The Solution to a Bad Day: Unconditional Love For the Win

Last Thursday I was working on some of the regular content that I put out every week. I had gotten most of it done and scheduled to publish ahead of time since it was the last full week before school starts and I wanted to spend as much time as possible with my little girl. The exception was my newsletter which has to wait until Thursday morning to be finished since that is when my nutrition and physical health blog Nourish Me Wellness publishes. I always share both of my blogs in my weekly newsletter.

I had most of that done, too. I just needed to edit it and add the links for the Nourish Me Wellness Blog and push “send.” When I first logged on, muscle memory (or auto-pilot as we like to say) caused me to create a whole new document instead of clicking on the almost finished email. No biggie. I reversed my direction and got to editing the email that was nearly complete.

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I Love Myself Most When…I Am True To Myself

In case you missed yesterday’s blog, here’s an excerpt:

When do you love yourself the most? I asked this question to several women all around the world over the last week. I was interested to hear what situations or circumstances inspired them to love themselves. Sometimes I was met with silence, other times with baffled looks…The answers I received to my questions can be categorized into three main groups. These are: I love myself most when I look great, when I am successful, or when I receive love from others. Read more…

After the blog published, I received answers from another category, which is, “I love myself most when I stay true to myself.” This is a great answer, and I think many people will agree that sticking to our own path despite attractive offers to join someone else’s journey is a great way to cultivate love for ourselves. Let’s explore this idea. Continue reading “I Love Myself Most When…I Am True To Myself”

I Love Myself Most When…I Am Loved By Others

In case you missed the original blog, here’s an excerpt:

When do you love yourself the most? I asked this question to several women all around the world over the last week. I was interested to hear what situations or circumstances inspired them to love themselves. Sometimes I was met with silence, other times with baffled looks…The answers I received to my questions can be categorized into three main groups. These are: I love myself most when I look great, when I am successful, or when I receive love from others. Read more…

After the blog published, I received answers from another category, which is, “I love myself most when I stay true to myself.” This is a great answer, and I think many people will agree that sticking to our own path despite attractive offers to join someone else’s journey is a great way to cultivate love for ourselves. I added this category to my list and we’ll talk more about it later this week.

Today we’re talking about gaining confidence and self-esteem from those around us. Continue reading “I Love Myself Most When…I Am Loved By Others”

I Love Myself Most When…I Am Successful

In case you missed the original blog, here’s an excerpt:

When do you love yourself the most? I asked this question to several women all around the world over the last week. I was interested to hear what situations or circumstances inspired them to love themselves. Sometimes I was met with silence, other times with baffled looks…The answers I received to my questions can be categorized into three main groups. These are: I love myself most when I look great, when I am successful, or when I receive love from others. Read more…

After the blog published, I received answers from another category, which is, “I love myself most when I stay true to myself.” This is a great answer, and I think many people will agree that sticking to our own path despite attractive offers to join someone else’s journey is a great way to cultivate love for ourselves. I added this category to my list and we’ll talk more about it later this week.

One of the most frequent answers I received when I asked the first time was, “I love myself most when I am successful.” I mean, who doesn’t? Continue reading “I Love Myself Most When…I Am Successful”

I Love Myself Most When…I Look Great

In case you missed yesterday’s blog, here’s an excerpt:

When do you love yourself the most? I asked this question to several women all around the world over the last week. I was interested to hear what situations or circumstances inspired them to love themselves. Sometimes I was met with silence, other times with baffled looks…The answers I received to my questions can be categorized into three main groups. These are: I love myself most when I look great, when I am successful, or when I receive love from others. Read more…

After the blog published, I received answers from another category, which is, “I love myself most when I stay true to myself.” This is a great answer, and I think many people will agree that sticking to our own path despite attractive offers to join someone else’s journey is a great way to cultivate love for ourselves. I added this category to my list and we’ll talk more about it later this week.

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When Do You Love Your Self Most?

I asked this question to several women all around the world over the last week. I was interested to hear what situations or circumstances inspired them to love themselves. Sometimes I was met with silence, other times with baffled looks, so I rephrased the question and asked again. What one quality or circumstance makes you love yourself? Then, “Finish this sentence: I love my self the most when…” Crickets. I wasn’t sure if no one understood what I meant or if loving themselves hadn’t occurred to them.

Enough answers eventually trickled in that I was able to finish my article, but the lack of response led me to ask yet another question. Why don’t we love ourselves? Do we need someone else to think we are special to feel good inside? Compliments are nice and all, but wouldn’t it be nicer to have a well of love and happiness to tap into when outside validation is not available? Maybe we don’t feel that we are worthy of our own love, or that loving ourselves is selfish. Continue reading “When Do You Love Your Self Most?”

Navigating Transitions

Every morning I walk my little girl to school. We talk about things we see along the way, she notices this certain group of flowers, the mailboxes oddly set into the sidewalk that I have to veer around if we’re walking side by side, the state of the sky, dogs who bark at us, bugs, butterflies, and bees. She adds such color to an otherwise routine and hum-drum walk through an ordinary neighborhood. It makes me wonder, how colorful and…well…full would our lives be if we viewed transitions, the stuff that happens between one thing and the next, as events just as exciting and important as the stuff on either end? Transitions are often just something to get through on the way to where you want to be. Our morning commute, the airport or train station and their accompanying modes of transportation, seasons, life stages, and waiting of any kind are all examples of transitions, and they all offer opportunities to practice mindfulness and being present.

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