"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you insane your whole life." – Anne Lamott
Trying to be perfect affects many areas of our lives: our appearance, parenting skills, weight, job performance, relationship-building ability, and on and on. Lamott seems to think perfectionism will drive you nuts and keep you there -- so why pursue it?
Be kind to yourself. If you aren't, who will be?
The two latest articles on the Body Image at Bella are:
Body Image & Beauty Quotations
A collection of quotes about beauty and body image – including sayings about perfectionism, life, charm, and being happy.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
How do you know if you have Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) or you're simply aware of all aspects of your body - good and bad?
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Enjoy June as flowers and gardens blossom!
Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen, Body Image Editor