Loving Myself As I Am

By | February 26th, 2017|Exhilarated Life, Forgiveness, gratitude, Self-love|

I nourish my body with wholesome foods, my mind with gratitude and forgiveness, and my spirit with loving relationships. All this I do by loving myself as I am. Too often we can't find the courage or discipline to make the simple consistent choices that will change our lives. We are stuck in regret, 20 [...]

Are You Lonely or Just Lost?

By | September 4th, 2015|Self-esteem, self-expression, Self-fulfillment, Self-love|

“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.” ~ Rupi Kaur This quote showed up in my newsfeed on Facebook just as I was engrossed in messaging a friend who had said she was afraid of being lonely. We chatted on about her finding her footing four years after the death of [...]

Happiness in Joyful Self-Expression

By | July 29th, 2015|Happiness, Inner light, Life Purpose, Quality of life, self-expression, Self-fulfiullment, Self-love|

Each morning here on the island of Aegina in Greece, I open the white metal shutters of our bedroom and press them back against the bisque coloured stucco. They are secured with black iron hinges shaped like ‘S’s that swing up and keep them from blowing and banging in the breezes off the sea below. [...]

Do you want the secret to ecstatic intimacy?

By | June 19th, 2015|Intimacy, Self-love|

"My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another." ~ Shakti Gawain There is a saying that we cannot love another until we love ourselves but that was not my experience. I had to be loved and held in a safe place so that I could find [...]

Self-love is the sparkle within.

By | May 19th, 2015|Inner light, Self-love|

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within." ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross It’s easy to be happy and bright when all things are going well and there are no stresses. But when [...]

Self-love – beaming your own ray of sunshine.

By | May 5th, 2015|Self-love|

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Within each one of us, clear bright and radiant is the spark of the divine that is there to be discovered. Imagine the greatest human being on the planet, that is you inside. Pure potential. Uncharted territory, [...]

Are you true to yourself?

By | April 14th, 2015|Integrity, Self-esteem, Self-love|

“Confidence in others' honesty is no light testimony of one's own integrity.” ~ Michel de Montaigne Cheating at solitaire is never a completely satisfying experience, even if you lie about it. In our culture a lie seems to only be an untruth if you get caught at it. And even then, we, as a culture, have [...]

Can you love without self-love?

By | April 7th, 2015|Consciousness, Exhilarated Life, Happiness, Self-love|

“Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.” ~ Thomas Traherne Self-love is an entirely different cat to self aggrandisement. Or egotistic self-importance. It is the innate knowing that you are a unique and necessary element of life [...]