Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life… I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and […]
Do you ever feel as though you go through the same motions every day? I know I do. At the same time each morning, my alarm goes off and the routine begins. Shower, make-up (applied in the same order), breakfast (the same foods as the day before), pack a lunch (leftovers from the night before), and […]
My husband and I recently attended a wedding held on the top of a hill near a lake. The ceremony was beautiful and the campfire reception was similarly heartwarming. Weddings are the best, because everyone is so happy when celebrating love. Nothing could have ruined the evening, but one not-so-awesome aspect of this particular ceremony was the […]
Getting hurt by others is a part of living and loving. Nobody is perfect, and at one point or another, somebody else’s imperfection is going to swing in your direction. Interpersonal pain has the potential to be the most excruciating type of pain out there, and it’s easy to dwell on the wrongs others have committed against […]
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