Notebook: Body
Who helps you be your best self?

This might sound silly, but my two dogs truly help me to be my best self and practice my self-care. Every morning I wake up, have a bit of coffee and then get outside for a 30-45 minute walk with them, which always helps to start my day on an active, happy note. I spend a lot of time on my computer for work, and they are a reminder to get up and play outside every couple of hours, which does so much to balance my work-life relationship. Most importantly, they are a constant reinforcement of my belief in finding the fun, joy and unconditional love present in my life.   

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Jackie Lacefield

January 27, 2018 - 8:57am

My two housemates, my best friends, are the two biggest cheerleaders for me to be my best self. I graduated college one year ago with a degree that didn’t make my heart happy. I spent all of 2017 in a “quarter life crisis” and dove deeply into my spiritual practice to the disapproval of my parents and some family members. I began living with my two best friends in the middle of last year and am so blessed to have changed my life for the better with their support and love. I cannot express enough gratitude for the new perspectives they’ve given me, challenging my childhood programming and supporting me to be my own best friend as I live my truth. <3

Betsy A. Miller

January 20, 2018 - 1:59pm

That’s so wonderful that your husband is your best friend, and that you feel so supported by him.  I also believe the strongest relationships are built on mutual support, and people who both encourage us and challenge us to be our best selves.

austin d

January 20, 2018 - 12:28pm

My best friend, which is my husband.  He always encourages me and supports me, and is a great listener.

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