i have known the taste of salt water, and the smell of decaying forests, and the cracks in hundreds of sidewalks. i have loved the gas pedal, and the airport concourse, and the ever-changing time zones. in all of these places, i thought i could find a home in not having one; i have chased the sun across the sky so many times, not yet ready to admit, you never catch up.
As a doctor, let me tell you what self-love does:
It improves your hearing, your eyesight, lowers your blood pressure, increases pulmonary function, cardiac output, and helps wiring the musculature. So, if we had a rampant epidemic of self-love then our healthcare costs would go down dramatically. So, this isn’t just some little frou-frou new age notion, oh love yourself honey. This is hardcore science.
Dr. Christiane Northrop, Hungry for Change (via larmoyante)