Posts by Kim Buchwald

Kim Buchwald is a writer, artist, and educator open heartedly exploring what it means to be human. Her work focuses on helping her readers build a deeper relationship with themselves and the world around them through both poetry and practice. She is the author of Home: Meditations on living in the present and writes a weekly blog titled The Art of Good Enough. Follow her on instagram @theartofgoodenough or at theartofgoodenough.substack.com.

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A Mindfulness Technique to Overcome Perfectionism and Step into Self-Love

“When we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, we are not pretending, we are not hiding—we are simply present with whatever is going on inside us. Ironically, it is this very feeling of authenticity that draws people to us, not the brittle effort of perfectionism.” ~Maureen Cooper

Most of my life I have been really good at following the have-tos and oughts of perfectionism.

I have to keep the house clean. What will the company think?

I ought to be pleasant and pleasing. Stop being stubborn. Worse yet, stop being angry.

I should not have told that long story …