Am I the only person who was obsessed with the sitcom, ‘Girlfriends’? You all know what I’m talking about. The show that gave us the Tracee Ellis Ross that we all know and love. I’m more than sure that I wasn’t the only viewer who saw a little bit of each character in myself either. Joan’s caring, nurturing maternal instinct and her need to love and be loved in returned. Maya’s sass, loyalty, and hustler’s spirit. Toni’s confidence, swagger, and no-non-sense attitude. Lynn’s open mind, free spirit, creativity and wit. Let’s not forget how we all could relate in some form or fashion to their “man problems”! ‘Girlfriends’ taught me lessons of life, love, and relationships, but more importantly, it taught me the value of sisterhood.
We say that we love ourselves. I know I do. We take care of our coils, ensure that our nails are manicured, lather our bodies in coconut oil, go to the gym at least four times a week, shop at our local farmer's market, eat our fruits and vegetables, keep our bodies hydrated, mind our business, and this means that we love ourselves...doesn't it? But what if self-love is less about we do and more about we are? What if radically accepted that perhaps we aren't who or what we want to be just yet, but that we are enough just as we are right now? Recently, I had the pleasure of discussing the topical of self-love with Shelah Marie. Read more about Shelah's self-love movement and how meditation and yoga have changed her life, and may possibly change yours.