I have not had a chance to sit down and write anything in the past two days because I have been filling myself up with so much self love that I did not want to even take one second away from time with those I love.

This weekend I had a birthday party for myself. The time was spent with dear friends and loved ones engaging in great conversation, sharing stories, food, and creating a sacred space to make soul collage cards and candles for each other. It truly was a beautiful experience seeing others get into their own space and seeing what manifested with all the love in the room. Some of my friends who have a difficult time with art because of their critic created and liked what they made…it was such a gift seeing this and having those I love touch on a real and intimate level.

I am grateful for my friends and the community I have built in Petaluma in the past 6.5 years I have been here. I slowed down and took each moment in, and I truly see the gift in each moment this weekend. Each one is such a precious gift. For this I am grateful.



Lindsey Wert is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Sonoma County with special interest in treatment and prevention of eating disorders and sexual trauma. Lindsey’s passions are supporting women in learning how to love themselves from the inside out. Lindsey contributes to her community by giving eating disorder presentations, doing prevention work and supporting the health at every size movement. Visit Lindsey’s personal website, From the Inside Out: Self Love and Transformation

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