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perfectionism

Self Care & Acceptance

Body Peace: An Alternative to the Madness

I am frustrated and a little angry about my  social media feeds these days. They are cram-jam full of pictures of so-called “clean eating” creations, earnest declarations about willpower and quotes about commitment typed over “before” pictures of people standing in front of a…

January 6, 2017
Self Care & Acceptance

Living Alive: Being You While Being a Mom

Do you ever think of life as a mom as being a completely separate life from the one you were living before? Or maybe you’re not a mom and imagine motherhood as an entirely new universe, entered into only after a clean break with the…

April 26, 2016
Self Care & Acceptance

The Straight Line Myth

I have two young daughters (1 & 2 years old), and parenting is an arena in which my tendencies towards rigidity and all-or-nothing thinking have been most exposed, challenged and, slowly, softened.  When my oldest daughter, Finley, was a newborn, my new mom, straight-out-of-the library,…

October 27, 2015
Self Care & Acceptance

You Can’t Get There Without Being Here First

I’m just going to be honest with you.  I’m having one of those days where I fantasize about my life “before.”  Don’t get me wrong; I don’t want to go back too far.  Go too far, and I’d land myself right in the middle of the red-hot mess…

October 6, 2015
Self Care & Acceptance

Having Needs and Being All Human

I’d been agitated and distracted by my own thoughts all morning, but when I stepped into the shower and let the water run over my head and down my face, the tears that had been just out of my reach flowed freely. My husband…

September 27, 2015