I like to scroll through my notes app in the morning sometimes and read random thoughts I’ve added while out and about (honestly what did people do before iPhones?!) Today I read this one:

Self love is like any other relationship. You have to continually work at it. You have to invest in it. Show up for it. Fall in love over and over again as you grow and change.

You fell out of love with yourself as things changed and you couldn’t identify with yourself the way you used to. It’s a loss of identity. A loss of love and appreciation for the person you are now. But you can learn to love yourself again, you just have to work at it everyday. And while you work at it, let yourself be seen so others can do the same.

I think the last part is what Life by Design is all about. Leading by example in hopes that it inspires and empowers others to do the same. It’s the only way to create change in this world, and ultimately change in ourselves.

Here's to getting our breath back.

Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.