How to Stop Hating Yourself

Rose Bak
4 min readOct 4, 2019

It’s Time to Join the Self-Love Revolution

Photo courtesy of My Girl Murphy

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
— Louise L. Hay

I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflection since I turned 50. One of the things I’ve been focused on a lot is my longest and most important relationship — the relationship I have with myself.

Rose Bak

Rose Bak is a freelance writer and yoga teacher who lives in Oregon. Find her at or follow @authorrosebak on social media.