Perfection is an Illusion Quote-Revised-Dayo Lanier
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Inspiration & Insights – Perfection is an Illusion

Perfectionism… An Endless Treadmill Today, I was inspired by a quote (poem) from Victoria Erickson: “Perfectionism is merely an endless treadmill of self-destruction that’ll only build momentum until you’re running at unsustainable speeds. Rather than remaining a slave to the illusions you perceive as safe, step off the treadmill and live as the piece of art you are: messy, colorful,…

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Inspiration & Insights – What Introverts and Empaths Need Most

Introverts thrive on quiet time. They gain energy and strength from being alone, and are oriented to the inner world of ideas and thoughts. Empaths have the innate ability to read and understand people. They are compassionate and considerate, and have the ability to “feel” what someone else is experiencing and feeling. Both introverts and empaths need time alone to…

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Adventures in ADHD, Authenticity, Education, Family, General, Health & Wellness, Inspiration & Insights, Mindful Living, Mindfulness, Mindset, Parenting, Self-Development

Want to Raise Confident Kids – Avoid Overparenting

The Overparenting Trap A great deal of pressure is placed on kids to succeed these days. When it looks like our children aren’t achieving to our satisfaction, parents often jump in and “help” them along. We let them know—through our words and our actions—that their efforts aren’t meeting our standards. While we may not realize we’re doing this, I think we…

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Goals - New Year
Authenticity, Coach's Wife Life, Exercise, Family, Food, General, Health & Wellness, Inspirational, Introvert, Mindfulness, Mindset, Motivational, Reserved Rebel, Self-Care, Self-Development

Kicking Off Your Goals For the New Year When You’re a Week Behind Schedule!

During the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, I came across a variety of articles detailing how to “start off the new year successfully” and social media posts sharing how people were using that time to “mindfully set their intentions and goals” for the New Year. That process sounded idyllic. It was exactly what I wished I were doing,…

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Authenticity, Creativity, General, Mindset, Motivational, Self-Care, Self-Development

Overcoming Perfectionism

This article was first published in 2015… and working on “Overcoming Perfectionism” is still a thing!  😉 The information included in this article from the book, “The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life,” by Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., made it worth the re-share… Overcoming Perfectionism I was working on this blog post…

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Authenticity Round Up – Featured Posts

IN PURSUIT OF AN AUTHENTIC LIFE On my quest to discover ways to live my life more authentically—to use my God-given gifts and talents more wisely, and to incorporate my passions and the desires of my heart more seamlessly into the fabric of my everyday life—I came across the book, Something More: Excavating Your Authentic Self by Sarah Ban Breathnach.…

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My Natural Hair Journey

I’ve always wanted to chronicle my natural hair journey from the start, complete with a well-edited YouTube video montage and beautiful background music. Unfortunately, that would’ve taken more spare time than I ever seemed to have on hand, so I’ve opted to give a quick update instead (complete with pictures). 🙂 My motivation: After the combination of chemical hair relaxers…

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