It was still dark outside this morning while I was at the kitchen sink washing dishes. I looked out my kitchen window and saw the most startling beautiful full moon. Its bright white light was encased by the still black night sky. I felt as if I had a special private moment with Mother Moon. What a gift!
One way to bring more Self-Love into your days is to expand your experiences. Give yourself the gift of lingering in those moments that bring you joy. Remember them, and then you can use your creativity to expand the moment so you can bring it back to your mind and body like a gift that lifts you up during your day.
By remembering the moon this morning and writing about it now, I am expanding that wonderful moment when it’s beauty took my breath away.
It kept coming to mind while I was in the shower this morning and I thought of a Haiku.
Moon shines through window
Black Sky, bright light of full moon
Early Morning Gift
When we share our experiences with others it also expands its impact. Once this writing is posted, you’ll be able to share in my experience and it will continue to be a gift not only to me, but to all who read this. Likewise if you have something happen that is painful, if you allow yourself to feel it and expand it by sharing it with others, the gift of being supported will stay with you, and you’ll remember that you are not alone.
Use your creativity this month to expand your experiences that you want to remember. I look forward to hearing how you’ve put this tip into practice.
Blessings on your 31-Day Self-Love Diet Writing Challenge,
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.
Michelle 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 theLove 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.