Dear LW Community,

I take time to write This evening and I do apologize for not being able to write the last couple nights as my surgery took more out of me than I had thought. Not writing a self-love post was actually an action based on self-love and care. I listened to my body and what my body needed above all. Tonight I take time to write about what I am grateful for. I am grateful for all the lovely women in my life who have been loving, brought me food and continue to show me love through this difficult time. I thank God for the mysterious and lovely woman that I met in the waiting room while I was waiting for my surgery who really helped me through the process, and who I think is going to become a good friend over time. And even though I know that it is hard for me to slow down, I thank God and am grateful for the fact that I am learning to slow down and listen to my body. I really don’t have a choice. I honor and except that place in me that becomes a little child when I do not feel well that wants my mother, love and nurturance from the mother within myself and others. I am grateful that everything is static, flowing, changing and growing. Sending love and light. What are you grateful for?

Lindsey Wert

Join us in the 31 Day Self-Love Writing Contest to win an autographed copy of Michelle Minero’s book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That WorksRead through the Self-Love Posting Guidelines for inspiration on different ways you can focus on bringing more love into your life through the 7 paths of the Self-Love Diet. Read through 2012’s monthly Self-Love Writing Prompts for ideas on topics you can write about to help you focus more on loving yourself, and read through others’ self-love posts for inspiration at the bottom of the prompts page. Share your self-love journey with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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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