The perils of perfectionism

Do you struggle with perfectionism? I do. My theory is that school trains us in the false belief that you can do something perfectly or (a worse misconception) be perfect. They train you to believe there is always a right and a wrong, and that you can 'get everything right'...10 out of 10, 100%, A+! … Continue reading The perils of perfectionism

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First quarter check-in: what I’ve done

I revived this blog as an accountability tool. Seeing as we've officially entered a new season (Autumn for us Antipodeans, Spring for the Northerners out there) I figured it was about time for a check-in. That ole voice-of-doom that resides in my head was up to no good again: as I sat down to review … Continue reading First quarter check-in: what I’ve done

Why our brains love stories

There are a kazillion articles online about the power of story. Whole books on the topic. There's less written about WHY stories are so powerful. Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, seems to have the answer. In his book Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow, he walks the reader through a vast amount of scientific research into … Continue reading Why our brains love stories