Kelly’s Posts

recovering perfectionist

The Recovering Perfectionist Diaries

My inner perfectionist reared her head this week. These were some of the things she said to me: ¬† “Nobody is ever going to buy that. It’s not good enough.” “You should be able to get it together.” “You sound like a jerk when you say that.” “I can’t believe you are struggling with this. […]

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give yourself permission

Give Yourself Permission

On Labor Day last week I decided to go to a big group workout at my gym. Now some of you might think that is no big deal for me, but I have to admit that I have a tendency to stick to my regular routine…like, all the time. I don’t really like to go […]

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messy middle

The Middle Is Messy

The other day I took my dog, Piper, for a long hike in the woods. There is a beautiful wildlife management area behind my house that has several trails, and I decided to try a trail I hadn’t been on in years. I had a very vague memory of how far it was and where […]

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soul vs. ego

Soul vs. Ego

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY BABIES ARE SO AMAZING? I mean, seriously, there is something so magical about a baby. They are so beautiful, so full of life, so full of wonder, and they have an amazing way of sharing that with the people around them just by being alive. I was listening to a […]

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you are not alone

IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING YOU ARE NOT ALONE…

We all have days that we struggle. Maybe we are struggling with making good choices, maybe we are struggling with how we feel about ourselves when we look in the mirror, maybe we are struggling with thoughts that trigger us emotionally…whatever you are struggling with KNOW THIS… You are not alone. Remind yourself that you […]

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tired of being the good girl

ARE YOU ALWAYS THE GOOD GIRL?

For most of my life I have been “the good girl.” Good grades, rule-follower, blah, blah, blah. Even in college I rarely just let go. I did have one summer where I gave myself permission to just let my hair down and have fun, and it was the best summer of my life. Now in […]

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practice

What are you practicing? As a musician I have spent countless hours practicing my flute. And anyone who is a musician knows¬†that practicing often looks like this: You hit a particularly hard spot and you make a mistake. You play that hard spot 3 or 4 times and you make the same mistake. You slow […]

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commit

  Commit. Commit to something small or something big, but do it. Do it, not for what you will get at the end, not for someone else, not for praise or validation, not because you think you should or because you think you have to… do it for you. Because you matter. You are important. […]

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