Tagged with Insecurity

Perfectionism: Good or Bad? (Part 2)

It took a while, but here’s the follow up to Perfectionism: Good or Bad? (Part 1). #6. You’re a people-pleaser. We find people not liking or approving of us borderline unbearable, so we have trouble setting appropriate boundaries. We end up saying yes to requests and accepting treatment that we secretly resent. We might make … Continue reading

Perfectionism: Good or Bad? (Part 1)

For most of us who have it, perfectionism is probably both a blessing and a curse. The obvious upside is that perfectionism is associated with exceptional performance and achievement. Perfectionists tend to be driven to do whatever it takes to meet the high standards they set. But there are drawbacks to perfectionism too. In a … Continue reading

Monday Morning Truth: Come out of Hiding

So much of the time, I feel overwhelmed by life. It’s a powerful river dragging me downstream, moving me in directions that I can’t predict, can’t control. It occasionally yanks me under by the ankle—cold, muddy water rushing into my mouth and nose, choking me, causing me to sputter and spit when I finally manage to … Continue reading

A Reality Check for My Girlfriends

I have several women in my life whom I am blessed enough to call 2AM friends…you know, the kind that I could call in the middle of the night if I needed to. They are incredible. Truly. But you know what? Most of them have self-esteem issues. Like me, they desperately long to strike a truce with themselves and … Continue reading

Monday Morning Truth: A No-Win Game

Maybe you’ve realized how pointless it is to compare yourself to the images on the glossy covers at the check out stand and the perfectly polished people on TV.  It’s hard to compete with these un-realities since we don’t have a team of hair, clothes, and makeup artists to fix us up every day…not to mention we can’t exactly … Continue reading