Posts tagged unconditionally
Unlock Love - Who do you surround yourself with?

"We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?" asked Piglet."Even longer", Pooh answered.

I had a great week. Mini adventures with my family combined with time spent with great friends from so many different stages of my life. It was awesome. Today I woke up reflecting on how thankful I am to be surrounded by such deep loving friendships on a daily basis.

I realized that much of my peace is a result of being loved. Not by one partner, but by so many beautiful people.

Friends, good friends, are so unbelievably important for nurturing your soul. Friends that lift you up when you're down, support you when you want to jump higher than before, and create a space where you know you are loved, unconditionally. Friends like that allow you to soar. They make you a better person just by being around them.

Friends, lifelong soulful friends, can be made at any stage of your life. There are no limits on the number of people that can love you. Spend time doing what you love to do and see who arrives into your world.

Who do you have surrounding you? How can you make spending time with those that bring you peace more of a priority? What can you do to create more loving friendships in your life?

Lessons in Love from Moms
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Happy Mother's Day! I love holidays like today. Days that make us take a moment to reflect on the people in our lives that have helped shape who we are, and teach us important life lessons. Moms have a tough gig. No pay, long hours, and tons of stress. Spending the day recognizing the moms in your life (or yourself!) is a great way to give back to those who give so much.

Moms also have a lot to teach us about love and relationships. While you are celebrating the moms around you, think about these lessons as well:

▪ Prioritize. A mother often puts her children's needs first. What can she do to make sure her kids are happy? What makes her kids feel safe? How can she give them the best life possible? Taking even a smidge of this selflessness into your relationships, can make your partner feel like the center of the universe. ▪ Love unconditionally. Moms love their children in a way that transcends reality. They don't keep track of times when they've felt slighted. Moms love regardless of what their children can offer in return. What would change if you loved like a mom? Without judgement? Love without limits. ▪ Love yourself like a mom would. Throughout my life, my mother has attempted to convince me that I am the most amazing person in the universe. She would never settle for second best for me, and because of that, neither will I. Love yourself like a mom. Value yourself as a mom would. Hold yourself up on a pedestal and bring that self love and self value into your relationships.

Have an amazing day, and go tell a mom how awesome they are!