Learning the Power of Self-Love

Learning the Power of Self-Love

Read Article Posted Here on Stilettos on the Glass Ceiling! I just had my birthday a last week.  Normally, I am bashful, quiet about my birthday: I don’t want people to fuss, I don’t want people to “do stuff for me,” I don’t want people to HAVE to do anything, I don’t want attention, I don’t feel good about the day – at all.  Why?  Spotlight is on ME. This birthday was different – it was the BEST one ever.  I turned 37 and loved the entire day. I was excited for the day and opened my heart to all the birthday wishes that came my way. I spent time playing with my kids, made cakes with them, laughed with my brother, went to the beach with friends, went to a meditation spiritual talk with my family, ran five miles, had a birthday dinner made by my incredible chef and husband, and had a super fun chat with my parents with more laughs. What changed my attitude about my birthday?  My slow and bumpy journey of SELF-LOVE.  And it all started almost two years ago with unexpected JOB LOSS.    Before we get to my story …. Have you ever: Shouted back at someone who lays on the horn while you are in your car? Felt uncomfortable waiting in line – for anything? Felt bad because you are backing out your car and a bunch of cars have to wait for you? Worked on a project to meet a deadline while your toddler was screaming for/at you? Said yes to something when you REALLY wanted to say no or propose...