5 Tips and Quotes for The Best Kind of Love

I have four thought provoking questions for you.

  • What does self-love mean to you?
  • What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of this word?
  • Is it something you actively practice regularly?
  • Do you find this easy or hard to do?

I recently contributed to an article on this topic which you can check out here. I can’t emphasize how important it is to value your own happiness and well-being. It truly is the best thing you can do for yourself. Your relationships are so much richer as a result too! Here are some simple ways to give yourself some love on the daily.

5 Simple Ways to Engage in Self love

1. Practice self-compassion

Generously extend kindness and compassion in times when you feel inadequate, perceive failure or other shortcomings.

2. Embrace your humanity

No one is perfect. Set reasonable expectations of yourself and keep trying your best.

3. Take care of your health

Engage in activities that nurture your overall health and well-being. Remember that well-being is multidimensional and includes your spiritual, emotional, physical, financial, and aspect of your life.

4. Rid yourself of anything toxic in your life

Remove anything poisonous that creates a great deal of distress for you. The beauty of this is you have the power to decide what those toxins are. For some, it’s excessive use of social media, toxic relationships, even unhealthy foods.

5. Speak up!

You are your biggest advocate. Express yourself authentically and set boundaries that honor your needs.

Quotes to Inspire Self Love

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” – M. Scott Peck

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joys, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” – Oscar Wilde

“No one cane make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.” – Rita Mae Brown

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t giving to yourself.” – Barbara De Angelis

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” – Brené Brown

Kerri-Anne Brown

Kerri-Anne Brown

Hi, I'm Kerri-Anne and I'm a licensed mental health counselor in Orlando, FL. I help individuals and couples who are living with fertility challenges, perinatal loss, birth trauma and difficulties with postpartum adjustments. Please feel free to reach out anytime.


  1. Jill Osborne on December 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Love this! I really like the image quotes.

    • Avatar photo Kerri-Anne Brown on December 3, 2018 at 11:44 am

      Awesome Jill. I’m glad you liked the images too!

  2. Laura Martorano on December 3, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Thank you for this article. When I work with parents, I love to talk about self-love and how it benefits their relationships with their children!

    • Avatar photo Kerri-Anne Brown on December 3, 2018 at 1:16 pm

      I’m so glad to know that you talk about this with parents you work with. It certainly helps to foster healthy relationships.

  3. Kim Martinez.True North Counseling on December 4, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Love the quotes! My favorite tip is embrace your humanity.

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