Mary Laura Philpott is an acclaimed essayist, bookseller, and author of the debut memoir I Miss You When I Blink. You can find her at

176 From Striving for Perfect to Honestly Authentic 

Mary Laura Philpott

Mary Laura Philpott thought she’d cracked the code: always make the right choice, and you’ll always be happy. But her relentless mom life and to-do list didn’t bring her contentment, it brought anxiety.
In this conversation, we talk about how holding herself to the “perfect” standard left her struggling and how she, bit-by-bit, moved herself to a place of better balance and authenticity.

From Striving for Perfect to Honestly Authentic — Mary Laura Philpott [176]

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