Coming soon: Good Enough
Imperfect wellness for imperfect people.
I quit a lot as a kid.
I quit softball after faking a “ligament injury” in the 7th grade. I quit soccer because I had terrible depth perception and I was afraid my glasses would shatter into a million pieces on the field. I quit gymnastics when it was time to swing upside down on the bar (again, how would I do this with glasses?) and I quit piano because I hated it. I was a professional quitter by the time I was twelve.
In high school, I left my current school right before the start of junior year because I wanted “something new,” (i.e. some girls threw pudding cups at my car in the middle of the night and I was hurt.) only to change my mind and return a month later. I was also terrible at math. I took statistics multiple times just to avoid rising up the ranks in calculus.
My parents took an unconventional approach to this quitting. They didn’t force me to keep doing things I sucked at. They didn’t encourage me to keep pursuing things that I hated. They didn’t really demand that I do anything other than figure out what I liked and what I was good at, and then do something with that. They simply asked that I be *good enough* to get by in the areas where I couldn’t be the best and didn’t want to be.
Being “good enough” meant not failing those math classes and trying to get a C. It meant gracefully quitting all those sports and not just disappearing one day. Being good enough means identifying when you’re doing your best, when you need to work on something, and when it’s time to walk away. It’s tricky, it’s nuanced, and it’s liberating.
Now, I know what you might be thinking: doesn’t this just lead to a life of quitting and mediocrity? Is *good enough* really enough?
I think it is and I have personal experience, thousands of client stories, and research to back it up. Now, I’m ready to share it all with you.
This is Good Enough, a newsletter about learning, messing up, trying harder, and just being good enough. This is a community where we know perfection isn’t possible and we admit when growth is needed. A balance of *be your best self* and chill out. The perfect pairing of self-improvement and self-acceptance.
For the next 12 months, I will be introducing you to a character who is in therapy because they want more. They want to be better.
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You will watch their therapy journey unfold and see what I would do in each session. We’ll be looking at issues like body image, breakups, sleep, health, career, and more. Good Enough is like a podcast + self-help book + fiction novel combo. You will be entertained. You will learn. And you will know you’re good enough.
Each month you’ll get:
weekly email filling you in on a character’s therapy journey and what they’re dealing with
worksheets with actual strategies you can use today
curated list of my favorite experts for each topic + book recommendations
source list of all academic sources and research
glossary of therapy terms and weird scientific language
weekly discussion questions
A few promises I’m making to you:
I will never sell you anything in this series. No ads.
I will not use weird psychobabble, self-help lingo.
Everything will have a purpose and I will show you why I’m using that tool or that intervention and why it matters.
I am not collecting your data and never will.
I will only send you 1 email per week.
I will donate 10% of my monthly income to a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, and other resources to people in need.
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