Below are some notes from The Gifts of Imperfection.


“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” L48.

repeating itself
Not a coincidence [habits] Trends

I like the following quote about the importance of sleep:

no matter how hard I try to convince myself that I can function on six hours of sleep, anything less than eight hours leaves me impatient, anxious, and foraging for carbohydrates. It’s a pattern. L50.

Sleep impacts weight because when you don’t get enough sleep, you’re more likely to grab carbs.


“difficult emotions like shame, fear, and vulnerability.” L60.

“I had written academic pieces on shame, developed a shame-resilience curriculum for mental health and addictions professionals, and written a book about ==shame resilience== called I Thought It Was Just Me.” L61.

Our struggles include:

  • Getting enough sleep.
  • Procrastination.
  • (3) Shame.
  • Fear of not being enough.
  • Being ourselves.

(3) Shame

All of us struggle with shame.

  • What is shame?
  • Why do we struggle with shame?
  • How can we reduce our struggle with shame?

“the power of embracing imperfection and vulnerability.” L66.