned to Let Go of in 38 Years

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Last year, to celebrate another trip around the sun, I wrote a birthday blog called "37 Life Lessons in 37 Years." It was reminiscent of my life's big...

On Becoming an Imperfectionist

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Kristin Armstrong

I'm learning a lot in my pursuit of imperfection. French fries are a delicious addition to a meal. Red wine is a perfectly acceptable as a late night study companion. Plenty of reading can get done in carpool lines. Deadlines are more easily met when you have more deadlines.

Want Success and Happiness? Be Divergent, Not Perfect

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

The appeal of Divergent to the middle school crowd is obvious, given the pressure that many teens feel to conform to a rigid set of standards set by their peers, parents and schools. But I also see Roth's dystopia as a commentary on the adult world we live in.

3 Ways to Shift Out of Your 'I Have To Eat Perfectly' Mindset

Jenn Hand | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Pretty good is the new perfect. Incorporate this motto into your life. There is no perfect. There is just "pretty good" -- and that's good enough.

My (Foolish) Quest To Be the Perfect Mom

Kathy Radigan | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Armed with the skills I accrued during my 10 years of working in the corporate world as an assistant to various financial executives and all of the parenting books one person could read, I set out to be my ideal of the modern, educated stay-at-home-mom.

Is it Time to Set Fire to Your Tidy Life?

Tamika Schilbe | Posted 03.17.2015 | San Francisco
Tamika Schilbe

Good bye day. You've been so good to me I can hardly let you go. There's a tug of war going on between the dark sky and my sleepy eyes luring me to bed. Gazing out at the San Francisco skyline is making me high. Just let me look a little longer so I know this is real.

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?