If We Were Perfect…


I’ve got the flu! The only thing I can manage doing today is a little reading. Right now I’m reading about self compassion and came across this fab quote.

If we were perfect, we wouldn’t be human; we’d be Barbie and Ken – plastic figurines that look good but are also dead as doorknobs.Ā  – from Self Compassion by Kristin Neff

Photo courtesy of comunicacioncorporativa.net.


About celestedimilla

Hey there. Iā€™m Celeste, California girl, writer, psychotherapist and burgeoning plant-based foodie.
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59 Responses to If We Were Perfect…

  1. Wow, ken has hair. I wonder if they gave him his missing body parts as well?

  2. Oh no! Get better! I had the flu last year, and it’s brutal! Hang in there.

  3. Get well SOON! Sending you love šŸ™‚

  4. You are right—even they…are not! šŸ™‚

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  6. Chris P says:

    Get better soon, Celeste! Us vegans need you!

  7. stacilys says:

    Oh my. I don’t want to look like Barbie. I want to be alive. The imperfections are what makes us unique and beautiful right.

    • Yes, but only if we OWN our imperfections. A challenging thing to do in modern society. šŸ™‚

      • stacilys says:

        Totally agree. I still struggle with this ridiculous quest for the perfect body. Awesome that you posted this Celeste.

    • It’s a tough issue that I certainly struggle with too. I’ve come a long way in recent years, however. I think my husband has helped me with this a lot. My husband is short and bald, but he’s very comfortable with himself. He totally owns how he looks and doesn’t feel bad about himself at all. I was attracted to his confidence, and seeing how he is has been an inspiration for me in so many ways. I do think this is more of a challenge for us women, however. šŸ™‚

      • stacilys says:

        Yea, men seem to be able to accept themselves more. I’m tellin ya, we are definitely wired differently. If I get bloated, I feel like I’m fat and think it. If my hubby gets bloated, he just says, I’m bloated (or even worse, my stomach’s full of gasses – eek!)

  8. bikerchick57 says:

    I hope you feel better Celeste. Rest, stay warm, stay hydrated.

  9. Kayse says:

    I hope you’re better soon! Take good care of yourself, Celeste!

  10. BloomLisa says:

    Sending you healing vibes Celeste!!

  11. carmen says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Celeste! You’re too nice to be sick.

    ā¤ carmen

  12. Maria says:

    I hope you feel better soon Celeste! I think you are beautiful and always have a very sofisticated look like a movie star. Mark agrees with me šŸ™‚

    • Hehe – I don’t feel like a movie star, but I’ll take all the compliments I can get!! You are one beautiful chica yourself Maria. My bro is a lucky dude. šŸ™‚

  13. April @ Simplify Your Health says:

    Feel better soon Celeste šŸ™‚

  14. Get well soon, Celeste! Thanks for this amusing post :)! Love, Meliza x

  15. Can you imagine a society where women aren’t meant to feel that they need to look a certain way? Now, that would be perfect! Hope you get well soon, Celeste! Sending you positive energy. šŸ™‚

  16. I had the flu in February. I was convinced it was the plague. Horrible. I hope you get well soon!

  17. Get rid of it! šŸ˜‰ Wishing you a swift recovery! šŸ™‚

  18. I love that quote!
    Sending healing thoughts your way.

  19. Ralph says:

    Hi Barbie šŸ˜€ Get well soon.. Love Doorknob xox ā¤

  20. Sophie33 says:

    Get well, my beloved friend! I had stomach flu but now I am better. Get spoiled by your husband & get plenty of rest,…we Will be waiting here,…from a distance! šŸ˜ƒ Xxx

  21. reocochran says:

    Hope you are on the mend, Celeste! I am sorry to hear you have the flu! I hope that you will take a lot of time to rest, since sometimes these things reoccur, if we are not totally well… Take care and the quote was fun and funny! I don’t think anyone should aspire to be perfect. Boring and plastic, is right! Smiles, Robin

    • What a lovely comment Robin! I’m feeling much better already, but I hear you about resting so that things don’t reoccur. Sometimes I push myself too much when I’m sick and it lingers. I’ve been trying to rest this time, however; so hopefully it will pass quickly. šŸ™‚

  22. Poppy says:

    Ah I hope you get well really soon Celeste! Great quote, so very true and I’d much rather be imperfect but real! šŸ™‚

  23. diahannreyes says:

    My 10-year-old self certainly didn’t think so, but you are right- B & K really are dead as door knobs!
    And yes, self-compassion. Thanks for the reminder. Feel better.

  24. deliciouslynell says:

    Sound advice, and make sure you rest up! I’m sending you a lot of get well wishes!

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