As we approach Valentine's Day, I've been thinking about a love that is often overlooked and misunderstood yet at the center of lasting personal growth. 

 

Self-love is at the heart of everything I talk about on my podcast Allowed: Conscious Leadership and Personal Growth

 

It is inner personal work of acceptance, appreciation and full integration of your whole self. 

 

At the most basic level, self-love is simply asking the questions, "Can I allow myself?” and, “Can I allow myself to be fully here now?" 

 

The essence of self-love is 100% allowance of all that is here now.

 

In my podcast episode, The Most Important Thing to do this Valentine’s Day, I help you to break down barriers against self-love, determine what self-love is and what it could look like for you. 

 

When you learn to love all parts of yourself, you are able to fully access all of your talents, strengths, creativity, power and wholeness.  

 

 

When you hear the term ‘self-love’, you probably think about bubble baths, chocolate and massages. 

 

However, none of those things are truly self-love. 

 

Let’s break down some barriers we often have against self-love, discuss what self-love actually is and what it could look like for you. 

 

Self-love is inner work. 

 

It's an inner experience of acceptance and appreciation. 

 

Self-love is at the heart of everything I talk about on Allowed, and it is at the heart of all genuine, lasting personal growth. 

Please remember to give yourself the gift only you can give – show yourself some real self-love this Valentine’s Day