Your circumstances, personality, and how you were brought up are all things that can influence how you see yourself and how much you love yourself. Sometimes, your own expectations of how your life should be can be the main obstacles that stop you from loving yourself wherever you are in your life, whatever you are feeling. 

Danielle Ford opens up about her journey towards self-love, which has not been an easy one and it has been filled with emotional moments and breakthroughs. One of the things she realized in this process is that she was giving so much of her love to others and trying to make others happy while forgetting about herself.


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In this episode we covered:

  • (00:00) Welcome to The Mindrise Podcast
  • (04:03) The process of loving yourself regardless of where you are in your life
  • (06:35) Giving time and love to others instead of yourself 
  • (10:57) How Danielle started her blog and realized she wasn’t loving herself
  • (15:57) What happens when you are not taking care of yourself
  • (22:25) Changing your path and choosing what you want for your life
  • (23:14) How to love yourself in a consistent and compassionate way


Key Takeaways

  • The journey to loving yourself is a process that can be painful but it is a time of development and growth.
  • The expectations you and others have of who you are supposed to be and what you are supposed to do can be obstacles to loving yourself.
  • Looking for love and assertions that you are worthy of love in others only works for so long. 
  • You get to choose what you want your life to be and what you make of it.
  • Always be your best but always keep in mind that what “your best” is might change from day to day, and that’s okay. 
  • Love from others often comes at the exact time when you start loving yourself.


About Danielle Ford

Danielle Ford is a former corporate guru who is now a Mindrise and private coach. She has discovered that her true passion is to guide others in the journey of self-love and making their dreams come true. She loves to learn new things and enjoys making the most of life through different activities such as photography and enjoying nature.


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