Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to remind ourselves that love is so much more than romantic love. Love includes affection for friends, family, the community, and last but not least, ourselves.

That’s right ladies – don’t forget to be kind to yourself. Treating your body with respect and appreciation is the first step towards loving yourself. Show yourself love by eating well and staying active.  Be confident in your beliefs, values, and goals. Use kind words and be positive when describing yourself.

When we are gentle with ourselves, we are more relaxed and happy and more capable of loving those around us.

This Valentine’s Day while you spend quality time with those you care for, don’t forget to show yourself a little love too.