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Last week we celebrated St. Valentine’s Day. The holiday of love is frequently celebrated as a romantic holiday, but we experience many types of love. Ancient Greek culture had different words for love: Agape (God love), Eros (Passionate love), Philia (Friendship love), and Storge (Family love). Let’s not forget the importance of self-love. As adults, we are familiar with the basic checklist of self-care: eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, and regular exercise; taking self-care one step further is self-love. Experts advise to take good care of yourself to be able to take good care of others and cite the example of plane safety – “place the oxygen mask over your own mouth and nose before helping others.” After all it wouldn’t do the passenger next to you much good if you were blue and gasping for breath while trying to help them! It wouldn’t do much good for your health either.
What are some ways we can practice self-love in our busy daily life? Thoughts come to mind – aromatherapy in our homes (Inexpensive diffusers and oils are available online and in retail stores.) Listen to music that inspires a positive mood during a daily commute. Schedule a time for a cup of tea and quiet reflection. Take a quick office yoga break and stretch your back.
Plan to take a few minutes for yourself, and make it a priority. Feel free to share your plans in the comments below!
February 14th Valentine’s Day. Many participate happily in time-honored traditions, such as sending red roses, chocolates, or cards. School children excitedly exchange valentine cards and little candies. Florists and jewelers are rejoicing at their sales today. Some believe Valentine’s Day is a manufactured holiday to increase retail sales and refuse to participate. One friend says, “if you do it right the rest of the year, Valentines is just another day.” These differences in celebration demonstrate that Love may be universal, but also personal and unique.
I sat down to write a very quaint, heart-felt initial blog post to welcome all of you to my new coaching practice, DYG Coaching. The harder I tried to write a serious piece the more I thought of https://youtu.be/cYIYr75xmiI Why does SNL keep popping into my mind? Some of the most loving moments of my life have been laughing with my children. I always smile when I hear Haddaway’s hit song, despite the somewhat sad lyrics, due to the memories of raucous laughter that erupted during my children’s teenage years while re-enacting this SNL skit.
Many people’s lives are filled with a multitude of heavy emotions. Maybe February 14th could be a time to enjoy a moment of lightness, set aside our burdens, define what we cherish and love. For me love is best defined by laughter; with family, friends, coworkers and sometimes even perfect strangers. If you agree that laughter can define love, give me a head bob to your left next time we meet. But give me my space on the dance floor.
What are some of your moments of love and laughter? Please comment!