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Letting Yourself Go

And no, I am not talking about personal grooming here… I am talking about releasing our focus on the results and enjoying the process. In what? In everything! As I always tell my mom-in-law when we are quilting, “Perfection is highly overrated!” If we get too caught up in the perfect seam or perfect corners, …

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Embracing Imperfection

Chasing Imperfection CHERYL FASSETT ♦ APRIL 19, 2012 ♦ 3 COMMENTS “Embrace exuberant imperfection”  (Chris  Baty, No Plot, No Problem) For years, I have been intrigued by the Zen concept of beginner’s mind. In its simplest explanation, it is the ability to allow yourself to be a beginner at something you have done a million times. …

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Perfectionism Part II

Last week, I posted about perfectionism and how it keeps most of us from chasing our dreams. If you missed it, you can check it out – here. I have noticed that the universe has a way of tossing things in our path when it wants us to wake up and notice something. In my …

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Little Miss Perfect

Hello, my name is Cheryl, and I am a perfectionist. We need to start an intervention group for perfectionism. Maybe they exist already. [Note to self: Google this because you need help.] I am one of those folks who let perfectionism keep me from doing a lot of things. This is especially true if it …

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Lessons in the Kitchen

Last night we tried a new recipe that had a lot of promise – chicken and dumplings casserole. Talk about the perfect comfort food. The picture on the recipe showed what looked to be a bready topping over chicken and gravy filling. Yummy! I followed the directions precisely and after 40 minutes in the oven, the …

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The Monk strikes again!

In the October 2012 issue of The Writer there was an illuminating article by Craig English titled, “Set your writing free.”  In it he quoted Ram Dass, which I found to be serendipitous as I had just mentioned him a few posts ago.  The monk is everywhere! Ram Dass says we have to invite our demons …

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