Happy Valentines Day! Cozy up because I taped a self-love video for you yesterday.
I've been sitting with this question a lot lately: What is self-love?
We shower others with kind words and gifts, but often douse ourselves with doubt, loathing, and fear.
I was in Columbus yesterday speaking to 200 HR professionals and when I asked how many people were felt like they were thriving – really living on all cylinders, taking good care of their bodies, filling their souls with nourishing relationships, accepting their whole selves, going after their dreams, and thriving with purpose, only 1 person raised her hand.
I get it. In the day to day grind, it's challenging to take care of yourself.
Yet you want your kids to thrive. You want your friends to thrive.
You deserve to thrive too. Self-love is the foundation of purpose.
You must give yourself the love you want from others. If you want your partner to respect you, respect yourself enough to set boundaries and listen to your inner yearnings. If you want to be accepted for who you are, accept even your ugliest darkest parts. If you want a lover to shower you with tender words, say those words to yourself.
Self-love isn't easy. But it is necessary to live the life of purpose, fulfillment and joy that you desire.
Self-love means that you accept your whole self, forgive your past mistakes, and have compassion for the youngest parts of you that were hurt and still live inside. Self-love means that you trust your intuition when it has a spark of a dream or desire. Self-love means that you give yourself gifts to flourish.
Unfortunately, most of us don't know how to love ourselves. So in this video, I share what self-love is, my own struggles and journey with it, and tips to begin your own self-love journey.
I hope this video touches you deeply and supports you on your path to living on purpose.
With so much love,
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