It’s 6:57 pm on Tuesday the 10th, and I’m going to bed as soon as I finish this post.
This is one example of self-love. I’m listening to my body and taking good care of it, even though my mind tells me to write on my book because I didn’t do any writing on it today.
I’ve got a cold, a sore throat, a runny nose and I’ve been sneezing. A good old-fashioned cold definitely needs rest to get better.
I think it’s a non-coincidence that I’ve been told by my acupuncturist to do my best to do less, and then my body gets a cold and I’m doing less!
This is not the first time I’ve gotten sick when I needed to slow down. My body seems to take over when it notices that I’m not being a good caregiver. I’m getting better at listening to my body’s messages, but I can tell there’s still room for improvement.
So, I’m letting all of you who are reading this post know how much I appreciate you taking the time to read these blog posts. I hope you’ll be moved to take action in loving yourself more this year. There are a million and one ways to do it. I look forward to hearing what steps you’re taking.
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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