Why We Are All Effed up About Self-Love

An interview with Athena Laz and Danielle LaPorte.

On your journey to self-discovery and self-love, you may find yourself losing your way. That is why international speaker Danielle LaPorte set out to illuminate common traps on the pathway to discovering your own inner power. In her latest bestselling book, LaPorte tells us why she wants us to question our self-help practice and understand our own motives behind it. ‘True wisdom usually holds and transcends opposing points of view,’ she writes. ‘Wisdom knows that there is always an exception to the rule, that there is a time and place, and that a case-by-case approach is divine protocol. If you can comfortably hold your paradoxes, you’re going to be just fine. Because I’m suggesting that you:

  1. Love yourself first and foremost and include the world in your loving.
  2. Raise your standards and be more flexible and accommodating.
  3. Forgive and don’t forget.
  4. Be open-hearted and have clear, strong boundaries.
  5. Be understanding and don’t take any shit.

Watch the video interview below with our self-help columnist Athena Laz and Danielle LaPorte to get clarity on your own journey:

Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, a group that, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, ‘is uniquely connecting the world together’. She is author of White Hot Truth, The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul – the book that has been translated into eight languages, evolved into a yearly day-planner system, a top 10  iTunes app, and an international workshop programme with licenced facilitators in 15 countries. Millions of visitors go to DanielleLaPorte.com, named one of the ‘Top 100 Websites for Women’ by Forbes, every month for LaPorte daily #Truthbombs.

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