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A Deeper Dive on "Self-Care"

“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

Little Gems of Wisdom & Fun from Mary Lynn Ziemer

In last week's Little Gems of Wisdom & FUN, we discussed the importance of "self-care" or "self-renewal". If you're one of our readers in Southwest Florida, you're still likely experiencing the aftermath of the Hurricane Ian. When we go through experiences like these, it can be life changing. Yes, there are challenges, but it can also be a beautiful display of humanity and love. People are striving to help each other through the process of recovery and rebuilding. There is an outpouring of love for our neighbors.

However, it's more important than ever, during times like these, not to neglect an outpouring of love for yourself as well! In fact, it's absolutely essential in order for us ALL to thrive!

When we hear the term "self-care," we often think of the physical aspect. While this is important as well, the true meaning of "self-care" or "self-renewal" is actually rooted in "self-love". It starts with loving yourself deeply and completely, and understanding you are worthy of all the wonderful experiences this world has to offer. So, what is the best way to feeling and showing yourself more love?

First, it’s imperative that we understand that we must love ourselves simply because we exist! You are an amazing, magnificent creative being living a physical life. You are brilliant, incredible, and curious. This most amazing and wondrous you that always exists at your core, the part that wants you to experience bliss and joy in your life, is always guiding you to grow.

Second, you should understand how you best receive love. You may already be familiar with the "five love languages." These are five different ways of expressing and receiving love. The concept was developed by Gary Chapman, Ph.D., in his book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts. Not everyone communicates love in the same way, and likewise, people have different ways they prefer to receive love. But, just as important as understanding how we best receive love from others, is understanding our best forms of giving and receiving self-love! It's so important to always operate from a full "love-tank". And we are the ones responsible for keeping our own love tank full! When we do this, love will be overflowing, we feel amazing, and we have even more love to give to others.

What is your "Self-Love Language"? We created this fun, simple, quiz to help you figure it out. It only takes a minute or two to complete. So, have fun, learn a little more about yourself and the forms of self-love that you are most receptive to. Share this quiz with friends, family, co-workers, and anyone else who might enjoy it!

Remember, that core part of you, whatever name you call it (Source of Infinite Power, Soul, Spirit, Universe, Higher Self etc.), wants you to realize the power that you possess. You know this power when you feel love, when you are calm. Because you are the one shaping and creating your life, you must love yourself consistently and intensely in the best sense of these words. When you feel lots of love for yourself, then for everyone and everything in your life, you will deepen your calm and experience the true power of your mind.

As you love yourself more than ever before, you will see all the beauty around you and in everyone and everything. This is how you increase your personal power to levels you have likely never imagined before! Not only can you create everything your heart truly desires, but you will begin to know your superhuman powers too. Now this is a truly magical life!

Have an absolutely magical week full of love, gratitude and fun, fun, FUN!

~Mary Lynn Ziemer

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