When Life Feels Ugly

Does your life ever feel messy, chaotic, and ugly? Think of an abstract painting up-close. It looks completely disordered and unpleasant. You shake your head and say, “I don’t get it.”   But step back a few feet. Get the whole perspective. And you’ll discover beauty. The point? When it comes to our lives, we’re…

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A New Way To Think About Brokenness

We are all broken. Damaged. The damage can be the result of what was self-inflicted, life-inflicted, or others-inflicted. But it makes you and me who we are. It’s a key part of our story. Barbara Bloom writes, “When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe…

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4 Tips on Beating Perfectionism

Perfectionism. It’s torture. Things that I enjoy—writing, speaking, creating—can instead become a scourge. I’m never satisfied. Perfectionism is a thief. It robs my time, my peace, and my joy. It’s no wonder that perfectionism is linked to a plethora of issues ranging from depression to migraines. How to escape this Perfectionism Tyrant? A few thoughts:…

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