Self-criticism: While one should always acknowledge and accept reality, getting down on oneself is a losing path.

Failure to Release: Never waste emotional energy on things beyond your control.

Armoring Up: You are not Superman so don’t try to be. We need each other; together we are stronger, better.

Perfectionism: High standards are good, impossible ones are not.

Getting Lost in Your Story: Seven billion humans and counting, each with their own story. The world we see is in large measure a creation of the story we tell ourselves, never forget that.

Closing Quotes:

“If I waited for perfection… I would never write a word.” – Margaret Atwood, b. 1939

“What is armor after all but a cage that moves with you?” – Rebecca Solnit, Recollections of My Nonexistence

“You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay, 1926-2017

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier