Issue #13

August 17, 2023

by Rosemary Morretta


Dear Reader,

Welcome to Issue 13 of TeamSelfCare’s TLC Newsletter!

We’re delighted to have you join us for another insightful week of self-discovery and growth. This week, we’re diving into the transformative world of self-love—exploring how nurturing your relationship with yourself can lead to a more fulfilled and empowered life.

Stay tuned for thought-provoking insights, practical tips, and inspiring stories that will ignite the flame of self-love within you.

Featured Article

Thriving in Business and Beyond: Embracing Self-Love as an Entrepreneur

Embarking on your unique journey, where dedication meets challenges head-on, is nothing short of a rewarding adventure. The world of pursuing your dreams often demands unwavering commitment, resilience, and the art of overcoming hurdles. Amidst the hustle of managing tasks, making impactful decisions, and striving for your aspirations, there’s a vital aspect that often fades into the background—self-love. Just as a thriving plant needs nourishment and sunlight, your inner self too requires nurturing care. In this post, we’re delving into the profound importance of self-love for those who are carving their own paths and how cultivating it can lead to enduring achievements.

Cultivating a sense of self-appreciation within oneself: Self-love transcends the notion of mere self-indulgence. It’s about knowing, embracing, and valuing your essence as you tread the path you’ve chosen. It’s acknowledging your worth, celebrating milestones, and granting yourself the grace to learn from setbacks. You are not only the driving force behind your endeavors but also the core of your pursuits. Nurturing your emotional and mental well-being becomes the bedrock of sustainable progress.

The Profound Gains of Self-Love: Building resilience and adapting to the unknown are qualities inseparable from your journey. The practice of self-love bestows upon you the mental fortitude needed to rebound from failures, pivot seamlessly, and navigate changes with poise.

Self-assuredness and innovation are essential in every stride you take. Self-love ignites self-confidence—a trait that empowers you to make audacious choices and embark on calculated risks. The belief in your capabilities is the springboard to inventive thinking and unearthing novel solutions.

Balancing your passion with personal life is no small feat. Here’s where self-love comes in as your trusted ally. It paves the way for establishing boundaries, enabling you to allocate precious time for both your endeavors and your own well-being.

As you navigate the realm of decisions, aligning them with your values and aspirations is key. Self-love ensures you’re in sync with your inner compass, offering a clarity of purpose and an edge in effective decision-making.

Cultivating Self-Love: A Journey of Flourishing: Let’s get practical. It’s time to embark on a journey of cultivating self-love that aligns with your uniqueness.

  • Extend Compassion to Yourself: Extend the same kindness you’d readily offer to a friend grappling with challenges. Celebrate triumphs and extend understanding when things don’t align as planned.
  • Prioritize Your Well-Being: Carve moments in your dynamic schedule for things that bring you joy—whether it’s indulging in a good read, a workout session, cherished moments with loved ones, or pursuing a favorite hobby. Elevating your mental and physical wellness directly bolsters your pursuit.
  • Set Your Sight on Realistic Goals: Plant achievable goals that resonate with your strengths and ambitions. Revel in each small victory, nourishing your motivation to go further.
  • Daily Doses of Positivity: Weave uplifting affirmations into your daily rhythm. Remind yourself of your innate strengths, your reservoir of resilience, and your ability to surmount challenges.
  • Surround Yourself with Radiance: Foster a supportive environment. Encircle yourself with kindred spirits who amplify your self-esteem and nurture a mindset of positivity.

As someone steering the ship, juggling multiple roles and aspirations, investing in self-love might seem like an extra challenge. Yet, in the grand orchestration of your success, it’s an essential tune. Embracing self-love isn’t just about personal growth—it’s the cornerstone of your journey’s longevity. A balanced voyage is about not just the gains in numbers but about curating harmony between your pursuits and your authentic self. Take a moment. Reflect on your voyage, relish your strides, and embrace the remarkable individual you are. The journey is yours, and self-love is the compass steering you toward boundless horizons.

Introducing the Self-Love Assessment: Unlock Your Self-Love Potential

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment? At TeamSelfCare, we believe that self-love is the cornerstone of a fulfilling and joyful life. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our exclusive Self-Love Assessment, designed to help you nurture your relationship with yourself and unlock your true potential.

Self-love isn’t just a concept; it’s a powerful force that impacts every aspect of your well-being and personal growth. Our free assessment is a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into your current level of self-love. Delve into a series of thought-provoking questions and rate your responses on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 indicating “Not at all” and 5 representing “Absolutely.”

As you journey through this assessment, you’ll discover areas where self-love shines brightly and uncover opportunities for growth. Embrace this chance to reflect, introspect, and take intentional steps towards a more positive and self-nurturing life.

Empower yourself with the knowledge of your self-love landscape, and let it guide you towards a path of authenticity, resilience, and joy. The Self-Love Assessment is your personalized roadmap to becoming your own best ally.

Join us on this expedition of self-love, and watch as your relationship with yourself flourishes into something truly extraordinary. Get it here.

Ask The Expert: Q&A


We’re always pushing ourselves to do more in our businesses, and honestly, it’s leaving us feeling pretty overwhelmed. So, here’s the real deal: how can we keep chasing our dreams while not burning ourselves out and still showing some love to ourselves?


Balancing your business goals and your own well-being is like juggling, but it’s doable. Think of it this way: your business is like this super cool plant that needs TLC to grow, and guess what? You need that same kind of care too. Start by drawing some clear lines between work and personal time. Make it a thing to have some ‘me-time’ every day, whether it’s a chill moment with meditation, a walk around, or just hanging out with loved ones. Seriously, self-love isn’t some fancy extra; it’s like a secret sauce for keeping your vibe alive. When you give yourself a breather, you’re not just keeping the fire alive but unlocking new ideas that’ll totally rock your business boat. So, remember, it’s not selfish to put yourself first. It’s the smart play that sets you up for big-time success!”

Recipe of the Week: Eat Yourself Loved

Taking care of yourself begins with nourishing your body and soul. This simple and wholesome recipe combines the creamy richness of nut butter with the natural sweetness of bananas to create a delightful and comforting toast that’s perfect for those moments of self-love and self-care.


Number of Servings: 2 servings

Time to Prepare: Approximately 10 minutes

Calories per Serving: Calories may vary based on the specific types and quantities of ingredients used, but on average, this recipe can be estimated to be around 300-350 calories per serving. Please keep in mind that this is a rough estimate and can change based on the brand and amount of ingredients used.


  • 2 slices of whole-grain bread (or your preferred bread)
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons of your favorite nut butter (such as almond, peanut, or cashew)
  • Honey or agave syrup, for drizzling (optional)
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
  • A handful of chopped nuts (such as almonds or hazelnuts) for garnish (optional


  1. Toast the Bread: Begin by toasting your slices of whole-grain bread until they’re golden and crisp. This step can be done in a toaster or on a stovetop griddle
  2. .Spread the Nut Butter: Once the bread is toasted, spread a generous tablespoon of your chosen nut butter onto each slice. Feel free to spread it all the way to the edges for that creamy goodness in every bite.
  3. Layer the Banana Slices: Take the ripe bananas you’ve sliced and arrange them over the nut butter-covered toast. This layer adds natural sweetness, a satisfying texture, and a boost of potassium.
  4. Drizzle with Sweetness (Optional): If you’re looking for an extra touch of sweetness, lightly drizzle honey or agave syrup over the banana slices. This step enhances the flavors and brings a touch of indulgence.
  5. Add a Dash of Spice (Optional): For a warm and comforting note, sprinkle a dash of cinnamon over the banana slices. Cinnamon not only adds flavor but also offers potential health benefits.
  6. Garnish with Chopped Nuts (Optional): To add a delightful crunch and extra nutritional value, sprinkle some chopped nuts, like almonds or walnuts, on top. These nuts are rich in healthy fats and essential nutrients.
  7. Enjoy Your Nurturing Nut Butter & Banana Toast: Once your toast is beautifully layered and adorned, it’s time to savor the moment. Find a cozy spot, take a deep breath, and relish every bite of your creation. This toast isn’t just a delicious treat; it’s a reminder that nurturing yourself with simple pleasures is an act of self-love.

Indulge in this Nurturing Nut Butter & Banana Toast as a gesture of self-love. It’s not just a culinary delight, but a mindful moment of nourishment and appreciation for yourself. With the creamy nut butter, the sweetness of bananas, and the sprinkle of optional toppings, you’re creating a treat that speaks volumes about your commitment to your well-being. So, take a bite, savor the flavors, and cherish the goodness that you’re sharing with your body and soul.

Quote of the Week

“One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others.” – Bell Hooks

The lesson in this quote is that true self-love and fulfillment come from within. The guidance for learning how to love ourselves lies in providing the kind of love and care that we often seek from others. Rather than relying solely on external sources for validation and affection, we have the power to nurture ourselves in ways that fulfill our emotional needs. By treating ourselves with the kindness, understanding, and compassion we desire from others, we can cultivate a strong foundation of self-love and create a positive impact on our well-being.

Weekly Meditation

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Embrace Your Inner Light: A Guided Meditation for Self-Love

Welcome to this guided meditation focused on cultivating self-love and embracing your inner radiance. Find a comfortable and quiet space where you can fully immerse yourself in this journey of self-discovery and self-care. Let’s begin.

Sit or lie down in a relaxed position. Gently close your eyes and take a deep breath in through your nose, filling your lungs with air. As you exhale through your mouth, release any tension you may be holding. Feel your body becoming lighter with every breath.

Bring your awareness to your breath. Feel the rhythm of your breath as it flows in and out, like gentle waves washing over the shore. With each inhale, imagine inhaling positive energy and self-love. With each exhale, release any negative thoughts or doubts.

Imagine a warm, golden light at the center of your being, deep within your heart. This light represents your true essence, your inner radiance, and the core of your self-love. Visualize this light expanding with each breath, filling every corner of your body with its radiant glow.

