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Happy Valentines!

I hope your day was everything you desired!

Today, I see this pagan holiday, inspired by the myth of St. Valentine, as a reminder to slow down and practice self-love and self-care. In fact, I have adopted the attitude that taking one day to observe something is never enough. I like to observe the positive practices of Valentines, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and birthdays every day, year round. Personally, I see those special days as a reminder that another year has passed.

Practicing Self-love and Self-care

Whether or not you observe those holidays, practicing self -love is demonstrated by how you view yourself, the decisions you make, and your relationship with others. If my point is still unclear, ask yourself, do I…

Although this is not an official assessment, I believe that if your answer is YES to more than a few of these questions, it’s necessary and vital that you turn the lens inward and love yourself in the ways in which you expect a Valentine’s lover to love you. There is definitely more to self-love than buying yourself a box of candy and some flowers. I am speaking of authentic self-care.

I define authenticity as the alignment of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Self care is about taking the necessary steps to authentically express self-love. It is action-oriented. Often, we think about what we should do, but acting upon it falls by the wayside and we stay stuck. To take action is to…

If you feel in need of more support with executing these tips, you are invited to join the Authentic ME! Community and Workshop to have a safe space to unpack and process your level of self – love and care.

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Warm regards,

Davina