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Self-care is a practice that requires self-discipline. If you’re in the habit of putting everyone else first, this kind of self-love may feel uncomfortable. Taking good care of yourself is the foundation for building a happy, fulfilling life.
“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” ~ Unknown
Engaging in a self-care practice begins with commitment. When you commit to something or someone you're more likely to follow through. You may have to say no to other demands on your time to keep your self-care commitment a top priority. Start by finding a tranquil place in nature where you can just be and replenish yourself.
Your body thrives on movement and exercise. It takes self-discipline to maintain a routine that develops strength, flexibility and endurance while staying balanced with proper rest, relaxation and sleep. A practice is something you cultivate over time so be...
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Loving yourself means paying attention to your body, mind, heart, and spirit. As you focus on each part with compassion you will naturally cultivate genuine self-love in a balanced way. When you love yourself life gets easier.
"If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself."
~ Barbara De Angelis
Loving your body begins with self-acceptance. It needs acceptance to heal or change any parts that you've judged or rejected. When you look at your body in the mirror focus on the parts that are easy to love, then switch your focus to the parts that are harder to love, and accept them too. Your body will respond with healing and transformation.
Loving your mind starts with attention. Pay attention to how you're using your mind or if it's using you. You can develop a healthy mindset by saying...
Make self-care a priority today. When you take good care of yourself it’s easier to take care of others. This is a day for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Take a moment to be still, close your eyes, place both hands on your heart center in the middle of your chest, and ask your soul what it needs today. Listen for the answer as the intuitive guidance that is always available.
Watch this video on 5 habits of self love: https://youtu.be/E_UCMFtSCMI
After you watch this video decide which habit or habits you intend to start today and send me an email: [email protected].
Enjoy your sacred Sunday!
It takes courage to forgive. You have to let go anger and resentment to set yourself free. The practice of forgiveness dissolves negative energy and removes the grievances that have been stealing your joy.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~ Gandhi
Being on the receiving end of hurtful behavior can cause anger and resentment. Forgiveness is the antidote. You can't control how other people behave but the way you respond to their behavior is totally up to you. If you're holding on to deep anger and resentment you may need to physically let it go before you can forgive. Kickboxing or punching a bag with boxing gloves are a couple of ways to release stored emotions.
Forgiving a parent can heal a childhood wound that is showing up in your current relationships. The pain you feel in the present is related to an emotional wound from the past. When you can see that your parents were acting out...
Your left eye is the window to your soul. Your right eye is the window to your ego. When your ego is aligned with your soul all the vivid colors of your authentic self will emerge, and you will become your own soulmate.
“Before you find your soul mate, you must first discover your soul.” ~ Charles F. Glassman
To attract a loving soulmate, become one to yourself first. Listening to your soul and making its desires your top priority is essential to a healthy relationship with yourself. Your ego may protest this shift in consciousness but your soul will thrive on the love and attention.
Your soul knows that you are enough but your ego may have the opposite belief. Choose to have the higher perspective of your soul and you will be the kind of mate that naturally uplifts and inspires from a place of wholeness.
A soulmate will support you in fulfilling your life's purpose. It's important that you know what that is and have faith in your calling. You...
We live in the feeling of our thoughts, and our feelings drive our actions. Self-love is a combination of empowering self-talk and daily self-care. Loving yourself is the way to experience wholeness and inner peace.
The ripple effect of falling in love is a beautiful thing. Elevated vibrations emanate from the heart and circle back to oneness. When you're in love with life you're living at the highest frequency of your soul.
Declare "I Am Falling In Love With Life" and consider this quote: "The purpose of life, after all, is to love it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Your body is surrounded by an electromagnetic energy field that consists of feelings. As you fall in love with your life this field expands outward, creating a ripple effect. Be aware of the energy you bring to the world.
Remember the feeling of falling in love? You can experience that feeling right now by falling in love with your life. Look around and identify anything or anyone that you appreciate. Fall in love with what you already have and you'll be blessed with more to love.
To fall in love with...
Relationships encourage you to love, heal and grow. They bring up childhood wounds to be healed so that you can grow to your full potential through unconditional love. Trust your intuition to guide you to wholeness.
Declare “I Am Transforming Relationships” and consider this quote:” If you are in a relationship feeling empty and alone, you are ready for a transformation. Begin by changing your inner world and then wait for the most amazing outer results. ~ Roxana Jones
Self-love is the foundation of a healthy relationship. If you’re not receiving the love you want it means you need to give it to yourself first. Think of loving yourself as priming the pump to allow love to flow freely to you, and through you. How can you be more loving towards yourself?
There’s a big difference between love and attachment. When you’re in a love relationship you love yourself enough to make choices that feel good. If your...
Your aliveness is nurtured by radical self-care. An empty inner well doesn’t serve anyone because it eventually dries up from overuse. Your aliveness comes from finding your balance and living in harmony.
Declare “I am alive and well” as you reflect on this quote by Howard Thurman: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
A well that is full has plenty to share and finds itself surrounded by beauty. It’s an inviting place to visit because it’s brimming with aliveness. Fill up your own well today by taking good care of yourself and notice how it naturally spills over and benefits others.
Wellness is an inside job. The image of filling up a well is the perfect metaphor for self-care. Imagine an empty well with nothing left to give as a way of remembering the value of restoring balance.
Self-care is more than a...
Choice comes from a place of love or fear. Wisdom is born out of love, and foolishness is a product of fear. Showing up for love is choosing your true self that already knows how to make wise choices.
Declare “I Am Making Wise Choices” and reflect on this quote by Oprah Winfrey: “I believe every single event in life that happens is an opportunity to choose love over fear."
An owl represents wisdom, intuition and change. When it shows up in your life either in a photo or nature, it’s reminding you to make wise choices by trusting your intuition.
Love chooses to tell the best story about your life by turning challenges into victories. Fear chooses to tell the worst story about everything that’s happened to you by playing the victim. You reclaim your power every time you tell your story from the perspective of love.
Fear has a way of disguising itself as love. Pleasing others might appear to be loving but it often comes at the...
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