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Seven Gifts for the Love of Your Life – YOU!

By Michelle May, M.D.

You rock!I’m all for exchanging roses, chocolates, and cards with the people we love – but what are you doing for the love of your life – YOU?

Pause…notice whether that question made you uncomfortable. If so, why?

  • Do you feel undeserving?
  • Do you feel unimportant?
  • Do you tend to put yourself last?
  • Did somebody tell you that it was wrong to love yourself?
  • Are you waiting until you achieve some arbitrary goal first?
  • Are you afraid that if you accept yourself as you are, you won’t be motivated to make changes?

These are just lies that undermine the most important relationship you’ll ever have – your relationship with yourself. When self-love is lacking, self-care is usually lacking too. That leaves a bottomless pit that can’t be filled with food – or anything or anybody else.

Valentine’s Week Make-over

Ready for a relationship makeover? Here are seven gifts to give yourself over the next seven days. By Valentine’s Day, the love of your life will know exactly how you feel!

Gift #1 – Love

Your first gift to yourself is unconditional love. This means that you love and accept yourself as you are, no caveats, no “excepts” or “whens” or “buts.” Write yourself “love” notes and place them on your mirror, computer, nightstand, or where ever you’ll see them and remember that you are loveable.

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About the author

Michelle May, M.D. is a recovered yo-yo dieter and the founder of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs and Training. She is the award-winning author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: A Mindful Eating Program to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle , winner of seven publishing awards. She is also the author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat for Binge Eating, and Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating for Bariatric Surgery. Michelle shares her compelling message and constructive keynotes with audiences around the country, offers workplace wellness programs, and has trained and licensed hundreds of health professionals to facilitate Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Programs worldwide. She has been featured on Dr. Oz, the Discovery Health Channel, and Oprah Radio, and quoted in Diabetic Living, Fitness, Health, Huffington Post, Parents, Self, USA Weekend, US News & World Report, WebMD and many others. Her personal success story was published in Chicken Soup for the Dieter's Soul. Michelle cherishes her relationships with her husband, Owen and grown children, Tyler and Elyse. She regularly enjoys practicing yoga and hiking near her home in Phoenix, Arizona. She and Owen, a professional chef, share a passion for gourmet and healthful cooking, wine tasting, photography, and traveling.

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  1. This is all very new to me and this article really opened my eyes.Thanks for sharing with us your wisdom

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