Category Archives: Self-Improvement

Confessions of a Perfectionist

Confessions of a Perfectionist

Hi, my name is Jilienne, and I’m a perfectionist.  A recovering perfectionist!  Realizing you have a problem is the first step, right?  I’ve identified this personal issue before (see my very first blog post) but I’m still working on it.  Apparently this isn’t something you can just “get over.”  I’ve been diving into the psychology of the subject, trying to get to the root of the issue and hopefully eliminate it. I’m still in the middle of that process but I know I’m not the only one who struggles with this so I’ve decided to confess some of the things I’ve realized about the Perfectionist aspect of myself in the hopes that it will inspire some “ah ha!” moments of clarity or compassion… Continue reading Confessions of a Perfectionist

How To “Be Who You Are”

Be who YOU are.

A few days ago, I tuned into Hay House Radio on my way home from work (which is my normal routine) and was pleased to hear Anita Moorjani being interviewed by Diane Ray.  Anita authored the book “Dying To Be Me”, in which she tells the story of her near death experience while in a coma caused by terminal cancer and how she has used what she learned during her NDE to heal her life.  Her story is truly inspiring and I encourage you to look her up!  I’ve heard Anita speak a few times and, although I’m sure she has said this during every talk, on this particular day the message that kept jumping out at me was “Be who you are!”  In a synchronistic twist that emphasized the point, the license plate on the car in front of me while listening to this interview was BHUYUR.  Message received, Universe! Continue reading How To “Be Who You Are”

Talking Back to Self-Doubt


Do you ever catch yourself thinking, “Who am I to do that?”  I have.  And that horrible voice (remember the Itty Bitty Shitty Committee?) has been more vocal lately as I get closer to self-employment. I’ve come to believe that the best way to respond to that negative thought is to turn it around and use it as a prompt to dig deep and answer that inner IBSC with all the reasons why I am someone who can do that!  Continue reading Talking Back to Self-Doubt

What do you want to do with your life?

What do you want to do with your life? What is your dream job?


This is basically the adult version of “What do you want to do when you grow up?” except that when we answer it as children it tends to be more pure, free of all conflicting thoughts like “but how can I possibly make money doing that?” or “what will so-and-so think of me if I do that?”  When you answer it as a child your dream job is fueled by passion.  Continue reading What do you want to do with your life?