By: Laura Norman Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers
With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is high in our consciousness, especially romantic love. Perhaps the most romantic concept of all is that of “soulmates”—the idea that there are people out there whose souls are linked with ours, and who we are destined to find.
How do you find your soulmate? The surest way to find a soulmate—the best way to find love—is by being the best version of yourself you can be.
“Before you find your soulmate, you must first discover your soul.” – Charles F. Glassman
Develop your own interests and be a person who enjoys your own company. Nurture your self-esteem and develop yourself fully on all levels, body, mind, and spirit. When you feel great about yourself, you’ll attract only those who are at a similar place in their own lives.
“It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you.” – Eartha Kitt
Find your soul’s purpose. Follow your bliss—do something in life that makes your heart sing. It could mean blazing your own path, starting a business, writing a book, developing a new recipe or an art-form. Use meditation, prayer and other spiritual practices to help develop your intuitive sense and access your inner wisdom. When you discover your path, you’ll meet the people—and that special someone—you were destined to meet.
Love yourself first. A healthy love relationship begins with loving yourself first. It’s not about conceit. It’s about understanding that you are unique and precious— a sacred child of the Universe, just like everyone else!
Loving yourself includes taking the best possible care of your body. Some of the basics: eat healthy foods, get enough exercise and sleep, and avoid prolonged stress. Stress is a normal part of life when experienced in short bursts and then released. When stress continues for longer periods, we can experience many negative effects including anxiety, depression, fatigue, weight gain and a wide variety of physical ailments.
My favorite way to nurture my body, mind, and spirit and de-stress is with Reflexology, the art of applying gentle pressure to reflex points on the feet, hands, face and ears that reflect each organ, gland and part of the body. Reflexology sessions are both pleasurable and deeply relaxing, a great time to focus on the outcomes you desire. Sessions offer a wealth of additional benefits as well: reduced stress, improved circulation, increased focus, release of toxins, better weight management and support for the body’s natural ability to heal itself.Whatever your path, whoever your soulmate is or will be, as Whitney Houston sang,
“Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.”
Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, world-renowned Holistic Reflexologist and author of the best-selling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology, offers private Reflexology and Life Wellness Coaching sessions in Delray Beach and Holistic Reflexology Training Programs in Boynton Beach starting February 9th. Educational DVDs in Foot, Hand and Face Reflexology
and natural aromatherapy products available.Instant gift certificates available online for all occasions. Visit www.lauranorman.com • Call 561-272-1220