Life Bursting From the Seams

Lena at hospital

Life has been bursting from the seams this month of April! My second granddaughter, Lena Mahie Ho was born on April 20th at 8:06 pm. I was privileged to be there with my son-in-law and Douala during my daughter’s labor, and my granddaughter’s birth. I realize that babies are born every day, but being a part of Lena’s birth took a common incident and heightened this everyday occurrence into a holy, miraculous and sacred event.

The prompt for April was to ask ourselves the question, “What would love do?”  Sometimes the answer to the question “What would love do?” focuses on others more than you. This was the case for me this month, because my daughter was on bed rest a month prior to giving birth. It was my challenge to focus on caring for myself while spending extra time caring for her, her family, and preparing her house for our new addition.  I did a good job of making time for yoga and riding my bike to work on occasion. Even though I gave her most of my free time, I knew it was imperative to care for myself so I could have the energy I needed to be there for her.

I hope the prompt “What Would Love do?” for this month of April, was a helpful guide for your Self-Love Diet practice.

Thanks to everyone who shared their Self-Love journey with us this month. It’s heartening to watch our community grow with new bloggers. Thank you  Amy for contributing again this month and to Shannon for joining in and sharing the incredible moment between you and your daughter.

I was also heartened to read a post from our Love Warrior Community Intern, Hannah at a site called  where she submitted a Self-Love bucket list!  I was excited to read her bucket list goals which were directed towards Self-Love. She has a clear plan on how to enhance it!  Bucket lists usually lend themselves to ideas of accomplishing travel, or more tangible things. Thanks again Hannah for introducing Self-Love as a meaningful goal to have on a bucket list!

I found Wuisa’s posts, “Remember Happiness”, “Patience” and “My Solitude” full of quality reminders that help us all along the road towards self-love.

A special thanks to Emelina our Love Warrior Community co-founder for submitting her post titled, “Sometimes being kind to your self can be hard to do.”  Emelina models how she is using our self-love warrior blog site to work through a difficult time by sharing with us her process and the Self-Love Diet tools that are helping her.

Thank you for spending the month of April with us at the Love Warrior Community. I will send you the prompt for May tomorrow!

Blessings on your Self-Love Diet!

Michelle Minero

Self-Love Diet Front CoverMichelle Minero, the Co-Founder of this blog and the overarching Love Warrior Community published her book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works. You can buy her book online or at the Petaluma Copperfield’s bookstore. For upcoming events and book signings, starting April 13th, visit Michelle’s Events page.

Michelle Minero, MFT 3Michelle Minero is a licensed marriage family therapist who specializes in eating disorder recovery. Michelle’s book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works, was published on January 23, 2013. You can purchase a copy through Amazon. Her dream is to see a world filled with people who love themselves and their bodies.

Michelle 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. Connect with Michelle on Facebook and Twitter.

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