Self-care toolbox 1: Parenting yourself

Children crave acceptance and approval. As adults, we really just want the same. But, for many of us, we are too quick to self-criticize when we make a mistake. For high achievers, we often develop this pattern of perfectionism as young children. Here is a short, simple tool that can help soothe your critical inner voice… Find a picture of yourself … More Self-care toolbox 1: Parenting yourself

Lemonade-Aloe Martini

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Or, if it’s after 5pm… Make a Lemonade-Aloe Martini! I found this DELICIOUS sounding recipe on BeautifulBooze.com.  I couldn’t wait to try it out.  So… I did.   Here is the recipe: 1 ounce (30ml) lemonade* 1 ounce (30ml) aloe vera gel** 1.5 (45ml) your favorite vodka 1/2 … More Lemonade-Aloe Martini

Confessions of a recovering perfectionist 1: Embracing imperfections

“To err is human”, right? But then why do we get chastised and scolded by our parents, teachers, bosses, when we make a mistake? And, even worse for our psyche, why do we judge ourselves so harshly? In their book, When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough, Martin Antony, PhD and Richard Swinson, MD discuss how both our biology (genetic make-up), and … More Confessions of a recovering perfectionist 1: Embracing imperfections