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Self-care is an act of love

As we celebrate Valentine's Day and give thought to gifts and special dinners for someone we love, are we also giving thought to how we can show ourselves some special love? So often, we put our needs at the bottom of the list as we meet the needs of others. Although it is wonderful to express and share our love for others, it is equally important to do the same for ourselves.

I often hear in working with clients that they don't have time to take care of themselves. Common reasons are demands of work, family, and/or other priorities. Some even feel it is selfish to devote time and attention to self-care. Underneath the reasons or excuses, there are often other underlying beliefs/programs going on.

If you are one of those people that can't find the time for self-care, perhaps explore if there is a belief

behind the scenes. Some common ones are not feeling worthy, not feeling enough, or others needs are more important - just to name a few. It may take some digging to identify and become aware of these programs but until you do, growth and transformation will be thwarted. As Dr. David Hawkins said, "our unconscious will allow us to have only what we believe we deserve."

It is in remembering that we are pure love, beauty, and perfection that we can then fully share this with others. Isn't this a powerful reason to embrace and practice self-care?

May we all be full expressions of this love on Valentine's Day and every day!

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