The Dr. Dolores Show: How to Become Your Own Best Friend [Self Discovery Series Part 5]


 By Dr. Dolores Fazzino, Nurse Practitioner, Medical Intuitive, Energy Whisperer

Today, on the Dr. Dolores Show we talk about Self Love: The Final Ingredient for Being Your Own Best Friend.

This is the 5th and final episode of the series “Becoming Your Own Best Friend: A Self Discovery Series” created by Dr. Dolores Fazzino.

In this empowering episode, Dr. Fazzino guides us on a journey, an adventure of discovering the power of self love, the secret ingredient that links all the other ingredients that we talked about before together, and makes them work.

The Self Discovery Series:

Embark on a transformative journey of self discovery.

In this five part series, viewers explore the essence of self love and empowerment, laying the foundation for an awesome relationship with oneself.

Part One: Unveiling Authenticity invites you to embrace your true self, shedding societal expectations.
Part Two: Cultivating Compassion teaches the importance of self kindness and forgiveness.
Part Three: Nurturing Inner Strength helps you find resilience in the face of challenges.
Part Four: Embracing Boundaries empowers you to set healthy limits, reclaiming control over your life.
Part Five: Thriving in Self Love celebrates your unique qualities and journey toward self acceptance.

The Dr. Dolores Show: How to Become Your Own Best Friend [Part 5]


Self love is not merely a trendy buzzword but a profound and necessary practice that can transform how we experience life.

This article, inspired by Dr. Dolores teachings in her latest episode, delves into the essence of self love, why it is essential, and practical steps to thrive in self love.

But first, we need to…

Understand Self Love

What is self love? What do we mean when we say self love?

Self love is the practice of valuing and caring for oneself.

It involves recognizing your worth, setting healthy boundaries, and treating yourself with the same kindness and respect that you offer others.

Self love is about accepting yourself as you are, with all your strengths and imperfections, and committing to your well being and happiness.

Self love has many benefits:

  1. Practicing self love can significantly improve your mental health. It helps reduce anxiety and depression by promoting a positive self image and reducing self criticism.
  2. Self love fosters resilience, allowing you to navigate life’s challenges with greater ease.
  3. It sets the foundation for healthy relationships. By valuing yourself, you establish boundaries that prevent others from taking advantage of you.

5 Steps to Thrive in Self Love:

1. Practice Self Compassion

Treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding you would offer a friend.

When you make a mistake, instead of harshly criticizing yourself, acknowledge that errors are part of the human experience.

Dr. Kristin Neff, a pioneer in self compassion research, also emphasizes the importance of self kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness in nurturing self compassion.

2. Set Boundaries

Boundaries are essential for protecting your mental and emotional well being.

Learn to say no to things that drain your energy and yes to what uplifts you.

In the 4th episode “Embracing Boundaries” from the Dr. Dolores Fazzino’s series on how to become your own best friend, she highlights the significance of recognizing when boundaries are crossed and offers strategies for maintaining them​.

3. Engage in Self Care

Self care is a vital component of self love.

It involves taking time to nurture your spirit, mind, body, heart, without neglecting any of them.

Whether it’s through exercise, meditation, spending time with loved ones, reading, or pursuing hobbies, self care activities replenish your energy and enhance your overall well being.

In other words, make time for yourself.

4. Affirm Your Worth

Train your inner voice to be more supportive.

Usually we assign the personality of our parents or caregivers to our inner voice.

If we were raised in an environment of judgment and criticism, our inner voice will adopt these traits.

But your inner voice is YOUR inner voice.

You can reprogram it by speaking back to it.

In fact, you can speak with it if you give a little effort.

And then, it’s all a game of habit.

The more you do it the more you train it to speak like you.

Use positive affirmations to reinforce your self worth.

Statements like “I am enough,” “I deserve happiness,” and “I am worthy of love” can rewire negative thought patterns and boost your self esteem.

According to a study in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, self affirmation activates the brain’s reward centers, enhancing self worth and resilience.

5. Surround Yourself with Positivity

And finally, the people you interact with can significantly impact your self perception.

A piece of art for some can be worthless and for others it can worth millions.

Your perceived value drops or grows depending on the perception of the people around you.

If some people can’t see your worth, they are not your audience.

Surround yourself with supportive and positive individuals who encourage your growth and well being.

Conversely, distance yourself from toxic relationships that undermine your self esteem.


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Dr. Dolores Fazzino, DNP is a Nurse Practitioner, Medical Intuitive, Energy Whisperer, an International Amazon Best Selling Author, TV, Podcast, and Radio host. With over 45 years-experience in the healthcare industry, Dr. Fazzino believes healing is a multi-faceted process. After witnessing the miraculous healing of her father’s physical condition as a young adult, Dr. Fazzino has dedicated her life to assist people to Heal In Ways They Never Thought Possible. Dr. Dolores takes us beyond the mind-body paradigm to include spirituality in wellness and assisting her clients to unravel the energetic discord in their life. Known as the “Energy Whisperer,” her gifts, customized programs and strategies assist her clients to move through life challenges, and reconnecting with their inner self with grace and ease, creating lasting health and true wellness. She is the author of 5 books, two which are Amazon International Best Sellers. Her latest book “Your Amazing Itty Bitty Healing in Ways You Never Thought Possible Book” became an Amazon Best Seller October 2022. Dr. Dolores Fazzino is the host of The Dr Dolores Show, a TV, Radio, Podcast with Inspired Choices Network (ICN) streaming to over 300 platforms globally. Contact her at: 760-579-2440