5 ways to manage your perfectionism

When is the last time you hiked through a mountain meadow filled with wildflowers and said, “Oh, what a mess!” Wildflowers are beautiful precisely because they are imperfect, irregular, and unexpected. Just as we accept what we see in nature, we can also practice accepting things as they are – without trying to make them perfect – in other parts of our lives. We can make room for imperfections and make the choice that things are “good enough” for the moment.

Holiday blues from social media? Here are some ways to cope

Teddy Roosevelt once said “comparison is the thief of joy.” This is a particularly relevant issue around the holidays, as people are often comparing themselves to others on social media. Popular culture is filled with people who look “happy” and “blissful.” When comparing our life to the lives of others or to what we thought our lives would be, how can we experience joy?

Well-being at work

Everyone wants to shine at their job and be their best, most affable self. The reality is we’re confronted with stressors, large and small—sometimes before we even leave the house in the morning. Some of us are more resilient than others. And some have learned effective coping techniques. But who wouldn’t welcome more well-being and less stress?