Fear doesn’t have to control us. We all experience fear and anxiety in certain situations, some more than others, but it is our self worth and how we think about ourselves that drives us. We have talked before about the Four Components of Self-Love and how honesty, faith, trust and courage helps you realize who are, and love that person. Well now we are going dive a little deeper into each of these things to understand how they will bring you closer to finding self-acceptance.
Many times, we just can’t wait to delve into a relationship. You don’t want to wait. You want instant gratification! Right? Have you been that person? Does this sound like you? Do you want to be in a relationship so badly you can taste it? Well before you jump in, make sure you have your bases covered with these the four components to self-love.
Recently I came across an article that I wrote in 2014 for the Long Beach Grunion Gazette called: COUNSELING KITCHEN: Achieving Intimacy Requires Self-Love that really inspired me this holiday season so I wanted to share it with all of you. It is about how it takes a person to love themselves before they can truly love someone else.
Self love is one of the most important ingredients in any relationship, and realizing that working on yourself is the first step in working on strengthening your relationship will help you find true intimacy faster.
I’m about to head to the grocery store to pick up five large yams, or sweet potatoes; sometimes I use both. Each year my friend and her husband host a fabulous Thanksgiving feast, and most of the guests bring a side dish. Needless to say, I bring the candied yams.
Thanksgiving is the time of year when we gather with family and friends to give thanks for all we have, and everyone we love.
“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”-Bernice Johnson Reagon
When I began to realize many people in committed relationships find it challenging to be honest and authentic with their partners, I began to question my clients to understand what was happening. I discovered that vulnerability and transparency, two crucial components of finding self-love and true intimacy, were the biggest challenges.