I just finished an amazing journey that has silenced that critical voice in my head. I never imagined I would be in this place. I love and respect myself on the deepest level.

Brenda the Brave

I like Brene’s definition of love in her book,The Gifts of Imperfection

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection. It is not something we give and get, it is something that we nurture and grow. A connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them. We can only love others as much as we love ourselves.

Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and RARE.”

I am currently working on thethe phrase in bold. There is a long list of things I love about myself and they are all the things that…

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