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How To Love Yourself

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and embrace the art of self- love with practical steps and compassionate guidance.

When we are struggling emotionally
sometimes we ask:

"How do I love myself?"

We would love to help walk you through the steps of learning to love yourself! Please remember that everyone’s journey is unique and these are just suggestions that can help you along the way.. The steps you need to take also depend on what stage you are in. Below we illustrate some initial steps to take in your journey.

Embracing Self-Love and Resilience

Embracing self-love is a transformative journey that involves nurturing every aspect of your being and recognizing your inherent worth. Here are key steps to help you on this path:
  • Holistic Self-Care: Take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally. This includes getting enough sleep, eating healthily, exercising, and practicing self-compassion.
  • Identify Your Strengths: Focus on your strengths. Acknowledging and utilizing your talents can significantly boost your self-esteem.
  • Positive Self-Talk: Replace negative thoughts with positive affirmations. This shift can help develop a more positive self-image.
  • Pursue Passions and Interests: Engaging in activities you love can increase your sense of fulfillment and confidence.
  • Be Supportive and Understanding: Offering empathy and understanding to others can enhance your own sense of self-worth and connection.

The Key to Happiness and Self-Acceptance

In the pursuit of happiness and self-acceptance, it’s crucial to remember that the only person you can truly control is yourself, including your reactions and emotions. However, when overwhelmed by persistent negative thoughts and emotions, it’s important to take proactive steps. If you find yourself struggling to manage these feelings, consider the following actions:
  1. Seek Support from Loved Ones: Open up to a trusted family member or close friend about what you’re going through. Sharing your feelings can provide relief and understanding.
  2. Consult with Professionals: Whether it’s a counselor, therapist, or a spiritual leader, professional guidance can offer valuable perspectives and coping strategies.
  3. Discuss with Your Doctor: If you’re experiencing prolonged periods of depression, a medical consultation is crucial. Your doctor can advise on treatments, including the possibility of antidepressants.
  4. Create a Safety Plan: If you have suicidal thoughts, it’s vital to make a safety plan. This includes removing any harmful items from your home and ensuring you’re in a safe environment.
  5. Have a Support Network on Speed Dial: Keep the contact information of a few trusted individuals who are aware of your situation and can provide support when needed.
  6. Utilize Available Resources: Visit our Resource Page for emergency contact numbers and links to helpful websites. These resources can offer immediate help and guidance.
Remember, taking these steps is a sign of strength, not weakness. Seeking help and support is a crucial part of the journey towards happiness and self-acceptance.


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We have a simple message, which is two words LOVE YOURSELF. But truly this is a message and gift that you can give to yourself. Learning to LOVE YOURSELF. We challenge you to think of one thing a day that could help you to feel better about yourself. Then build upon that each day. We share reminder bands with the simple phrase love yourself, with the challenge. WEAR ONE, AND SHARE ONE. Life is Stressful But it is also suppose to be fun. there are balances in life. We need to search for them. Life is sweet, we need to partake of it. These are gifts to ourselves that only we can do for ourselves. Love Yourself was created after the loss of our Son Skyler. Its not the Skyler wasnt loved, or that he didnt know how to love. I think the problem arose when he didn’t undertstand and realize just how much he mattered. and that we cared if he wasn’t here any more. HE WAS ENOUGH. NOW our mission is to share the message that YOU are enough as well. YOU are worth it, AS WAS HE..

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Love Yourself was born from Blake and Wendy’s personal tragedy, the loss of their son Skyler to suicide, fueling their mission to prevent similar losses in other families through awareness and support.

There are many ways to support our cause, including volunteering, participating in awareness events, making donations, or simply spreading the word about suicide prevention and mental health resources.

We provide access to crisis helplines, counseling referrals, support groups, and educational materials aimed at helping individuals cope with suicidal thoughts and mental health challenges.

Yes, we offer experienced speakers for various events to discuss suicide prevention, share personal stories, and educate communities about mental health and the importance of self-care.

We partner with educational institutions and other organizations to conduct workshops, seminars, and training sessions focused on identifying and addressing mental health issues among youth and adults.

Since our founding, Love Yourself has reached thousands through our programs, significantly raising awareness about suicide prevention, reducing stigmas around mental health, and providing direct support to individuals and families affected by mental health challenges.

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