This beautiful soul, Erin Waldon went all in last week to start her journey of self-love and started my 40 Day Self-Love Transformation. ❤️
Erin is now on day 10 of 40, and my heart is literally exploding from the messages she’s been sending me sharing what’s been magically transforming in her life as she’s gone through the teachings and working all the self-love practices. 🙌🏽Can’t wait till she hits day 40.
Erin gave me the 👍🏾to re-share her awesome post that she dropped on her Insta last week, in hopes that it inspires YOU to get on your self-love journey, and to remind me to stay on mine.
Here’s what this beauty had to say on day 1:
“I thought i had the self love thing down. But what I’ve come to realise recently is that my self love was extremely conditional. I felt i was loveable and acceptable when i was working hard, when i was achieving, when i was productive. But that’s not true love. I’ve started doing @iamstephaniekwong 40 days of self love program & yesterday the task was to look at myself in the mirror and tell myself I’m loveable and valuable & acceptable. Oh my goodness i had no idea how hard it would be. I stood there and just looked at myself. There was this resistance that I didn’t expect! Saying the words, it brought tears to my eyes. Such a complex mix of emotions, and I’m not 100% sure but i think it was a mix of relief to hear it, sadness that I hadn’t said it sooner, fear that its not true and a desire for it to feel true. I’m at the start of this part of the journey, but i 100% believe its a journey worth taking!!”
The path of self-love is DEFINITELY 100% worth taking, and it is THE THING to literally shift your entire world to one of love, joy, true fulfillment, and feeling worthy, whole and enough. Ain’t no other way. I know cuz I’ve tried. 🙂
If you believe self-love is the best love, drop your fave emoji in the comments!
It’s Tuesday. And as you know, Tuesday’s are usually the day when I release a new episode of my podcast, Rise Higher, but today I don’t have one. Nope, I don’t. All I have for you today is radical honesty, mask off.
These past 3 months have been hard as hell as I’ve been struggling with some health issues.
A few months ago, what started off as an itch in my belly button, turned into a full blown massively painful, itchy, burning, stingy rash over my entire chest, stomach, neck and arms that’s been aggravating me all day. To make it worse, because my internal system is all out of whack, I’ve been waking up any time between 12-5 am, unable to sleep for 2-5 hours at a time because my rashes are itchy and on fire, feeling like a thousand needles are continuously stabbing me, and the only way to calm it is by putting ice packs all over my body.
Needless to say, as I’ve had to turn my attention towards taking care of my health and resting when I can, I haven’t been able to fully step into my mission and continue doing the work that I’ve wanted to do. Normally I power through and make things happen despite the pain, but haven’t been able to this time.
Not gonna lie, it’s been hard for me to slow down and not keep up with what I’ve set out to do. It’s been hard for me to break commitments with people, and to have Tuesday roll around and not have an episode to release because it’s what I’ve promised I’d do. It’s been hard to regulate my emotions with the sleep deprivation. It’s been tough to keep a mask on pretending like I’m ‘doing good’ because I don’t want to burden people, when some days I feel like I’m totally falling apart.
Have you ever felt that way? It sucks. It’s inauthentic. It’s isolating. It’s freaking exhausting.
I want you to know if you’re going through a hard time right now, I feel you. Know that you’re not alone. If you need support, PLEASE reach out for it. I wouldn’t have gotten through some of the days I’ve had so far without the incredible people in my life. You can have that too. We all need each other, and we’re all in this together.
As I am a teacher of self-love and an advocate that self-love is step 1 to creating deep healing and authentic transformation in our life, I’m diving deeper with my practices, and am so grateful for that. If you need some, please reach out to me, I’ve got you.
As a heads up, I am taking a month off from releasing episodes of the Rise Higher podcast to keep healing and do some catch up. If you haven’t listened the podcast yet, or have missed some episodes, you can do some catch up too! 🙂
Aaaaand, if you’re down, please head on over to iTunes and leave me a review. That would mean the world to me! Also, the more reviews I have, the more people can see the podcast, and the more people we can support together.
