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Category Archives: Perfectionism

Episode 058: What are your rules?

Now and then I catch myself, reverting to the old habit of beating myself up for all the rules I am not following.  Most of my rules start out like this: Good people…. So I might say good people get up before 8 pm, good people always read the paper, good people write their blogs… Continue Reading

Confessions of a Perfectionist

Confessions of a Perfectionist

She walked into the room and flopped down on the couch. “I am exhausted,” she said. “I feel like I can’t keep up with everything I have to do. “I am snippy with my family. Even when I know I don’t want to be and I TRY not to be.  I am snippy. “I feel… Continue Reading

When Will I Be Good Enough?

When Will I Be Good Enough?

Pause. Take a breath and ask yourself, “When Will I Be Good Enough?” and wait. When you finish everything on your to-do list? live life in your terms? quit your job? successfully raise your kids? For many people the answer to that question is “I Don’t Know.”  The self-help, psychology answer is: You are enough right… Continue Reading

Happiness Doesn’t Equal Perfection

Happiness Doesn’t Equal Perfection

Perfection is a myth. It’s an impossible quest. In fact, if I asked you what you loved about your spouse, best friend, or children you would name all the wonderful traits unique to them. I would wager that none of the traits are rooted in perfection. Many times, the things we love most in others… Continue Reading

The Procrastination Problem

Procrastination.  I am guilty of it my clients are guilty of it.  We have stuff we want to do but we just don’t do it. Why do we procrastinate? Is it a lack of will power?  A Lack of desire? Because we are weak and pathetic? Or is it something else? Here are a few… Continue Reading