February 13 is International Day of Self Love and Galentines Day, which is a day to honor and celebrate your friends. So many women are used to giving to and taking care of others, but we don’t always take care of ourselves as we need and deserve, and today’s episode is all about how we can take care of and love ourselves.
We’ve been raised to think that taking care of and loving ourselves is selfish, but the opposite is true: Taking care of ourselves is “other-ish,” and I explain why (it has to do with a concept called social or emotional contagion).
It’s easy to love ourselves and treat ourselves kindly when things are going well, but it’s very tough when we’ve done something we regret or we feel foolish or embarrassed about our actions. And for those who have tendencies towards self-loathing, your first step should be moving towards self-tolerance, then “self-okayness,” then self-acceptance, and self-like, on your way to self-love and self-celebration! It’s a journey, but a critical one.
According my dear friend, Stacey Hoffer, the Director of The Path of Self Love School, there are ten branches of self-love, and I walk you through them one at a time, and I discuss research from Kristin Neff, the top researcher in self-compassion.
On February 13 I’ll be holding a free, online Self-Love Celebration class, and I’d love to have you be a part of it! Register at https://carinrockind.com/self-love-celebration/.
If you’d like to learn more about The Path Of Self-Love School and get your free self-love kit, go to https://pathofselflove.org/.
Also, in this episode I’ve asked you to leave me voicemail at http://purposegirl.com/voicemail, and tell me your name, where you’re from, what you love about The PurposeGirl Podcast, and what topics you’d love to hear on this show. And check out The Happy Woman Shop, at https://happywomanshop.com/, where we’ve launched a self-love line!
I also mention Fab Fit Fun, which has become a sponsor of our show, and you can start getting your Fab Fit Fun subscription at https://fabfitfun.com. Remember to use the code “purpose” to get $10 off your first box.
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May you live purposefully, may you love yourself, and may you love life.
Bye for now!