Tag Archives: Perfection

Instagram Perfect is an Unrealistic Expectation

15_Model Wife by Joe De Mers Saturday Evening Post

Let’s be honest: most of us have a love/hate relationship with social media. There’s no doubt it’s here to stay and there’s no question in my mind that what we see in our various feeds influence us. Over the last few years, the topic of managing social media from how much time we spend on […]

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When You Witness the Lives of Others

thelittlephotographer_aubreyrix

I spent time recently with some quite accomplished women that I know and adore. It’s soul tending and love and companionship and intimate and connection and life affirming all rolled into conversations over coffee and meandering walks and three course dinners. I know that the future of this world that we live in is up […]

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Hidden Clutter is a Sign of Perfection

1960

When I was a little girl, my grandmother had pink toilet paper. I had forgotten all about it until the other day when I came across this 1960’s ad for Scott’s Toilet Paper. Looking back now, I know that despite my warm childhood memories of her, she wasn’t “perfect”, she was a perfectionist. Everything had […]

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The Quest for Happiness Led to a Sex Kitten

Howard Rogers

Do you want to be happy? If you’re like most people, you do, and you read every article you come across that promises the easiest, best, most effective way to find happiness, and provides an exact recipe or template that will work for everyone. The truth, darling is that there is no cookie-cutter approach to […]

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Become Besotted with the Art of Living

Contemplative Beauty By Vladimir Volegov

It’s early morning as I write this little love letter to you. The sun is beginning to stream through the office windows belying the fact that we’re experiencing single digit temperatures. There are two lit candles on my windowsill and a cup of coffee on my desk. The house is blessedly quiet except for the […]

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The Whispers of the Soul

Artist: Jack Vettriano

It’s almost Christmas as I write this, darling. I had a whole other blog post planned for this week, but it can wait for a week or two. I know you may not celebrate the Christmas. Or maybe, this year, you just don’t feel like celebrating Christmas.  Everywhere I go, it seems as if folks […]

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The Holidays Trigger Perfectionism

bytomlovellacottage

Because I know that confession is good for the soul, let me be frank with the fact that I struggle with perfectionism.  Now, to be honest, it isn’t as prevalent in the day-to-day living as it used to be. And for that I am thankful. But it would be a big fat lie if I […]

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When I Create a Life I Love, Will It Be Perfect?

By Jon Whitcomb

There seems to be this undercurrent of belief that once you create a life you love, each and every day is going to be picture-perfect. Here’s daily life:  You will rise in the morning alert and ready to face the coming day.  You will serenely meditate, get some exercise, and eat a delicious, hand-crafted breakfast. […]

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The Masks & Disguises of Everyday Life

The Masks of Everyday Life

With Halloween around the corner, there was no shortage of topics for this week. I could have written to you about choosing love over fear, grabbing courage by the horns, or dealing with things that go bump in the night.  Those are all important topics, especially when you consider that there are times when just […]

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