Self-Love: Its Importance

Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Heather Hans, author of The Heart of Self-Love: It’s a pleasure to have you on. I’d like to start with what led you to write this book in the first place.



Heather Hans

Self-Love is the Key to Successful Relationships

It has been my experience throughout my life that self-love is the most fundamental key to successful relationships.

Our relationship with ourselves is always primary, no matter what relationship we’re in with other people. When we have good relationships with ourselves then we’re able to have good relationships with other people, which is what a lot of people would like to have.

My own personal story and my professional experience led me to this.


Jasbina Ahluwalia

I completely agree with how important self-love is. Can you define for our listeners what you mean by “self-love?”


Heather Hans

Defining Self-Love

What I mean by “self-love” is doing everything you can on a moment-by-moment basis to show yourself compassion, respect and self-care.

We all make mistakes all the time. There is not perfection. The more we can show ourselves compassion, and the more we take care of ourselves the way we would take care of an infant, the more love and attention we’re giving to ourselves. Then, the more we can grow and thrive.


Negative Effects of Lack of Self-Love

It’s important to have self-love. When something is not well cared for, it grows like weeds. It infects everything around it.

People who don’t love themselves infect other people around them. The dysfunction in their own lives hurts other people. It’s also a responsibility that we have to take care of ourselves, not only for ourselves but for other people’s sake.


Tell Us:

Do you see self-love as important when investing in a relationship? Tell us why, or why not in the comments section below.


The above is an excerpt from Jasbina’s interview with Heather Hans

The entire interview transcript is at: Heather Hans Interview – The Heart of Self-Love: How to Radiate with Confidence

Listen to the entire interview on: Intersections Match Talk Radio – Jasbina’s Lifestyle Show

Listen to the entire interview on Blog Talk Radio: The Heart of Self-Love: How to Radiate with Confidence – Heather Hans

Listen to the entire interview on iTunes