I feel like a fraud. Like a failure. Like I'm just pretending to have it all together. I write quite a bit about emotional intelligence and stability so when I lost it a few times over the past couple of weeks I felt guilty and had a deep sense of shame. I hadn't realized that…Read more Life Happens
I'm not perfect. I think that at least once a day, every day. Not as a way to put myself down but to free myself from the pressure and anxiety that comes with striving for perfection. An unobtainable goal. So I was caught quite off guard the other day when I had a complete meltdown…Read more Growth, Not Perfection
Perfectionism rears its ugly head at the weirdest times. At least for me. I have tried very hard for the last 15 years or so to let that part of me go. I know striving for perfection can only lead to frustration and, in severe cases, depression. At the very least it can lead to…Read more Appreciate the Gifts and Differences
I decided not to bake cookies for the holidays this year. I started baking Christmas cookies over ten years ago. I used to make huge trays of them and gave them to family members, neighbors, and coworkers. It would take me days to finish them all. As the years progressed I began paring down the…Read more Learn to Say No
Have you ever been doing something and thought 'there has to be a simpler, easier way'? That happened to me the other day while I was making breakfast. It wasn't the first time and it certainly won't be the last. I found this recipe for hash browns a while back and they are awesome -…Read more Overly Complicated
I've been doing a lot of painting lately. A lot. I've been painting walls and floors and tables. I like painting, though. It calms me. It gives me time to let my mind wander and put things that have happened to me in the proper context. It also lets me improve upon my skills as…Read more All you have to do is tilt your head
Have you ever said this to someone? Your child maybe? It's meant to be an encouragement right? Letting someone know that if they practice long enough and hard enough they can achieve great things. Or maybe you're like me. Maybe you heard it countless times as a child and now have it ingrained in you…Read more Practice Makes Perfect?