How to cultivate resilience, greatness and other good stuff

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Self love is my jam. Self love means being compassionate towards yourself. Self love means believing that you are enough. Self love means believing that you are worthy.

When described in words, self love sounds easy.

But it's not. It's something I struggled with for a long time. 

I've always been different. And because I wasn't like everyone else, I told myself that I wasn't worthy of standing out. Because I didn't fit in a neat little box, I told myself that I wasn't worthy of standing on top of the podium. And because I felt like I didn't belong, I told myself that I should hang back in the shadows.

Can you relate?

With the help of mentors and coaches and teachers (and sports), I found myself. I fell in love with myself.

But it wasn't until I worked with a life coach that I truly let go of the belief that I wasn't worthy.

I'm on the other side of this journey and I want to help you now. Because self love is awesome.

Self love isn't narcissism. Self love is acceptance.

Self love doesn't mean having a big ego. Self love means having compassion for yourself and your body.

Self love doesn't mean thinking that you are greater than you are. Self love means recognizing that you are great. Self love means recognizing that there's no one else like you. Self love means recognizing that you are enough just by BEING you. 

When we love ourselves and we truly believe that we are worthy, we can accept love and compliments from others. When we believe that we are enough, we can finally accept our own greatness.

When we treat ourselves with patience and compassion, we can truly see ourselves. AND we can truly see others.

When we love ourselves we can accept failure. When we love ourselves we can accept success.

When we believe that we are worthy, we can let go of fear and perfection and embrace love and curiosity.

And, as Dan Harris writes in 10% Happier, "If you can create an inner environment where your mistakes are forgiven and flaws are candidly confronted, your resilience expands exponentially." 

What has your self love journey looked like so far? What has self love made possible for you?

I am currently welcoming new clients into my one-to-one coaching practice. If you're feeling called to change your relationship with yourself, contact me to schedule a free discovery session.