Yorba Linda Counseling, Irvine Psychologist, Anaheim Therapist in Yorba Linda, CA, California - Dr. Sherrie Campbell, Ph.D.
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What Does It Mean To Love Yourself?

What does it mean to love yourself?
Loving yourself is not Pollyanna. It isn’t about being a pleaser, making everyone happy, having everyone’s approval, or keeping people in your life that are horrible to you so you can look like a good and loving person. Loving yourself means quite the opposite. Loving yourself means that you make decisions in the best interest of your life, happiness and wellness…and that sometimes it means getting rid of the relationships and circumstances which pull you away from self-love. Loving yourself means that you hurt and you get up, and get up stronger, wiser and better. Loving yourself means you are not dependent upon others for your sense of self or security. You do not use people for those things because you love yourself enough to provide those things for yourself. You love yourself enough to take care of you for other people. You do all you can to be lighthearted, happy, successful, composed and realistic. You are strong enough to do what you need to do for yourself, even when it hurts. You know what you bring to the table which makes you willing to eat alone if that is what it would mean. Loving yourself means creating a life for yourself that you don’t need to be rescued from. Loving yourself means that you can sit with yourself and authentically like and feel proud of who you are flaws and all.

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Dr. Sherrie Campbell is a licensed counselor, psychologist, and marriage and family therapist in Yorba Linda, CA,
providing counseling and psychotherapy services to residents of Yorba Linda, Irvine, Anaheim, Fullerton and Brea, California.

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