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Tag: Perfectionism

Progress not Perfection

July 17, 2014 0 Comments

What would I do if I didn’t have to do it perfectly? A great deal more than I am. Julia Cameron  “Progress not perfection” is a mantra heard frequently in support groups. I repeat it often in my work with clients and when I am trying to be gentle in my own self -talk. It’s […]

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Self Chosen Pain

July 7, 2010 0 Comments

Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.  Kahil Gibran Who chooses pain? “Not me!”  I want to shout. Julia Cameron refers to the morning pages taught in The Artist’s Way as meditation suited to westerners.  They work for us because one doesn’t […]

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Self Love

May 22, 2010 0 Comments

My personal journey has involved letting go of my thinking self and trusting my feeling self.  Friends and clients have frequently heard me query (as wise mentors regularly challenge me): Is that you the human being, or you the human doing? One gift of my move to Ireland is that many of the old distracting […]

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Choosing Life

May 12, 2010 2 Comments

Sadly, last night I witnessed a poorly attended Dublin protest on the subject of the bank bailout. This is not a post about economics. The legacy of having lived so many years emotionally paralysed and trapped by an anorexic vision of my future, is that I am far too impatient when I witness it in […]

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