On Beauty

Many women in my life, myself included, are finding themselves in a personal renaissance as it pertains to their beauty. We are all getting a little older, a little wiser, and are taking our accumulation of experiences and settling into ourselves. We’ve forgone the battles we used to wage on our parts that are too soft, too sharp, too big, or too small and fill the spaces left behind with acceptance for what we are. We are all slowly beginning to learn that our physical selves don’t define who we are or what we have to give.

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Practicing Self-Love

Practicing Self-Love

Though philautia can certainly take a turn towards narcissism (or, if your mind is in the gutter, autoeroticism), the positive side of self-love is actually the home base for the rest of the five types of love. Without love for ourselves, we have a very hard time giving love to others. If you require a more trustworthy resource, Aristotle once said, “all friendly feelings for others are an extension of man’s feelings for himself.” So there you have it – our journey to be better friends, better partners, and better citizens of the world, begins with our love for ourselves.

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