Back to Basics: Self Love Guest Blogger Merissa Hanley

When was the last time you told yourself, I love you?

When was the last time you gave yourself a hug or a pat on the back? 


These questions may sound trivial to some but to others, these words have never been uttered from their lips to their ears.

How can someone love you, if you don’t love yourself?

When we are unable to love ourselves unconditionally, we make the horrible mistake of looking for someone else to love us the way we should love ourselves. We create unrealistic expectations for our loved ones, and they are not aware of it. This is unfair to your loved ones because we are putting pressure on them to make us happy.

No one can love you better than yourself. 

Self-love is essential to having a healthy relationship because it enables you to set healthy boundaries in your relationships with others. Also, self-love enables you to recognize when you are being mistreated and avoid unnecessary heartache.  You will be able to walk away from toxic relationships that do not serve your higher self.

​Let that marinate for a minute.


Merissa Hanley is on a mission to spread love and peace to the world with her own self-discovery. Through this blog, Merissa shares her trials, tribulations, and resources which led Merissa back to herself.


Author: Enchanted Embodiment

Fierce, loving, caring and loyal. I am the Queen of my castle, the Empress of my domain, Enchantress of this world and others... Guiding witches and magical women to their freedom of self-expression and leading a bigger & more bad-ass life! Head Enchantress of The Awkward Enchanted Coven My work life story; I have been, and am; a teacher, a waitress, a hostess, a stripper, a promotions model, actor, a babysitter, a stand up comedienne, an MC, a motivational speaker, a life coach, a parent coach, a spiritual guide, a yoga teacher, a special education teacher and advocate, an author, a radio show host, a seller of cigars and a loan officer.

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