Many of us are plagued by a common condition: we rarely appreciate who we are and what we have. And so begins our endless pursuit of you-fill-in-the-blank, fueled by a nagging voice incessantly whining that we are not enough. Sound familiar? You're not alone, since humans have had this struggle for millennia.
How is a thief exposed? Usually his or her identity comes into focus when we realize that something of value has been taken from us. A successful thief stays in business by pulling the wool over our eyes, and keeping our attention in the dark. Maybe the thief starts out taking small bits of what we [...]
We keep chasing after perfection as if it is an achievable goal, when really it is the most grand and painful of all mirages. – Courtney E. Martin Ms. Martin penned these words about the female preoccupation with weight in Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters (2007). Yet almost everywhere I look, even in the mirror, I [...]