Thoughts By Natalie » perfectionism https://thoughtsbynatalie.com honest talk about beauty, style, wellness and life Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:00:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Gathering With Friends https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/06/gathering-with-friends.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/06/gathering-with-friends.html#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2013/06/04/gathering-with-friends/ https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/06/gathering-with-friends.html/feed 0 progress, not perfection https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/01/progress-not-perfection.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/01/progress-not-perfection.html#comments Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:43:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2013/01/24/progress-not-perfection/ https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2013/01/progress-not-perfection.html/feed 0 expectations vs. reality: final https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/10/expectations-vs-reality-final.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/10/expectations-vs-reality-final.html#comments Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2012/10/23/expectations-vs-reality-final/ https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/10/expectations-vs-reality-final.html/feed 14 expectations vs. reality: part three https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/10/expectations-vs-reality-part-three.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/10/expectations-vs-reality-part-three.html#comments Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2012/10/22/expectations-vs-reality-part-three/ https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/10/expectations-vs-reality-part-three.html/feed 4 expectations vs. reality: part two https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/10/expectations-vs-reality-part-two.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/10/expectations-vs-reality-part-two.html#comments Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2012/10/21/expectations-vs-reality-part-two/ https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/10/expectations-vs-reality-part-two.html/feed 2 expectations vs. reality: part one https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/10/expectations-vs-reality-part-one.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/10/expectations-vs-reality-part-one.html#comments Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:21:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2012/10/20/expectations-vs-reality-part-one/ https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/10/expectations-vs-reality-part-one.html/feed 8 better than yesterday. https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/07/better-than-yesterday.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/07/better-than-yesterday.html#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2012/07/05/better-than-yesterday/ https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/07/better-than-yesterday.html/feed 0 my story: finding balance. https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/06/my-story-finding-balance.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/06/my-story-finding-balance.html#comments Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:14:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2012/06/01/my-story-finding-balance/ Many of you have requested to hear my story recently, and I recognize that a story of healing can provide hope for those of you who find yourselves in the same situations I’ve found myself in. Below is my story of disordered eating and self-hatred, as well as freedom and God’s faithfulness. I hope it encourages you and reminds you of the good, faithful love of God even in the darkest of times. My high school experience was different from many. I was always very confident growing up, and I never struggled with my body image as many girls do–even through high school. I was on the cheerleading squad for all four years. As one of the more muscular fliers on the squad, I always viewed my strength as a positive, rather than wishing I were thinner. My strong legs helped me in sports, and my strong back and stomach made gymnastics easy for me. Much to my surprise, moving away to go to college at Pepperdine totally rocked my world. Being at Pepperdine made me feel like I needed to be smart AND thin AND in fashion AND overcommitted in order to be successful, and I started to second-guess ...]]> https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/06/my-story-finding-balance.html/feed 28 water the grass. https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/04/water-the-grass.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/04/water-the-grass.html#comments Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2012/04/27/water-the-grass/ https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2012/04/water-the-grass.html/feed 2 little drummer boy. https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2011/11/little-drummer-boy.html https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2011/11/little-drummer-boy.html#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:00:00 +0000 http://hellonatalieblog.com/2011/11/29/little-drummer-boy/ https://thoughtsbynatalie.com/2011/11/little-drummer-boy.html/feed 3