Perfectionism

I’m Tired, I’m Lonely, and I’m Afraid

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I’ve sat down to write a post no less than 20 times over the past 3 months. It’s almost comical how many open tabs I currently have in Chrome beginning with the titles like “5 steps I have taken to…”, “The best 3 ways…”, and “The most effective methods for…” I’ve been told ad nauseum from ...

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Most Likely to be Yourself

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Does anyone remember their high school superlative categories??? I had an interesting conversation with colleagues during a recent impromptu post-work happy hour. The candid nature of our conversation made me not only grateful for having an opportunity to work with young, bright, driven, and refreshingly unique individuals but also brought up a topic I had long ...

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Stop Making Excuses

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Below are the three steps I took to stop making excuses because of my health issues... I will never forget the first time I realized my disease provided a benefit – a highly addictive one. “So what do you gain from having an autoimmune disease?” This question, posed by my then-therapist, stunned me. “Excuse me?” I asked, my ...

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How to Practice Yoga & Mindfulness… The WRONG Way

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A lesson in how to practice yoga and mindfulness, or at least how NOT to... When I began practicing yoga, I was admittedly slow to embrace the mental and spiritual components. It was only after noticing how the breathing exercises instantly calmed my ever-racing brain that I thought: Huh, maybe there is something to this spiritualty, ...

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Turning to Therapy for My Eating Disorder… with Zero Shame

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Healing my relationship with food, an essential step to eating disorder recovery, required healing my relationship with myself. This is because the way I treated food was a reflection of how little value I placed upon my health and happiness. My fork may have been the weapon of choice, but it was getting its orders ...

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STOP Saying You’re Sorry – Break the Compulsive Apologizing Habit

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Any other compulsive apologizers out there? The Sorry habit is a tough one to kick. This is a problem I still struggle with at times since it goes hand in hand with people pleasing and perfectionism. I have apologized when I did nothing wrong and often in lieu of other polite phrases such as “Excuse me?” I ...

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