Self-Care, Quotes, 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-Love, Quotes

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
Body Positivity, Self-Acceptance, Self-Love

What The Heck Is Body Acceptance, And Why Do I Need It?

What The Heck Is Body Acceptance, And Why Do I Need It?
A popular "buzzword" lately has been "body positivity". Not everyone feels ready to have positive thoughts toward their body. In that case, it may be easier to try for body acceptance. What is body acceptance? Simply put, body acceptance is just accepting your body as it is with no judgement. It is a step toward body positivity and loving yourself without requiring any change. Another way to look at it is body neutrality. This article covers it well. Just not hating their body can be a huge step for some people. I've talked before
Self-Acceptance, Self-Love

Selfies: More To Them Than You Think

Did You Know There Is More Value To Selfies Than Many People Think?
You see people all over social media decrying the value of selfies. Claims of them being a symptom of narcissism, a sign of self involvement, or being a self indulgence are prevalent.  But are they? What is a selfie? From the Oxford Dictionary, a selfie is, "A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media." So, all it is, is a picture you took of yourself. Seems pretty harmless, right? Maybe it's the purpose of a selfie that people find