The link between perfectionism and addiction has been well documented, but I believe that perfectionism plays a more central role in addiction than is generally thought -- that perfectionism itself can be addictive.
Relapse is common when the alcoholic/addict has not had enough recovery under their belt through 12-step meetings, sponsorship, counseling or their own personal determination to rely on an arsenal of "tools" to ward off the relapse demon.
If you commissioned an ad firm to come up with a two word description of the economy that would provoke great feelings of anger and resentment, they'd have a tough time coming up with something better than "jobless recovery."
Part memoir, part how-to book, peppered with behind-the-scenes of TV journalism, Velez courageously chronicles her quest from "insanity to clarity, from egocentricity to altruism, from alcoholism to activism."
Difficult times need wise men to tell difficult truths. And, for many years, Buffett has done just that. So it was deeply distressing to listen to him last week joining in the economic victory lap the Obama administration is taking.
You're almost there. You want to quit. In fact, 80 percent of your brain is sure you can. But 20 percent insists that you can't. How do you make it over to the other side without falling SPLAT on your face?