In western culture idealized beauty for women tends to mean youthful looks, facial symmetry, femininity, glowing complexion, and a trim fit body. Women often go to great lengths to achieve their rendition of this ideal, and not necessarily by committing to good nutrition and exercise. Fad diets, surgery, injections, and eating disorders have become all too familiar as the path to achieving “beauty.”
People often see me because of their struggles with stress that can show itself as anxiety, depression, irritability, frustration, or guilt. Guilt is a big problem for so many of us juggling work, family, and self-care and these competing demands often feel daunting. It’s impossible to feel good about it all at once.
Living a life of balance means attending to work, relationships, health, intimacy, spiritual growth, personal growth, flow activities, and making a difference for the greater good. How we leverage these facets determines our experience of life balance.
Winston Churchill once said, “The maxim ‘nothing but perfection’ may be spelled ‘paralysis.’” We’ve probably all met perfectionists in our lives, and know how difficult life can be for them and those around them. Perfectionism is the internalized belief that mistakes cannot be made and … Read more
Linda, a 42 year old attorney with two young boys, felt guilt and disappointment both on the job and at home. She never quite felt that she was where she needed to be at any given time. For all of her accomplishments, she felt like … Read more