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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Present, Not Perfect

A Journal for Slowing Down, Letting Go, and Loving Who You Are

Aimee Chase

Castle Point Books



Think of all the moments you spend critiquing yourself, your life, or others because they fall short of perfection. Those are joyless moments. Imagine that, instead of allowing your inner voice to deplete your joy, you could train it to find wonder and satisfaction every day.

Present, Not Perfect is an artful, creative approach to daily mindfulness. Each page features a simple exercise or a lighthearted quote to help you feel more present in the moment and awaken a sense of gratitude and strength.

Use this journal as a quiet refuge from stress and negativity. Find the pages that move you and fill them with your honest thoughts and feelings. Free yourself from the dizzying pursuit of perfection and embrace the charming disarray of your real and fabulously flawed life.