You Are Not A Defective Model

I used to sleep as long as I could. I used to try to trick myself and take pills. I used to try to find just the right person to be with that would make me happy. I used to think obsessively about food all the time. I used to think I was so undeserving. I used to shrink in …

How Being a Perfectionist Kept Me From My Dreams

The word perfectionist usually comes with a medley of emotional responses depending on the person. Some people may think of a meticulous overachiever that relentlessly pursues goals. Others may think of a very critical, judgmental person for who, it seems, nothing is ever good enough. Some people evoke a sense of pride with this word and others avoid the association. …

The Power of Surrender

I went to an open AA meeting this past Wednesday. The setting was beautiful, right on the beach. The facilitators were friends of mine and I was curious to attend. I myself am not an alcoholic, but I admire people who have had a struggle and have chosen to look at themselves, accept responsibility for their lives, and surrender to …