Love YOU!

“To love yourself is as much your duty as it is to love other people.”  (Joyce Meyer) Loving yourself.  This is a really important concept for us to grasp especially around the holiday season.  Holidays for many people can bring joy, excitement and anticipation, and for others it can bring out feelings of anxiety, sadness and loneliness.  Whatever your reaction to the holiday season is perfectly ok.  There is no “right” way to experience a holiday, but one thing we all can do throughout the holiday season is love ourselves.  How does one practice loving themselves?  Well, it can look different for every person and that is the best part of love – it’s not a cookie cutter shape.  For some people loving oneself happens when the say “no” to…
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An Attitude of Gratitude

"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving." (Kahlil Gibran) Gratitude.  I find this powerful word one of my best self-care tools.  It holds no restrictions to the time of day or place where I am able to use it.  Gratitude has the ability to make a dark situation a bit brighter.  It can fill a person with hope, peace and love.  This week I invite you to practice gratitude and see what it can bring to your day.  Ideas to practice gratitude might include making a list of 5 things each day you are grateful for in your life, sending an email to someone you are blessed to know, saying "I love you" and meaning it, or simply recognizing the impact a…
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