This is day one…


This is day one of my challenge and I have been wanting to do something like this for a while. Something like acknowledging my own strengths, experiences, and heart. Acknowledging my heart. My heart aches many times as I reminisce some endured experiences, however the strength of my sensitivity to pain, only reminds me of how greatly I feel joy, happiness, and especially love. Love. “all you need is love”…yes, but many people dismiss love for lust, envy, and greed. I have greatly felt untainted love many times, which has left me vulnerable to painful loss, betrayal, and hate. Hate. Does hate negate love, or does it only wrap its arms around it to protect it from the deceptive view of unbearable feelings of hurt? However, I am extremely grateful for all. Grateful for all of the darkness and light that has pierced through my heart and allowed space for compassion, understanding, and sometimes acceptance of life’s adventures. I have a long way to go. A long way to love myself unconditionally, as I hope to do with many in my life. But I know I am closer today than I was yesterday and the day before and so on. I dedicate this day to my journey of self-love and others who struggle acknowledging their strengths and heartfelt experiences, some more painful than others, but never less than. I dedicate this post to my body, heart and soul…and by doing this I am loving others who I am blessed with on my journey, past, present and future, more deeply, authentically, and more beautifully.

– Natalie

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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1 Response to This is day one…

  1. Dear Natalie,
    Thank you for writing so beautifully about your intention to celebrate your strengths, experiences and heart. It’s inspiring to hear your ability to see your progress towards unconditional love for yourself. Blessings on your journey.

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