Episode 094 :: Amanda Johnson :: Letting Go of Perfectionism

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson joins us to speak about how aspirations of being perfect may not being serving us, in her new book Becoming Enough: A Heroine’s Journey to the Already Perfect Self.

Do you ever wrestle with the thought or feeling that you just aren’t measuring up? That there’s a Should Be, and you’re Not It? The inner critic can be helpful in pointing out where we may need to do some work on ourselves, but sometimes may get out of hand, either with inaccurately perceiving how we really are, or setting expectations that simply can’t be met. Perhaps just as problematic is when that critical view extends to others, and nothing those around us do is good enough, either. So how does one stem the tide of unhealthful judgment?

Amanda Johnson was born and raised in the Midwest, lived in nine cities, and spent time in fourteen countries and thirty-two states. Amanda has spent the past few years as a writer, teacher, and radio show host after more than ten years of experience performing, educating, facilitating, and consulting. Her passion is inspiring others and connecting with them. She shares her message in articles for The Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Best Kept Self, MindBodyGreen; videos; group training programs; and her weekly Being Inspired Radio Show.

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Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

The music heard in this podcast is from Rodrigo Rodriguez. You can visit his website to hear more of his music, get the full discography, and view his upcoming tour dates.

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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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