Recycling Love

Self–Love 1/26/11

I woke up this morning and took out the recycling. As I was taking out the recycling, it made me think of how something used and taken in – can be put back into the world, how nervous energy can be turned into positive energy, how love for oneself can be turned into love for someone else.

I’m going through my routine of beginning to stress out about my upcoming presentation.

This happens every time I do a presentation. I know that it will turn out great, and yet …  I still get nervous beforehand.

When I get anxious, I lose my energy and get tired.

Instead of pushing through tonight, I’m going to go to bed early.

I focused on self-love today by listening to my energy. I focused on self-love today by going outside for a while in the sunshine and walking. I did good work with my clients, and said goodbye to one today. That is always good news in my business because it means they’ve reached their goals. It’s like graduation.

I got a call from a family member this evening, and was able to pray with him, and invite God’s love throughout his body, emotions and spirit.

Self-Love fosters love of others. It’s a nice recycling of energy.



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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