Tag Archives: Imperfection

What’s Good for the Goose…

A friend shared the following article by Emma Gray (via The Huffington Post) titled 23 Things Every Woman Should Stop Doing with me. She loved the article, as do I. Her most interesting comment was that she thought this advice applied to … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking: The Problem with Perfectionism

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I discuss how trying to be perfect can get in our way of being happy. If you have questions or a topic you’d like to hear us discuss, write … Continue reading

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What Doesn’t Kill Us…

Philosopher Friedrich Nietczsche said, “whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” That isn’t always the most comforting saying when we are going through something difficult. And while it may not always be true, there evidence that facing challenges can improve … Continue reading

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A Picture May Be Worth A Thousand Words…Are They the Right Ones?

As a therapist I see many different ways that people set themselves up for failure. Sometimes they do it intentionally out of fear or because they gain something else by failing. But sometimes they do it unintentionally. They set an … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Who We Are…

A friend recently sent me a link to a Ted Talk that I hadn’t seen. I’ve talked about Ted Talks in the past but if you are a new reader what I’ll say is that Ted Talks are amazing. You … Continue reading

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Being Right Versus Being Kind – Take 2…

Last week I wrote about how sometimes it is more important to be kind than it is to be right when we are interacting with important people in our lives. But like most things, there are multiple facets of the … Continue reading

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Confident…About What?

I was having a conversation with a friend they other day when they asked me a question that caught me off guard. They asked me “how can you always be so confident and know what to do?” The reason I … Continue reading

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