Tag Archives: imperfection

The Illusion of Orthorexia

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Orthorexia is a term used to describe an unhealthy preoccupation with healthy eating. You know the type: these people usually have a long list of foods they can’t eat, they read labels meticulously, and can immediately spot a “bad” food or ingredient. And they frequently judge or criticize the food choices of others. While orthorexia […]

Book Club Discussion: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

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The Living Upp Book Club met for the very first time last night to discuss Brené Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.* Brené does a great job convincing us that imperfection is perfectly okay. And I have to say, that […]

6 Reasons I’m Glad I Started Practicing Yoga

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It’s been my desire to start practicing yoga more regularly. Not only does this act of self-care offer physical health benefits, but it also helps us experience more joy. And that’s why I decided to take a beginner’s yoga class. Sure, I’ve taken a yoga class or two over the years, but I never really […]

The Beauty of Imperfection: Lessons From a Corks and Canvas Event

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I’m not that artistic, so when I registered to attend a corks and canvas event at a nearby wine bar, I was delighted to find that artistic ability was not a prerequisite. The only objective was this: to drink some wine and see what happened on a blank canvas over the course of the evening. […]