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The importance of self love and self motivation, this mum shares her story

Self-love and self-compassion are key to your mental health and well being. For many mums, the concept of self-love might see you reaching for the nearest self-help book. But, there are many things you can do to nurture this core feeling of positivity and inner strength.

One of the mums in our community, Krystal Marlenee, recently shared her own experience of self-love and self-compassion.

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Discover your inner strength

Krystal discovered her true inner strength, sense of self-compassion and self-love, as well as her ability to keep going, despite the odds.

She says her feeling of despair and sadness followed after a comment on Instagram saying she should “give to cause, I’ll never be skinny.”

The dangers of name calling

This mum says she has been called:

  • “fat,
  • obese,
  • ugly,
  • useless,
  • potato head throughout high school,
  • told that she is not a mum as she didn’t give natural birth,
  • she has been told that no one would love her,
  • told to give up as she will never be skinny.”

She goes on to say that this is what she sees.

  • “A mum who struggles with raising kids on her own,
  • A mum who gave birth to two kids,
  • She sees a woman and a mother, despite the way her kids entered the world,
  • She sees changes both physically and mentally,
  • She is determined and committed to losing the weight,
  • She feels she is starting to self-love again.”

“We can hold on to the negativity in our lives or we can let it go or even use it as motivation to prove people wrong.”

“In a world full of some ugly personalities I love how you ladies lift spirits up again.” 

Thank you Krystal for your insight and amazing words of wisdom.  It is these words that inspire others to keep moving forward.

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written by:

Amanda Fraser

Amanda is a mum of 3 children. She is a nutritionist with a passion for health and wellbeing and loves helping other mums with their journey to health.