Self–Love: Day 22
Today I started off my self-love day with an energetic walk with my husband, followed by a hearty breakfast.
Today I facilitated my SoulCollage® workshop at the Petaluma Health Care District.
Self-Love guided me in my preparation for the 3 hour workshop with peace and serenity. I had everything prepared ahead of time and was able to meditate quietly before people arrived.
I received a grant from PHCD to offer this workshop for free. It’s a fundraiser for the Eating Disorder Recovery Support Treatment Fund.
What blessings to be able to do what I love, get paid, and offer it for free, while earning money for the EDRS treatment fund. I was able to contribute to helping people get help with recovery from an eating disorder who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it.
I started the group with a body-love meditation, in which I invited the participants to imagine an ocean of love around them and inside of them. I suggested they use the intention of self-love to guide them in their choice of images.
The SoulCollage® cards each person created offered them the experience of discovering many different aspects of themselves, as well as guidance for their current challenges in life.
Each person spoke from a deep well of wisdom that lives inside of them.
I named my card “Stairway to love”. It shows the moon with stairs leading to the image of a newborn.
I spoke from the image of the baby:
I am the one who:
Is held by the universe.
Sleeps in peace, knowing I’m loved
Is cared for, protected and loved.
Trusts I will be guided.
I am so grateful for the commitment I made to blog about my self-love challenge. It helps me to put my intentions into action. It also reminds me of the bounty of love that surrounds me, and lives within me.
Please join me in the self-love journey. You can post to this blog as well by writing your self-love reflection and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject heading of your email becomes the title of your blog post, and the body of your email becomes the body of your blog post. I look forward to reading your self-love journey here.
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!