What is Radical Self Love Collective?
The Radical Self Love Collective aims to change a society that profits from us not loving ourselves.
Our intention is to create the space for people to come together, nurture, and support themselves. An open community, where we can lift one another: by sharing our experiences and online content, as well as connecting with like-minded individuals.
We believe that by showing kindness towards ourselves, and learning from one another, we can improve our collective experience, health, and well-being. Focus on what we can control. And work with our mental and physical health.
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noun. 1 the instinct by which one’s actions are directed to the promotion of one’s own welfare or well-being. 2 regard for one’s own well-being and happiness.
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Meet The Founder
Hey, I’m Nikki. I live in the UK with my partner and cat. My background is in drug and alcohol recovery, mental health support, counselling, holistic healthcare, and alternative therapies. But, in 2017 I was diagnosed with chronic illnesses (POTS, EDS & MCAS) and signed off work. Then followed a crisis of identity: I looked for something to focus my energy on – to continue to support people in what I feel is important – and tried to set something up online.
I have personal experience of mental health issues, and am in recovery from substance misuse and self-harm too (you can read more on my story here); So when I started exploring what it is I could do, I didn’t want to limit myself to the chronic illness community – excluding people from conversations that I feel are incredibly helpful ‘across the board’.
There are numerious sites and accounts that seperate one group of people from another already, and they cover very similar practices. And I feel, wholeheartly, that there is a space for us all to learn and support one another on our individual paths, by coming together and sharing our experiences – whatever we are working with. Whether it’s mental or physical health – we all face similar emotions and difficulties.
We will all be taking different actions for our own happiness, health, and wellbeing, because we are all so unique. If someone isn’t behaving like you, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t doing their best for themselves, or struggling with similar issues internally.
We are all the experts in ourselves. We are all at different places, on different journeys all together.
But, by sharing the ways we invest in ourselves, and starting to change the current culture around discussing our feelings towards ourselves, and raise each other up collectively.
#RadicalSelfLoveCollective has been created: to connect people who are fighting for their own wellbeing against adversity. You can search the hashtag on social media sites with the links here on our site, to check out what we are doing – as well as here, on the site.