Tuesday, April 26, 2011

And the winner is. . .

Wow! A whole bunch of new followers and 19 comments to my baby blog. This was some party.

I loved your comments on self worth. You are awesome. I plan on quoting you every chance I get. You were born to make a difference.

Please come back to this blog every chance you get and tell all your friends. It's all about learning to love yourself and guaranteed to give you a boost. By commenting you strengthen others as well as yourself. I post here every Tuesday.

The winner of the I Know Who I Am workbook is landSsmom. The winner of The Book of Positive Messages is Alex. I will be contacting you both for mailing addresses. I hope you enjoy your gifts. Winners were selected by Random.org. I wish I had prizes for everyone.

Thanks for participating in the Easter Hop. Do me a favor. Make a list of 5 things you love about yourself. Only one can be about your appearance. Dig a little deeper. If this is challenging for you, give it some time. Post your list somewhere that you can see it often, and smile everytime you see it.

Isn't it time we started loving ourselves?

Linda Garner


I had an awesome interview with the fabulous Linda Adams yesterday. Click here to read the interview. Click to enter her site and then click on her blog.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza

Learning to love yourself is not always easy. To share that love, I joined this Easter Hop. Why? A chance for you to win cool stuff. A chance for me to get new followers. A chance for spreading the word that it’s okay to love yourself.

Every blog on this hop is giving away something fun. You might find books, you might find gift certificates, you might find fun, book-related swag. Each and every blog has something to offer you, and all you have to do is click on the links below, follow that blog's easy instructions, and poof! You are entered. Then you move right along to the next site, and you tell your friends how much fun you're having.

On this blog, I’m giving away a copy of The Book of Positive Messages and a copy of the I Know Who I Am Workbook. These are great books for creating self-confidence and learning to appreciate your unique gifts. Good for teenagers too. Tell all your friends, so they can hop on.

To win one of my prizes, just become a follower of this blog and leave a comment about self-worth. It’s that easy. If you’re already a follower, just say so in your comment. The winner will be selected by Random.org. If you win, I will need a mailing address.

Since I am passionate about preventing sexual abuse, I’m including an eggstra chance to win. To get the eggstra chance, just copy the e-poster on this page and share it with someone. Think email, twitter, facebook, whatever.

Click here to hop to the next blog.

The Easter Hop ends at 11:59 p.m. on April 25.

Linda Garner

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Someone's Watching

Is it Selfish to Love Yourself? I know that’s what some of you think. We’ve been conditioned to think that we should take care of everyone else first, and if there’s any time or energy left, then we can take care of ourselves.

In truth, this is backwards thinking, because if we don’t take care of ourselves, we may become depleted and have nothing left to share. Remember how on airplanes they tell you to get your oxygen mask in place first? That’s because if you pass out from lack of oxygen you won’t be able to save your child. Makes sense doesn’t it.

I worry about the example we are setting when we run ourselves ragged and don’t take time for ourselves. Remember, if you have a daughter, a niece, a granddaughter…they are all watching. What are we modeling? Are we teaching them to care for themselves or are we teaching them that they do not matter?

If you are not motivated to take good care of yourself, think about the girls that are watching you. What kind of life do you want them to have? If you want those girls to grow up confident and serene, then model that behavior. If you want them to be strong and beautiful then model that. If you want them to feel awesome and think well of themselves then mind your own language and behavior.

Children have never been good at following directions, but they have never failed to follow our examples. What do you say when you talk to yourself? Be careful, because someone you love is watching.

Linda Garner