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Ladies, gather ’round! I’ve got a little story for you.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s time for a heart-to-heart talk about the most important relationship you’ll ever have – the one with yourself. In a world that constantly bombards us with romantic gestures and lovey-dovey sentiments, I’d love us to shift the focus inward and celebrate the incredible women we are. So, grab your favorite cup of tea, cozy up, and let’s embark on a little journey together – a quick chapter book about your self-love.

You in?

Chapter 1: The Solo Symphony

A woman stands alone in a bustling city, her head held high, and a confident smile on her lips. Meet Emily, a go-getter who decided to treat herself to a solo Valentine’s Day adventure. She booked a table at her favorite restaurant, ordered the fanciest dish on the menu, and savored every bite. She even brought her latest read along with her, a true crime novel to dive in while eating.

As the evening unfolded, Emily realized that she didn’t need a plus one to create memorable moments. She was the leading lady in her own story, and the world was her stage.

Lesson of Chapter One: Embrace the solo symphony of self-love. Treat yourself like the queen you are.

Chapter 2: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Once upon a time in a small town, there lived a woman named Sophia. She spent years criticizing herself, focusing on flaws (that nobody else noticed). One day, she decided enough was enough. Sophia stood in front of her mirror and declared a self-love revolution. With each affirmation, she felt a surge of power. Her mirror transformed into a portal of positivity, reflecting the beauty that radiated from within.

She was no longer her biggest critic… she was becoming her own best friend.

Lesson of Chapter Two: Be your own fairy godmother. Speak kindly to yourself, and watch the magic happen.

Chapter 3: The Comedy of Imperfections

In the vibrant city of Laughter, there lived a woman named Lily. Known for her infectious giggle, Lily decided she was going to stop taking herself so seriously – she decided that there was room to ease up on her intensity with which she saw every situation in her life. Lily decided to also embrace her quirks and imperfections with open arms.

Lily understood that life is a comedy, not a tragedy, and decided to find humor in the mishaps. From kitchen disasters to mess ups at the office, Lily decided to make lemonade from lemons, proving to herself that imperfections were the spice that made life worth living (and enjoying).

Lesson of Chapter Three: Life’s too short to take yourself too seriously. Laugh at your quirks, and the world will be a brighter place to live.

Chapter 4: The Love Letter to You

Amelia, a writer with a heart full of dreams, decided to pen a love letter to herself. In a world saturated with love notes addressed to others, she poured her emotions onto the paper, celebrating her triumphs, acknowledging her growth, and forgiving herself for the stumbles.

This act of writing a love letter to herself felt odd at first, but as she sealed the envelope with a kiss, Amelia realized that self-love wasn’t just a fleeting emotion but a lifelong commitment to nurturing the most important relationship of all – the one with herself.

Lesson of Chapter Four: Write your love story. Celebrate the journey, and let the love letter to yourself be an ongoing masterpiece.

I hope you enjoyed our little Valentine’s Day Chapter Book.

I’ve been writing Valentine’s Day posts since 2009. On my 15th year, I wanted to try something fun this year.

This Valentine’s Day, let’s start rewriting the narrative.

Instead of waiting for someone to bring us flowers, let’s plant our own garden of self-love. Whether you’re celebrating solo, starting to embrace your reflection in the mirror, laughing at your quirks, or penning a love letter to yourself, remember this – you are the leading lady of your own story.

Its time to start rewriting your own story.

Happy Valentine’s Day, my Queen.

P.S. If self-love is on your mind, journaling is a beautiful way to start manifesting it. Grab my Self-Care Journal to unblock transformative practices to nurture your mind, body and soul.

With love and admiration,

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Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (, Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (, Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.