Loving Myself Is The Greatest Gift

I had always thought that I loved myself and then I truly fell in love with myself. About six years ago I was unhappy. Actually, I was pretty miserable and I didn’t realize it. I was going through a lot of things at the time. I was about 60 pounds heavier, had serious knee pain and was working constantly which included a lot of travel. I also wasn’t truly happy in my marriage. I didn’t know what I needed to do or where to start.

What I did do was begin to make changes in areas that I recognized needed change and that started to alter my life. I did whatever movement I could. It was suggested that I cut out dairy because it causes inflammation so I decided to give that a try. I also decided to cut out gluten, too. I began to sleep better, I lost some weight, I wasn’t having stomach pain and my skin improved. I tried to add gluten and dairy back into my diet and I felt like crap. It was at that moment when I made the choice to feel good and stopped eating gluten or dairy. It was a big step in loving myself and my body.

After my marriage ended I started to work on getting to know myself. I was receiving reiki to help heal me physically and emotionally. I started to bring love back to me. The love for life. I was having joy, happiness and fun. I began to experience life again instead of just being in a life. I noticed that as I went through this journey my diet started to shift and change. Then I would grow and my diet, again, would shift and change. I realized the more that I loved myself, lifted my spirit and appreciated life the more I chose to make eating choices that were aligned with that and healthier for me.

Loving myself allows me to honor myself and where I am at the moment. So, I may find myself binge eating because I am emotional or upset and I am ok with that because it is showing me something. I will stop at the Dairy Barn for a non-dairy frozen dessert to feel like the little kid at grandma’s house which brings me joy. I do it without judgement and just allow myself to be in the moment.

Loving myself has been the greatest gift I have given myself. I am grounded to Mother Earth, connected to Spirit and living through my Heart Center. Love is so beautiful. Helping you connect your heart and spirit so you can live in your heart space with love is what I love to do. I do this through my Intuitive Heart Healing and Coaching practice helping you heal your mind, body and spirit. All done with love.

Valeri McLaughlin

Intuitive. Loving. Compassionate.

I am an Intuitive Heart Healing and Coach helping you heal your mind, body and spirit. I help you get in touch with your Intuition and learn to trust it so you can be guided in all areas of your life. I incorporate energy healing to help move get your energy moving at the proper frequency through working with your energy body and chakras. Along with giving you insight and guidance to help you move forward with your healing. You have to be an active part of your own healing. You can follow me on Instagram @intuitivehearthealer or join the Intuitive Heart Healer group on Facebook. www.intuitivehearthealer.com