My Journey

To LOVE UP is to love ourselves wholeheartedly, accepting with compassion not just the light, but also the shadows where our mistakes and flaws reside.
LOVE UP LOVE YOU was founded by Carla Collins, whose own journey of self-discovery has taken her from Bondi Beach to London over two decades. Along the way she has discovered how positive affirmations lead to self-acceptance, self-love and ultimately greater joy in life. LOVE UP LOVE YOU is here to inspire others to fully embrace themselves and create the life they desire.
Carla's Story

 I got off to a bit of a rocky start in life.
Family dynamics meant that home for me as a child didn't feel like a particularly safe or nurturing place to be. I was also born with a physical disability that made me an easy target for bullies. I always felt different, very unsure and not worthy of my place in the world.
At the age of 19, I was introduced to positive affirmations and I felt like I had found my safe place. For the first time in my life I realised I had some control over my own sense of self-worth and it was incredibly powerful. I discovered I had the ability to re-write my narrative, and I could choose a positive one. I began to write and say my affirmations on a daily basis with a new positive mindset, and bit by bit I started to feel my self-esteem improve.

When I became a mother, it was more important than ever that I could model self-care and self-love for my children. Positive I am statements are now a non-negotiable daily ritual that have completely changed my approach to life. These simple statements have boosted my confidence and given me a sense of calm and purpose. They've helped me navigate challenges and set boundaries. By shifting the way I speak to myself and re-wiring my beliefs, I can see the world through a new lens. It has had a positive impact on every area of my life and transformed my experiences for the better.

I hope now that through LOVE UP LOVE YOU I can inspire you to embark on your own self-love adventure and discover the magic of loving you.

With love,