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Embracing the Life You Deserve: Lessons from the Legendary Tina Turner


Content Warning: Mention of Domestic Abuse.


Life has an uncanny way of throwing us into tumultuous circumstances, where we find ourselves questioning our worth and yearning for a better existence. In such moments, it is vital to remember the inspiring journey of the rock star icon, Tina Turner. Despite enduring a troubled and abusive past, she made the courageous choice to embrace self-love and create the life she truly deserved. The transformative power of embracing self-love can remind us that we, too, are meant for more, meant for better.


Tina Turner's early life was marred by adversity and pain, particularly due to her abusive relationship with Ike Turner. However, her story took a remarkable turn when she found the strength to choose herself. Realizing her worth and refusing to settle for less, she made the courageous decision to walk away from a toxic situation. When she escaped, she had less than fifty cents in her possession. It takes more strength than some may realize to stand up and choose yourself. Especially in a society that loves to conflate self-care with selfishness (which couldn't be further from the truth.) This pivotal moment in Tina's story (choosing herself) serves as a powerful reminder that we, too, possess the agency to change our lives for the better. You are more powerful than you can ever imagine.



The journey towards a life we truly deserve starts with self-love. Tina's story teaches us that despite the hardships we face, it is essential to cultivate a deep sense of love and respect for ourselves. By acknowledging our inherent value, we can break free from self-imposed limitations and start paving the way for a more fulfilling existence.


Tina's story is one of resilience and unwavering determination. She faced numerous obstacles throughout her life but refused to succumb to despair. Instead, she channeled her pain into her music, using her powerful voice to inspire and uplift millions. We, too, can draw strength from her example, realizing that resilience is the key to overcoming adversity and stepping into the life we truly deserve.


Her life took a remarkable turn when she met Erwin Bach, the love of her life. Their relationship brought her joy, stability, and the opportunity to live a beautiful life on her Swiss estate. Embracing change and opening ourselves up to new possibilities can lead to transformative experiences. By releasing what no longer serves us, we create space for the positive and the extraordinary to enter our lives.


Even now, I feel a mix of emotions when I think about Tina's passing. I will admit that I was saddened by the reality that someone I admired and who had such zest for life and Rock n' Roll was gone from us. However, my grief was tempered with the understanding that Tina did not go gently into that goodnight. She took risks and choose herself so she could live the fulfilling life she so greatly deserved. She knew she was deserving of love and respect, and I was happy to know that she lived right up till the end and was surrounded by love. Honestly, that's any of us could ever hope for, right? A life worth living before you live no more.


Her journey reminds me that embracing change and opening ourselves up to new possibilities can lead to transformative experiences. By releasing what no longer serves us, we create space for the positive and the extraordinary to enter our lives.


And what are we waiting for? Our inner spirit is eager for that fulfillment. We deserve it. We are worth it.




For me, Tina's remarkable journey from a tumultuous past to a life of love, peace, and fulfillment is an inspiration to me (and I hope for you as well). Her life story reminds us that we have the power to choose ourselves, embrace self-love, and create the life we truly deserve.


It compels me to recognize my own power to choose myself, embrace self-love, and create the life I truly deserve. Just as Tina found the love she deserved and built a beautiful existence, I believe we, too, can change our lives for the better by embracing that same energy. Let us take a moment to reflect on our own journey, rekindle our self-love, and step into the limitless potential that lies within us. It is time to embrace the life we deserve.


Thank you, Tina, for reminding us to LIVE.



Tina Turner and her partner, Erwin Back, 2005
Photo Credit: Sipa Press/Rex Features, 2005

Would you like to work on your self-care and how to create healthy boundaries? I would love to talk with you and help you discover a new love for yourself.


 

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