056 How I Learned to Love Myself, Interview with Jackie VanCampen
Jackie tells of her series of choices that led her to a dark and lonely place. Soon, she realized, “love starts within.” Through counseling and her spiritual practice, she embarked upon a “human revolution.” A process of discovery and growth, Jackie learned about herself, her expectations, and how to love herself. As her daughter entered adolescence, Jackie watched her daughter struggle in a similar way. Her book, Letters to My Daughter: A Mother's Journey of Healing and Transformation, includes essays that detail her struggles and her victorious rise.
What was the one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love? Myself. My lack of belief in my own greatness.
Who is one person who has changed your life for the better? My ex-mother-in-law. She saw the potential in me and helped me see it as well.
What is the best advice that you have ever received? Happiness is an inside job.
What is your favorite self care habit? I love to journal. It’s important for me to get my thoughts on to paper. I also love to read personal development books. I also practice Buddhism, and so I chant daily.
What is your favorite quote? Marianne Williamson. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
What is your favorite app or resource to help with our own for self care? Omvana is an App that I use frequently. They have meditations, visualizations, and they send you a quote daily.
What is the one thing that you are most passionate about? Helping women fall in love with themselves.
About This Guest:
Jackie VanCampen is the author of Letters to My Daughter: A Mother's Journey of Healing and Transformation and other works. She is also an intuitive life and health coach and is passionate about helping women own their power, trust their inner wisdom, and fall in love with themselves.