top of page

Rosie's Journey of Mind, Spirit and Body: Learning To Love Yourself

Learning to love yourself

What is the most significant piece of advice I would give someone about succeeding in their journey?

Accept yourself as you are right at this moment. Learn to love yourself at this moment. You won’t love yourself later if you can’t love yourself right now exactly as you are. It has taken me a long, long time to figure that one out. It’s not an easy place to get to, and I’m not that mindset every day. But it is the most significant piece of advice I can give.

It has taken me 40+ years to get there.

I didn’t love myself at all. I might have said that along the way because that’s what one is supposed to say about themselves. But there was one piece missing to make it a reality. I needed to like myself.

I come from a family that consists of brilliant people. I never felt that I could match them in that area. I was never good enough; I thought that I was the stupid one. It is important to note that no one in my family made me feel that way, quite the opposite. But no matter what, I just felt that way. I come from a world where society told me that beauty was a woman who looked like a hanger, was a teenager and was 1% of the world’s population. As a young person who would never look like that, I felt that I wasn’t worth it, seeing as I didn’t fit into that mould. The career I trained for, Opera singing, is one of the most judgemental careers. You spend a majority of the time being looked at by