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Best of Our Blogs: August 31, 2010

Here is it. The last day of August. When you think back to the last three months of summer, how do you feel?

Did you get to do everything you wanted to do? Read every book you wanted to read? Spend a few days relaxing and doing nothing too?

Sometimes we get sucked into this “I need to accomplish everything and be perfect” hole. And when we’re there, we don’t know how we winded up where we are or why we wanted to be there in the first place.

There’s a theme in this week’s top posts that have to do with perfectionism and also truth. I think we all strive to seek truth, what’s true for us and how to accept ourselves and be comfortable with who we are. Yet, there’s this crazy sense of push and pull between who we are (what’s true) and who we think we’re supposed to be (perfection).

How do we find balance between trying to better ourselves and accept our flaws in the process?

Here’s hoping that these five posts might send you on the path to get you there.

Perfectionism Runs on Mindlessness

(360 Degrees of Mindful Living) – We try to make our homes spotless, our work and relationships perfect. But do we know why? This post addresses something we rarely question. What is the true purpose of perfection?

Texting and ADHD: A Major Problem Facing Youth and Adults

(ADHD in Focus) – Are you addicted to texting? You are definitely not the only one. Find out what texting may do to kids and also anyone with ADHD.

Body Image: Seeking the Truth

(Weightless) – An introspective look at body image and why your desire to be thin could be about more than just looks. Here is a list of questions that will inspire self-exploration and get you to explore how you feel about your body. An added bonus? It could improve your body image.

The Truth of Everyday Life: John O’Donohue

(Mindfulness & Psychotherapy) – What’s the truth of everyday life? That life is short. It’s a simple reality that can be life changing once you accept it. Read this and you’ll be moved to shift the way you perceive every moment of your life.

Opening the Window to Your Heart – and What You Might See Through It (Part 2)

(The Therapist Within) – Want to get closer to your own truth? Begin the journey towards self-reflection. This post takes a look at the Johari window and shows you how it may help you know yourself better.

Best of Our Blogs: August 31, 2010

Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.

Brandi-Ann Uyemura is a freelance writer specializing in self-help, spirituality, psychology and small business articles. She has a BA in English from University of Oregon and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She writes for various companies and publications and teaches stress management workshops. For more information, see her website

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Uyemura, B. (2010). Best of Our Blogs: August 31, 2010. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 15, 2018, from


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