All tagged self love

Sewing Seeds for 2019

But in an age that discourages exploration, we are left wading through the “could have beens.” Instead of breaking out of who we’ve evolved into/defined our selves as/let others mold us to be/ we continue to cultivate this version of ourselves. We give up on possibilities. Other lines of work become pipe dreams. Moving cities is too scary. We are bogged down the logistics, finances, and the rules of society we’re led to believe are true. You need to go back to school. You can’t go back to school it’s too expensive. You will never be able to afford a house on that income. It’s too hard to break out of your industry. A job is a job, does anyone really love theirs? These phrase bounce around our tired brains like the annoying music boxes our grandmothers gave us for Christmas when all we wanted was a four speed bike so we could get the hell out of our small town lives and explore what the world has to offer.

Now, some of us don’t live in these boxes. We’ve broken free. And we’re now the stuff of internet envy. Traveling the world. Working online. Living the “digital nomad” life. What even is a digital nomad? And in twenty years will you be proud to call yourself one?

Perhaps, the real problem is our need to label. The drive to define. The want to say “I am ____.” as opposed to just saying, “I am.”

A Guide to Self Love

Humans are born to love, yet fear clouds our rational judgment and convinces us that life is not a series of Hallmark movie moments.

I’m changing my attitude.  I spent years hating Valentine’s Day because I didn’t think I had the energy to love.  Growing up with Lyme, I thought I was too broken to love, and lacked the confidence to love myself.  Now that I’m out of the woods of tick-borne disease, I realize I wasted years afraid love would cause more pain than all the blood draws, injections, and mountains of medical bills.  However, that now sounds crazy.  Humans are born to love, yet fear clouds our rational judgment and convinces us that life is not a series of Hallmark movie moments.  But what if our judgement is wrong?   Looking past the candy hearts and discount bouquets, I want to return to the root of Valentine’s day.  Whether it’s a day spent alone, with a partner, or a group of gals,  Valentine’s day should serve as a reminder that love actually IS all around us (thanks Hugh Grant!).  

The Single Book You're Missing

Focused on her own experiences with gratitude practice and those of her readers, famous actors, authors and average Joes, the author of E Squared (a series of experiments to prove the magic of the universe and power of the mind) Grout approaches gratitude with a humor and logic that lightens the heart, making the reader truly believe anything is possible.  

Touching on the notion that a single person's happiness, kindness, and generosity can change the world through collective consciousness and positive energy, Grout provides a true hope for anyone wishing to change the world.  

How to Love Your Body

 We are never taught how to love the temporary state of our bodies, but we forget: every state is temporary.  So, I start with a hastily crafted apology.

Dear Body,

I'm sorry for all the names I call you, and times you make me cry.  I know you want to do good by me.  So do I.  Truce? 

xoxo

Amy

In order to find peace with the current state of my body, I have to find some perspective, through the body dysmorphia crippling my rational mind.