I recently had the opportunity to do a guest post for Truth Freedom Love for "Fall In-Love with Yourself February". Here is an excerpt. To read the full post, please follow the link <3
Self love…. What a topic!
How many of you are reading this and have certain things pop into your head? Things like “Well, I do love myself but I’m not selfish.” “I know plenty of people who love themselves. I think they are conceited.” “I’m not supposed to think about that. I am only supposed to serve others.” “I know I deserve better than what I allow in my life but it’s not my fault. I must not deserve better after all.” We are pre-programmed with so many knee-jerk reactions.
I admit that I have had a monumental problem with this concept. I have always had the notion that I am only worthy of other people’s love and attention if I earn it. This includes any love I have had for myself. I have felt worthless if I’m not doing for someone else. Raise your hands now because I know a lot of you, especially if you are a female, were brought up believing this!
In order for you to understand where I am coming from I need to give you a little background....
Read the rest here!
As a Parent Coach and Mentor, my passion lies in empowering parents to make the best decisions they can for their children and their families as a whole. As a well-trained coach, I can be your facilitator and accountability partner for long-lasting, meaningful change that has a permanent, positive impact for your family. By focusing on the values that you hold most important in your life, I can help you create and maintain the type of parenting relationship you want to have with your children, now and into their adulthood.
I am a homeschooling mom of four children in Massachusetts. I am also the author of a book called The Herbal Beverage Book, which can be found on amazon. When not coaching, writing or spending time with the family, I enjoy Hayao Miyazaki films, new and classic Dr. Who episodes, anything related to American history and a great glass of mead.
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This blog is a collection of thoughts, articles and perspectives I have at any one time. While I am pretty consistent in my beliefs, life changes and evolves along with experiences. You may feel a connection with me through my writing yet I never want any of my readers to misunderstand that the connection you feel is with a perspective I have shared and not me as a person. I am continually humbled that I am able to connect with my readers, and I hope to continue to be able to for many years to come, but it doesn't make us connected in any way beyond this. If you connect with what I write and know me as an acquaintance, this in no way reflects that I have any knowledge of you, your situation in life or that I am writing with you in mind. It is merely that I have shared a human experience that most likely very many others have had has well. This also goes for anything I post on my Twitter account, Facebook Page and Facebook personal page. I wanted to make this disclaimer as clear as possible so you know that any misunderstanding you choose to have is not my responsibility.