Inspiring you to be more grateful each day

I remember when I was dating this guy.
He would pick me up and drive me home.
He would plan our dates and make necessary reservations.

We were so interested in getting to know each other, so keen on listening to what the other had to say.

One day, he asked me how my schedule would look like on a particular day.

After a few hours, he sent me an email and showed me the tickets he bought for us.

“I remembered you like attending seminars and that you like this particular speaker. So, I bought us tickets to his seminar.”

I felt so kilig (giddy with excitement) that he remembered that detail which I shared briefly a few weeks ago!
That was so sweet and thoughtful of him.

Quality time and words of affirmation are my dominant love languages, so I really feel seen and heard whenever I am being listened to.

What is your love language? 

In his book “The Five Love Languages,” Dr. Gary Chapman shared that there are 5 love languages.

  1. Words of Affirmation
  2. Acts of Service
  3. Receiving Gifts
  4. Quality Time
  5. Physical Touch

It is important to know our love languages so we know how we want to be loved.

Whether your love language is physical touch, quality time, receiving gifts, acts of service, or words of affirmation, our basic needs are to be seen and heard.

When we’re not being given full attention, we may also feel unseen and unheard.

Oftentimes, we are like that to ourselves. We ignore ourselves.

We eat while looking at our phones.
We use our phones while walking.
No wonder, we didn’t notice that beautiful flower.

While doing something, we’re already thinking of something else to do.
We’re always listening to something or watching something or looking at something.

We’re so distracted.

This is why sometimes, after a meal, we forgot what we ate.
Or at the end of the day, we forgot how our day went.

We were not paying attention.

We didn’t hear what our hearts wanted to say.
We didn’t hear what our body was whispering.
We didn’t see that we were already so tired from hustling.

We didn’t see burnout coming.

We were too busy being busy.
We didn’t see our own gifts because we were busy glancing at other people’s gifts.
We didn’t see the child in us that wants some love and attention.

We didn’t see the beautiful sunset God prepared for us.
We didn’t see the new leaf from our plant.


This is an excerpt from Chapter 5 of my latest book Love Yourself Today. 

I shared in my book why it’s important to love ourselves, how to love ourselves, as well as 12 easy-to-implement daily self-care practices backed by science and research.

When was the last time you had a date…with yourself?

Maybe it’s time to take yourself out on a date.

Maybe it’s time to really, really listen to yourself.

Maybe it’s time for us to be more mindful with how we spend our time and how we live our lives.

Sometimes I wonder why a topic as important as “self-love” was never taught in school.

This is why I wrote the book Love Yourself Today.

This book is so timely as many people are struggling all around the world. Sha writes with wisdom and relatable stories, and she provides the reader with ideas to get started right away.”

Peggy Doherty DeLong, Psy.D.
The Gratitude Psychologist and Happiness Expert, Speaker, Author, Therapist

You can order your copies here:

May this book help you “see” how lovable and amazing you really are.

I wish you love, joy, and peace today and everyday 🙂


P.S. Thank you to thosewho already ordered copies of Love Yourself Today for themselves and their families and friends. Special thanks also to entrepreneurs and corporate leaders who ordered bulk copies for their employees and team members. Yey!!! So excited for you!!!!

Our Christmas SALE ends tomorrow, December 21.

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Sha Nacino is a motivational speaker, TEDx speaker, author, and adjunct faculty at the Asian Institute of Management. For speaking invitations, visit or email us at

Sha Nacino

Sha Nacino is a motivational speaker, author of 15 books, and adjunct faculty at the Asian Institute of Management. She is on a mission to inspire fearless possibilities by helping leaders and companies build a culture where everyone feels safe, seen, and appreciated.

Sha finished her B.S. in Business Economics from the University of the Philippines - Diliman and holds a Certificate in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

She was awarded the Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 by the United Nations Global Entrepreneur Council and Inspiring Humanitarian Award by the World Humanitarian Drive.

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