Who is behind Self Love Ave?
My name is Liza Marie and I’m a Filipina American who was born and raised in Seattle, WA. I started Self Love Ave to radiate gratitude as a way of life and to instill reminders to love yourself unconditionally, which unfortunately is lacking in our society today.
Crystals along with affirmations fulfill a spiritual need for me to connect with my true self. I dove into learning the metaphysical properties of crystals during the pandemic and I immediately felt that there was a higher purpose for me. The story that lies behind SLA's mission goes skin deep and one day, I'll be able to share that story. While I continue to work up the courage to share my experiences to a greater audience, I know I want to stop the stigma of being weak when one shows their true feelings or disrespectful if we speak up. I unfortunately was all too familiar with that due to being surrounded by the old-fashioned religious cultural upbringing. This caused so much of my life to be private just to avoid embarrassment. Not realizing that as I grew older, bottling up my feelings did a lot more harm than good. Now that I have children of my own, I teach them the importance to love ourselves, assure them that their feelings and emotions are valid, and to never be afraid of sharing our experiences - the good, the bad and the ugly. My family is my ultimate inspiration on this journey of mine.
I’m ready to help share the avenues that helped me love, manifest and heal.