How can self-love be an ally?

My love for Lucille Ball is not a secret to many who know me. Considered one of Hollywood's greatest TV icons of the 1940's and 1950's, I would spend hours in my youth watching the "I Love Lucy" show mesmerized by her silly antics, her use of physical comedy, and those doughy expressions when her husband Ricky wouldn't allow her to shine on stage. She devised many ways to get what she wanted, and much to her surprise it seemed to all work out in the end. I was always struck by her need to prove him wrong. All she was seeking really was validation. When her husband would exclaim, "

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