Here’s the link to get to iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rise-higher/id1321000392
I’ll keep sending you love notes every Tuesday with tools/practices to apply to your life cuz I love you. I’ll also let you know as soon as I’ve got a new episode up for you!
With all my love,
A leader in the Emergent Wisdom movement and all around badass world changer, Alexi Panos shares an awesome tip to pull you right out of any moments of worry or stress to get you right back into your power.
Let this empower you, and be sure to check out Alexi’s episode #12 that releases tomorrow where she shares how she overcame her limiting stories and unconscious agreements that would have sabotaged the deepest, most intimate relationship of her life, the one with her now-husband, Preston Smiles. She also shares a pathway to release trauma, to truly own your worth, and how a conscious partnership can be the ultimate gift to heal past wounds.
World-renowned traveling tattoo artist, Travis Ross, shares his best tip of what he does to pull himself out of a dark place.
Let this empower you, and be sure to check out Travis’s episode #11 that’s released tomorrow where he opens up about overcoming a very dark period of his life – child abuse, drug use, homelessness, gang activity, a medical diagnosis of bipolar. Travis shares how he harnessed his internal desire not to fail in order to save himself from his own destructive habits by not only correcting the story he’d been telling himself for years, but also discovering the life-saving power of emotional intelligence, self-compassion and empathy. Founder of The T.R.Y.B.E Movement, Travis helps others find healing by transforming their old wounds, marks, and scars into something beautiful.
Celebrity skin care expert Kát Rudu shares an awesome tip on how to manifest anything you want! This one has been tried and tested … and it works!!!
Let this empower you, and be sure to check out Kát’s episode #10 at risehigherpodcast.com where she talks about quieting the noise, following your heart, discovering your dreams, sidestepping fear, and never giving up. Starting and building a business is not an easy feat, and Kat authentically shares all the trials and triumphs of forging her path in the beauty industry and creating her own wildly successful KÁT RUDU Pure Biotic skincare line.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Executive Director of Clearview Treatment Programs, Dr. Alina Gorgorian, shares a tip to help you open up to more love and abundance … say YES!
Let this empower you, and be sure to check out Alina’s episode #8 that releases tomorrow where she breaks down anxiety and depression, and she shares some effective practices and skills to manage and release it.
Actress, singer, writer, producer and social entrepreneur, Jade Tailor, shares a tip of what she does to release feelings of self-doubt.
Let this empower you, and be sure to check out Jade’s episode #7 tomorrow where she opens up about her sexual trauma starting when she was 11 that led to an eating disorder and other unhealthy habits. This episode is raw and deeply inspiring as Jade shares the pathway she took to heal, rise up, and empower not only herself but other women who have been victims of sexual assault. This episode is packed with so many empowering perspective and tools just for you.
Prolific TV Director and Producer, Tawnia Mckiernan shares a powerful tip of what she does to pull herself out when she feels sad and lonely and to get back her power.
Let this empower you, and be sure to check out Tawnia’s episode #6 tomorrow on the Rise Higher Podcast as she gets raw and real sharing her journey through immense trauma and how she healed it through self-love. She’s a living example that you can reclaim your life and move through your trauma to experience abundant self-esteem, confidence, loving intimate relationships, and a deep sense of meaning in your life.
TV host and entrepreneur, Nicole Dabeau shares a powerful tip of what she does when she’s in a dark place to get herself out.
Let this empower you, and be sure to tune in to Nicole’s episode #5 that drops tomorrow where we get deep, raw and real about how she suffered a debilitating episode of postpartum depression that landed her in the hospital. She details her journey to heal, to rediscover who she is after losing her identity, and she gives us some seriously insightful advice about surrendering and vulnerability.
Dr. Adi Jaffe shares a powerful tip to remind you that where you are now doesn’t dictate where the rest of your life will go.
Let this empower you, and be sure to listen in to Dr. Jaffe’s episode #4 tomorrow where he shares his experience of rising up from being an ex-addict and drug dealer to becoming a nationally recognized expert on mental health, addiction, and stigma. His journey is incredibly inspiring and shows that it’s possible to get back to the light after living in the darkness. Your past does not equal your future.