Following on from my article “Price of Perfection” posted recently.. A friend of mine, a past client, mentioned that a tendency towards perfectionism can come from shame. She and I both know that one! She recommended this TED talk from Brene Brown. I had seen it before and found it really helpful. Always worth another look when you have had problems in the past – they can try and sneak up on you again!
Have a look:
The Price of Perfection
I wrote this article from my own struggles with trying to be perfect – so I wouldn’t get caught out making any mistakes with ensuing pain and disgrace!
It was published by Woman Alive magazine in their May 2001 edition. It is reprinted by permission of Woman Alive.
I hope anyone reading this will find it useful. Please click on the title and the article will be shown…
Best wishes for being who you are!
A superb account from a young person I admire and love very much. I can testify to the truth she has written from my own experiences. I pray I can have the strength to share mine one day so articulately and with such passion.
This is another superb post about IBS from Nick, and a very brave lady.
“Two weeks ago I received a letter from Judith. This led to the following correspondence, which, with her permission, I have reproduced here with just a few minor edits. Over the course of three e…
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I was limply idling away time after doing some work on the computer on the history of our old house we are thinking of moving from. Walking a new path is uncertain, so many questions and so much unresolved… I found this quote and it helped this present time sit a little more comfortably.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves… Do not seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, from Letters to a Young Poet
From a practical viewpoint, there are two types of illness; those that have a clear pathology and cause, a definite diagnosis and can be treated with drugs, diet and surgery and the medically unexp…
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Andrew always makes good sense when supporting people who have ADHD or ADD profiles.
As I begin another changing season in my life, I found this helpful: