As featured in World Bride Magazine
While the piece I wrote below for World Bride Magazine was intended for brides, it is important to note that this content is relevant for anyone regardless if you are planning to marry or not. Radical Self Love is one of the most important practices for all human beings, as our love for self reflects out into the world, onto all of our relations (romantic or not), and then is mirrored back to us. If you have been experiencing difficult relationships or are feeling a lack of love in your life, I invite you to turn inward to reflect upon your own self love and see what content from this blog resonates to welcome into your personal life. Each moment is a new opportunity to create a self love ritual for your beloved self.
The moment you say, “Yes!” is one of the most exhilarating and joyful experiences in life. It marks a sacred point in time when through the deepening of your love and commitment to each other, you step forth together on a new path of life.
As you begin to plan this moment that until now you have only dreamed of, there is much to consider from budget and timing, to ceremony style. There are caterers to interview, musicians to explore, locations to see and book, the bridal party, officiant, and of course, the gown of your dreams. This is just a snippet of the next months of your life, all while maintaining your career, home, and other responsibilities. There is the added perspective of family and loved ones who all have their own opinion and desire for how it should unfold for you. It is a whirlwind with a capital “W” and will go by in the blink of an eye.
These added stressors can take their toll on everything from your wellbeing to your relationships, even the one with your beloved. More important than the plans for the big day are practices that nurture and honor you and your relationship with the one you will spend the rest of your life with.
Cultivating intentional practices on self love and self care will expand your vibrancy and the expression of your inner beauty. As you embark on this journey of sacred marriage, focusing inward with intentions of self-love and compassion will allow you to give and experience shared- love and intimacy more deeply. The union of marriage offers the most beautiful gifts…