Imagine yourself in a serene natural setting, surrounded by lush greenery and a gentle breeze. Visualize a reflection of yourself in a calm, clear pool of water. As you gaze at your reflection, send yourself thoughts of compassion, love, and understanding, just as you would to a dear friend.

Now, visualize any negative thoughts or self-criticisms as leaves gently falling onto the surface of the pool. Watch as the ripples from the leaves dissolve away, symbolizing the release of self-judgment and doubt. Allow yourself to let go of any unkind thoughts you’ve held about yourself.

Imagine the golden light from your heart expanding further, enveloping you in a cocoon of love and warmth. This light serves as a protective shield against negativity, doubt, and external pressures. Feel its embrace, reminding you that you are safe and cherished.

Take a few moments to bask in the glow of self-love and inner radiance. Feel the profound sense of peace and contentment that comes from nurturing yourself from within. When you’re ready, gently bring your awareness back to your breath.

Slowly open your eyes, and take a moment to appreciate the time you’ve dedicated to self-love and self-care. Carry the sense of inner radiance and self-love with you throughout your day, letting it guide your actions and interactions.

Remember, you have the power to nurture your own well-being and cultivate self-love. By embracing your inner light, you are embracing your truest self.

Affirmation of the Week

“I am deserving of love and kindness, especially from myself. I embrace my worthiness and nurture my inner light with genuine self-love and compassion.”

Embrace Your Entrepreneurial Journey with Self-Love

As an entrepreneur, your journey is marked by ambition, determination, and the pursuit of success. Amidst the hustle, it’s easy to forget that you too need nurturing and care. This week, center your focus on the empowering affirmation: “I am deserving of love and kindness, especially from myself. I embrace my worthiness and nurture my inner light with genuine self-love and compassion.”

1. Start Each Day with Intention: Incorporate this affirmation into your morning routine. As you wake up, repeat these words to set a positive tone for the day ahead. Remind yourself that your self-worth isn’t tied to external achievements; it springs from within.

2. Self-Compassion Amidst Challenges: When faced with challenges, remember your affirmation. Approach setbacks with self-compassion, acknowledging that mistakes are opportunities for growth. Instead of self-criticism, respond with understanding and kindness.

3. Balancing Ambition with Self-Care: Entrepreneurship demands dedication, but don’t overlook your well-being. Incorporate moments of self-care throughout the day. Use the affirmation as a gentle reminder to allocate time for activities that rejuvenate your mind and spirit.

4. Celebrate Milestones with Gratitude: Celebrate your accomplishments, both big and small, with gratitude. As you reflect on your achievements, the affirmation will encourage you to recognize your worthiness and the effort you’ve invested.

5. Establishing Healthy Boundaries: Entrepreneurial zeal can blur the lines between work and personal life. The affirmation empowers you to set healthy boundaries. Prioritize moments for yourself without guilt, knowing that self-love strengthens your journey.

6. Inspire Your Team: Share the affirmation with your team. Encourage a culture of self-care and self-compassion. As a leader, your commitment to self-love sets an example that resonates throughout your business environment.

7. Reflect and Reinforce: End your day by reflecting on how you embraced self-love. Did you respond to challenges with kindness? Did you make time for self-care? Reinforce your commitment to self-love as you prepare for tomorrow’s ventures.

In your business and in life, self-love is your unwavering companion. By internalizing this affirmation, you not only elevate your well-being but also infuse your journey with resilience, authenticity, and the luminosity of your inner light.

Content Recommendations

I think most people struggle with self-love. But I work on it. Every. Damn. Day. Anyhoo… here’s another blog post about self-love. As you’ll see, I was tripping on Bruce Springsteen’s, Secret Garden right before I wrote it.

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Wrapping Up

Thank you for taking the time to read our latest issue of the TLC newsletter, focusing on healthy weight through a healthy lifestyle. We appreciate your dedication to self-care and your commitment to nurturing your well-being.

Please feel free to email us at with your comments and any questions you may have about weight loss or other self-care topics. Our team is here to support you on your journey.

Take the Self-Love Assessment and learn how to become your own best friend.

We invite you to try the Nurturing Nut Butter & Banana Toast recipe featured in this issue. We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this delicious and nutritious dish.

We encourage you to join TeamSelfCare’s Self-Care Check-In For Entrepreneurs Facebook Group. It’s just getting started and there’s a lot of great posts planned to help you align who you really with a thriving business while living a life you love.

Don’t forget to take some time to listen to the weekly meditation. We hope that this guided practice will provide you with a sense of inner peace and inspiration as you embrace a self-love.

Don’t miss the Abundant Business Bundle and the Moms Make Money as well as the Balanced Business Bundle. Lot’s of goodies this week.

Thank you again for being a part of the TeamSelfCare community. Remember, your well-being is a priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Stay tuned for our next issue, where we will continue to provide valuable insights and practical tips for your self-care needs.

Wishing you joy, balance, and abundant well-being.

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