Self Love

Your Truest Friend Lives Within You

March 20, 2012
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“If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone.” ~ Maxwell Maltz Every once in a while, I get a little lonely.  And then I have an experience that reminds me that I am never alone.  Because no matter who else is around, I always have myself.  And I am the truest friend I […]

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The Importance of Being Selfish

March 14, 2012
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Selflessness is a much extolled virtue, and selfishness a much maligned trait.  But these perspectives seem simplistic.  Because I have found that to be truly selfless, I must be selfish first.  This is why. Not selfish. As a little girl, I learned that it was noble to sacrifice my needs for the needs of others. […]

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The Privilege to Cry

January 31, 2012
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Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed. ~Natalie Clifford Barney It is OK to cry.  A good cry is a precious thing.  It is a sign of life.  A sign that our hearts can feel.  And a sign that our souls are engaged in the business of living.  I know […]

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Being Kind to Yourself

July 14, 2011
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Kindness was a virtue that was taught to me, and reinforced repeatedly when I was growing up.  My parents and my grandmother first taught me about being kind; and exemplified it in the way they lived.  My early school teachers reinforced it.  And I continued to learn about it from the books I read, from […]

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Some Time for Yourself

July 12, 2011
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I love people.  I love having many in my life.  I love connecting with them.  And I deeply value my relationships with them.  Yet, every so often, I like to be by myself. Intense. My desire to be alone at times stems from a need to connect with myself, rather than a need to disconnect […]

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