Posts tagged self acceptance
SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 1: My Story

In This Episode I Share How Seeing Beauty Sessions™ Came To Be, My Personal Journey Of How I Got To Where I Am Today, & How I’ve Turned Challenges Into My Purpose. The Story Of How I Turned Sexual Trauma Into A Way Of Helping Other Women Celebrate Themselves & Learn To Love Themselves.

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A Letter To My Body

I wrote a letter to my body, it’s been a long time coming and well deserved. I spent almost two decades hating her and putting her down. It wasn’t until I decided it was time to make myself a priority and heal from trauma that I began to heal my relationship with her. This letter was long overdue and I owed her an apology.

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We are meant to feel and love all of our pieces

I’ve spent decades fighting to hold back emotions and I’ve gotten to a place of acceptance when they come up. We are meant to feel, we are meant to emote, and I’m grateful to no longer feel shame or the need to apologize when I get emotional. Being human means we feel, we emote, and all of it is beautiful no matter how messy. Self-love isn’t just loving your body or your “good” pieces, it’s about loving all of your mess.

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Celebrate the journey!

I’m 36 days into my weight loss journey and closely approaching the 20 lbs down mark [like literally ounces away]lol. Often I’ve had a tendency to focus on the destination and forget to celebrate the journey. 

So I wanted to take a moment to do just that. This has been a long road for me. It started with 100lb weight gain after sexual trauma in my early twenties. I felt so uncomfortable in my own skin and spent over a decade hating my body yet living like everything was just fine. Until it wasn't.

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My Grandmother passed Last week While I was Away...

This gorgeous woman is my grandmother. She passed recently at 89 years old. My grandma was and is a dish and I am sad to see her go. She's had been dying of cancer. What makes me even sadder than her passing from cancer?! The fact that she was 89 years old and still concerned with the number on the scale broke my heart! 

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Naked In Alaska

Naked in Alaska is raw, truthful & brought up a time in my life where I was part of that world. There was a time in my early 20s when I spent a lot of time at strip clubs. I had friends that were in the business, I'd go out with them and men would pay me to give the other strippers money. At the time I thought this was great, they'd buy me drinks, the attention felt great (even though it wasn't the kind of attention I truly desired) I’d dance which I’ve always loved. Like Valerie, I too was looking for belonging, connection, and as a struggling young single mom, the money was very tempting.

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HOW TO GET A HOT SUMMER BEACH BODY!

Want a hot beach body for summer?! Summer is the time when we loose the clothes, show more skin, and show off our summer bodies. Often times come winter/spring we dive into the gym and get to work on our bodies. We kill ourselves in the gym and diet like mad and that's all good but I've got a super quick and simple solution to get that hot summer body!

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