In 2012, I realized I was living a life far, far away from my dreams and my full potential  After another afternoon on the couch crying too many tears, I decided I had to make a change. Self-love was one of the many things I started to work on to make that change.  But, it was a hard nut to crack.

Fast forward to 2015, I was still learning, changing and growing when I started to work with Vicky. My life was full of surprises and every time I talked to Vicky, there were a lot of new changes happening in my life.  At one point, we started to talk about self-love in ways I had never thought of before.

Through working with Vicky, I realized that self-love isn’t just allowing yourself to take a day off, or pampering yourself to a nice hot baths or treating yourself to a little something now and then. That is part of it, yes, but with Vicky, I learned that it is so much more.  It is about saying no to others and to opportunities when it doesn’t feel right. It is about making room for what you really desire. It is about going after your dreams and finding the courage to stand up for yourself and your dreams.

Learning to love myself has really changed how I’m living my life.  I stepped into the light and started to embrace the big visions and dreams I have and I started to take action to achieve those dreams.  I also try to make daily choices towards loving myself. I meditate, I journal, I check in with what I am doing and how I am feeling. Exploring what it means to love myself has brought a sense of peace and serenity to my life. A mindset that I bring into a new relationship and that is helping me to experience love and fun over fear and worry.

What is different for me now compared to 2012? I now have the courage to stand up for myself. I learned to believe in myself. I learned to embrace all the desires I have.  I truly feel connected with myself and have found a deep love for myself.

Of course, it’s not always easy and sometimes I forget and get caught up in my own drama, but the great thing is, in those moments Vicky and her words are just an email or a click on her website away.