Imperfect Is the New Perfect


The Nightmares of a Perfectionist Perfectionism is a futile endeavor. As a perfectionist, I speak from experience. And this essay is my confessionary hymn. At times my perfectionism haunts me: all the pleasure of “getting it right” can be immediately wiped out by small, debilitating imperfections: the sharp, stabbing pain of a negative criticism; the […]

Taking A Healthy Behavior To An Unhealthy Extreme! Exercise Bulimia: How Much is Too Much?


After years of micromanaging calories, an ELLE editor reconsiders her eating and exercise habits What do you mean I can’t run the stairs anymore?” I asked, confused. The girl with the clipboard shrugged: “I guess the neighbors complained and…” Before she could finish, I set out to find someone superior–someone with a headset or a […]