How Perfectionism Protects, Keeping Me Safe

 It’s time to come out of hiding and face the truth. Perfectionism Protects Perfectionism is a defense mechanism. For years, I viewed my tendency for perfectionism as an asset. Who doesn’t want to do everything with excellence and strive for the best? In reality, perfectionism held me back, blinding [...]

2021-01-11T14:02:43-06:00

The Power of Play: 3 Reasons You Should Do It Every Day

There's power in play. “Go out and play.” That’s what I wanted to hear in the past few days, weeks, well, most of 2020. I wanted to let go of being an adult. For just a moment, I longed to forget about the news, responsibilities, and all the pain [...]

2020-12-07T16:56:06-06:00

Variation: No Matter Where You Look You’ll Find It

Variation—it is natural, cannot be eliminated, but it can be controlled We like variation. At the same time, we like consistency. Can you have both? Variation exists in everything. Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations. —Ralph Waldo [...]

2020-10-23T19:17:11-05:00

Stop Setting Goals If You Never Do These 3 Things

Stop! Stop setting goals. It is a waste of time and effort. If you know me at all, those words are nothing short of blasphemous. I have been preaching, yes, on my soapbox preaching, about identifying your purpose, setting goals, and the sheer beauty of a well-executed plan for [...]

2020-10-23T19:20:08-05:00

Adopt a Kindness Habit to Make a Better World

What would it take to create a kinder world? A kindness habit could push us closer to caring for one another in spite of our differences. “Wherever there is a human being there is a chance for kindness.” Seneca Kindness “kind-ness (kīn(d)-nəs) noun: The quality or state of being [...]

2020-10-23T19:23:42-05:00

What Happened When I Learned Perfect Was the Enemy

When you aim for perfect, you aim for nothing. I had to learn this the hard way—more than once. A sign on my desk reminds me daily: Perfect is not done. I’m not a slacker — I see all the possibilities and they push into my face without asking. Trying [...]

2020-03-29T08:43:32-05:00

You Want to Improve? The Challenge Is Change

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."

 Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll Mindset to Improve Are you ready to improve? Wanting to improve and improving are not the same. Even if you do change, can you sustain the new habit or routine? Sustaining [...]

2020-10-23T19:29:12-05:00
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