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Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. As we approach Valentine’s Day, Sandra and I wanted to sit down and have a conversation about why we think self-love, especially in midlife, is the most important kind of love we can give.  On today’s show, we discuss body image, affirmations, mirror work and small ways you can remind yourself how important it is to love yourself so that you can show up fully to love those around you.

Click here to find out more about the Mirror Work that Sandra mentions.

Click here to find daily affirmations to get you started today.

Click here to see the viral video of the father and his daughter and their morning affirmations.

What are some ways that you show yourself some love? Is it making a cup of tea in your favorite mug? Is it taking a brisk winter walk and turning your face toward the sun? Is it smiling at yourself in the mirror and telling yourself that you look cute? Is it buying yourself a piece of art that makes you smile every time you look at it? Every gesture counts when “courting” yourself. Plant those seeds with your kiddos and young family members so they can grow into adults that love themselves.

We hope you enjoyed this episode of The Messy Middle Road Trip Podcast and feel inspired to show yourself some love. Remember, it’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.

If you want to keep the conversation going visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube or at Messy Middle Road Trip.com. And if you like what we’re doing, please consider subscribing to the podcast and leaving us a rating and review so we can reach more amazing middlers.  We’re looking forward to our next road trip with you.  Until then, thanks for riding shotgun.

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