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The articles this week look at perfectionism both in our own selves and in our children. We ask ourselves some hard questions: "Are You Struggling for a "Perfect Life"?" and "Do You Suffer from Unrealistic Expectations of Perfectionism and Compulsive Comparison?" Jerry Lynch describes the "Sports Parent Trap" in which parents push their child to achieve (or overachieve) in sports and thus disconnect their child from the joy of simply playing the game.
A lot of these attitudes and behaviors come from thinking we're not enough, we don't have enough, and that our life is not enough. Jude Bijou shares "How To Change Your "Not Enough" Thinking" while Noelle Sterne leads the way in "Redefining Accomplishment and Discovering the True Measure of Success".
We also reflect on the energies of these times in "Wise Emotion: A Sensitive and Emotional Eclipse in Pisces" as well as in "What Would Sanity Do About The Upcoming Election?".
And of course we have numerous additional articles dealing with health, well-being, and much much more. Scroll down below for the list and links.
Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
Written by Sarah Varcas
When the Moon is eclipsed we may lose touch with our inner compass. When eclipsed in Pisces, even more so! If we find ourselves swayed by ideas, people or situations that seem out of character it’s worth taking a step back before jumping on board.
Read article here: Wise Emotion: A Sensitive and Emotional Eclipse in Pisces
Written by Steve Bhaerman
"America's two political parties spent $4 billion on the last election and it worked -- the American people were soundly defeated." (Swami Beyondananda) We've been hearing for years the contextual question, "What would Jesus do?" So I offer my own question: What would sanity do?
Read article here: What Would Sanity Do About The Upcoming Election?
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
Do you feel like you're never enough? That there's never enough time? Money? Friends? Great opportunities? Recognition? Do you believe if you had or did something else -- got married, earned more, looked more beautiful, danced better, or had more time -- you'd finally relax and feel okay? Do you believe more is better? Are you rarely satisfied?
Read article here: How To Change Your "Not Enough" Thinking
Written by Roger Housden
One day Ajahn Chah held up a beautiful Chinese teacup. “To me this cup is already broken. Because I know its fate, I can enjoy it fully here and now. And when it’s gone, it’s gone.” When we understand the truth of uncertainty and relax, we become free.
Read article here: Are You Struggling for a "Perfect Life"?
Written by Jayne Morris
Perfectionism can prevent us from acknowledging the best in ourselves because our attention becomes focused on overly obsessing with the worst in ourselves. As a result perfectionists often beat themselves up with negative self-talk and self-defeating behaviour.
Written by Jerry Lynch.
Many young athletes become mentally, emotionally, and spiritually fried by the constant competitive pressure, which includes the overwhelming obsession to win, to gain external recognition, to attain perfection, to fulfill unrealistic expectations, and to measure self-worth solely by results and outcomes.
Read article here: Sports Parent Trap: The Lure of Reaching the Pros
Written by Noelle Sterne, Ph.D.
Business writer and journalist Srully Blotnick wrote of a 20-year study of men who became millionaires. The single thing they all had in common was not an overriding desire to make money or gain international reputation, but an overriding love of and determination to do what they loved doing...
Read article here: Redefining Accomplishment and Discovering the True Measure of Success
This weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read more
It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.
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