Unconditional Love and Love Notes from Mom — episode 134 of the Slow Living Podcast

see all podcast notes, here

 

We are a week away from Mother’s Day and I wanted to record this episode on Unconditional Love for all of you in honor of Mother’s Day.

 

This day can be hard for a lot of people and I want to take time to really acknowledge that first, and foremost. Not all of you have had great relationships with your mothers, and some of you may have moms that have passed away.

I want you to take the time to honor whatever feelings and thoughts you may be having — because they are valid and I want you to really and truly feel everything you are feeling and acknowledge it.

Today’s episode is all about LOVE.

In this episode I talk a lot about unconditional love and what that means in a relationship — but also what it means with the way you talk and think about yourself.

There are all different kinds of love.

But one of the most important ones is self love.

In today’s episode I am talking about how you need to love yourself unconditionally.

One of the best ways to do this is to use affirmations — but for many of us, affirmations can feel a bit phoney-baloney in your body if your brain doesn’t truly believe the things you are saying.

Because of this, I’ve found that if you shift “I” statements to “You” statements it’s a great way to help shift negative mindset chatter to a more positive stream-of-consciousness.

This also helps heal your inner child, if you feel as if that’s something that you are needing.

One thing I’ve done for myself and for my children and the clients I work with is to use “love notes from mom” —

in honor of Mother’s Day, I have created Love Notes with an emphasis on YOU!

 

If you would like your own Love Notes – you can find them HERE:

 

Our upbringing and our relationships with our parents can leave us feeling unfulfilled. Your emotional needs may not have been met to the fullest.

 

If you feel that you need to work on your inner child, here are some books that I recommend:

Lindsay Gibson’s “The Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents”

Jonice Webb “Running on Empty”

 

That said, whatever type of childhood you had or didn’t have — please know that you can still learn to love yourself unconditionally.

This is a fixable issue and not one to hold you back from whatever it is you’d like to achieve in life.

As always, I think you are amazing and wonderful and lovely, and I’m immensely proud of you.

lots of love, and consider yourself hugged,

xoxo steph

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