Welcome to Day 5 of 7 Days of Self-Love. Wow…the week is flying by and I have to admit, it makes me a little sad. I’m really enjoying finding these quotes, breathing as I read them and feeling deep down in my soul what they mean.
This Brené Brown quote says it so well. It makes me reflect on all those Valentine’s Days and Friday and Saturday nights when I longed for a date and wondered what was wrong with me. Nothing was wrong with me. What was wrong was that I didn’t believe in me. I didn’t love me. Sad, but true.
But there was something about sugar that made me feel better. That lit up the pleasure center of my brain. Emotional eating such as this is such a slippery slope. You don’t realize it’s an addiction, but you really need the sugar to survive, day in and day out. I certainly did.
I think back to the nights, after work, when I’d go out of my way to get candy. Or, I would deliberately miss the bus, even though I was so tired, so that I could get my bulk candy for the ride home. Do I sound like an addict?
This is the reason I created 7 Days of Self-Love. Because I had to learn, the hard way through recovering from an eating disorder, how important it is to love oneself. I want to share this important message so that no one else suffers the way I did.
What do you do to show yourself some love?
7 Days of Self-Love Special Gifts
4 ways to enter…
1 entry – comment below and tell me what self-love means to you.
1 entry – visit www.facebook.com/bravowellness, comment below the post with the Brené Brown quote about what self-love means to you. Include the hashtags #betruetoyou and #selflove.
1 entry – go to @bravowellness on twitter; reply to the tweet with the Brené Brown quote about what self-love means to you. Include the hashtags #betruetoyou and #selflove.
1 entry – go to bravo_wellness on instagram; comment below the Brené Brown quote about what self-love means to you. Include the hashtags #betruetoyou and #selflove.
…to win these great prizes:
Grand Prize – 1 month of support so I can guide you through a whole foods-based cleanse to manage sugar cravings and emotional eating – we will create a customized list of self-care actions that will fit your lifestyle; a journal to keep track of progress; 1 bottle of Young Living lavender essential oil and a copy of Michael Pollan’s book, Food Rules.
3 additional names will be drawn to win a session with me, up to one hour, so we can create a customized self-care routine and a journal to keep track of progress and a copy of Michael Pollan’s book, Food Rules.
Winners will be randomly drawn based on entries on this blog, facebook, twitter and instagram.