This talk resonated so much with me. Dr. Romm is/was a midwife, herbalist and physician. She specializes in women’s health. In this speech, Dr. Romm shares a lot of wise, helpful insight about balance, listening to our bodies, holistic health and body intelligence.
“Your body’s ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe.” — Dr. Romm
Sometimes I need a good “pick me up.” Food can be helpful, but I find a healthier alternative is to turn to a song or songs that remind me that I am so much more than my appearance and my body and that I am so much more than my circumstances or situation. Thus, over the years I have created a “Love Yourself” Playlist that I play to encourage myself. I realize that so many problems in life — friendships, relationships, jobs — boil down to the fact that we don’t think we are good enough and/or we don’t realize our immeasurable worth. But I long made a vow that I’m not going to sacrifice my self-worth and self-respect on the altar of relationships and romantic love and financial success.
I love me more.
By the time I get through this playlist, I feel like I am capable of taking over the world. I play this while I’m working out or on my way to work or school.
These songs are about being strong and loving yourself. We have to love ourselves if we are ever going to love others (Matt 22:39; Mark 12:31). We can’t give what we don’t have. You have to be U.G.L.Y. — You Gotta Love Yourself. Or, as Eve Ensler would say, “Love your tree!”
The whole playlist can be found here, on Spotify, or by clicking on each video link below.