Thursday, January 27, 2011

Self- Love

Last year I wrote this post about why I love Valentine's Day. The gist is that I love Love and I wanted to spend last February learning to love myself.

I didn't do a very good job. I still strongly dislike myself.

I know, I know, I'm awesome, sexy, creative, etc. There are many reasons for me to like myself. Unfortunately these are overshadowed by the myriad, mysterious reasons why I dislike myself.

I haven't been able to identify these reasons because, instead of facing them for what they are, I've projected them on to other people. I've been highly dissatisfied and critical of the world around me and therefore have also been highly unfulfilled and generally miserable. I've been trying to fix and save the world around me when in reality I need to fix and save myself.

So, it's time for another Radical Self Love Month. I have once again been inspired by Gala Darling and plan to follow her Guide to Radical Self Love. I'd also like to go deeper and this is where I need your help.

Does anyone know of some good resources to help me learn to love myself? This could mean books, websites, movies, e-books, poems- anything! I am ready to learn.

And to get a head start I made this really fancy self-love collage in Microsoft Paint:


  1. I got a book for my birthday once called Be Your Own Best Friend. Ironically, I got it from my best friend. I never read it but it might be good? Actually, secrets of the millionaire mind (although it's not about loving yourself) does help you to self-reflect a lot and put your mind on straight. I have that one if you want to borrow it. Otherwise, just come over, make some jewelry with me, and play dance central on the kinect. You can't help but love yourself after dancing like a fool for a couple hours.

  2. That book does sound good; I'll have to check it out when I come over to dance and make jewelry!

    Speaking of jewelry, are you going to be able to come to my jewelry party on the 26th?