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Self Love Statement – Wanna create and share yours?

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Power Statement by Liz Garcia

Brene Brown is one of my sheroes. She’s insightful, witty, and oh so clever. She’s been researching shame and vulnerability for over 10 years to help us all better understand courage, compassion and connection so we can live wholehearted lives.

Her book Daring Greatly has become one of my faves and her inspiring TED talk made it to my Top 10 TED talks of all time.

Recently Brene wrote a blog post {full post here} that was sooooooo inspiring I just had to share some…

During our Connections Certification trainings we talk about shame being a “full contact” emotion. Shame doesn’t just happen in our head or heart, we experience and hold it in our bodies. We always ask participants to identify where shame shows up for them. Liz shared, “In my feet because I use them to walk away from situations when I should stay.”

Liz, a courageous educator in Texas, has since gone back and shared the shame resilience work with colleagues. Recently they held  a “Power Statement Photo Shoot” where folks wrote a personalized power statement on a meaningful part of their bodies.

This idea completely sang to me as I have spent decades feeling ashamed of my body. Plus as an ex-self-harmer, this idea also reminded me of the beautiful charity To Write Love on Her Arms.

This charity are dedicated to helping people struggle with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. The notion of writing love on your arm instead of cutting it is so powerful.

I am so inspired, I want to take these two ideas and combine them to create a Self Love Statement Photo Shoot.

And I would luuuuuurve for you to join in too. Here’s how…

1. Find a comfy quiet spot. Close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths. Connect to your inner truth.

2. Ask the question “What do I require in order to show myself 100% authentic true Self Love?”

3. If the answer isn’t immediately apparent, keep breathing and keep asking.

4. Your answer is your Self Love Statement.

5. Write this statement on your arm(s).

6. Take a photo and share it on our Attitude Revolution Facebook page and on Instagram with the tag #selflovestatement

And in case you were wondering… Here’s mine. {Thanks to the delightful Miss Feather for her penmanship + photography skillz}

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My Self Love Statement

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Giving myself a Self Love Statement hug

To me, ‘Kindness somethin’ fierce‘ means that I’m empowered and grounded in my fierce loving power. I radically and wholeheartedly take personal responsibility for my health and wellbeing. I treat myself with kindness and compassion which includes eating for joyexercising well and being calm.

So what’s your self love statement? Rise up and tell the world, brave comrade!

Do you know someone else who could benefit from writing love on their arms? Share this story with them. It could brighten their day and their life.

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