Sometimes at night, when I can’t sleep, I start listening to TedTalks. They are these brilliant little documentaries that most of the civilized world has at least heard of. They are about every topic you could possibly think of. They are brilliant.
Tonight as I was trying to decide what to type for my self love post, because I obviously avoided it a few times already, I decided to listen to one. And there I was struck. It was like Lizzie Velasquez could have been talking to me through that screen as she chatted up the audience and gave her motivational speech. It was charming and witty and enlightening as she stood in front of the crowd talking about her 25 years on earth with an undiagnosed genetic disorder that keeps her from gaining weight. She had a lot of wisdom to spread. I summarized a few of my favorite points. . .
- Use the negativity in your life to make things better.
- You are not defined by what you have but rather by what you do.
- My goals, successes, and accomplishments define me.
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.