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Remembering Yourself This Valentine’s Day

RWC tutor Jimmy Calvert promotes self-love and acceptance.

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we often think only of romantic love and having a special someone, a lover, or a sweetheart to spend it with. But what about self-love? Self-love seems to be put on the back burner during this holiday season, and really, why is that? For starters, Valentine’s Day was popularized when the notion and concept of “courting” became more popular, and we don’t count ourselves.

We attribute Valentine’s Day to love as a concept, seemingly excluding ourselves. But why? Are you, as a person, not as deserving of love as another? Because really, you are just as deserving of your love. And if you feel you are not deserving of self-love or self-care, maybe listen to “Nothing Worth Loving Isn’t Askew” from Lemon Demon’s 2006 album, Dinosaurchestra, which plainly states that everything “worth loving” is imperfect, just as we are all worth loving even if we are not “perfect.”

So, if you don’t have a “special someone” to share the holiday with, share it with yourself. Remember that you deserve love as well. Buy yourself some chocolate, curl up with a good book, and take a nice warm bath to relax.

Fun Fact:

Did you know that chocolate (especially dark chocolate) contains theobromine, an alkaloid that can naturally boost your mood and improve your concentration? So, if you’re feeling down or distracted this Valentine’s Day, treat yourself to some chocolate!

Quick Tip:

Add two cups of Epsom salt to warm water for an extra soothing bath. This helps sore muscles relax, thus easing tensions

Nothing Worth Loving Isn’t Askew - Lemon Demon (2006)

As the title goes, everything beautiful in life is “imperfect.” Just as we are imperfect, remember to love yourself even if you are “askew.” 

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