perfectionism


09

Jan 2016

Redefining Failure

By: Abigail Driscoll Shame. Guilt. Worthlessness. Inadequacy. These are feelings many of us are all too familiar with, especially when it comes to failure. Maybe you applied for a job you really wanted and after interviewing, the company decided to move on with a different candidate. Maybe you started a new business and it just didn’t take off. Maybe you set a goal and found it...

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11

Sep 2015

The Busy Badge

By Juliandra Durkin Recently, I was struck with an unintentional break from the busyness of my non-stop life the past few weeks, when I started feeling sick and run down with a cold. I had been pushing myself with vigor for exciting, new volunteer and work activities and I think that getting sick was my body’s way of saying, “Enough!” It is not without reason...

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04

Jun 2015

Let Him Help

by: Erin Weidemann Do you ever find it hard to let someone help? I do. It doesn’t really matter what it is. I could be standing red-faced in the kitchen with my mitts around a pickle jar, on the wrong end of a silent “twist off ” with the lid. My husband calls over from the couch, “You need help?” I roll my eyes and...

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30

Oct 2012

Andrea’s Battle with Breast Cancer – Part 2

by Andrea Popkes Note from Allie:  Today we are featuring Part 2 of Andrea’s battle with and recovery from breast cancer. To read Part 1, click here. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought it would be a great opportunity to invite my friend Andrea Popkes to share about her battle with breast cancer. She was diagnosed at just 31. Andrea and I met back...

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17

Sep 2012

Surrendering

by Laura Gonzalez My life was a wild entanglement of self-destruction. I was in my second year of college and things were getting progressively worse. Though I had been dealing with it for a while, I finally admitted to myself that I had an eating disorder. Even with the truth out in the open, it only continued to escalate. I hated myself for everything I...

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13

Sep 2012

The Dreamer

by Kristina Fertala [Image Source] Have you ever had this thought before? In another life I would be super outgoing, be bold, enjoy roller coasters, get better grades, have a beautiful voice and “live a little more.” Nearly every single one of us comes across this “in another life” statement at one point or another. But why? In what other life would we be living out...

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27

Jun 2012

Perfectly Imperfect

by Natalie Lynn Borton [photo credit] Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight...

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04

May 2012

Unique Is Beautiful. Barbie Isn’t Real.

by Kristie Vosper [photo credit] A trending article on Facebook on Wednesday was an article that Yahoo posted titled, “Is ‘real-life Barbie’ beautiful or creepy?” It’s not a question I have to sit with for even a moment. My resounding answer is: creepy. In the article, three models are discussed who go to great lengths to look like a doll. This article is based around...

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19

Jan 2012

Fotoshop by Adobé: A Beauty Regimen

by Natalie Lynn Borton If you haven’t seen this video yet, take two minutes to watch. It’s a witty and entertaining commentary on the unrealistic standards of beauty we have in our culture that definitely puts our desire for perfection into a healthier perspective: How does this video impact your view of today’s standards of beauty?...

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22

Dec 2011

Little Drummer Boy

by Natalie Lynn Borton Although my all-time favorite Christmas song is O, Holy Night (specifically the version by The Fray), this season I just can’t get enough of The Little Drummer Boy. It seems to be playing everywhere, and the lyrics are resonating with me in a way they never have before. Perhaps the problem before was that I’d only heard the ultra-traditional versions, and...

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28

Jul 2011

Grace or Discipline

by Natalie Lynn Borton Grace or discipline–which do you need? Lately I’ve realized that there are different seasons for each, and it always balances out. If you’ve heard my story, you know that for most of my life I was a Type A perfectionist. I was a good girl who did (almost) everything right–I went to church every week, prayed every night, studied hard, went...

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09

Feb 2011

Heavenly Perfection: Why our Desire for Perfect is Okay

by Allie Marie Smith We are girls who long for perfect. The perfect look.The perfect body.The perfect life.Perfect love. In my own strivings and temptations to create a pretty little life, I am discovering that our craving for perfect is God-given; that our yearning for perfection is not bad – it’s [gasp] perfectly okay. I believe our insatiable hunger for perfect exists because God has...

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03

Feb 2011

The Comparison Game

by Natalie Lynn Borton I recently wrote about wanting what you’ve got, but today I’m talking about a different side of the same coin: comparison. Today’s post is inspired by a simple and wise tweet from my beloved fiance: I can’t say for sure, but I’d venture to guess that most of you have played the comparison game. You know what I’m talking about–you wish...

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01

Feb 2011

HerStory: Laura Sergent

Today’s HerStory post is from the newest member of the leadership team at our Pepperdine University Wonderfully Made chapter. She is a wise girl with a sweet spirit. We are thankful to have her on our team, as well as part of our lives. Thank you for sharing your story, Laura! My life has been a pendulum that swings from what I used to believe...

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