Discovering the Beauty of Being Average

Author Honor Jane Newman shares tools for living a joyously flawed life

Killing the perfectionist
(MediaQuire) MELBOURNE, Australia – For some people, “good” is never good enough—you either know one of these people or you are one. To want to be better is human, but perfectionism may be detrimental to our mental health, according to psychologist and author Honor Jane Newman.

In her new book, “Killing the Perfectionist Within,” Newman discusses a variety of topics perfectionism affects, including parenting, social anxiety, and romantic relationships.

The book is not only based on Newman’s extensive experience in counseling others who deal with these issues, but also her own experience with depression, anxiety and the early stages of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

“Perfectionism is so common, but is not discussed out in the open the way other conditions are,” said Newman. “It is important for perfectionists to realize they don’t have to stay stuck and unhappy.”

The practical guide is an ideal tool for people struggling to live a joyful life due to their struggles with perfectionism, for their family and friends to better understand these issues and for psychologists to share with their patients as a recommended read.

Killing the Perfectionist Within .

Killing the Perfectionist Within: A Self-Help Guide for Women Suffering from Perfectionism, Anxiety and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
By Honor Jane Newman – Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Balboa Press. [CLICK]

Honor Jane Newman has a master’s degree in psychology and specializes in helping women who deal with perfectionism, anxiety and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, two children and their pets.


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