Embracing the Imperfect

Embracing the Imperfect

Do you ever feel like your best isn't good enough? Are the people around you just waiting for you to fail? Sometimes, you need to work smarter—but more often, it's a crisis of self-esteem.

Field Guide to The Self-Doubter

Susan Pinker
Some true successes say their laurels are unearned.

4 Difficulties of Being a Perfectionist

Jennifer Kromberg PsyD
Trying to be perfect is where your troubles begin.

Never Good Enough

Nando Pelusi Ph.D.
How to be happy with yourself.

Who I Want to Be

Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
Learning that it's okay to fall short of Superwoman.

Yeah Right: The Day to Day Reality of Life with a LD

Samantha Smithstein Psy.D.
We must acknowledge the positive and negative for kids who struggle to learn.

Is Embarrassment Really Secret Joy?

Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Maybe pink cheeks come not from shame but from a flush of pleasure.

Be Kind to Yourself in a Crisis (It's Not the "Real" You)

Susan Biali M.D.
Crisis doesn't necessarily reveal character, so don't be hard on yourself.

A Recipe for Success Needs this Secret

Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Is having “High Hopes” the secret ingredient of success?

How NOT to Treat Yourself When Chronic Illness Strikes

Toni Bernhard J.D.
You can turn self-blame into self-compassion for your suffering.

Brain Freeze, or the Art of Trying Just Hard Enough

Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Forget your audience and quit trying so hard.

For Family Vacations Forget Perfection

Susan Newman Ph.D.
A mishap can readily become part of your shared family narrative.

Break a Perfectionism-Procrastination Connection

Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Learn to overcome perfectionism and procrastination simultaneously.

Overcoming Shame:The Powerful Benefits of a Little Self-Love

Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
How Self-Love Outperforms Beating Yourself Up

Pursuing Excellence, Not Perfection

Barbara Markway Ph.D.
You can meet high standards and still leave room for mistakes.

8 Great Ideas from Stoicism

Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Old-school principles that can improve your outlook today.

10 Tips for Staying Anxious

Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.
Anxiety: Like a Jedi warrior you too can learn to feel the force

Stop Self-Sabotage by Conquering Your Inner Critic

Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
What if the worst enemy we face is the one residing inside ourselves?

We All Lose Our Balance: The Art of Falling Well

Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
Tough challenges can throw us off balance. Is there an art to "falling well"?

25 Women Writers Share Their Best Self-Compassion Tips

Barbara Markway Ph.D.
The experts weigh in on a vital life lesson.

Face Your Intellectual Shortcomings

Eric Maisel Ph.D.
How to deal with painful shortfalls in brainpower

Do You Need Self-Esteem to Change a Habit?

Meg Selig
Self-esteem is optional; but one type of confidence is essential.

Life with ADHD

Lisa Rivero M.A.
A college freshman shares his experience as a "Son of Pluto."

When the Voice Inside Your Head Turns Bad.....

Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Empowering yourself to challenge your inner critic.

The Courage to Be Imperfect

Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Perfectionism, self-examination and the kissing of frogs

"I Once Was Lost But Now I'm Blindered" Syndrome

Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
The uptight response to life's cosmic wedgies, and the looser alternative