John is a speaker and author exploring the intersection of psychology and spirituality. In 2017 his book, THE STRAITJACKET OF PERFECTIONISM: How to Stop Chasing 'Perfect' and Finally Achieve Your Greatest Goals was published. A terrible block to innovation and creativity springs from having overly high standards of what we expect of ourselves. In confronting the faulty assumptions of how we should perform -- which often keeps us from trying at all -- we begin to free up our ability to create, to bring our special innovation to the table (or to the canvass or page). John is also a Hospice Chaplain, with certified training from the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.