Self-Love

It’s About Taking Care of Yourself in Order to be Able to Love Others

Murchison Falls By mindfully listening to information from inside you - your body, stream of consciousness, dreams, impulses, and what you are making of it all, you have tools to better care for yourself.  Only when you can address your own needs with reverence, respect and love can you adequately show that love to others in your life.  Read more in my post on Life, Refracted, by clicking here.

June 27th, 2017|Categories: Life, Refracted, Self-Love, Well-Being|

A Lifelong Love of Writing

One letter at a time/Unsplash When I was a child, I was slow to speak.  Family lore had it that I ran before I was a year old but waited until I had passed my second birthday to utter a word.  At that point, sentences tumbled out of my mouth.  Maybe writing is like that for me now – so much mulled over across the years, so many ways of expression considered.  Today, convinced that my journey and [...]

March 27th, 2017|Categories: Self-Love, Well-Being, Writing|Tags: , , |

Loving the Little Girl Inside Me

French T-Shirt We took a ridiculously long time to get to know, respect and honor each other.  For years, I pushed her aside, unconsciously trying to silence her with bribes of ice cream, candy, and other high calorie sleep-inducing treats.  Sometimes I gave her chocolate when she needed enough energy to get something done. I refused to consider her worthy of legitimate claims on my attention and energy. Once the adult in me earned enough money to [...]

August 29th, 2016|Categories: Children, Development, Self-Love|Tags: , |

Aging with Grace – Loving Oneself

In New York, where the way people protect their boundaries can predict paranoia, I never would have approached the woman in purple. But I was an American in Paris, she was “of a certain age”, I was captivated by her poise and presence, and I wanted her to know she was not invisible. David and I had boarded Bus 80 at Porte de Versailles. Our morning at the Salon du Chocolat had stretched well into the afternoon and left us [...]

July 18th, 2016|Categories: Aging with Grace, Paris & France, Self-Love|Tags: , , |
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