Treat yourself as you treat others (yes, you read that right!)

A Note From Dr. Beverly Nelson, Director

Only 18 more days until the doors open at our new location at Rinconada de La Aldea #29!

Dr. Beverly Nelson (Photo: Michael Amici)The saying goes: “treat others like you would like to be treated”. You know what? Sometimes I think that is precisely what stops us from being kinder towards each other. We feel that the only thing that matters is to be kind to others; however, are we really as kind with ourselves? How many of us really treat our own selves with love, respect and understanding?

We treat others better than we treat ourselves because of the expectations of society. While many people will question someone who is rude or disrespectful of another person, very few will question someone who keeps being hateful, judgmental or plain careless with his/her own self. In some settings (whether it’s because of nationality, religion or other factors), self-deprecation and self-neglect are even regarded as correct.

It’s a very different thing to love ourselves and take proper care of our own bodies, minds and souls, than thinking and acting like we are the only ones that matter, and giving no importance to others – the first is self-love; the latter is selfishness.

Next time you look in the mirror and dislike something about yourself; next time you make a big mistake; next time you feel a bit down, remember to treat yourself with love and kindness. The best friend we have is our own self; how can you expect to be happy if you keep treating yourself badly? Make a list, if you have to, about all the characteristics, accomplishments and perhaps even the ‘quirks’ that make you unique, beautiful, lovable and amazing. When self-deprecation attacks, return to that list.

Life is too short to spend it treating yourself badly, don’t you think?

LifePath is looking for individuals or businesses who would be willing to donate their products or services for an auction at our upcoming fund raising event! If you would like to offer your time and effort in order to create a beautiful new space for LifePath Center, send an e-mail to docbeverly@aol.com or to berenice@lifepathretreats.com.
If you have any decorations or furniture pieces that you’re not using anymore, we would be delighted to give them a new home with us. Please contact docbeverly@aol.com or j.bennett@lifepathretreats.com.

Thanks so much for your love, your generosity and your support!

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