Tag Archives: self-love

12 Points That Help Jess Reclaim Her Passion—#4

Each month, author Jess Cleeves shares 12 of her most important points of advice on reclaiming passion. We are explicitly taught that developing meaningful teaching expertise requires a rejection of our own needs. Rather than subscribing to the martyr-educator model, it’s our…


Resilience, Faith, and Self-love

As part of my book tour for What if..?, in September I spent a week in New York for media meetings. I love New York, and I grew up in the area. Since leaving in 1990, I have gone back…


Self-Love

What does “self-love’ actually mean? I received this question after last week’s writing. Here are my thoughts on what self-love actually looks like: If we all woke up tomorrow with complete self-love and acceptance, there’s this notion that entire industries…


Comparison and Self-Love

I was chatting with a friend recently about comparison and life satisfaction. If you’ve been following my writing for a while, you know how I feel about comparison. There are no winners in the comparison game. In this age of…


Labels, Limits, and Love – part 2

Last week I told you about my experience saying “I love you” to someone who isn’t categorized as lover, family or friend. I likened Love to a pasta sauce (yes, I did!), and shared that we would explore the idea…


Three Stages of Love

In my experience, there are three basic stages of Love. And they usually occur in this order: Be loving. Simply stated: Love others and love yourself, through your words, thoughts, and actions. Be lovable. This is not about being cute;…


My Own Army

The other day, while waiting in the airport, I hit shuffle on my music library, and a song I never heard before started playing. It was one of those freebies from Starbucks that I downloaded but had not played. There…