Friendly reminder: Something magical unlocks when you’re willing to love yourself just as you are right now.
When I first started learning about boundaries, I just wanted to protect myself.
I didn’t want to get hurt again…ever.
So I put up walls to shut out all the potential pain.
But in order to love – truly and fully – I had to learn that you can create and stick to your boundaries without putting up barriers that block the people that care about you.
It won’t be perfect at first. But it is possible.
You have to trust that in order to receive authentic love in all of its magnanimous forms, you have to take the risk to step outside the fortress that shuts everyone out.
SOMETHING TO READ
Living an intentional life takes a lot of hard work. Here are 13 thoughts on life: Inspirational ideas to cultivate more joy.
SOMETHING TO WATCH
In December I posted a Youtube video about How to Date with Intention. While the national day of love has passed, this is a fun watch if you’re ready to try dating in 2023.
I promise at some point I will officially launch the podcast.
SOMETHING TO DO
Make a list of 100 things that you’re grateful for. Revisit this list every time you’re feeling a bit bummed out.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
2. I finally updated my personal website. And I got new headshots! I guess green is my color for 2023.
This is your invitation.
Because all the magic lives in you
dreaming, believing, and growing.
AN INTERESTING LINK
When you think of keeping a journal, I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind is the traditional “Dear Diary” format, but there are so many ways to keep a journal.
I’m in love with building tiny rituals. Before I sit down to journal, I light a candle. Right now, this is my favorite scent.
SOMETHING TO LISTEN TO
I enjoyed this podcast episode on the difference between certainty and clarity.
SOMETHING TO DO
As a part of My Reset Year, I’m currently building out a list of 52 mini challenges to find your inner spark and cultivate the change you need. Here’s a sneak peek:
Host a two hour cocktail party. Hosting a small party at your home can be a great way to socialize and turn acquaintances into friends. Keep it simple with delicious drinks and meaningful conversation. And stick to the two hour rule. It’s long enough to make a connection, but not so long that you feel overwhelmed from hosting.