A meaningful life lesson learned is only by being authentic to ourselves can we be real with others.

We can spend our entire lives seeking someone else’s validation. The only validation that matters is the validation, self-compassion, and acceptance of ourselves. When we look in the mirror every day, do we like the person we see? That’s what truly matters. I think we would all be better off if we accepted ourselves for who we are instead of some illusion of what we think society wants us to be. Nurturing our relationship with ourselves empowers us to cultivate healthy and thriving partnerships with others.