Self love diet by Michelle Minero
Empowering Discussions

The Most Fantastic, Awesome and Wonderful 31 Day Self-Love Diet Writing Challenge

How would your life be different if you regularly offered yourself loving thoughts, encouragement, actions and intentions to live your best life?

For about 20 years, self-care wasn’t a part of my life. I thought drinking (often too much), doing things and acting a certain way to be liked, and misguided self-care ideas (like the debt hole of ‘retail-therapy’) was self-care. Turns out what I really needed was to delve deeper into what brought me joy on a non-material level. It wasn’t things or attention, but self-love.

I invite you to let go of what doesn’t serve you and immerse yourself in a month of self-care with this simple challenge. I participated last year and it was the extra push necessary to being more authentic and balanced.

Join me the free, 31-Day Self-Love Diet Writing Challenge! http://www.lovewarriorcommunity.com/31-day-self-love-diet-writing- challenge/ 

Here are the official links and tags to help you accomplish and share this challenge.

-7th Annual 31-Day Self-Love Diet Writing Challenge Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1615358152093749/

-Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SelfLoveDietTheOnlyDietThatWorks

-Twitter: @selflovewarrior https://twitter.com/selflovewarrior

-Love Warrior Community website: http://www.lovewarriorcommunity.com/

-Self-Love Diet website: http://theselflovediet.org/

-Official Hashtags: #SelfLoveDiet #LoveWarriorCommunity


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Affirmation for Following Your Heart:
I follow my heart because I know what I need and that is love. I give and receive with love. I grow and evolve with love. My heart guides me to self-love. I am following my heart.

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 “Peace Love and Weirdnessis offbeat and includes positive affirmations for cultivating healthier thoughts.

Grab your FREE coloring book at: https://impoweryou.org/color

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You might also enjoy my book of word art and affirmations.

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Buy it for yourself or as a gift at Bookemon.com

Empowering Discussions

#MomentOfTruth – Share Your Story of How This Election Has Effected You

 Electing Trump as president is terrible, but our fight is not over till we stop caring and stop working for equality! I’m happy to learn that Hollaback(one of my all time fave orgs) and 15 other nonprofits have banded together to launch #MomentofTruth: a campaign to document a rise in post-election hate and violence. People can submit stories documenting their own experiences, or stories where they witnessed hate or violence and tried to intervene. You can find the campaign at momentoftruth2016.tumblr.com.

The election is over, but its impact is not. The 2016 presidential campaign exposed us to the deep racism, sexism, and power imbalances that are still entrenched in the United States,” said Emily May, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Hollaback!, the nonprofit that uses individual stories to spur new global conversations about harassment. “American citizens and noncitizens alike are feeling anxious, exhausted, and deeply unsafe. Our new campaign is designed to show people what is wrong, so that they can begin to see where we need to go next.

The #MomentofTruth campaign is powered by Hollaback! and its partners Rhize, The Dinner Party, Women, Action and Media, CTZNwell, The Harry Potter Alliance, Uplift, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, Paradigm Shift, TMI Project, The Network Innovation Fund, Breakthrough, The Faith Matters Network, The UnSlut Project, StoryCorps, and Take Back the Tech.

Visit Tumblr, watch and use the #MomentofTruth hashtag, and visit the Moment of Truth StoryCorps Community page for more information on this campaign.

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 “Peace Love and Weirdnessis offbeat and includes positive affirmations for cultivating healthier thoughts.

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Grab your FREE copy at: https://impoweryou.org/color

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You might also enjoy my book of word art and affirmations.

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Buy it for yourself or as a gift at Bookemon.com

Coloring Pages

Sing Your Heart Song, Loud and Strong: Coloring Page with Affirmations

Affirmation for Your Heartsong:
I follow my heartsong. I sing it loud and strong. This is my heartsong. Listening to it all along. On this journey of life through the good and the strife. Guiding me with loving light, shining bright. This is my heartsong. I sing it oud and strong.

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 “Peace Love and Weirdnessis offbeat and includes positive affirmations for cultivating healthier thoughts.

Grab your FREE copy at: https://impoweryou.org/color

***

You might also enjoy my book of word art and affirmations.

IMG_20160302_221046

Buy it for yourself or as a gift at Bookemon.com

Coloring Pages

Follow Your Heart: Coloring Page with Affirmations

Affirmation for Following Your Heart:
I follow my heart because I know what I need and that is love. I give and receive with love. I grow and evolve with love. My heart guides me to self-love. I am following my heart.

bird heart

***

 “Peace Love and Weirdnessis offbeat and includes positive affirmations for cultivating healthier thoughts.

Grab your FREE copy at: https://impoweryou.org/color

***

You might also enjoy my book of word art and affirmations.

IMG_20160302_221046

Buy it for yourself or as a gift at Bookemon.com

Coloring Pages

All You Need is Love: Coloring Page with Affirmations

all you need is love

Affirmation for Love:
All I need is love. I give and receive love. I know love is abundant. I choose to act with love. All everybody needs is love.

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 “Peace Love and Weirdnessis an offbeat coloring book with positive affirmations for cultivating healthier thoughts.

Grab your FREE copy at: https://impoweryou.org/color

***

You might also enjoy my book of word art and affirmations.

IMG_20160302_221046

Buy it for yourself or as a gift at Bookemon.com

word art book, affirmations book
Empowering Discussions

Words Matter – Marva Collins Taught Her Students to be Brilliant and They Didn’t Let Her Down

Our thoughts become our words which in turn become our actions. Think about how you feel when you hear positive praise compared to negativity. It feels good and we are prone to internalize what we hear and think. If we think and feel that we are fat or skinny, ugly or pretty, smart or stupid, etc, than we become those labels. Our words matter.

I see the effects of this lesson everywhere and recently found it in an old 60 Minutes(tv show) about the students of Marva Collins. Marva was a teacher in the public school system who became sick and tired of trying to fix the inadequate elementary school where she taught. She took matters into her own hands and started a school in her home. Sixteen years later a group of 33 former students were brought together and interviewed to see whether or not the education they received at her school helped or hindered. The students had all grown into successful educated adults.

A former student recalled how her teacher Marva often called her students brilliant, “After someone telling you that, five days a week for three or four years, (you know) that’s in you.” Marva knew the power of words mattered and made sure to constantly give her students positive affirmations while they learned.

Learn more about Marva at MarvaCollins.com.  If you like this blog, check out my books and art at Leahis.com or Amazon.com
Art

Unique Art

You can see more word art and affirmations in my book at Bookemon.com

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