Last night I spent Boulder's snowy evening with the CU women's group called FEEDING FEARLESSNESS. These amazing young women are dedicated to healing their relationship to food and body with their whole hearts.
As the falling Colorado snow flakes began to cover the roof tops and tree tops around time, our heart opening conversation led us to our vulnerability and our depths.
One aspect of our conversation determined how, almost always, these unique struggles many women experience come from bigger root issues that are unresolved, overwhelming or scary to feel.
Most of us don't like discomfort.
Loneliness, guilt, heartbreak, shame, anxiety, sadness, grief, anger and sometimes even joy can feel like too much for us to hold.
This week I want to share with you 3 ways to say I LOVE YOU (to yourself) so that you can cultivate more SELF LOVE and SELF CARE while expanding your ability to feel and accept all that you are.
1. Equanimity: Often referred to as being in balance, there is actually a little more to the true definition of equanimity.
The fullest expression of the word includes the ability to be at peace and remain calm in the face of uncertainty or a difficult situation.
The human psyche doesn't normally like uncertainty or difficulty. This is a practice where, over time, we can build our fortitude.
Start with baby steps, start where you are, and remember...
This too shall pass
2. Compassion: Being self-compassionate means that whether you win or lose, or surpass your sky-high goals, you still extend the same kindness and sympathy toward yourself, just like you would a good friend or a child.
Compassion towards the self is a deep breath, a self-care practice, or a positive affirmation that fills up your self love cup.
How you speak to yourself changes everything. Embrace your imperfect self.
3. Acceptance: According to the work of Byron Katie, learning to LOVE WHAT IS, is about dismantling our current state with the exercise of revealing how our deepest beliefs are often based in misunderstandings with ourselves.
It takes courage to face reality without telling ourselves a story that things should be different. Ultimately, it means living in a state of love — a lot more of the time.
Be sure to check out the 3 offerings I have for you below, so you can continue to build your SELF LOVE and your PLEASURE POWER this month.
The FREE #7 DAY SELF LOVE CHALLENGE starts Monday!
Through daily efforts learn to forgive yourself, put yourself first, recognize your strengths and do something you love each and every day!
The Power of Pleasure Explore your relationship with food, pleasure and SEX. With Sue Van Raes, Costen Aytes and Leslie Jones.
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