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Do You Feel Like An Impostor? You’re Not Alone!

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

“…despite having done well at your job, you feel like you’re a fraud and it’s only a matter of time before everyone finds out that you’re just an ‘impostor’ and the house of cards collapses.”


Do You Feel Like An Impostor? A Fraud? A Phony?

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

I felt like an impostor — like they’d chosen the wrong person to teach. Surely I wasn’t smart enough or qualified enough for this. I should be sitting at a desk, not standing behind the podium.


A Panic Attack On Live TV? ABC News Anchor Dan Harris Reflects

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Panic drives us to do some strange things. It drives us to find a way to escape — to flee from — the uncomfortable physical and mental sensations.


Lift The Burden By Changing “Should” To “Want”

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

There’s dreadful sense of verbal oppression that comes along with the word “should”, and replacing that word with “want” can help to lift the burdensome pressure.


‘The Onion’ Confirms What Facebook Leads Us To Believe: We’re In A Rut

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

That pesky Facebook news feed serves as a daily reminder of what we haven’t yet accomplished.


How Perfectionism Can Ruin Your Recovery

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

That pint-sized brain of mine, tucked inside my skinny little body that wore a hefty neon pink and yellow backpack, heard only one thing: you could have done better.


Scrutiny On The Bounty: How Media Influences the College Woman

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Watch the fat just MELT right off! Use this product for radiant hair! Minimize those unsightly pores! Just…just be PERFECT! Buy now.


Failure IS an Option: On Why I Quit #NaBloPoMo

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

We can’t continue doing things that we don’t like or things we’re not meant to do simply because popular phraseology commands that we strive onward.


Getting Sick Brings Out My Self-Care Side

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

At 5:30 this morning, I found myself curled up with a bathrobe and a rug.


Will Writing Daily Blog Posts Help to Kick My Perfectionism?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Becoming a writing athlete. Boy, I like that. I sure as heck can’t get myself to the gym — yeah, that whole agoraphobia thing, um — but I can easily open up my laptop & say something fruitful each day. Right? Right!?!


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