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Dieting versus Anorexia

Dieting versus Anorexia

Deep into my dieting experiment, counting calories obsessively, exercising, etc. I can’t help but wonder how this is different from having an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia. According to Portia De Rossi’s book Unbearable Lightness, a memoir about her struggles with anorexia, there isn’t. […]

Braiding the Daffodils

Braiding the Daffodils

We had a beautiful ring of daffodils around our front tree this year. I can’t take credit for it. The previous owners put this in and it comes back year after year, thrilling my daughters with its blooms. After the blooming, however, the greenery starts […]

Execution Strategy – Restart Often

Execution Strategy – Restart Often

The act of setting a goal triggers a perfectionist reflex in many people and particularly in successful people. If your goal is targeting an area of weakness, you may unrealistically assume that you can easily achieve the same stellar performance in your area of weakness […]

Perfectionism in the Pursuit of Diet and Exercise

Perfectionism in the Pursuit of Diet and Exercise

I am now 8 days into my new diet and exercise regime. I can tell that I am getting stronger and gaining more stamina in my exercise program and I am getting used to thinking about fruits and vegetables all the time. But, to be […]

Ruly Recap and Reader Feedback: Perfectionism and the Parent-Child Relationship

Ruly Recap and Reader Feedback: Perfectionism and the Parent-Child Relationship

Hard to believe but summer is 2/3 over and it is time to recap this month’s discussion of perfectionist parenting! I started the month sharing with you some of the Google search keywords people have been using to query perfectionism and the parent-child relationship and […]