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About perfection, Brene Brown shares that, “Living in a society that floods us with unattainable expectations around every topic imaginable, putting down the perfection shield is scary. Finding the courage, compassion and connection to move from “What will people think?” to “I am enough,” is not easy. But however afraid we are of change, the question that we must ultimately answer is this: What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think — or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?” This week’s stories explore further.

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Editor’s Note: About perfection, Brene Brown shares that, “Living in a society that floods us with unattainable expectations around every topic imaginable, putting down the perfection shield is scary. Finding the courage, compassion and connection to move from “What will people think?” to “I am enough,” is not easy. But however afraid we are of change, the question that we must ultimately answer is this: What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think — or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?” This week’s stories explore further.
Kindness Rocks
Kindness In the News
In this love story, an Alzheimer’s patient asks his wife to marry him after falling in love with her for a second time. The heart remembered through sickness and health, even when the mind forgot.
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Kindness is Contagious.
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A 13-year-old reflects on her unexpected encounter with another Middle School student. And how that taught her to love and accept herself as she is.
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Stop Trying To Be Perfect
Hugs In this eloquent Spoken Word, Prince Ea challenges the constant pressures of our times and encourages us to reflect deeply on our relationship to perfection.
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Author and Professor Brene Brown talks about our exhausting and unrelenting quest for perfection. Why we get sucked into it, what it is, and what it’s not. The full article HERE.
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