IT ALL STARTED WITH SELF-LOVE

Petite & Bold Self-love advocate

When I decided to rebrand to Petite & Bold two years ago, it was not because I wanted a fancy name change: it was because my soul had evolved into something better and healthier.

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I honestly always get asked why I chose Petite & Bold as my brand name. I wanted something that represented ME. Petite for obvious reasons, and BOLD because I have learned with time to be confident, to love myself enough to understand I deserve to be happy.

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” Lucille Ball

When I started blogging, I had no confidence in my abilities. I knew it was a passion, but I was so afraid of what my closest friends and complete strangers would think about me. Without exaggerating, I think my husband and sister were the ones reading my blog at the beginning lol. With time, I learned to listen to my inner voice, to my passions, to my ambitions, to my body. I learned to put myself first, and care a little less about others. I grew.

Then came confidence … then came boldness. 

Your entourage can have such an impact on how you see yourself too. Be around people that will uplift you, encourage you. Surround yourself with positivity. My husband has been my biggest supporter since day one. When I was down on my knees, he was there to help me get up, reminding me my dreams and what I have accomplished so far.

Be gentle with your soul. Self-love is an eternal work in progress. 

Some days, I don’t like the way parts of my body look. Other days, I feel like I terribly suck at life. Staying confident and loving how God made me is a work in progress. I take comfort in knowing HE never makes mistakes. But I also have a ritual I wanted to share with you.

HOW I LIKE TO START MY DAY

. Wake up, Pray and read the verse of the day

. Meditate and read a few inspirational words

. A minute of self-affirmation

. Stretch, Yoga poses ( if my son is not up by then )

. Get up and it’s a go for the day !

How do you practice self-love? Let me know in the comments below.

Love and Light *

8 thoughts on “IT ALL STARTED WITH SELF-LOVE

  1. Great piece!
    Just like you, I used to have issues with how certain parts of my body look and how I do certain things. But I have since learned that God only creates perfect things! So I am perfect in His eyes and that’s all that matters.
    I read my Bible every day, meditate on God’s word and I pray a lot. That’s how I practice self-love.

    Love,
    Huguette

  2. What a pleasure to read you every time Josie .Self-loving and having confidence in our daily life no matter how it’s shaped , is very important and is not an easy thing but like you said with good faith in your heart , it actually feeds your soul . Accepting the things with their perfections and imperfections help me be who I am . Life is made of good and bad things , good vibes and bad vibes , it’s almost 50/50 but it’s up to each one of us to know what we want in this life and never give up on our dreams and to ask for help and support from the people who cherish and love us . My life is simple and beautiful because i choose it to be that way despite the ups and downs . In my eyes , it’s the little smile that you share with a stranger , the little help you provide to whoever needs it , the little support you can give no matter what is the price that matters in my life . It shapes me as a human , as a wife , as a mother , as a daughter , as a sister , as a friend .Why ? Because i learned to accept and love and get hurt and move on . Peace & love to you ✌🏽❤️

    1. wow these words Mounira! I could have not said it better! You’re an amazing person! Just keep being you … the world is a better place with people like you in it! Love and Light **

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