When I was a teenager in the late ’80s and early ’90s, to hear the words ‘she totally loves herself’ about you, was a reason to feel shame. It was a put down, dished out by insecure, hormonal classmates who probably really didn’t think very much of themselves either. But nevertheless, my generation learned to play small, dim our lights, not look too self involved and not to get too far ‘above our station’ if we wanted to be liked.
It’s only when you get to be a fully grown badass woman that you really own it. The school of life teaches you that actually when you love yourself and radiate that self assurance, others gravitate toward it. It attracts – not repels. You realise that it’s not only ok to love yourself, but it is essential for the good of everyone else too! How can you serve others to the best of your ability when you are coming from a place of lack? How can you give love in abundance if you have none in the bank? You cannot give what you don’t have. It’s totally selfish if you DON’T put yourself first. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat others how you want to be treated – what better way to practise being an awesome love giver than to give it to yourself first?
This website launches properly on Valentine’s Day. I picked that date in the calendar as it is a day of love. How perfect. Serendipitous you may say. So to mark the occasion, I wanted to share a social media message… #LoveYourselfie
For this one day, share a selfie on Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #LoveYourselfie to show the world who you are.
That light you have dimmed to fit in? Turn it up honey! Don’t worry about the Instagram filters – you don’t need them. You look perfect as you are! Worried that your body isn’t like everyone else’s? Who cares! It is yours. It’s perfect and it’s unique. Be proud – you are the only one of you – a ‘one of a kind’. The party is taking place online and you are the star guest.