Talking about loving self, “Love you more” we’re often told. But what does that mean? What exactly, does it feel like? Does it mean spending the day in bed, or going out & getting some exercise? Does it mean eating a bowl of chocolate ice-cream, or eating a salad instead? Well, it can be all of these things. The root of radical self love is in listening to your intuition, trusting it & learning to hear what your body is telling you it needs. Let us not mistake self-love; First, let us dispel some myths about what it means to love you. Self-love is not about being arrogant or egotistical. It is not about comparing yourself to others to determine if you are good enough. It is not about always putting yourself first at the expense of others. It is not about always getting your way. It is not about always winning. It is not about ‘only looking after number one’. To love yourself is to be in awe of the miracle of your existence. It is to accept yourself as you are - the “light” parts and the “dark”, the “good” and the “bad” - while knowing that the real you is above the perceived dualities of the physical realm. It is to be willing to receive as much as you are willing to give and do both equally. It is about knowing your values and your boundaries and honoring them. It is about teaching others how to treat you by showing them how you treat yourself. It is about being kind to yourself. It is about looking after your mind, your body and your spirit; all three. It is about knowing that you are worth it, not because of what you have achieved or what you look like or what others think of you, but because love is your birthright no matter what and because you are beautiful just as you are.