Digging Deeper into Self Care
March 25, 2024

Hey there, lovely souls!

When was the last time you truly indulged in some self-care? Was it a spa day, a leisurely manicure, or just stealing a moment alone with a good book? While these are all fantastic ways to pamper yourself, there's a deeper layer to self-care that goes beyond mere surface treatments. It's about diving deep into self-reflection, embracing self-love, and understanding the whys behind our actions and emotions.

Let's take a moment to tune into our inner voice. Is it a cheerleader, or more of a critic? Would you speak to your loved ones the way you speak to yourself? If your inner dialogue could use a little love and positivity, fear not—you're not alone, and there's plenty you can do to nurture that relationship with yourself.

I firmly believe that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. We've all weathered storms, big and small, and sometimes we just need a safe space to unpack those feelings and experiences. Personally, I've found therapy to be incredibly liberating. Whether it's in an office or through a convenient app like Better Help, having someone to share your burdens with can truly lighten the load.

Speaking of support systems, I am beyond grateful for the amazing friends I have in my life. They're not just great listeners—they're my rocks, my sounding boards, and sometimes even my therapists. They let me cry, and I cry often, but I’ve recently been told crying isn’t a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength because I allow myself to go to that vulnerable space. So go ahead, let those tears flow if you need to. It's all part of the journey to emotional freedom.

Recently, at my Wellness Retreat, I had the pleasure of sharing a self-care workbook with all the participants. (I'll include a link here for anyone interested!) Working through it myself, I've come to appreciate the power of intentional self-care even more. If you're unsure where to begin, a workbook like this can be a wonderful starting point on your journey to self-discovery.

But you know what the most powerful act of self-care is? Looking in the mirror and telling yourself, "I love you." Seriously, try it. Shower yourself with positive affirmations: You are worthy. You are kind. You are beautiful just as you are. And if that inner critic tries to chime in, shut it down and start over with those affirmations. You deserve all the love and kindness you give to others—and then some.

So, dear reader, here's the takeaway: You are loved. You are important. You belong here. And if nobody has told you lately, let me be the first: I love you. I'm here for you. And together, we've got this.

With all my heart,