Love Yourself = Love Others

Your relationship with yourself is the central template from which all others are formed. Loving yourself is a prerequisite to creating a successful and authentic union with another.

Taking care of yourself is vitally important to a happy survival and by no means selfish. Keep in mind that if you are happy, you will treat others with an open heart, kindness and compassion.

There are many ways for us to love and to care for ourselves…
The possibilities are infinite… You can put your own imagination to work…

One way to learn to love yourself is to act as if you already do (i.e., “Fake it till you make it”).
An important way to love yourself is to nourish and care for your body: eat healthy foods, drink plenty of water, have a massage and stretch regularly.

Taking breaks from your hectic life and having fun are important, as well.

Another way to enhance self-love and self-esteem is to be aware of your self-talk (those things that you say to yourself inside your head). Speak to yourself in ways that are more kind, and less mean or abusive.  Many of us have very harsh inner critics so we need to replace these negative messages with other, more positive ones.

So, go ahead. Love yourself. Be good to yourself. Treat yourself well.

You will discover that, the more you love yourself, the more you will be able to give love to others – and the more others will want to be around you and give back to you. This is a win-win situation. Loving yourself will ultimately benefit the lives of others you encounter, as well as your own life.

“If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.” ~Nicholas de Chamfort

With Much Love and Light,
Liraz

Liraz Bergman-Turner is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master & the owner of Heavenly Embrace, a massage and energy healing practice in Boulder, CO.

Heavenly Embrace Wellness 2310 Juniper Ave, Boulder, CO 80304 (720) 515-9034 liraz@heavenlyembrace.com
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