Consider the Lilies of the Field…

For many years I found inspiration and consolation from passages in the New Testament. The stories of Jesus’s wisdom teachings, helped me along the way. For example, Matthew 6:25-34, provided me with encouragement, reminders to not be afraid, and to not worry about tomorrow. But here’s the thing… Now when I read this passage, noContinue reading “Consider the Lilies of the Field…”

Good Girls Club Part 3

Leslie: I definitely am a member of ‘The Good Girls Club’ – growing up (and until recently) mired in the mantra “if I only tried/worked harder, everything would be fine”. I realized that mantra actually never helped me achieve my goals or dreams – it just led to exhaustion, confusion (“after all I’ve done forContinue reading “Good Girls Club Part 3”

Good Girls Club Part 2

Pat: On reading this post complete with the illustration of the girl in the Catholic school uniform I could relate entirely. i have been weighed down by perfectionism for years and only recently has it let up somewhat because I am more conscious of the harm it causes. This phenomena was promoted in the CatholicContinue reading “Good Girls Club Part 2”

The Good Girls Club

I know a few graduates from this school…(notice the Catholic School tunic) I have just finished Brene Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection. Here’s my favourite quote, regarding perfectionism: “Perfection is a 20 ton shield that we lug around, thinking it will protect us. When, in fact, it’s the thing that’s really preventing us fromContinue reading “The Good Girls Club”

13. The House of Thought

Sometimes I really am my own worst enemy. My inner critic seems to never shut up! No matter how hard I try, it is never enough. Perfection has some how become the only acceptable standard. If I spoke to anyone else the way I speak to myself, inside my own head, I would be consideredContinue reading “13. The House of Thought”