Trusting yourself

Stephanie Upchurch

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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  1. Perfection
    13 Mar, 2018
    Perfection
    Perfectionism is the refusal to accept any standard short of perfection. Now many of us don't see this as an issue because while we would love to be perfect, we accept that this is an impossibility. Unfortunately, I have allowed perfectionism to become a lonely prison that kept me stuck doing things until I had them just right or avoiding doing things that I didn't think I could ever do right. I'm happy to say that I"m not in prison anymore but I still visit on occasion.  I write this  post
  2. Change
    07 Mar, 2018
    Change
    As I set about getting my office ready for today's sessions, I quickly checked out my inspirational calendar. Normally the quotes get a cursory glance due to their true lack of inspiration which genuinely annoys me. Today's calendar quote was surprisingly refreshing and is the inspiration for this post. "Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire." - Reggie Leach, Canadian hockey player. When you struggle with anxiety or OCD it can be easy to get stuck in
  3. 22 Feb, 2017
    Challenging social worries
    Have you ever written something, pressed send and then wished you could recall your message? What about reading, re-reading, and re-writing a post for social media? Maybe you worried about what the response to your message might be? What would people think? Would someone be angry at you or take your words "the wrong way"? Would people stop being your friend, judge you or turn others against you for sending or posting that message? Imagine living your life with this fear to the point where you