Learn to Hold All Parts Of Yourself

Conversations from the Heart - March 5th 2021

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Growth, Self-Love

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

What does self-love mean to you?

We spend so much of our day-to-day lives rejecting our whole selves. When we feel bad, we usually try to make ourselves feel better rather than sitting with what is true for us in that moment.

But how could this denial ever be considered self-love?

As Rachel continues to battle pneumonia, she reflects on the mental stress of not feeling her best. Diving deeper, she uncovers a cyclical pattern rooted in deep childhood trauma as her daughter approaches the same age Rachel was when she first experienced her asthma attacks.

Ultimately, life comes with ebbs and flows. If we reject certain parts of that experience, we reject ourselves. Self-love needs to be rooted in loving all parts of who we are.

Tune in to hear Rachel’s journey toward self-love, and find a little more compassion for yourself along the way.

Key Takeaways

  • Life has its ups and downs. Learn to become comfortable with the fluctuations!
  • You’re living your best life when you accept the flows and cycles of life and embrace all of you.
  • When you are not feeling your best, remember to embrace that part of you as well. It’s ok to not feel ok. Accept where you are and hold space for yourself.
  • The root cause of some of our pain can be linked to traumas we went through in our past.
  • It’s ok to stumble in the dark, remember somewhere there is a light.