I have always believed that love could conquer all. For some reason the universe decided to toss many huge challenges for me to face in my life…and what I discovered is each of those challenges took me deeper to the core of who I truly want to BE…which is LOVE. It wasn’t an overnight-quick fix drug that got me to where I am right now. It was hard work, looking closely at all my fears and repeated patterns occurring in my life. I looked at myself from the inside out, becoming friends with my fears and taking steps to change my patterns. I spent time nurturing and loving myself…I ultimately became my own best friend, learning how to love all of myself, even the not-so pretty parts. I started to make decisions that were guided by self-love and I made unconditional love a requirement for all my relationships My journey of falling in love with myself required me to be completely honest with myself and sometimes it meant making hard choices that hurt, but were absolutely necessary to transform my reality. I took some “adventures” in finding self-love that pushed me beyond what was comfortable and into what was possible.
I always loved playing the game of Truth or Dare as a kid and I decided that it might be fun to challenge myself to play “Truth and Dare” in my life. One of the first “dares” I gave myself was each morning challenging myself to find a mirror and look deeply in my eyes and exclaim with gusto, “I love you Joanie!” And I continued to dare myself to do the “I love Me” mantra throughout the day. It certainly wasn’t easy at first and I’ve since then I’ve played many other games to say YES to love who I am to the core.
I know in my heart what the world needs more than anything right now is Love…starting with learning to love YOUrself first and with that knowledge I believe you will ripple that love to all your relationships your family, your friends, community and spread it to the world AND I believe in my heart that love will create peace for everyone
I love sharing what I have learned on my journey of self-love and love guiding anyone who wants to dare themselves into discovering the gifts self-love will give you! I do this by offering personal and group coaching, private personal retreats and group retreats.
Shall we start this lovely journey together? How about by starting today playing the “I Love Me” mantra game I dare you…NO I double dare you to look in the mirror…look at your beautiful eyes and say I LOVE YOU (fill in YOUr name) And I dare you to do that every time you are in front of a mirror for the next week. And would absolutely love you to share your experience with me after the week is complete.
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