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Perfectionists

Do you strive to do things in JUST the right way? Do you insist on loading the dishwasher your way? Do you have trouble showing your work if it’s not at its absolute best? Do you avoid difficult tasks if you think that you can’t handle them masterfully? Or maybe it’s your child who shows...
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How Failure Leads to Success at Work by Kristen Race PhD, MindfulLifeToday.com "Perfectionism, or striving for flawlessness and setting (and reaching) high performance standards, actually stifles innovation at work. Employees who strive for perfection don’t take as many risks, and risk-taking is the very fuel of creativity and innovation. Here are five ways you can let go perfectionism so that you can achieve success like never before."

Innovation comes from creativity and risk-taking. It comes from trying something new despite the possibility of failure. Innovative companies like Coca Cola, Netflix, Amazon, Madison Reed, Proctor & Gamble, Google, TATA, and Supercell actually thrive on this type of failure. It’s the seed of their success. “If we’re not making mistakes, we’re not trying hard...
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We’re all connected in this human experience and it’s probably not all rainbows and unicorns at your neighbor’s house, either.

About a month ago, I was leaving my son’s end-of-season banquet for his ski team. It was late and cold. As we made our way through the parking lot, I saw a mom struggling to get her 3-year-old in the car. He was having a big tantrum – stomping his ski boots, crying, yelling –...
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Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much”. Helen Keller. How to survive parent teacher conferences. Article by Dr. Kristen Race, MindfulLifeToday.com.

Gone are the days when teachers and parents had the time to mingle before and after school to discuss how kids are doing. As demands on teachers and their time continue to rise and the over scheduling of our kids creates a rush from the moment the school day ends, the ability for teachers and...
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How to be a good mom, by Kristen Race. Mindfulness Practices and programs, MindfulLifeToday.com

Am I a good mom?

I ask myself this question a lot. Here I am writing articles and books about parenting and teaching parenting courses, yet I still find myself in situations with my kids where I am at a loss. My kids and I look pretty happy in this photo, but often I’m too busy, too stressed, too impatient,...
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