Category Archives: Perfectionism

Eating Disorder Perfectionism + Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder = Chaos but it doesn’t always have to be that way

Written by: Devyn Kerr Eating Disorder Perfectionism + Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder = Chaos but it doesn’t always have to be that way One key aspect to eating disorders is perfectionism. For me this was definitely part of my eating disorder or as I like to call him is Ed. First of all I am not an…

A Perfect Body

Written by: Mara I used to be consumed with perfection. I would look at my body in the mirror, feeling the flesh underneath my hands, and I would think about how many pounds I would have to carve off it, starve off of it, in order to be happy. I used to lay awake creating…

Embracing Imperfection in Recovery

Written by: Melissa Kenyon Hi ViR readers! My name is Melissa and I’m very honored to be doing a guest post for Voice in Recovery on the topic of perfectionism. I’m by no means an expert in this area, but I do think I have some unique perspectives to share since I started my blog,…

Finding the Grey in Perfectionism

Guest Blog Written by Jenn Sternecker (jsternecker86@gmail.com) “Life isn’t about finding yourself…life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw. When defining perfectionism, I think that something has to be done to the upmost standards and putting that thought into action so that the end result of whatever it is you are working on (project, quality…

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