Placebos mints are "remedies" for a variety of social-emotional issues, like procrastination, family drama and political despair, to name a few. Inside each package, in addition to our tasty mints, is a tiny scroll of paper that explains the placebo effect and gives "dosage instructions," as well as practical advice for whatever that problem is. The brainchild of a high school psychology teacher, placebos mints make a great gift, and a portion of our profits is donated to mental health organizations. An excerpt from our advice for perfectionism: "BE GENTLE with yourself. Healing perfectionism takes time, and you won't do it perfectly! Take baby steps. 1. Realize you are not alone. About 1 in 3 people suffers from perfectionism. However, you're not alone in being imperfect--all of us are! 2. Read Brené Brown's book, The Gifts of Imperfection. In it, she says, 'Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real...the choice to let our true selves be seen.' 3. Every day, make a choice to let your true, imperfect self be seen...You are lovable, not in spite of your being imperfect, but because of it. Be brave, friend, the world needs the real you. May you have the courage to show up."
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