Self–Love April 27, 2011
A major contender in Self–Love actions is doing what you love, which is connected to understanding your purpose in life.
Last Friday I mailed out my first book proposal to Gurze, an Eating Disorder Publishing Company. This company publishes 2 – 3 books a year. They take 1 – 2 months to respond, so in the mean time I will be researching agents and other publishing companies.
Taking that first step was exciting, and bitter–sweet. I lit the candles on my menorah, as well as the candleholder of the Blessed mother, and put my book proposal on the dresser, and took a photo of it for prosperity. I felt the spirit of my mother smiling down on me as I step closer to my goal of sending this book out into the world. My mother was a great encourager. I know she’s happy that I’ve made progress with this book. Having loving support in this process from my family and friends has been encouraging.
The lyrics from the song, Nature Boy, states: The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to be loved and give love in return. I do believe this is true. We can accomplish many feats, realize business goals, push through towards our achievements, but the greatest thing in the end is the love we’ve cultivated and received.
I am so blessed to have a loving family, and an intimate circle of friends along with a career that feeds my soul as I am being of service to others.
Writing is becoming more and more a part of my life. The joy I receive from putting my thoughts down on paper is growing, and I hope my life experiences will benefit you in some way.
How would your life be different if your daily actions reflected what you love? I’d love to hear what inspires you in your life. Please share what you love by sending your blog post to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject title of your email will be posted as the title of your blog post response, and the body of your email will be posted as the body of your blog post response. Share your love.
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!