Center for Shared Insight, PC

Dr. Hick’s Guide to Fearless Living in 2015: Loving Yourself

February 3, 2015
|
Posted By: Kristen Hick, Psy.D.

February’s Focus – Loving Yourself

February is a time in which most people focus, ponder, or obsess about loving someone else or finding someone to love. Valentine’s Day has turned into a day to say to the world, “See, I am worthy of love!” Unfortunately, this inevitably lends itself to feeling unworthy of love if you’re single, or to a potentially false sense of happiness if you do have someone special with whom to celebrate.

As a Denver relationship therapist, the way I see it is that the only way truly to love another is to love yourself first. As a psychologist who focuses on helping you build healthier relationships through strengthening your most essential relationship (the one with dear old you) this is exactly where we will begin during the month of love.

Yes, you’ve heard it before. But what does “loving yourself” really mean?

Loving yourself means that you see yourself as worthy of good things (not necessarily materialistic things!) and take care of yourself in ways that enhance the likelihood of or bring forth more good things in your life.

For example, someone who loves herself would take care of her mind and body in ways that enhance her health. No, I am not encouraging you to spend 2+ hours every day at the gym, tirelessly trying to chisel your body to perfection so you’ll finally worthy of using up oxygen. Loving your body and mind is about taking care of yourself, not breaking yourself down each chance you get.  Continue Reading..

http://www.meetmindful.com/dr-hicks-guide-fearless-living-2015-loving/

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter below and get your free copy of our ebook to discover how fearlessness can transform your life, love, and relationships.

Download Fearless Living and Loving Today

Related Blog Posts
March 23, 2020
Dating in the Age of Social Distancing
Dating-in-the-Age-of-Social-Distancing

We are navigating unknown waters with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting every aspect of life. With social distancing being the “new normal” for the foreseeable future, you might wonder “what does that mean for dating”? Perhaps “online dating” will take on a whole new meaning as we create new rituals around courtship.  

But, dating doesn’t have to be completely on hold during this time, it just needs to morph and evolve into something new. Much like you’ve seen with workplaces moving to remote structure and schools considering online ...

March 10, 2020
Podcast: Attachment Theory with Kristen Hick
Podcast-Attachment-Theory-with-Kristen-Hick

Dr. Kristen Hick joined Dave Glaser from Believe Be Real Be Bold to record a Podcast about Attachment Theory. On the show, Dr. Hick reminds listeners that not intimately knowing oneself is what holds many individuals back in relationships. She dives into the types of attachment systems and the gravity and polarity those different ways of attaching impact relationships. Throughout this episode, both Dr. Hick and Dave share stories about their own dating and relationship challenges to illustrate how to identify and heal unresolved relationship experiences that ...

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (720) 644-6698
View the ADA Accessibility Statement
This website is designed for general information only. The information presented on this site should not be construed to be formal psychological or mental health advice or treatment nor the formation of a therapist-client relationship.
CSIP UPDATE - Online Therapy Available During Covid-19!
 
Our therapists are here to help you during this uncertain time. We know you and others are trying to do your part to social distance due to covid-19, which is why we are happy to provide online therapy sessions through our secure video platform. We are here to talk with you about how we can meet your therapy needs. 
 
Contact us today to learn more!