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Archives for March, 2016


Spring Cleaning For Emotional Health


Spring is a time of new beginnings, growth, hope. It's also the time of year to clean out the garage and closets, discard what's broken or obsolete. I have a love-hate relationship with Spring cleaning. Cleaning isn't exactly at the top of my list of weekend fun. But I do get immense satisfaction from clearing out the clutter, reclaiming my closets, airing out and freshening up. The result is a...
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Why Do Codependents Stay in Dysfunctional Relationships?

Why do people stay in co-dependent relationships?

Relationships are complicated! And co-dependent relationships are especially complicated. On the surface it doesn't make sense for anyone to stay in a dysfunctional, abusive, or unsatisfying relationship and yet many, many people do.

It's easy to pass judgment. You may be questioning why a friend or family member stays in a toxic relationship. Or you may be judging yourself for staying in a...
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Overcoming Perfectionism

Why I Stopped Trying to be Perfect

I had to give up trying to be perfect.
For many years, perfectionism was my idol. I worshiped it with zeal, hoping it would deliver me from self-doubt. I imagined perfection in all its glory - a successful business, an immaculate home, skinny jeans sans muffin top, and kids who actually listen. My perfect self is funny and cute. No more saggy skin or...
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Overcoming Perfectionism

How to be a Happily Imperfect Blogger


I've been writing Happily Imperfect for six months now. I figured it was a good time to reflect a bit on how I've applied the principals of being "happily imperfect" to my writing.

My goal in writing this blog is to encourage you toward greater self-worth: to overcome perfectionism and people-pleasing and realize that your true, authentic self is completely worthy. You don't need to prove your worth repeatedly through...
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