Perfectionism and the Pregnant Woman – Part 2

In my last post, I spoke about perfectionism being a personality trait – a part of who we are. Like many personality styles, there are two sides to perfectionism – a positive, healthy side and a not-so-positive and - dare I say - destructive side.

And while you may have come into your pregnancy with perfectionistic tendencies, they can take on a different look in pregnancy….and beyond. After all, from a perfectionist’s perspective, now there is a whole other series of things to have...


The Perils of Perfectionism

It was their first prenatal class. Jennifer was 20 weeks pregnant, and she and her husband were happy for the chance to hang out with other couples who were newly pregnant. After all, none of their friends had children yet, and they were ready to share their experience with others.

But, as they waited for the class to start, Jennifer looked around at the other couples in the small classroom. She saw beautiful, pregnant women in...


The Power of Choice: A Parable

I recently read two business parables that I quite enjoyed: The Weekly Coaching Conversation (Brian Souza) and the ever popular, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Patrick Lencioni). I discovered the power of this kind of story to teach valuable lessons about leadership and...