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2/25/13 11:46 P

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It's wonderful to give ourselves and each other not just permission, but encouragement to acknowledge all the beauty and strength and wonderful qualities we possess! I enjoyed your list, Paula! emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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2/24/13 10:09 P

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emoticon Paula. Wonderful list & you are wonderful, too. Thanks for sharing.

Alayna

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2/24/13 4:12 A

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I was always told how useless and stupid I was even by my Mother so I have never saw myself as anything else. Now I have a Husband who really Loves me( unlike my first husband who was a control freak) and has brought me out of my shell and given me my self esteem which was at rock bottom. We will have been married 18 years in July and I have grown so much I am a new person. So writing down what I Love about Me has always been hard for me and even now I feel a little awkward doing it, but here goes.

Things I love about myself:

emoticon I am kind and caring

emoticon I am patient

emoticon I am creative

emoticon I love sharing ideas with others

emoticon I take time to meditate and do something just for me

emoticon I love my body and taking care of myself emoticon



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2/18/13 7:54 A

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emoticon Amanda! great list! :-)

Alayna

"Our bodies are gardens - our will are the gardeners." ~Shakespeare


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2/17/13 7:22 P

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Here's my second list, of ways I demonstrate to myself that I love me:

emoticon Relaxing with pleasure reading emoticon

emoticon Taking my breaks at work & going for a walk emoticon

emoticon Meditating and saying affirmations to keep my thinking positive emoticon

emoticon Acknowledging my progress & sharing my successes on my teams emoticon

emoticon Asking for & accepting help when I need it emoticon

emoticon Acknowledging my own beauty & refusing to criticize my body emoticon

emoticon Nourishing myself with a pretty healthy diet, & savoring all the delicious foods & occasional treats! emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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2/11/13 8:32 A

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I love your list Amanda and i'm glad you are sharing on your other teams. If any member thinks other would benefit from an activity here I always encourage them to share.

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2/10/13 9:36 P

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OK, finally, here's my first list of what I love about me:

emoticon I am kind and generous

emoticon I am passionate and articulate

emoticon I know how to have fun

emoticon I'm creative and determined

emoticon I'm inclusive and sensitive

emoticon I encourage and acknowledge myself and others

emoticon I look for patterns, understanding and connections

emoticon I'm committed to my freedom, growth and well-being

Thank you again, Eva, for this activity. It's good to take stock and give ourselves credit. I think I'll share the activity with my other teams. I'm always up for sharing something positive!

Edited by: BLESSEDBEING at: 2/11/2013 (10:37)
Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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2/8/13 11:13 P

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Love the article, Eva emoticon I just shared it with my other teams!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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2/8/13 12:01 P

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Thanks for sharing the article, Eva. That is a great idea!

Alayna

"Our bodies are gardens - our will are the gardeners." ~Shakespeare


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2/8/13 7:55 A

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emoticon Shuffman. I love seeing the positive things we have to say about ourselves.

And a timely article from Coach Stephanie. "This year be your own Valentine" www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=thi
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year_be_your_own_valentine


I won't print her template but I think I will write myself this letter between now and Thursday.



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2/7/13 2:42 P

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emoticon SHuffman. emoticon

Alayna

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2/7/13 1:11 P

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Things that I love about myself:


I am a helpful member of my church community.

I am great at empathic listening.

I am a great sister and daughter.

I am creative.

I am a good singer.

My body is healthy and strong.

I can accomplish any goal I set my focus and my will upon.

Ways that I love myself:

Going to Zumba

Spending time with my friends

Reading a book

Taking care of my skin and hair with good quality products so I look as good as I feel.


A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. - Hugh Downs



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2/7/13 8:18 A

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Well said Alayna! and Amanda I look forward to seeing your list as well

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Great idea, Eva!

How I show myself self love:

emoticon Taking the time to exercise & do race events. The events help me stay accountable and strapping on my shoes and running boosts self esteem & overall energy.

emoticon Strength training daily. I have started doing bursts of 5 to 10 minutes of daily ST and it really helps my confidence & feeling of strength.

emoticon Sparking. Just like Eva, sparking reminds me to take the time to care for myself & my family. Being surrounded by like minded people makes a world of difference for me.

emoticon Relaxing with a good show or book.

Why I love myself:

emoticon I am a good mom, loving wife & loyal friend.

emoticon I am giving and generous.

emoticon I am kind and empathic.

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emoticon Beatutiful, Eva! I look forward to sharing my own in depth lists when I'm neither Sparking so late, nor so tired!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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What do I love about me?
emoticon I'm a good mom.
emoticon I live by example as much as possible.
emoticon I greet each day with courage and a smile.
emoticon I make it a point to help others if I can.
emoticon I love that I am perfectly imperfect.
emoticon I accept my "wisdom highlights". (wrinkles and grey hair) They are a part of me and I love them.

How do I love me?

emoticon A good soak bath at least twice per week and slick down in lotion and massage my own muscles afterward. Yes this includes rubbing my own feet :)
emoticon I read for 30 minutes each night.
emoticon Practice Yoga. Each day is a lesson in self acceptance and loving your body just as it is at this moment.
emoticon I take the time to Spark. I'm here, on spark, for me. I show up at least 5 out of 7 days (normal week) . It's an exercise in self love because I'm here and I'm placing a vested interest in myself, in my own well being, just by being here. I'm here spending time with you, a person who has a similar interest as me. That feeds the soul, having people that understand. So It's an act of self love.

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You have done it again, sweet Eva--creating a relevant activity that can add such richness to our lives and help us remember that the journey is about so much more than numbers or perfect ideals. I intend to be more active with this activity and share my lists here. Just not now, because my tummy is growling, and the soup on the stove smells so good, that it's time to do a bonus spin, then log off and EAT! emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Lovely thank you !

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Goddess Brighid bless me at this time of Imbolc, for I am your Druid.

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This is great. I am starting this today!
Thank you.


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emoticon Thanks for activity, Eva!

Alayna

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February is the month where we remember to honor the ones in our lives we love most, but we often forget ourselves. We forget to do kind loving things for ourselves. In order to love and care for others we have to love and care for ourselves. This is a wonderful time to remember this.

This month make a list of things you love about yourself. If you want to share your list in this thread that's wonderful. Post this list where you can see it, as a reminder of what a wonderful person you are.

Now make a commitment to show yourself love at least once per week through out the month. And make a list of ways you can do this. Yet again it can be anything, send yourself flowers, treat yourself to a nice meal, give yourself time for a bubble bath you so richly deserve. It's your choice, but make it about you. '

Each day, at some point take the time to talk to yourself. Say "(Name) I love you for the strong beautiful person you are." I do this to my own reflection in the mornings.

Or you may want to try Lisa's self blessing as part of your self love activities. I've copied and pasted it below.

"I open it by saying: Goddess bless me, for I am your (child, daughter).

Then I start at the top of my head and work my way down, blessing different parts of me. It changes from time to time, but here is an example:

Goddess bless my head so that I may think clearly.
Goddess bless my eyes so that I may see your beauty all around me.
Goddess bless my mouth so that I may taste your goodness.
Goddess bless my throat so that I may speak truthfully and kindly.
Goddess bless my heart so that it may be filled with love.
Goddess bless bless my breasts as symbols of a woman's power to nurture.
Goddess bless my hands so that I may work at all that pleases me.
Goddess bless my belly, home to my womb, center of my power to create life.
Goddess bless my legs so I may walk in beauty.
Goddess bless my feet to carry me on my path.

Goddess bless me, for I am your (witch, priestess, daughter)."






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