ListenNowIn part two of my interview with my co-author Cheri Gregory, we talk about how the last two of the bullies from our book The Cure for the Perfect Life 12 Ways to Stop Trying Harder and Start Living Brave, Performancism and People Pleasing, follow us around and beat us up daily, and what you can do about it.

Do you:

  • Change your mood to match the mood of those around you so you don’t upset them with your happiness/excitement/bad day/ etc?
  • Do more so you can seem like more to those around you?
  • Have a long to do list out of fear of not being what you want others to perceive you to be?

If you can relate, you may be being bullied by people-pleasing or performancism or both! It’s time to live braver and stop trying harder.


* During this episode, Kathi and Cheri discuss rest and Bonnie Gray’s interview on So Here’s the Thing. That episode can be found here.

* Here’s the link to the free verse downloads

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Tiny Acts of Rebellion Post-it Notes

Let’s just call these Bravery on a sticky note! Download, print and use these adorable sticky notes to spur you on against the “P” bullies in your life.

TIP: To get “sticky” notes, 1) print the page, 2) place blank sticky notes (the full adhesive with the one non-stick edge work the best for printing on top of the printout), 3) and reprint on TOP of the new page, 4) peel and stick.


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We have a rebellious Facebook page. Come check it out, maybe find your Bravery Buddy and be inspired by the community of people that want to stop trying harder and just live braver!

The Cure for the "Perfect" Life

Are you crumbling under the burden of perfection?

You know the expectations are unreasonable–even unreachable.

The truth is you don’t have to be perfect.

You just have to be brave enough to read this book.

For more on this book visit

What people are saying:
 “A must read for perfectionists, people-pleasers, procrastinators, and those who think they must DO enough to BE enough.

One unique thing about this book is the quizzes. I grew up taking personality tests and other fun quizzes in magazines so this was right up my alley. Nearly every chapter had an assessment included to help readers determine how big of an issue this particular issue was.”   – LindseyMBell, reviewer on Barnes and Noble

Purchase in bulk and get some great free resources. For more information about multiple purchases click here.

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