So often people get caught up in the word “self-care” or “self-love.” I have heard so many people refer to this language as “something that happens behind closed doors” and while that may contribute to it (if that is your version of self-love), self-care is SO MUCH MORE than sex.
Self love is something that can be simple and not complex. Self-care could be reading a book for a few minutes each morning that you picked up at the library. It could be a few extra moments in bed with a loved one snuggling under the covers. Self-love can be the smell of the ocean, or a walk with your puppy. It could be a deep and meaningful conversation with a friend in the middle of the night who just needs to hear a kind word.
Self-love is not selfish, it is selfless. It is knowing the difference in the moments we need to breathe & stay grounded and those moments when we need to walk away. It is HONORING your body.
Self love is ANYTHING that feeds your soul or makes your heart crack open.
Self love is YOURS.
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So…. what is your self love today?
Is it tea time with a girlfriend? A massage that you’ve been saving up for? A walk to clear your head after writing your latest e-book? Maybe it’s just a nap.
Get out into the world. SIMPLIFY. Take care of yourself today in whatever way feeds your soul. ENJOY your Monday and make it special.
Sending you love & light!
This year I have been spending a lot of time on my “words” for the year. Having done Danielle Laporte’s Desire Map (oh yes yes yes) and understanding the power of my words, I have understood how truly important it is this year to hold them just as close and dear to me as my goals.
The words that I have chosen are: ABUNDANCE, Strength & Love.
New mala bracelets meaning abundance, strength & love
Abundance deserves all capital letters because it is the words I need the most in my world. Opening a yoga studio brings a lot of stress (and double the joy) into your life and I know I will be relying heavily on this world in 2014.
My woo-woo sisters in the B-school group helped me pull back the curtain a few weeks ago. I was feeling heavy, down in the dumps and all around miserable. Doubt was starting to creep in everywhere: “Am I ready for this? Do I have enough money? What am I doing?!” But it was no use, because between the universe and myself, there was NO stopping the wheels put in motion to make this Shala a reality.
The curtain fell back after a manifestation activity. I felt the need to cry poor mouth and to sit in a lack mindset…. and then the funniest thing happened. I won a necklace!
On Instagram I had entered one of the many contests I am always clicking on and my response was the winner. I had WON something. It struck me in a moment of clarity that THIS is abundance. I needed to stop looking gift horses in the mouth and appreciate every moment of abundance: monetary or not.
In the past few weeks, I have risen my vibrations and TRULY used the word abundance. Every time I receive a dime on the street or a smile from a stranger, I am living in abundance. This one word lies alongside my two others: strength & love. Through the strength and love of my amazing family, as well as my inner guidance I KNOW I will be living in an abundant mindset and because of that I cannot wait to see what 2014 has in store for me.
This week I was given so many blessings and opportunities to not only enjoy life but to pay it forward. I read a beautiful new book: Bring on the Blessings, I gorged on House of Cards and snuggle time with Apollo & hubby, I saw my beautiful cousins twice, laughed with my mom, held both my furry babies, wrote beautiful thank you cards, received a wonderful gift and many surprises in abundance, gave meditations, received an intuitive reading from a beautiful friend, re-connected, listened to my own advice, connected with women from all over the world and was given the opportunity to donate $172 to Yoga Reaches Out!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the lessons & laughter this week.
Sending you love & light!!!