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Concept of Self-Love

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I always hear about self-love. I seem to have no concept of self love. I don’t hate myself I just seem to have no feelings about myself. I love others and have friends and family that I love. Some of my friends think there is something wrong with that? Is this not normal?

Concept of Self-Love

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The fact that it is a concern to you is enough to make it important to understand a bit more about. You may want to begin learning about a loving kindness meditation (LKM). This is often a way to help people become aware of their self-compassion and love.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Concept of Self-Love

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Concept of Self-Love. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 21, 2019, from
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