I have been taking Brene Brown’s very powerful e-course, the Gifts of Imperfection, and have been loving both the content and the course design. I read the book a few years ago and found it profoundly helpful. This course is taking the learning to a whole new level for me. I often joke in my creativity classes that I am a recovering perfectionist, and I am discovering just how much of an impact (toll?) that has on my overall ability to do my best work AND, more importantly, to enjoy my work. Brene’s definition of perfectionism as seeking to be perfect in order to avoid the pain of judgement has been an important insight for me. The remedy is to practice self compassion. Compassionate whispers replace the harsh judgments we throw at ourselves.