Why perfectionism can hold you back, and what to do about it.
Like a baby learning how to walk...
"For every hour of sleep you miss out on, you lose at least two hours of productivity" (Chris Bailey, The Productivity Project, page 245).Wait, what?? Yep, you heard it straight from one of today's productivity gurus.
|This is a picture of the sweet potato souffle just before cooking.|
|Sweet potato souffle just before cooking.|
The topping carmelizes into this amazing crunchy, sweet, dessert. People think this is a side dish... they're fooling you. It's dessert.
|Can you tell how loved this recipe card is? The red column is our half-pan gluten-free recipe.|
|There's quite the controversy about the difference between yams and sweet potatoes. A quick Google search will give you a variety of opinions. So I'm posting a picture to help you know which sweet potatoes I use.|
|Here is my family, reunited after our son Adam's two-year mission to Paris, France, at our extended family Thanksgiving dinner on the weekend before Thanksgiving. We're only missing our teen daughter who was speaking at a Lionheart event, and our son-in-law who was working. I'm grateful for my family!|
|My daughter Malia and I didn't plan it, but we dressed alike! She is expecting baby girl number three in early January, and we can hardly wait to meet that little bundle of joy!|
|My favorite Aunt Jani in the whole wide world. She and I both wore polka dots too!|
|Grand babies make Thanksgiving even sweeter. Just look at that cutie pie.|
|Our other granddaughter loving on her uncle, after asking, "Gramma, can I take a quick lil' ride in your 'Burban?" How can a gramma say no to that!|
"...Words are sacred, and must be spoken with care...
"...Some things we say can be destructive, even venomous—and that is a chilling indictment for a Latter-day Saint! The voice that bears profound testimony, utters fervent prayer, and sings the hymns of Zion can be the same voice that berates and criticizes, embarrasses and demeans, inflicts pain and destroys the spirit of oneself and of others in the process. “Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing,” James grieves. “My brethren [and sisters], these things ought not so to be.”
"...negative speaking so often flows from negative thinking, including negative thinking about ourselves. We see our own faults, we speak—or at least think—critically of ourselves, and before long that is how we see everyone and everything. No sunshine, no roses, no promise of hope or happiness. Before long we and everybody around us are miserable.
"Speak hopefully. Speak encouragingly, including about yourself. Try not to complain and moan incessantly. As someone once said, “Even in the golden age of civilization someone undoubtedly grumbled that everything looked too yellow.”
"I have often thought that Nephi’s being bound with cords and beaten by rods must have been more tolerable to him than listening to Laman and Lemuel’s constant murmuring. Surely he must have said at least once, “Hit me one more time. I can still hear you.” Yes, life has its problems, and yes, there are negative things to face, but please accept one of Elder Holland’s maxims for living—no misfortune is so bad that whining about it won’t make it worse." (The Tongue of Angels, Ensign, May 2007)