Posted in Self-Nurture

Shooting Ourselves with Cupid’s Arrow

It’s Valentine’s Day and the stores are filled with flowers, candy and plenty of cards to send or give to others.  Why don’t we shoot Cupid’s arrow at ourselves to promote more self-love?   Isn’t this the holiday where one’s true love is honored?  I would hope that we are our own true love and yet we let ourselves slide.  What’s common is to put out all this energy and money on others and hopefully you get something in return.

I’m declaring this Valentine’s Day the holiday of self-love.  For years I’ve been hearing Louise Hay, author or “You Can Heal Your Life” tell us to look in the mirror and say “I Love You”.  That is an accomplishment that will bring the biggest tidal wave of warm feelings, especially when facing an life-altering diagnosis.  It’s a clear step on the acceptance scale and provides you with that extra surge of energy to keep going.

It’s important to keep ourselves in the mix or emotionally and spiritually we’ll wind up lonely.  Knowing that the power of love can help repair our immune system is not news, it’s one of the foundations to healing.  Take the step toward celebrating yourself on this Valentine’s Day and experience the personal rewards and then you’ll see the outward sharing of love pour in.


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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