SELF LOVE: WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND HOW DO YOU GET IT

When I sat down to write this article, I really had no idea what it was that I was getting myself into. I mean of course I was super excited to have my work published in the Huffington Post and I had the full support of so many people around me. What I didn't expect was the response to my content. 

I shared the content with many of my peers and loved ones. And although they were all extremely supportive, they all asked the same question. And that was "so do you really believe that you have to love yourself first?" 

Being a woman who also once did not have the self-love and self-worth that I now know that I deserve, I can understand that response completely. And believe me when I say that this for me is still a work in progress. What I didn't realize, was how many of us still to this day, despite all of the expert opinions, still believe on some level that it is wrong or selfish to love yourself first. 

Listen, in writing this article, I'm not telling you all to go out and be narcissistic bitches who think and worry only about themselves. That's not what this is about at all. This is about showing up for yourself and for your life so that you can feel confident in your own self worth. And in doing so, being able to show up completely and fully for the ones you love.

And although many of you may think that this is selfish, nothing could be farther from the truth. For the truth is that you can't really be fully and unconditionally loving towards others, until you are fully and unconditionally loving towards yourself. This my friends is the basis for every unconditionally loving relationship. The kind we all want. 

So have a read and leave your comments below. And if I can leave you with one final thought it would be to please show yourself some love today. You deserve it.

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MASSIVE LOVE + LIGHT. 

Xo, 

Maria