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

Some true successes say their laurels are unearned.

4 Difficulties of Being a Perfectionist

Trying to be perfect is where your troubles begin.

Never Good Enough

How to be happy with yourself.

Who I Want to Be

Learning that it's okay to fall short of Superwoman.

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

We must acknowledge the positive and negative for kids who struggle to learn.

Is Embarrassment Really Secret Joy?

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)

Crisis doesn't necessarily reveal character, so don't be hard on yourself.

A Recipe for Success Needs this Secret

Is having “High Hopes” the secret ingredient of success?

How NOT to Treat Yourself When Chronic Illness Strikes

You can turn self-blame into self-compassion for your suffering.

Brain Freeze, or the Art of Trying Just Hard Enough

Forget your audience and quit trying so hard.

For Family Vacations Forget Perfection

A mishap can readily become part of your shared family narrative.

Break a Perfectionism-Procrastination Connection

Learn to overcome perfectionism and procrastination simultaneously.

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

How Self-Love Outperforms Beating Yourself Up

Pursuing Excellence, Not Perfection

You can meet high standards and still leave room for mistakes.

8 Great Ideas from Stoicism

Old-school principles that can improve your outlook today.

10 Tips for Staying Anxious

Anxiety: Like a Jedi warrior you too can learn to feel the force

Stop Self-Sabotage by Conquering Your Inner Critic

What if the worst enemy we face is the one residing inside ourselves?

We All Lose Our Balance: The Art of Falling Well

Tough challenges can throw us off balance. Is there an art to "falling well"?

25 Women Writers Share Their Best Self-Compassion Tips

The experts weigh in on a vital life lesson.

Face Your Intellectual Shortcomings

How to deal with painful shortfalls in brainpower

Do You Need Self-Esteem to Change a Habit?

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

Life with ADHD

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

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

Empowering yourself to challenge your inner critic.

The Courage to Be Imperfect

Perfectionism, self-examination and the kissing of frogs

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

The uptight response to life's cosmic wedgies, and the looser alternative