As recovering perfectionists, when we think about the future, we often tend to slip straight into worst-case scenario mode. We become consumed by anxiety, worry, and our desire for control.
We are so excited to introduce this fam to another inspiring community and the visionary behind it, Ashley Beaudin of The Imperfect Boss. Ashley joins us on the podcast today to support the mission of making imperfection normal and inspiring tens of thousands of creative women to grow their confidence.
We are about to have an experience together — a deeply nourishing, calming, and grounding experience — as Ashley leads us through her meditative morning routine. This interactive morning routine has a little bit of everything — meditation, movement, gratitude, abundance, journaling, and so much more.
Today’s guest has figured out the secret sauce for turning perfectionism into a force for good in her life and in the world without letting herself be defined by it. We are so excited to introduce you to OG Eff Perfect fam member and inspiration in human form, Leslie Kuny of West Coast Leslie Designs.
You know how when a famous, rich, and/or powerful person is odd, they’re often described as eccentric, whereas an average person with exactly the same habits might be described as weird or strange? Well, our theory is that when we like our perceived imperfections or they don’t bother us too much, we describe them as quirks or idiosyncrasies instead of imperfections or flaws. Same exact thing with a different name and a completely different meaning, energy, and connotation.
You may have missed it, fam, but we recently passed Quitters’ Day, the day about two weeks into January when it’s said that most people quit their resolutions for the new year. So, we figured this was the ideal time to talk about why we’re quitters — and proud of it. We are all about quitting things that aren’t working for us, especially soul-sucking resolutions based on pushing and striving.
Today, we are so excited to highlight a topic we touch on often, the intersection of perfectionism and mental health, and we’ve brought in expert help in the form of Dr. Ghazal Ghaysar, Clinical Forensic Psychologist and Director of Clinical Communication of OOTify, a mental health marketplace powered by technology, content, and connection. Join us as we endeavor to create positive community and erase stigma around mental health.
Well, fam, we made it! Here we are, on the very last day of 2018, and there’s no way we’d rather spend it than with you. 🥳 Welcome to part one of our two part series reviewing the year that was and planning for the year to come. Let’s begin by taking stock of all the goodness and learning lessons of the past year to help us make the most of the next one.
You know we’re alllllllll about self-care around here, fam, and this time of year calls for an extra compassionate self-care plan. With the year coming to an end, winter upon us, and the holiday season in full swing for those who celebrate, we all need a little nudge to amp up the self-love. So, we’re here to share our survival guide for getting through this season or any season that’s more challenging than most.
What does it mean to be a conscious recovering perfectionist? Also, can we raise our vibes while still coexisting with our perfectionist tendencies? The answers to both of these questions come in the form of one glorious human who is joining us on the podcast today, Alexandra Romney of Soulrise Tribe.
What makes us worthy? Is it our positive qualities + traits, how much money we have in the bank, our job title, how productive we are, what others think of us, how much we weigh, what we look like, how big our house is?
Most of us spend our lives chasing these external metrics and alleged barometers of worth. But what if not a single one of those things could increase or decrease our worthiness in this world? What if worthiness was an inside job? True fact: It is. ✅
While some of us are drawn to conflict like a magnet, most of us recovering perfectionists and people pleasers avoid discord and fights at all costs. The mere concept of disagreement has us feeling overwhelmed and wanting to run full speed in the opposite direction. We don’t know what to do, what to say, how to keep from crying -- or worse, laughing -- at the most inappropriate times.
You know that feeling when you’re just waiting for the other shoe to drop? You’re scared, constricted, expecting the worst, have a rollercoaster in the pit of your stomach — and not the good kind. 🎢 That’s what it feels like to be approaching life from a place of scarcity. Sounds pretty freaking gross, right?