I Dare You…to be great!
Because, the way you see yourself, influences every area of your life. Your identity determines whether or not you will be happy, successful, full of hope, and able to use your God given gifts and talents for great things. The media, the opinions of others, past painful experiences are all hard at work to conceal your true identity.
The solution? Self-compassion, self-care and self-love! It is a series of choices, a moment by moment conscious turning away from, that which will harm your spirit, toward that which will nourish and sustain you. It is Choosing, in Any particular situation, over and over again, whether you’ll treat yourself well, or beat yourself up, whether you’ll deny yourself, or treat yourself as lovingly as you’d treat your child or your most precious friend. Self-love means looking at yourself with kindness, with conscious awareness of your sufferings, and in time, with deep appreciation for the way you have transformed them.
Imagine a future version of you having what you want. Now imagine that future version is looking back at the you here now. What advice does that future version have for the you here now? What does that future version require? What does that future version believe? So, if we were a plant what kind of soil? What kind of water? What kind of tender love and care? For you, what kind of people, influencers, thinkers, believers, lovers? What does that future version require and what is the step to cultivate that now?
While traveling in Italy a few years ago, I needed a doctor and met with a holistic physician. Being the health care advocate that I am, I asked him what he found to be the most prevalent problem in his medical practice, and he said, without an instant’s hesitation, “People don’t know how to love themselves.”
Whether this rampant lack of self-love takes the form of physical affliction—obesity, addiction, and the myriad ailments which have at their source an unresolved emotional issue as in the doctor’s practice—or whether it expresses itself as a so-called ‘psychological’ problem, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, problems with money—it’s clear that there is an epidemic of our inability to love ourselves.
So many of us invest a fortune making ourselves look good to the world, yet inside we are falling apart. It’s time to invest on the inside. When we invest in what is going on inside of us, then the outside truly begins to shine in the most effervescent of ways!
And That’s why I’ve created my ‘Walk Your Talk’ beach walking and talking program (I also like to call it my self-love club) to create a safe space for women to gather and learn, and share without guilt or shame, how to make themselves a priority.
You can love others, care for them, encourage them, support them, listen to them, comfort them, joke and argue and cry with them—and I hope you do—but all the gifts of joy and consideration and nurturing that you give to others, you also deserve from yourself. You need the love that only You, can give you.
The best time in life to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time in life to plant a tree is today. Don’t wait. Believe in yourself. Don’t wait. Lose the guilt. Don’t wait. Because there is no one in the world like you. Don’t wait.
Self-love is our fuel; it’s the foundation for who we are. Everything builds on top of this foundation, and if it isn’t solid, life feels shaky. For those of us who have experienced the power of self-love, we can agree that the effects can often feel quite magical. The moment we start loving ourselves, we experience shifts—positive shifts. Life begins to move forward with more ease and things begin to magically fall into place. Relationships improve. Health improves. And life begins to feel good—really good—ridiculously good.
If you want to know your greatness, stop asking for permission…or if you need permission, I’m giving it to you now. I’ve designed this program to be affordable, time efficient, easy and most importantly…FUN! Check out the link attached to this video for all the details…Space is limited and the first session begins the first week of June.
If this is resonating with you, a part of you knows this to be true. As they say, all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.—W. Shakespeare
Here I am and I hope you answer the call.
To your Best Life Ever!
PS. Join my Walk Your Talk 6 Week In Person Program! Learn more here.