The Seven Laws Series: Law 2, Principle 1

“Your relationship with God and yourself is the foundation of ALL your other relationships.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

As busy moms, we all have one trait in commonputting ourselves last. Be honest, you’ve done it far more often than you should have – and to the detriment of your own health and well-being. While this is a very admirable trait in many ways, the horrible consequences we all seem to experience include negativity, burn out, overwhelm and sometimes even depression.

But it doesn’t have to be that way! 

Although sacrifice is inherent in the mothering world, not understanding or not making time to meet our real needs can wreak havoc in our homes. Not only because of the awful consequences to ourselves, but because through our example and lack of teaching, our children never learn what their real needs are and how critical it is to meet them daily. 

In this podcast, you’ll hear about Dave Rubin, a staunch liberal who, in his moment of quiet self-care, had a life-changing experience. You’ll also be introduced to what self-care truly means and how you can begin today. You’ll gain a new perspective on what it means to love yourself – remembering that it’s not an emotion but an action! Best of all, we encourage you to take Audrey’s challenge and see how loving yourself can change your life!

Listener’s Guide:

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1:30      Discussion on loving yourself
6:58     Dave Rubin
11:30    Dave Rubin’s political conversion

13:22    I am not an atheist
15:15    Dave Rubin’s self-care practice
16:50   Truth in the madness
17:14    The result of loving self
20:49   Sharpen the saw
22:40   Physical
24:32   Spiritual
26:31    Mental
28:53   Social/Emotional
32:13    Audrey’s Challenge

Quotes from this episode:

“You are the only one that can meet your real needs.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“Loving God and loving self is the foundation of everything else.~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“No one is going to treat us better than we treat ourselves.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“You are the only person you are going to spend your whole life with. Everyone else is going to come and go, so it is really important that you like yourself. You’re only going to like yourself if you love yourself. Love is a verb. It’s an action, a choice that we make. It’s something that we do. We don’t wait for emotions to be generated. We take action to care for ourselves properly. Remember, we’re striving for self-mastery.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“Loving self is about understanding and meeting our real needs. We will only truly feel good and have the necessary positive energy to bring to our lives and the world when those needs are met. ” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“The idea that there has to be a bedrock, something real and true outside of us moved me. One day it just came out of my mouth, I am not an atheist. I got a lot of hate for that one.” ~Dave Rubin

“I like to talk to people from all walks of life and figure out what the common stuff is.” ~Dave Rubin

“I really believe that there is something out there that is fundamentally true that doesn’t shift over time, that gives us our sense of right and wrong, and is a bedrock in our lives.” ~Dave Rubin

“I’m in it like everyone else, trying to find the truth in the madness.” ~Dave Rubin

“[Sharpening the saw] is the single most powerful investment we can ever make in life – investment in ourselves, in the only instrument we have with which to deal with life and to contribute. We are the instruments of our own performance, and to be effective, we need to recognize the importance of taking time regularly to sharpen the saw in all four ways. ~Stephen Covey

“A good exercise program is one that you can do in your own home and one that will build your body in three areas: endurance, flexibility, and strength.” ~Stephen Covey

“As you act based on the value of  physical well-being instead of reacting to all the forces that keep you from exercising, your paradigm of yourself, your self-esteem, your self-confidence, and your integrity will be profoundly affected.” ~Stephen Covey

“Renewing the spiritual dimension provides leadership to your life. The spiritual dimension is your core, your center, your commitment to your value system. It’s a very private area of life and a supremely important one. It draws upon the sources that inspire and uplift you and tie you to the timeless truths of all humanity.” ~Stephen Covey

“I have so much to do today, I’ll need to spend another hour on my knees.” ~Martin Luther

“You can get into the best minds that are now or that have ever been in the world.” ~Stephen Covey

“Give your children the emotional permission to make space in their lives to meet their real needs so that they will always feel good about themselves and have the emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical energy they need to meet the demands of life.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“You are the sunshine in your home and the way you make sunshine is to make it for yourself first.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

“In a home, nobody’s need is more important than anyone else. A need is a need.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher

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