Self Care is how to take your power back!

What one gift were you put on earth to offer to others?


So, how can you be you if you loose you in all the madness of life? How can you give to others, give back with grace now that you are successful in what you do? Researching this is the arena of compassion, self-compassion and self-care, the consensus seems to be the majority of people don’t have, or make, enough time for self care as they feel self-indulgent and therefore CAN’T be more giving on any level for, “How can I give to others when I don’t have enough myself?”


I confess, I actually used to fit into this overwhelming category too. Although within my profession I was always serving others as a physician, yet still overwork and throw self-care out the window due to “time” constraints and “over-indulging” self talk, and “how do you have time for that” bracket too. The KEEP GOING factor was intense and the actions of flogging myself to race towards my dreams and goals was prevalent, yet I didn’t realise at the time, this is exactly what was holding me back.

I resonated with the quote and it was a BFO (Blinding Flash of Obvious) for which I wrote down in my daily journal. I write all my BFO’s in my journal not only as a reminder, but as a gauge on how far I’ve come and how I can give more to others too.

” Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what’s weighs you down.”- Roy T. Bennett

What was weighing me down? I “seemed” to have the perfect life, even felt like I had the perfect existence. Yet I wasn’t kicking goals, I wasn’t being ME, I wasn’t taking care of myself. I was taking great care and being generous to everyone else, just not myself. I had no more to give. I got angry and ungrateful at others whom wanted ‘more of me’ than I had to give.


Tapping into self-love. Self-Care. ME first. Letting go of what was weighing me down. 💕 My insane ‘busy, busy’!

My 5 Steps-For-tapping-Into-self-Love was my Get-Out-Of-My-Own-Way ticket. 🙌

It’s a FREEBIE, my gift to you.

It’s not about loving everything about yourself and being perfect, and its not as difficult as you may expect. Self-Love is not about looking in the mirror and chanting words back at yourself, its actually workable and enjoyable and you will be astounded at the results. Letting go of what’s weighing you down! A little bit of action can be the vehicle to taking your own power back and changing your situation dramatically. Implement my 5 steps, formulate a self-care plan and you will have your own unique wellness curriculum for your own success.

” I’ve completed Dee’s 5 Steps to Self Love and in just a few simple steps, its totally changed my life. I will keep repeating this service and do more courses here and have recommended Dr. Dee to multiple friends and family,” – Estelle Manning 2019

Dr. Dee Middendorp-Hacking

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