Your Most Important Romance

Dear Valentine,

You know how I like to reflect on my degree of self-love this time of year.

Like many of us, I’ve had times when I struggled with loving myself and my body.

There are both positive and negative messages out there regarding our body image and self-esteem, and it’s up to us to filter out the healthy messages that serve us.

It’s a topic worth exploring, and it’s why self-love is our theme this month at The Mindful Maven Book Club (Party!).

You’re invited to come share in the discussions, or tune in LIVE via worldwide webcast!

And it’s age-old wisdom:

When we truly love ourselves, 

we’re more able to fully love others.

In addition to the book I recommend in the video, here are a few of my favorite ways to put that wisdom into practice, and I’d love to hear yours!

  • Daily entries in my gratitude journal.  Taking time to appreciate the beauty of life and those I love, reminds me, much to the ego’s dismay, that life just isn’t about my insecurities or perceived issues.  In other words, gratitude is an essential cure for a temporary case of victimhood.  😉
  • Reading daily from inspiring books.   In just over a year’s time reading a book a week in psychology/personal development, I’ve noticed a dramatic difference in my overall confidence, and therefore my self-love.   I consider this the best piece of free advice I ever received, from my dear mentor, Brendon Burchard, and I love passing it on because it’s been so empowering to me.
  • Starting my day with my passion.  I begin my days at the piano, before or after some light yoga.  The great high achievers will tell you, we’re freshest in the mornings after a great night’s sleep, (and yes, if you’re human, we need 7-9 hours each night ~ the research is unanimous!) so I make time for my favorite creative outlet before I swing into entrepreneur mode.

It’s an act of self-love to be sure I give these gifts to myself every day.

And in the words of Oscar Wilde:

So how will YOU love + honor yourself during the month of love?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section below, as I’m always looking for awesome new strategies + High Performance insights!

Wishing you tremendous amounts of self-love this Valentine’s Day.

You deserve every bit.

love,

~Carla

P.S. And if you’re coming to the next meeting (party!), here’s where to RSVP!

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