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this week's affirmation is… i deserve to be imperfect, je mérite d’être imparfait

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


The Guardian

(author Sarah Marsh and Guardian Readers)

The Pressure of Perfection: Five Women Tell Their Stories


next, set the mood with a ballad

"Imperfections" by Celine Dion

a song examining the lens of self-criticism


next, our book selection...

(author Brené Brown)

The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition

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...

The Prestige

starring hugh jackman and christian bale


we are still in spooky season, are we not? the second in our double feature

Black Swan

starring natalie portman


“Perfection is not the absence of flaws, but the ability to embrace them”

malala yousafzai


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.

tamara charese

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