Self-Love: A Balancing Act

Self–Love: Day 25

I didn’t get my walk in today, but I did watch President Obama give his State of the Union speech. I found myself feeling energized with an increased sense of well being after listening to him, similar to the way I feel after walking!

Our President is an inspiring, motivational speaker. I feel proud to call him my President.

I am also proud of my daughter, Emelina, who is my internet marketing manager. I love working with her. She helps me to think outside of the box, and dares me to dream bigger, and allows me to let go and trust that she can guide me in this new land of social media.

When I’m tired and or discouraged, she’ll remind me of something I said, or a message I received from my soul collage card, which allows me to turn my emotions around.

Deciding to take the Self–Love Challenge together was one of the best decisions I’ve made.

Having a buddy system has been proven to help people follow through with commitments. This has been true for me. Writing is a passion of mine, but I can get distracted, or discouraged, even though I am so close to being finished with my manuscript.

I’ve noticed that I do not get distracted or discouraged with my focus of self–love.

This morning, I massaged my Self–Love body lotion into my skin, and used the action as a prayer. I imagined love flowing into my body through my hands, and the lotion. Taking the time to put the lotion on is a loving action, adding the intention and image of love soaking into my skin is a wonderful way to start my day with loving intention.

I still have work to do on my presentation, but I’m aware of being tired. I also have not connected with my husband yet tonight, except to watch the State of the Union Address together.

I’m going to love myself by treating myself to some time with my husband before going to bed. I know I will work on my presentation this weekend, and have more time Thursday and Friday night as well.

Loving myself is definitely a balancing act!



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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