While trying to think of all the things my body does for me that on an average day I overlook and take for granted I realized that the thing my body has done for me that I value the most is that my body helped create my son, carried and protected him for 9 months, and then brought him to me where he has remained in my arms ever since. If I love my body for anything it is for that most precious ability to create life that has given me the most beloved gift I could ever ask for. My son is and always will be apart of me. The marks I now carry are proof of how hard my body worked to bring him into this world and while I used to look at them sadly now I think I have a new perspective of them. When my son looks at me he sees just his mommy and he loves me. My new goal for this year is to see myself as my son sees me, as just myself without any of the negatives attached and to learn to love myself as much as I do when I look at him and as much as I know he does when he looks at me.
– Megan McIntyre
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.