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Self-Love and Self-Acceptance

A sex therapist once told me that my ethnicity plays a role in my love life. At the time, I didn’t believe her, but now I see there’s truth to this statement.

There’s a connection between self-acceptance and the ability to receive love from others. We can’t give what we don’t have. Therefore, we can’t give or receive love if we haven’t learned to love ourselves.

I struggled with self-acceptance for many years. I hadn’t learned to embrace my ethnicity, and as a result, I hadn’t fully accepted myself. How could I truly love other people if I didn’t even love myself?

Struggling with Self-acceptance

The Root of Self-acceptance

Brené Brown is an American scholar, author, public speaker, and research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She studies courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. In her book, The Gifts of Imperfection, she says that we can only love other people to the extent...

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How to Use Positive Affirmations

affirmations mindset Jul 12, 2019

Positive affirmations…life-changing miracle or just a bunch of hype?

That really depends on what you make of them. Like most things in life, it comes down to mindset. If you think something will work for you, then it will. If you don’t think it will work for you, then it won’t. So whether or not positive affirmations will work for you depends on if you believe they will or not. It’s like the placebo effect for your brain, but that effect can be very powerful.

I've personally had great success using positive affirmations to alleviate anxiety and depression, cope with stress and chronic illness, and overall maintain a positive attitude and outlook on life.

What’s important to know about affirmations is that there’s no one-size-fits-all mantra out there. Additionally, there’s no right or wrong way to use them. Positive affirmations aren’t about “doing it right” or “doing it enough,” but about using a tool...

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