Love & Acceptance

One of the most important things I’ve learned during my journey of self-discovery and healing is to accept myself. Embracing who I am and who I’m not has helped me to live life in a freeing way. That lead to me cultivating my self-love. The relationship you have with yourself sets the tone for all of the other relationships in your life.

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Learning to let go of the idea of who others thought I was, measuring up to standards I wasn’t in alignment with, and stop putting more weight on my shortcomings than the gifts I was born with was when I started living authentically.


I encourage you to start or continue down your own path of self-discovery and cultivate your self-love.  Happy Monday ❀

27 thoughts on “Love & Acceptance

  1. perfect thought to motivate for the rest of the week. I try to cultivate self respect for strengths and nurturing and support for weaknesses so I don’t let those drag me down. strange as it sometimes seems, one has to take care to invest in a relationship with one’s own self just like with other people

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      1. Exactly. We have to learn to love ourselves completely and what we get from others is icing on the cake. Releasing our expectations is a powerful practice. A lot of stress and anxiety comes from our expectations…

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      2. I actually learned that the hard way during my second year in marriage. I had to learn how to not expect so much out of my husband, because he is just as human as I am. Lol! Sometimes it’s hard to tell if he’s human or not, but you know.. he is. Haha! And I shouldn’t expect so much out of him. Some yes, but not to the point where I’m relying on him to be happy.

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      3. Exactly- not to the point that happiness depends on someone else. I wrote about this a couple of months ago, about everyone having to fill their own buckets and what others contribute is excess stock.

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    1. I think as a society we’re taught to look outside of ourselves and value the things that matter least. It’s time for people to start looking within πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      1. That is true. We focus on soo much external stimuli believing it holds the key to happiness without thinking to look within. However, I do ask why? Why do we look out not in. What are we being taught as young ones that make this so. And how do we change this?

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      2. I think that’s the key, what we’re taught growing up. Personally I’m teaching my daughters the things I’ve learned during my journey to connect with myself. Meditation is essential. They say prayer is when you talk to your God of understanding and meditation is when you listen. Meditation helps me connect with myself and the universe in the most profound way. The other thing I’m teaching them is mindfulness. To be in the moment is so important. Not to look for the fun that’s yet to happen but to experience right now in its totality. Two very simple yet profound ways to connect with yourself and not look to material or outside things to fulfill you.

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  2. I’m so excited to read your post because I am getting more and more gray hair. I am not going to dye my hair. My mom passed away when she was 90. Her hair was still like salt and pepper. So I don’t think my hair will go completely gray. Salt and pepper would be fine for me. Thank you for your great insight!

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    1. Wow, what a full life she lived. I have wisps of gray, I thought it would bother me more but I don’t mind at all. I know a lady whose hair is completely white, a shiny, beautiful white. I hope that’s how I go gray 😊

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      1. That’s funny! Yeah, I think it’s wishful thinking for me too because my hair comes out gray whereas my friend’s comes in completely white (and it’s soft as can be!!).

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  3. Great post! I love your positivity, real-ness, and self-awareness! It’s so important to love ourselves first, and properly, so we can show and give others the kind of love they deserve – I wish more people were aware of this. Would love to do a guest post for and from you!! Cheers! -Nik

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    1. Thanks Nikki! It’s definitely a message I try to promote. I especially want to have that conversation with girls and young women. The choices they make is directly related to how they feel about themselves. It’s important to set the right tone for relationships based on the love they have for themselves πŸ’– I’d love to do both, shoot me an email πŸ’–

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    1. I love that! I used to dread going gray but I’ve also chosen to see it as a sign of wisdom. I’m so happy to hear that your self-love grows with each decade! ❀ I'm so happy to meet you Jennifer and look forward to getting to know you better ❀

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  4. People tend to put so much pressure on themselves. Learning to accept and love yourself it’s not easy and it won’t happen over night. But with patience you can do it. Always love and take care of yourself πŸ™‚

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