Posts in Self-Love
Accept Yourself and Be Yourself

When I chose a feminine costume every year, other people really hurt my feelings with their words. “You are gay, you’re not a man,” and sometimes cruller words. So I kind of believed them and started to think about myself. Am I normal? What is wrong with me? The older I got, the more I tried to hide my real self. I started wearing black clothing most of the time, and started to be what society thinks a man should be, and looks like…

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Top 5 Self-Care Practices to Implement - Part 3

As we are in the warmer part of the year, I ride home from work with the citybike. If it is not possible for you to ride a bike, just get off the bus or tram one or two stations before your actual station and walk home. This helps me to unwind tremendously and to clear my head  after work. (Also you spend a few minutes outside after being inside the office all day!)

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How Art in Vienna Moves Me

I live in a city where classical music was birthed. In a city where the museums are plentiful. Where sculptures grace most corners and there are Roman ruins just outside the palace gates. I mean the access to beauty is abundant and the venues plentiful. Baroque architecture reaches high and every which way one turns a brilliant surprise awaits. And still I find myself gasping in disbelief as I stroll through the city streets. Literally. Even if I have seen that particular alleyway or hidden gem before. I hope I continue to do so until the day I leave. I don't ever want to take this for granted.  

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Top 5 Self-Care Practices to Implement - Part 2

This is not an easy practice, but it is worth it. Throughout my mental health journey, I lost a lot of "friends" because now I need a lot more time to practice self-care. I also have learned that my body needs a minimum of 8 hours of sleep, so I am always the one that leaves the party early. After I learned that my body reacts really strongly to alcohol, I am the one that will stay sober throughout events, and will not meet for breakfast because of my morning run.

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Separation and Opportunity for a Journey Towards Self- Love

“Most people see the problem of love primarily as that of being loved, rather than that of loving, of one’s capacity to love. Hence the problem to them is how to be loved, how to be lovable.”  ― Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving

Romantic relationships for most individuals are incredibly intense experiences, especially the ending of a relationship. Relationships are often mirrors that reflect precisely the wounds that have injured us in the past. The ability of self-love is often also reflected by the relationship and the love we received from our primary caregivers.

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