Self-Love — October 5, 2011
Today is the first day of my “re-entry to writing” plan. I’ve committed to writing a minimum of half an hour for at least 4 days a week for the rest of this month of October.
I’ve been successful with day one. I wrote my first Self-Love Prayer in 2004. I created a shorter self-love prayer this evening so I would be more apt to read it to myself in the mirror on a daily basis for the rest of this month. Here it is:
Good Morning Prayer
Good Morning Michelle,
I commit to love my body and myself this day.
I commit to love others today.
I commit to help others to love themselves.
I commit to take time today to sit quietly and spend time with God, and my higher self.
Because I love my body, I lovingly care for it.
I will move it, stretch it, strengthen it, feed it and rest it. I will bring it joy.
I commit to slow down and focus on taking in each breath as I bring the colors of the flowers into my soul.
Thank you body for all you do for me.
I love you.
Will you write yourself a Self-Love Prayer? Will you commit to read it to yourself each day for the rest of this month of October? Will you share it with our Love Warrior Community or leave your self-love prayer in the comments below?
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!