Do you know that every day I struggle with loving myself? That sounds kind of harsh. I’ll say that most days I LIKE myself…but self-love is not something that I have completely achieved. I have insecurities, just like everyone else, that always seem to be creeping around the corner. Apparently, I was born with this constant need to be better, smarter, skinnier, prettier, more talented….basically just MORE all the way around.

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It’s definitely something that concerns me – particularly now that I’m a mom. While contemplating over this I happened to stumble upon a blog post by my favorite blogger, Casey Wiegand, that’s on this exact same topic and she said something that really struck me…

I truly believe that when we love ourselves we have the ability to love others better. And we are setting an example. The right example. – Casey Wiegand

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This is so incredibly true. By loving myself I can love my husband, son and the other people in my life better. By loving myself I will be teaching my son the importance of accepting one’s self. And my resulting decision over all of this is just like Casey’s….I’m going to learn to love myself, not only for me, but for all of the people I care about.

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This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

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  1. Patty Vela

    Tori…your photos are lovely. This is a daily struggle for me, too. I can’t remember a day when I didn’t have some element of “not self love” in my heart. As of late I am trying to love myself they way God loves me…and Jesus loves me…and my sweet non-judgmental dog loves me. It’s been a little bit better…I find I am living more day-to-day rather than miles ahead of myself. As a result, I am able to focus on small things that make me say, “Thank you, Lord.” You are such a lovely woman…Tori! Never doubt the impact you have on others! You make people laugh…and people feel good being around you. You are warm and that is evident the moment one stands next to you! Keep on keepin’ on…sister! Self love is daily practice! And it’s HARD!
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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Hey sweet Patty! Thank you for your honest comment. It’s tough to accept ourselves as we are and just love us no matter what. I think it’s probably something that takes time. You are a beautiful person inside and out! Always remember that!

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    • tori@torijohnsonpr.com

      Since having my son my body is definitely something that gets to me. I gain weight in places I’ve never gained before so it totally throws me off and makes me get super critical too. I think this is a big struggle for a majority of moms.

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