be good to yourself

Criticism can be toxic to a relationship and to your self-esteem. Stop beating yourself up. How many times a day do you tell yourself that you’re too large, you’re not the right size, you’re not rich enough, you’re too young, you’re too old?

If you grew up with extremely critical parents, you may be sensitive to criticism and very critical yourself. Being critical about yourself and others may be an indication that you are rejecting a part of your self that you see as weak or flawed.

You can change your self-critical behaviour by praising yourself instead. You will get more work accomplished and be more motivated to reach for your goals.
More importantly is that you will feel better in the moment. Learn to shift your perception and reach for feeling more appreciation.

Spend 5 minutes a day affirming your positive qualities. It will feel awkward and weird at first but in time you will be able to interrupt your usual pattern of self-critical thoughts and replace them with kinder words.

Be good to yourself,


Words have a tremendous impact on all our lives. I know people who have lived lives of crippling insecurity because their parents spoke words of judgment, criticism, and failure to them on a regular basis. 
― Joyce Meyer

A method for increasing self-esteem

The purpose of this method is to help you increase your self-esteem and  self-confidence. If you are having a difficult time believing in yourself this would certainly help you to strengthen your will and dissolve self-doubt.

Everyday for the next 30 days choose one word from each letter A to Z that is positive, inspirational and helpful to you. Write the words “I am” before each word.


  • I am able.
  • I am beautiful.
  • I am caring.
  • I am dependable.
  • I am elegant.
  • I am freedom.

You get the idea.

If you want to make it fun. You can use difficult colour pens. 

Remember you have nothing to prove to anyone.  Like and approve of yourself just as you are.





The Diet that can produce wonders in your life

It is my pleasure to share with you the original, The Seven Day Mental Diet by Emmet Fox. This small booklet read by thousands of people since its publication in the mid 30’s is still fulfilling its promise, to improve the quality of your life. 

Click on the link below to get your copy.

The 7 Day Mental Diet

Hugs, Gina

Your Heart’s Desire is the Voice of God, and that Voice must be obeyed sooner or later.

― Emmet Fox

The four-letter word that describes so much. Love

Love QuotesThere is no remedy for love but to love more.
-Henry David Thoreau

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
-Mother Teresa

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.
-Emmet Fox

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
-David Frost

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
-Lao Tzu

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.
-Richard Bach

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
-Marcus Aurelius

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.”
-Dr. Seuss

People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.
-Douglas Yates

Love is a better teacher than duty.
-Albert Einstein

Fortune and love favor the brave.

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
-When Harry Met Sally

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”
-William Shakespeare

Love doesn’t make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
-Elizabeth Browning

Come, let’s be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with.”
-Charles Dickens



You Have the Power to Heal Your Life


This month celebrated Louise Hay 90th birthday.  Louise Hay is known as one of the founders of the self-help movement and she started Hay House, Inc., a successful publishing company. This began as a small venture in her living room and  has turned into a prosperous corporation that has sold millions of books and products worldwide.

I was first introduced to Louise’s work in my late teens. I was struggling with  panic attacks and this was at a time that my only resources were the public library, books shops and talk shows. There was no internet or google so trying to figure out what I had was scary to say the least.

In answer to my prayers for help, I was given one of her affirmation prayers by a lovely spiritual teacher and psychic.  I remember reading the words for the first time and I found such relief in them. This began my journey into a life of spiritual study and learning to integrate mind, body and spirit.

I hope these powerful messages help  and encourage you.

Affirmations and Quotes by Louise Hay

You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our mind. Claim and consciously use your power.

Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

I say “Out” to every negative thought that comes to my mind. No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind. I create my own reality and everyone in it.

I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life, and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.

You’ve been criticising yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

No matter where we live on the planet or how difficult our situation seems to be, we have the ability to overcome and transcend our circumstances.

I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.

If you want to understand your parents more, get them to talk about their own childhood; and if you listen with compassion, you will learn where their fears and rigid patterns come from. Those people who “did all that stuff to you” were just as frightened and scared as you are.

Well, I believe you created those experiences over and over because they mirrored something you believed about yourself. It doesn’t really matter how long we have had a problem, or how big it is, or how life-threatening it is. The Point of Power Is Always in the Present Moment.

All is well. Everything is working out for my highest good. Out of this situation only good will come. I am safe.



Doubt will rob you of your vital life energy. Learn to trust yourself and then take inspired action.

Gina Rizzo