Make a Love List for Yourself! (Guest Post by Keri Nola)02-05-2013
Wheeee! I'm excited to be a featured guest on Keri Nola's Conversations that Matter Teleseries. On February 12th, Keri and I will be talking about self-love — just in time for Valentine's Day. Because the answer to, "Is there someone special in your life?" should always be "Yes, me!" No matter what your love life looks like, it most definitely should include you!
Here's a piece that Keri wrote to share her experience of the Love List with you … enjoy!
My Journey of Creating a Self-Love List
by Keri Nola, Author & Holistic Psychotherapist
I will admit that the road to loving myself has been a long, curvy, and adventurous one to say the least!
I have realized that for me, the experience of self-love is a process and a journey rather than somewhere I arrive and stop. Each day, I choose to cultivate moments of sacred pause in which I remember my infinite worth and allow the truth of my value to be the place I launch decisions, plans, and relationships from.
Over the years I have been creating a self-love tool box filled with a collection of ways to honor and celebrate myself and in my work as an author and holistic psychotherapist, I share these tools with others as well.
I recently attended a workshop that Sherry was facilitating and she introduced me to process of making a “Love List.” During the workshop, Sherry guided us to take a few moments to create a love list for someone in our lives. As I began to write, I felt drawn to use this as an opportunity to acknowledge and love myself although that wasn’t exactly the assignment. (I’m generally a non-conformist.)
I came up with several things I love about me— and found myself feeling warm and fuzzy, like someone draped a comforting blanket over my shoulders. This experience made me realize the huge value present in simply taking a few moments acknowledging and honoring myself. I have since added this activity to my self-love tool box and gravitate toward it as needed for a little boost of tender loving care!
I love that I can use the lists I’ve already created as a quick booster of self-compassion by keeping them available to review as needed or I have the option of adding to the lists or creating new ones as I desire. I’m all about personalizing self-care rituals that resonate and having options to choose from so I don’t get bored with the same old, same old.
I have found that the journey of allowing love to be present in our lives is a delicate balance of both giving and receiving. Have you shown yourself some love today?
Would a Self-Love List welcome some of the love you desire and deserve? Consider creating your own today!
I hope you'll join Keri and me on Tuesday evening, February 12 at 6pm PST for Keri's Conversations that Matter Teleseries. We'll be talking about self love and it'd be fabulous to have your energy and input during this free call.
You can win a copy of Keri's book, A Year On Your Path to Growth: Daily Inspirations to Reconnect With Your Soul. Simply leave a comment below by 12nPST on 2/12 that tells one thing you really love about yourself. I'll randomly choose a winner from everyone who comments and will announce it live on the call with Keri Tuesday night. If you don't have a Facebook account, feel free to email me your comment and that counts,too!
Keri Nola is a highly regarded Holistic Psychotherapist, Author of multiple self-help titles and Founder of Path To Growth, LLC, an integrative healing center based in Central Florida. She blends traditional and holistic wisdom to create products and experiences that support people in reconnecting to their authenticity, reclaiming their power and living the lives they deserve and desire.
Keri’s real life experience paired with her extensive education and work background makes her a compassionate, balanced, and sought-after professional in the areas of personal growth and development. For more information, visit www.pathtogrowth.com, join Keri on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pathtogrowth and follow her on twitter @PathToGrowth