The 11th Day of the Self–Love Challenge

I couldn’t help but notice the date today; 1–11–11. In Dan Millman’s book, The Life You Were Born To Live, the number One is connected to Creativity and Confidence.

Comments on Creative Energy: The river of energy has a compelling force that cannot be stopped; it must be channeled for constructive use or it turns destructive.

Comments on Confidence: Creativity flourishes best in an atmosphere of inner security and confidence, which enables individuals to open up, risk mistakes, and step off the beaten path – even dare to be considered odd, strange, or outlandish by conventional standards.

I’ve decided to let the creative energy that lives inside of me be channeled through my writing, by creating my book proposal.

I’ve heard myself thinking, I love writing when it flows, but now it feels like work because I’m at the end of the manuscript, which entails editing, and having to write the book proposal.

By focusing on Self–Love today, I was mindful of the direction my thoughts were taking me. Self–Love reminds me that I have the power to effect positive or negative change in my emotions and actions by the thoughts I think. When I bring my attention to my creativity, it raises my confidence.

I focused on the passion I have for this subject. I remembered that one of my purposes in life is to be an advocate for Self–Love. By reminding myself of these truths, I begin to think of creating a book proposal rather than having to write a book proposal. The end result may be the same, but the feeling I’m getting by viewing it in this light is so much better. I wonder: by creating vs. having to write the book proposal, will it affect the quality of my writing? Perhaps, and if so, I believe the result will be more positive.

You can visit my self–love website to find out more about the Love Warrior Community. It will launch this week. You can visit Daylle Deanna Schwartz’ website to take the 31 Days of Self-Love Challenge and to receive her free e–book, How Do I Love Me? Let Me Count The Ways.



Michelle Minero is a licensed marriage family therapist who specializes in eating disorder recovery. She created an intensive outpatient eating disorder program in 2000, brought ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.) to Petaluma shortly after and founded EDRS (Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc.), a Marin and Sonoma County based 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2005. In 2011, Michelle co-founded the Love Warrior Community with her daughter, Emelina, an online community that helps people cultivate self-love, self-acceptance and body acceptance through creative expression. Michelle is finishing her book, Self-Love: The Only Diet That Works, and her dream is to see a world filled with people who love themselves and their bodies. Connect with Michelle on Facebook and Twitter and help spread the Self-Love Movement!

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