Supermoms Are Overrated

A new study from the University of Washington in Seattle finds that while working outside the home is good for mothers’ mental health, so-called “supermoms” have higher rates of depression than those working moms who are willing to let go of their expectations of perfection at home and at work. “Supermoms” who set the unattainable goal of being perfect are more likely to be depressed, the study found. ...more
I can totally relate...we all wish we could have it all. The answer: we already do :)more

Perfectly Perfect

When you look at someone, do you automatically assume they're perfect? Does it depend on their body type? Let's say they have a fit, "perfect" figure. They dress well....more

Who do you wish you were?

Oh the evils of the comparison game. It is a dangerous sport. Nothing can lead us to feeling false quicker....more

You Are What You Think

Every day I want you to give yourself 1 compliment, so that by the end of the 21 days you should have 21 compliments. They can be visual or internal, just make sure that you’re writing them down. I want to see and hear about them, so please write them in the comments box below. ...more

I don't know if anyone other than the two of us are taking this challenge but we're up to Day ...more

Own Your Beauty: 12 Tips on Letting Go of Perfectionism From Brene Brown

For BlogHer's monthly series of 12 tips to help you Own Your Beauty, author Brene Brown shares her wisdom as a recovering perfectionist and aspiring "goodenoughist" for this month's theme: Imperfection and Perception. ...more
Dr. Brown, you are my new spirit animal. Thank you for all that you do.more

Perfection Problems

Deeply rooted beliefs and long-term conditioning cause perfection, which can result in perfectionists believing that achieving excellence is the only way to find happiness.  Unfortunately, such a degree of perfectionism can often border on obsession despite its positive aspects....more

Problems With Perfection

What’s Wrong With Perfectionism?Perfectionism comes from deep-rooted beliefs and one’s conditioning. Perfectionists tend to believe that seeking perfection is the only way of achieving excellence, but what they forget is that while being meticulous may be a good thing, perfectionism often borders on obsession....more

My Snail Pace

I've always been slow. At everything. Snail pace. I think it's because of fear, insecurity, lack of confidence, and my intolerance of being less than perfect, even though I KNOW it takes time to master something, and imperfection is part of the learning process, and that mistakes don't make me a failure, just human. ...more

In Praise of Imperfect Organization

by Sarah Welch & Alicia Rockmore   ...more

Perfection is Impossible but Fun is...FUN!

Every generation of humans who has ever lived thinks they Know Things For Sure, and they make Big Decisions, Life & Death Decisions, based on these Things They Know For Sure. And then later, when they are part of history, successive generations inevitably laugh at them. ...more