this week's affirmation is…
i deserve to be imperfect, je mérite d’être imparfait
not one of us is perfect
perfection is an unrealistic and unattainable standard
embracing your imperfections and acknowledging that they are a part of what makes you unique is healthy
striving for self-improvement and personal growth is admirable, but it should be driven by a desire to become the best version of yourself, not by an unrealistic pursuit of perfection
imperfections are a natural part of being human, and they can provide opportunities for learning, growth, and self-acceptance
embrace your imperfections as part of your journey toward becoming the best version of yourself
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let's begin with stories from women...
we are not alone in this struggle to combat the expectation to be perfect
i hope these stories help you as they helped me
(author Sarah Marsh and Guardian Readers)
next, set the mood with a ballad
a song examining the lens of self-criticism
next, our book selection...
(author Brené Brown)
Brené writes, "this book is an invitation to join a wholehearted revolution. a small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, 'my story matters because i matter.' revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance."
for this week's film, another double feature...
starring hugh jackman and christian bale
we are still in spooky season, are we not? the second in our double feature
starring natalie portman
“Perfection is not the absence of flaws, but the ability to embrace them”
embrace the perfectly imperfect you this week!
as always, affirmations from previous weeks are available here
you'll be hearing more from me soon. promise.