Quick note: There’s a difference between loving yourself and loving yourself fiercely. By loving yourself fiercely you choose to love yourself imperatively, intentionally accepting yourself as a whole beautifully flawed human. Not just your best and tolerable parts, but the ugly and distasteful parts too. By loving yourself with such voracity, you are actually learning to be kinder to the parts you have trained yourself to hate. Love yourself fiercely means knowing there is only one you to love, and knowing that no other love will do this for you if you don’t do this for you first. You love yourself hard everyday, in every way, without compromise or defeat.