Being Gentle

My self talk can be so cruel. Thoughts circle around in my head, and I speak to myself in a way I would never speak to another person. If a friend needed comfort I would never berate her or bombard her with negativity. I would encourage her the best I could; I would try to nurture. This year I want to treat myself the way I would a friend by continuously offering love and kindness. Whenever I start to feel the bile of self hatred rising in my throat I will close my eyes and see myself outside of my body. I will look at this friend and offer perspective. I will give myself the same courtesy I give to others. This is my intention for 2014. I will love myself the way I love all of my dear friends.

– Kathryn

31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge

January is Self-Love month, and it marks the 4th year that we’ve hosted the 31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge. You can participate by submitting your self-love writing to be published on this blog. You can submit your writing here. You can also participate by writing your self-love posts on your own blog and linking back to the 31-Day Self-Love Writing Challenge, 2014 blog post and Facebook event. If you don’t start on January 1st, that’s fine! You can jump into the challenge whenever you want.

Win a Copy of Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works

Each blog post you write is one entry into our random drawing to win an autographed copy of my book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works. You’ll also be entered into our drawing to win our upcoming Self-Love e-products that we’ll be announcing soon.

If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your self-love writing, you can write in a journal or write yourself self-love emails. If writing isn’t for you, simply reading others’ self-love writing can be powerful and beneficial to you on your self-love journey.

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