Reflections on February

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESFebruary is known as the month of LOVE!  Hopefully, we each spread some love and good vibes to family, friends and community this month.

But, what about self-love?  Self-love is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves.  Once we find love in our hearts for ourselves, we have the ability to share love with everyone.

Did you F.L.Y. in February?  These three simple letters separated by periods is one of my favorite acronyms, FIRST LOVE YOURSELF.  It’s often easy to pick apart ourselves for our weight, confidence, career, skin and the list goes on.  Let’s start to fill our minds with self-love and positive self-talk letting go of negative thinking, self-doubt and self-criticism.  Once we learn to accept things as they are today, know that we are all a work-in-progress and give ourselves permission to love ourselves just as we are in this present moment, our perspective and ability to open our hearts to ourselves will start to take shape. Oh, and once you F.L.Y. and may find that your confidence starts to soar.  What a great side effect!

As the sun sets on Fat Tuesday in Louisiana, I invite you to open your heart to all the beauty and love that you have inside and take that self-love into March.  Before you close your eyes each day, take a look in the mirror, wrap your arms around yourself and give yourself a big hug!

Meet me on the mat to F.L.Y.

Dana