Posts tagged self-acceptance
SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 13: Scarred & Beautiful with Piper Garner

Recently I interviewed Allison Garner, we met in a coffee shop and she told me her story and shared a bit about her daughters story and that Piper would be a great fit for the podcast. I’ll admit at first I was a bit hesitant having such a young girl on the show however after meeting with Piper and hearing the work she’s doing to heal at such a young age I found it to be an important story to share. At the young age of 12 Piper found herself going through severe depression, losing friendships, and she began to cut herself as a way to attempt to feel “something”. On this Episode of Seeing Beauty Sessions Piper shares her story of years of self-harm, getting help, healing, and finding purpose in her young life. This is an episode every young person and parent needs to hear. Some of the things she revealed to me I had no idea teens of today are faced with, it’s an eye opening real raw moment with Piper and I’m so grateful she was willing to share her experience with all of us.

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 12: Learning To Cope with Allison Garner

Allison Garner is sharing it all on the podcast today. Allison grew up in a home where she was often left alone and grew up with an alcoholic mother and narcissistic father so food became her friend and emotional eating became the way she learned to cope as she grew up. In her twenties she picked up drinking as a way to deal until one day she found herself in her thirties and barfing in the family mini van at a Packer Game. After that she knew it was time to take control of her life and find new ways to cope. Find out how Allison turned it all around and how she’s using her life experiences to help others in a powerful & transformative way!

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 11: Overcoming Anorexia With Tia Rain

Tia Rain is my guest today on Seeing Beauty Sessions and she’s sharing her journey to overcoming anorexia that she struggled with in college, how she hit a radically low 80 lbs on her already slender frame, and how living a life of health & happiness is her mission in everything she does.

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 10: Fighting Breast Cancer & Winning with Anne Sims

I got the pleasure of photographing Anne over seven years ago. She was a vibrant beaming power house of a woman and I remember creating a little black book for her to give to her boyfriend at the time. Little did either of us know that book would become something so much more meaningful.

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Seeing Beauty Sessions Podcast: Episode 9 Healing Sisterhood Wounds with The Ladies of FemPowered Tribe

Today’s guests are here to talk about healing sisterhood wounds which many of us have experienced throughout our lifetime. Jillian & Alanna have come together through their personal journey’s to create the FemPowered Collective. A community of women coming together to be witnessed, healed, & celebrated. Join us today for their powerful stories of how their two journey’s led to one powerful mission.

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 8: Beating Breast Cancer & Changing Laws with Gail Zeamer

I get the pleasure of sharing this powerhouse of a woman’s story with you today on Seeing Beauty Sessions. In this episode Gail shares her journey of fighting cancer, learning to love her body after a double mastectomy, and how she’s changing laws and bringing awareness around breast destiny. The work she’s doing to save other women’s lives after her own fight is incredible.

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 4 : Beauty Has No Expiration Date with Jennifer Geissler

I got the chance to sit down with Jennifer today where she shared her story of healing and learning to love herself. Sometimes great change happens after going through painful situations and for Jennifer it was the collapse of her marriage that catapulted her into claiming her power and independence & learning to love herself.

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Turning Shame & Judgement Into Self-Acceptance

I have a confession to make… I play Pokemon… there I said it. I’ve been playing since July and I’ve learned so much from this game about shame, judgement, and how I hold myself back from things that bring me pleasure. I’ve been so embarrassed and ashamed to let anyone know that I play, even strangers walking by I will find myself ever so cleverly pulling my phone closer to me so they can’t see the oh so obvious swipes all Poke players make. Let’s just say, it’s pretty obvious. Lol But through the shame and embarrassment I’ve found acceptance and I’ve learned that what we resist or judge in ourselves or others gives us a pretty good clue as to what we truly desire…

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Are you brave enough to be who you are?

I've spent much of my life hiding my voice, hiding who I really am, and hiding in my body. This is ironic because, after my weight gain, it was harder to hide. I've been hiding my emotions, hiding the fact that I'm sensitive hiding that I'm strong hiding in front of the camera, as well as, behind the camera. Truth is I'm tired of hiding and even more tired of playing small...

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