Go LOVE Yourself

Self. self/self/noun 1. a person's essential being that distinguishes them from others, especially considered as the object of introspection or reflexive action. Love. love/ləv/noun an intense feeling of deep affection. a great interest and pleasure in something. a person or thing that one loves. love/ləv/verb feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone).   Self-love feels like one of the most talked about concepts, yet I...

Suffering is an option

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. -Haruki Murakami while i don't recall the moment i first heard haruki murakami's quote, i distinctly remember the feeling in my body. my jaw clenched and my shoulders rolled back and tightened as i began to embody a fighting stance. i was under attack and preparing myself for battle. i was ready to defend my suffering. i was set to argue against anyone who would dare try to take my limitations away....

How to “DO” self-love

"Treat yourself like someone you love" only works if you have a healthy relationship with LOVE the other day i posed the question, how do you "DO" self love? i think many of us talk about it, but how many of us actually BE about it? what does it mean to DO it? to take ACTION? i was chatting with a client last week and we spoke about how awareness is the first step, but the only thing that has the power to change anything in our lives is ACTION....

Wants upon a time…

I took this picture four years ago⁣to the day⁣January 3rd, 2015⁣⁣I remember this moment⁣I wanted to capture it⁣⁣I was sad and pissed⁣in a good way⁣Fired up⁣ about my own self⁣⁣I'd been working with a coach...Involved in personal development...Attending live events...Doing all of this for just over a year⁣...And in this moment...Standing in the kitchen in my condo⁣...⁣I was done pretending⁣faking it⁣acting like...

7 steps to get back to self-care

Insignificant: too small or unimportant to be worth consideration I was with this heavy, gnawing, nagging feeling last week.  It stayed with me for most of the day on Tuesday. Okay, to be honest, I’m probably being a tad bit dramatic. It wasn't MOST of the day, but it was present. It was weighing me down and I didn't like how I was feeling. It was at about 9:30pm that evening when I connected with the actual feeling. I felt insignificant....

My hate/love relationship with my body & working out

At the beginning of this month, I made a commitment to begin working out. Again. I had been doing yoga {inconsistently}, but I had stopped doing cardio and lifting weights. Part of this was intentional and part of it seemed to slip away without my noticing. Has this ever happened to you? One day you wake up and you realize you're no longer doing something you used to do? It's like, "Wait... When did that stop????" You may or may not know this,...

What if you just decided?

What if you decided to put down your stories? What if you decided that everything happening in your life was happening for your highest good? What if you decided to no longer label anything as good or bad or right or wrong and decided that things simply were? What if you decided to allow your emotions and circumstances to flow over you, around you, and through you; instead of desperately clinging to them in an attempt to control and manipulate...

4 things you can do when you don’t feel “merry” or “bright”

I wasn't in the mood for Christmas. I simply was not feeling "merry" or "bright" this holiday season. I spent the morning of Christmas Eve sitting in my car with tears streaming down my face, feeling a sadness and a loss and a heaviness on my heart. It felt different than I've felt before and I was worried about myself.  Was I depressed? I'd been kind of down for the couple days prior and it seemed to be getting worse. To be fully transparent,...

Self-loathing to celebration [my journey]

Self loathing. I wasn't born hating myself and honestly, I don't remember the exact moment that it started. My best guess is that it happened slowly. An unfolding over the course of many many years, events, and small, seemingly insignificant, moments and conversations. All leading up to the day where I couldn't look at myself in the mirror. I felt unworthy. I felt hard to love. I was stuck and I couldn't see it. What I could see was my behavior....

Busting through your “not enough” story in 4 steps

I realized today that I don't trust myself. F*ck. How do I know? Well, let me share my (old) pattern. First, I take a step into something new.  This could be a new group, a new training, a new entrepreneurial endeavor, or a new ANYTHING where I am unfamiliar. Subconsciously I say, "I don't know how to do this..." and my actions are to ask for help and or research. As my coach pointed out to me today, neither of those things are...

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