Friday, July 10, 2009
There is a wonderful web site online called Ordinary Courage. Dr. Brené Brown's entries about authenticity are inspiring. I encourage you to explore her site.
Quote: "Perfectionism is a self-destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: “If I look perfect, live perfectly, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.”
Quote from Dr. Brown's bio: "Dr. Brené Brown is a writer, researcher, and educator. She is a member of the research faculty at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work where she has spent the past ten years studying connection - specifically authenticity, belonging, and shame, and the affect these powerful emotions have on the way we live, love, parent, work and build relationships."