I knew it had been a while since my last blog post...but I was SHOCKED AND APPALLED when I saw that the last time I wrote was January.
Where have I been?! What have I been doing?! (I mean besides: seeing clients, sleeping, hanging out with friends and family, petting my cats, watching TV, doing laundry, going to Zumba, reading, eating, etc...)
Well, what happened was...
Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough - that we should try again. ~Julia Cameron
I have worked with countless people who find themselves in the grips of Perfectionism.
I love helping them learn to accept themselves as they are and embrace “good enough.” I love witnessing them discover how this allows them to live more fully, freely, and authentically. It’s exciting, nourishing, and inspiring work.
But it can be hard to make this shift. It takes practice. And like every other bad habit we try to kick, there is the inevitable relapse. I know this because I have lived it.
fara tucker, lcsw
therapist~consultant~teacher in Portland, Oregon