Welcome to Loving on Me – an inspiration destination for women who want more than the status quo! Together, we’ll explore how to be the “me” we always wanted to be but for whatever reason decided we couldn’t be. We’ll learn to love ourselves as we are and know that WE ARE ENOUGH!
I know many of you have to be wondering, where is Katrina going with this? Does she even know anything about this stuff? Truthfully, I’ve been asking God the same doggone thing. I keep telling Him y’all are going to think I’m nuts. I don’t talk about this. I talk about business and philanthropy and marketing and doing GOOD. That’s what I wanted to blog about!! I had it all planned out…
But a funny thing happened on the way to the picture show. Earlier this year when my comfort zone was crushed by a crisis, God allowed a new PASSION to rise from the depths of my soul. Somehow, someway, I knew I needed to inspire women to abundant living.
You see I am one of those women who absolutely loves women. I love everything about us – our beauty, our passion, our intellect, our intuition and the cherry on top – our shoes!! (I know, I know – for a minute there I was going deep but I did say I loved EVERYTHING.)
After working for more than 20 years supporting women’s causes around the world, I have seen the best and worst of us. If we make up our mind to do something, it’s as good as done. If we decide we’re done, well…you may as well go on to the house. We’re just done. You see, when we work together, ANYTHING is possible. When we work against each other, we all lose.
And lately, with all the vitriolic rhetoric we seem to be losing a lot – mostly our respect for ourselves, and our perspective on what’s important. A few weeks back, I was floored – I mean tee totally shocked when we wasted good television time debating whether a woman who stayed at home and raised her kids actually worked. Are you kidding?? My mom and her friends fought that battle before I was even born.
See, this is what alarms me. As women, if we love ourselves and are at peace with our decisions we don’t expend any energy picking apart other women and their decisions. Instead, we band together to protect at all cost our right to choose. Because when it comes down to it, we know that we are intelligent enough to make the best decision for our OWN lives – and so are our sisters.
It seems like somewhere on the way to having it all we lost sight of ourselves. But it’s okay. We’re still here and that means there’s still time for change. I propose we start a new women’s revolution – one that’s rooted in an evolution in our thinking.
Beginning today, make the decision “I Am Loving on Me!” It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? And yet we all know the minute we decide we’re moving into the light, the darkness tries to snatch us back. Somebody shares an unkind opinion of us and we think we’re less than. We gain 2.5 pounds and start thinking we’re fat. The kids act out and we think we’re bad parents. It’s like a conspiracy to constantly make us negative nellies!!
Listen, our first act of love toward ourselves is going to be to give us a break! Loving on Me is not a single act. It’s a LIFESTYLE. It’s an everyday intentional choice to be kind to you, to celebrate you, and to believe in the extraordinary magic that is you. It doesn’t mean the negative won’t come – we just don’t have to accept it.
For the next 7 days, let’s try something new. When someone tries to plant negative thoughts in your head politely say “I’m sorry. There is no space in my spirit for negativity”. More importantly, say it to you – all day, everyday.
I know it’s a small step. But, let’s give ourselves credit for at least having the courage to get on the path.
I don’t know about you, but I am passionate about Loving on Me!