Photo of a girl laying on the ground with her hands in the shape of a heart. Text reads, “Self-Love. February 13, 2022.”


Self-love is the focus this week, with Valentine's Day here.

Speaking of love, I have a love/hate relationship with this holiday throughout my lifetime, as I am sure many of you have. Over the years our relationships change. I like to shift my focus to self-love because when that is ever-present, this holiday can feel consistent and reliable. 


Self-love is part of what we can nurture with SEL. We can foster self-awareness, self-compassion, emotional management, a sense of purpose, and the list goes on. All of these qualities contribute to how much we love and accept ourselves, even when we are a mess of a human being. 

I have had anxiety coursing through my veins the past few weeks. I don’t always have love for myself, but I do have the AWARENESS (use our Guided Audio for help) to see my emotional rollercoaster and not jump to catastrophe. I can also practice accepting this as part of life right now, and know that it won’t always feel this way (self-compassion)

This week, practice a little self-love instead of only putting your love out to the world. Give yourself a little nurturing every day.



This week’s practice: 

  1. Pick one thing every day that you will do to love yourself
  2. Show your kids that self-love is important, so they learn how to always love themselves!

Ideas: take a walk, meditate, take a bath, lay down/nap, call a friend, eat something delicious

In the classroom & at home: 
  1. Practice self-love with your children/students
  2. Request access to our FREE Self-Love Activity kit

SEL for Schools

Nurture compassion and resilience in your school community with our easy-to-use SEL curriculum that has a real impact.

School Packages

Educator Resources

Join our Educator Community to build SEL skills and resilience personally, and access simple activities and tools for classroom resilience.

Get Resources

Family Programs

This self-paced course offers short videos and simple materials to help your whole family feel more connected and resilient.

Take a Course


Sign up for our Weekly Resilience Tips