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There's lightness and darkness to self-love.

There's lightness and darkness to self-love.

Mindfulness, Mind, Body, Soul Wellness & Healing | Counsellor & Mental Health and Wellbeing Coach in Newcastle Australia

Lightness is the beautiful, soul-filling things like massages, getting our hair done, taking bubble baths, long walks, journaling and catching up with our girlfriends.

Darkness is the incredible soul-nourishing things like saying no, setting boundaries, shadow work, getting therapy, getting outside of your comfort zone and letting go of sh*tty habits and routines.

I love the light self-love. I practise that kind of self-love every single day with so much excitement, joy and rarely skip it. It feels good. It is magic in it's own form. But we aren't practising true self-love unless we also incorporate the dark self-love. The stuff that feels uncomfortable, icky and hard to work through. I make sure I'm practising the dark self-love too. It doesn't feel like magic when I'm doing it, but it is magic in it's own form too.

We need a balance of the darkness and lightness. We need both forms of self-love in our lives.

With love & support,

Shorina | Mindful Soul Collective

Counsellor & Wellbeing Coach



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