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A Recovering Perfectionist Bans the Word Altogether

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Since her 2009 diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, Dr. Lisa Doggett has come to realize MS is no excuse to avoid challenges. Instead, it has propelled her to run two marathons, hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and complete a 168-mile bike ride to raise awareness for MS. She is currently working on a memoir about her journey from doctor to patient.  Today she shares her struggles with trying to live a “perfect” life and why she’s accepted it’s okay to diverge from this standard.  “Perfect!” That’s it. I’ve said it again. And I’m wrong. There’s no such thing. I’m a recovering perfectionist. I have been striving for Perfect my whole life. In so much of what I do, I…

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