Quotes, Self-Care, Self-Love

Are You Worthy Of Love?

Are You Worthy of Love?
The Quote You are worthy of love. Someone recently asked me what this quote means to me. Why do I believe these words are true? Although the question surprised me, I thought it was a really good one. I gave them an answer after some consideration, but I really wanted to expand on those thoughts further here. The Question Why are we worthy of love? What makes me agree that love isn't something we should need to earn? To me, when a child is born, they deserve love. We would never think to
Self-Care, Self-Love

6 Ways to Show Love to Yourself During Recovery

6 Ways to Show Love to Yourself During Recovery
Note: I want to thank the writers from the Westwind Recovery blog for guest posting today. I hope you enjoy their informative post on self-love during recovery. Learning to love yourself after dealing with addiction is a slow but critical process that allows you to grow as a person. During treatment, you worked through difficult issues that led to your substance abuse, and you have conquered many painful events from your past. Now, it is time to show yourself a little love for all that hard work, and these six
Self-Care

Whole Self-Care: Are You Guilty Of Neglect?

I've written about the basics of self-care before. (See posts here, and here, and here) I'd like to dig a bit deeper today. Self-care in the media tends to be spas, baths, and face masks. There is much more to it. We need to make sure to care for our whole selves. This means we need to make sure we have our physical, mental, and emotional needs met. Whole self-care can make sure no part is neglected. Neglecting any of these parts will leave you feeling off, drained, or like
Quotes, Self-Love

7 Ways to Overcome Low Self-Esteem

7 Ways to Overcome Low Self-Esteem
Low self-esteem is not something that can be fixed in "10 Easy Steps" or after reading one life changing article. It is a process, but a process you can approach with fairly simple activities. In my previous post on self-esteem, I covered three activities. For today, I've collected seven more ideas on what you can do to overcome low self-esteem. Unsure if you have low self-esteem? This post may be able to answer that question. Self-Esteem Boosting Activities Journal Take time each day to write down any negative thoughts you have. Getting them
Self-Love

12 Signs You Have Low Self-Esteem

12 Signs of Low Self-Esteem
I was all set to write about self-confidence. Then I got into the definitions, and realized self-esteem was actually what I had in mind. Self-confidence: a feeling of trust in one's abilities, qualities, and judgment. Self-esteem: confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect. See, I want to talk about self-esteem. I want you to know deep down that you are worthy of love and respect. Since self-esteem develops over time, it isn't something you can just read a multi-step list or "one mega secret" article about and fix. Self-esteem is a
Anxiety, Depression, Self-Care

The 3 Steps I Use To Embrace Change I Want In My Life

The 3 Steps I Use To Embrace Changes I Want In My Life
Change is hard. Yeah, yeah, you know this. Everyone knows this, but did you know that even simple changes that you want, and you know will make your life immensely better, can be scary? My Experience With Change One such change for me was treating my anxiety. I have treated my depression a few times, but never really focused on my anxiety. I finally decided it was likely a bigger problem than I realized, so I made myself an appointment. While I was eager to treat my anxiety, so it would stop
Anxiety, Depression, Self-Care

Figuring Out Your Basic Self-Care Needs

Figuring Out Your Basic Self-Care Needs
I was never any good at self-care. I was a typical teenager who ate and drank whatever and skimped on sleep. Soon after I was a young mother putting her kids first. That continued about 14 years until about four years ago when things had to change. At around the same time my depression and anxiety got worse and I started suffering from inflammatory arthritis and fibromyalgia. Self care had to become my priority. So how did I figure out what I needed? Mostly I just started with the
Body Positivity, Quotes

15 Great Body Positive Quotes To Share

15 Great Body Positive Quotes to Share
I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for some great stuff to share online. Just for you, here are some great body positive quotes all ready for you to share on Pinterest, Twitter, etc. I hope you enjoy these. There are a lot more on my Body Love | Body Positivity board over on Pinterest if you are interested. I've also compiled a great list of body positive accounts to follow on social media. If you'd like some more sources for great body positive stuff to share, just sign
Body Positivity

4 Challenges To Body Positivity For Spoonies

Body positivity can be extra tough when you are a spoonie. When your body doesn't cooperate and you have to fight it all the time, it can be hard to believe that "all bodies are good bodies" or "there's no wrong way to have a body". In fact, for some of us it isn't even true that our bodies are doing all they can to keep us alive! It's pretty hard to be positive toward something actively trying to kill you. So, how do you stay body positive as a
Body Positivity, Self-Acceptance

5 Myths About Body Acceptance

5 Myths About Body Acceptance
People tend to jump to a lot of conclusions when it comes to body acceptance or body positivity. This leads to some common myths. I've chosen five of them to discuss here. 1) Body acceptance is only for women. Not true! Body acceptance is for everyone on the gender spectrum. Women tend to be the focus, because the pressure on them is more obvious. Even so, other people on the gender spectrum find themselves under pressure to conform to certain standards also. There is quite the lack of representation for them