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Struggling With Perfection No More

Hi Dr. Laura,

Your opening monologue about a week ago was about perfectionism, and how it doesn't work. What I took from that was that you are loved because you are loving, not because you are "perfect".

That monologue changed my life. I have struggled with body image for as long as I can remember. I have had 4 plastic surgeries and constantly put myself on diets because I told myself that if I looked a certain way, THEN I would be loved. Self acceptance and pleasure were never even part of my body equation. I asked myself some hard questions that day.

I exercise now because I love the feeling of the wind on my face, my dog running ahead of me, the sun on my chest. I now appreciate the body that I have and how it enables me to do that...two legs, two arms and a big fat smile.

Thank you for who you are in the world, you make a huge difference to this planet.

I Love you very much,


Tags: Humor, Morals, Ethics, Values, Motherhood-Fatherhood, Parenting, Stay-at-Home Mom, Values
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