Last week I was given an unexpected but delightful gift.”When I Loved Myself Enough” arrived at just the right time for me.
This pocket sized book is a collection of wisdom that has a simple but clear message: loving yourself is the key to loving others and having others love you.
This theme was echoed at the recent #EWLive14 in NYC. We’re all singing from the same hymn sheet – yay!
My work involves holding a space for women to explore the transition from single self to becoming the mother you want to be. If you want to be a mother who works I will support you along this journey, with practical, physical and emotional support to ensure you don’t run dry. Before becoming a mother and loving another I believe it’s wise to start with how you feel about you and can provide regular instalments of self love support until it becomes second nature for you to do it yourself.
Lack of self love leads to self doubt, lack of self confidence and the inability to make good, clear decisions. Connecting with your own hearts’ desires so you can remain fulfilled and be a great role model to your child are just two of the many reasons why I believe a daily dose of self love is far better than a super green smoothie!
Here are my Top 5 takeaways from my conversation with Kelsey’s and the link to watch the replay if you missed it so far.
1. Keep up a simple set practice of self love. Kelsey’s is as simple as starting each day with a big glass of water, giving gratitude and setting a clear and positive intention to direct your day. Set the tone and let it flow. For extra zest choose a herbal tea with zing – I’m loving lemongrass and ginger.
2. Take daily action to move you towards expansion, happiness and a deeper sense self love. Note to self: Baby steps daily are far better than great leaps on occasion.
3. Show up. Kelsey committed to 365 days of a daily blog post during which time she learnt she could write, inspire others, commit to something surprisingly powerful and became completely anchored and secure in the process. What simple commitment can you make today?
4. Simple shifts = profound results. Try it and see.
5. Be less attached to perfection. Living and loving is not an exact science.