Posts filed under: Imperfection

There is an expression, often repeated in Twelve Step Groups, that one should never judge one’s insides by others’ outsides. I am the shittiest person in the world while my frenemy has the gorgeous, flawless skin of a twenty-four-year-old and her children...
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The theory goes that we should give ourselves and others “permission to be human.” Permission to fail, change course, begin again. Always. We stumble, make mistakes — some minor, some seemingly disastrous. Yes, we must treat ourselves gently and with...
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Sometimes we delay starting because conditions are imperfect. You want to exercise but can’t squeeze in a whole hour. You’d like feed your body healthy, fuel foods, but you’ll start tomorrow because you had donuts and diet coke for breakfast....
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