What is self-love and why all the buzz?
For me, there is NO greater feeling than having a woman trust me on her journey to wellness and watch her change her life for the better because she has all that she needs inside of her and I can help ask the right questions and provide her tools to reach her goals. I know all too well what putting everyone else first feels like .... and to have other women and Mamas out there make positive, life-lasting changes gives me goosebumps and fuels my soul! I guess you could say, I have found my calling in life!!!
Many of you might not know my story ..... when I was under the age of 3, I was sexually abused by a male babysitter. Although the physical aspect of the abuse was terrible enough, the mental took more of a toll on me. He told me that if my parents ever found out, that they would HATE me and that he would kill them. Needless to say, I didn't say anything to my parents until we moved to another city.
Almost 6 years later, I was again sexually abused by a male babysitter and this time, I blamed myself .... because ..... this is what one was supposed to do with a babysitter (at least in my mind it was).
As a result, for the majority of my life, I felt like I had to FIGHT for self-worth. I used to have zero. I used to believe that in order for me to be loved, I had to PROVE that I was worthy of love ... I used to believe that I had to be the "good girl" and follow all of the rules, social protocols, etc. just in order to be accepted.
I now know with all of my being, that I am worthy of love and BEST of all, I am worthy of the immense love that I give! This has been an unreal journey .... tears, depression, anxiety, breakdowns, medication, counselling, and days where I did not want to carry on ..... but I'm here and I am stronger than ever, constantly growing and evolving in to my true self .... something that I wish for everyone.
This week I have the HUGE pleasure of running a free week of Self-Love with an amazing group of women. I made a video for them and I would love to share with all of you! I believe that we each have our own unique definition of self-love AND that we all deserve to live our happiest, healthiest most fulfilling life possible ... I guess you can say, "that's why all the buzz!"