Notes from a recovering perfectionist

Notes from a recovering perfectionist

My name’s Ellen, and I’m a recovering perfectionist. Not so long ago – and still sometimes now (because nobody’s perfect even at imperfection) – I’d hang my head in shame and feel a big knot in my stomach every time I did something wrong, or was less than perfect. I’d beat myself up for not […]

What if growth were an inward not outward direction?

What if growth were an inward not outward direction?

in meditation practice, the best way to get somewhere is to let go of trying to get anywhere at all – Jon Kabat-Zinn I’ve been writing and thinking a lot about personal growth recently. In general, I’m quite a growth-minded person. I like to think I’m achieving, getting somewhere, improving. The idea that growth might […]

Am I an entrepreneur? On growing your own story

Am I an entrepreneur? On growing your own story

When I was at school there was some special event/series of workshops held for young entrepreneurs. There may have been some sort of competition. I remember hearing about it in assembly, and leaflets being given out in form time. Some of my friends definitely applied, the high achievers with lots of confidence. I definitely did […]