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04.12.23

self love is a life long process

Inspiration

By: Candice Kumai

s e l f l o v e  is  a  l i f e  l o n g  p r o c e s s

I’ve been studying + reporting on wellness for almost 2 decades of deep practice. Our research consistently shows these three simple tips can benefit your self-love practice + your big beautiful💛heart.

1- Forest Bathe: “Shin Rin Yoku” a national pastime in my ancestral home, Japan. Be one with nature and the water, observe more + inhale oxygen + fresh air. Flow. We learn to be patient + calm from nature.

2- Sleep. Especially because you work so hard, this is absolutely essential for better brain health, moods + memory aka longevity game. Get new sheets, get a new mattress, sleep solo when you can .. New Rules for better sleep – you don’t have to share a bed — you can practice better sleep on your own terms!

3- Mindfulness: But, how to practice it? This will be your lifelong practice & it will not be easy. Wellness & being still + mindful is serious tough work… I’m still working on this everyday….Be patient + be kind to yourself. With time you can learn how to be a more gracious//selfless person + at same time grow your big heart.

4-Consume only good things: unfollow con artists, delete ppl, unfollow old ppl you don’t speak to anymore, don’t watch the news — choose only the good- for me that’s cat rescue, non-profit work, REAL artists and REAL business owners.

5- Choose to believe in something: maybe its angels, spirits, God, Buddha, etc — it can be anything – pray for others, wish all the best in health and healing – especially those who are dishonest with you, who have hurt you and those who have robbed you blind.

Choose all the things you do in this world wisely – you do not have to do what others are doing. There are no rules- choose freedom. 

You don’t have to be perfect at wellness, you just have to give it a try xx

my favorite poem when I am in need of healing>:

the guest house:

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

Jalaluddin Rumi


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