Is guilt good or bad?

Is guilt good or bad? It depends. How is it being used? Is it used to motivate you to do something good? Is guilt used to manipulate you to do something good for someone else? This is a very complex question!

Guilt is a very powerful motivator. It’s important to analyze the effect it has in your life. Is guilt a valuable guide or something to outgrow? How has guilt had an impact on your life? (more…)

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Can perfectionism help or hurt you?

Can perfectionism help or hurt you? Let’s explore this by looking at the definitions, advantages and disadvantages of this very complex word.

Perfectionist word definitions include: flawless, faultless, extreme, obsessive, supreme, excellence, ideal standard, extremely high standards, and doing something well. At first glance, perfectionism should be a virtue, but there‚Äôs a lot of pain and frustration associated with it. It can help you do your best or it can immobilize you. (more…)

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Do you appreciate yourself?

Do you appreciate yourself? Here’s a poem on my feelings about this question.

Self-Appreciation for Highly Sensitive People

Who are you?
Where do you fit in this world?
We come in different colors, shapes, sizes, abilities, and aptitudes.
Some of us are able bodied, and some of us are not.
Some of us have physical handicaps, and some of us are handicapped by our thinking.
Some of us have attitudes that will make us soar, whoever we are.
We all have choices. We can choose to make our situations better or worse.
We are all dealt circumstances that we can and cannot control.
Don’t we owe it to ourselves, our loved ones, and our world to make the best out of whatever we’ve got?
Why not make the best out of your lot?
For better or worse, we’re all we’ve got. (more…)

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Are you frustrated?

Are you frustrated? I get extremely frustrated when I’m not maximizing my talents and abilities or when I’m not working at peak efficiency.

In a similar vein, I get upset when others aren’t giving their best effort. I bristle when I receive poor service or a lackluster response from a person who is being paid to help me. I get angry when I hear about the latest scandal or blunder that our political leaders have committed. I get even angrier when I realize that I, and all the other taxpayers, will pay for their mistakes. I get distressed when I look at the current economic state of the world. (more…)

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