Letting Go of Perfectionism and Embracing Motherhood

“Would you like a soda or some chips?” the flight attendant asks me with a bright smile framed with pink lipstick.

“No, thank you.” I say, proudly displaying my homemade kale salad.  What I want to say is, “Oh, don’t eat that stuff.  I haven’t eaten high-fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oil for fifteen years. Not once.”

That was six years ago, before I had any children. Back then, I got to be the center of my universe and dedicate most of my time to self-improvement: therapy, yoga, workshops, cleanses, traveling, self-help books, seminars, and more cleanses. I had the luxury to get to know and examine every part of myself very carefully. I did yoga daily, ate a stellar diet, never drank alcohol, always brought my….read more on PositivelyPositive.com.

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