As a past student therapist and a friend, I’ve noticed a trend — a sad, and unexpected obsession with perfection. Could this change in perspective and sudden focus be the result of a societal shift? And more importantly, when did attaining perfection become possible?

It saddens me to hear that being less than perfect mothers, friends, children, siblings, partners, employees, etc. makes us less of a person. When in reality, self-love and self-acceptance for our flaws are more realistic, attainable and favorable goals. Perhaps the summer of 2010 could be the summer we work towards that instead. Let’s dump shame and self-loathing and embrace our whole, yet less than perfect selves.

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10 Ways to Live Mindfulness Today

(Mindfulness and Psychotherapy) – You don’t have to wait until a vacation to feel at ease. In fact, there are important things you can do right now to achieve the benefits of an expensive getaway. Start today by following these 10 steps toward greater awareness and connection and gain respite from the daily grind.

Body Image: How to Respect Your Body

(Weightless) – The summer can be welcoming for some and torturous for others. A big part of that is how we feel about our bodies. When shorts, tank tops and bathing suits come out, it’s easy to start comparing and feeling down on ourselves. This top post teaches you ways to respect your body and feel better about yourself no matter what the season.

Mantra Meditation: an ADHD Panacea?

(ADHD from A to Zoe) – More and more meditation is being found to help everything from chronic pain to depression. In this informative post, you’ll learn how this alternative therapy is also a great drug-free alternative for ADHD.

The Second Agreement: Don’t Take Anything Personally

(World of Psychology) – Who among us doesn’t feel a bit hurt when someone makes a biting comment about something we’ve done or how we look? If someone said something to you recently that still stings, you’ll gain tons of wisdom from this post.

Reasons Not to Do Anything About Your Anxiety

(Anxiety & OCD Exposed) – I think everyone can admit that anxiety is definitely not fun. Yet, some who suffer from anxiety avoid working on it. Why? Here are ten common reasons why you or someone you know may be doing everything else, but work on their anxiety issues.