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Learning how to love and accept yourself is still a hot topic.

February 03, 2014

When my book, Your Heart Knows the Answer came out in 2005, the conversation about self-love and trusting our intuition was clearly alive and well. I myself had written the book as part of my process for learning how to better access these God-given gifts, and everywhere I turned I saw woman (and men) who wanted to get better at them, too. We all needed to hear and trust our own inner voice more deeply.

When my son was born, I switched my focus from my career to being a mother. (After all, that’s what my heart told me to do). Now that he is older I am, once again, writing about and teaching those topics that are nearest and dearest to my heart. But I admit I was very surprised. I’m not sure why, but for some reason I thought that the conversation about trusting and loving ourselves—which are really the same thing—would have been long over. I figured that since these attributes are so important we’d have gotten very good at doing them by now. Boy, was I wrong. Perhaps, all the advancements in technology and social media are keeping us so busy that we can’t hear our own inner voice. Perhaps the media and other social institutions are still telling us that we are lacking, but if we follow them (and do what they say) we will be alright—an acceptable iteration of everyone else.

Whatever the reason, the need to learn how to love and trust ourselves is more alive than ever. So here goes, the first in a series of posts on self-love. First, we’ll talk about some things that we can do to love ourselves more. Then we’ll talk about how to do them.

Tips for bring more self-love into your life:

  1. If you are just beginning on this path, start small by realizing when you are NOT loving yourself
  2. Make loving yourself the priority of your life. Know that your life depends on it.
  3. Most importantly learn to recognize your inner wisdom or the voice of your heart.
  4. You can do this by learning to distinguish the voice of your heart from the voices in your head right here on my website.
  5. This will help you to discover who you really are, your “higher self,” “a daughter of God” whatever you call the term, and make an intention to live as her.

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