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The Gifts of Imperfection: Stop Waiting Until You Are Worthy

It has been several years now since I read Brené Brown’s beautiful book titled “The Gifts of Imperfection.” But in recent conversations, I have been reminded of its lessons, which continue to be relevant every day. The book is a blessing, especially to those of us who are recovering perfectionists.  Brené has collected thousands of stories all […]

7 Questions to Ask Yourself To Find Out If You Are Being Truly Authentic in Your Life

A couple of months ago, Wharton school professor Adam Grant wrote a piece in the NY Times titled “Unless you’re Oprah ‘Be Yourself’ is Terrible Advice.” He explained that when he was preparing for his first TED Talk, the advice he seemed to get from everyone was “be yourself.” However, he argued that nobody actually […]

Beauty and Imperfection Go Together

“If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice its knots and dead branches, just like our bodies.  What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.” ~ Matthew Fox Having reached middle age, I hear many women worrying about getting older. We worry about revealing our age, our changing bodies – not […]

The Characteristic Most Highly Correlated With Success

“If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, ”Here comes number seventy-one!” […]

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