Posts tagged selflove
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 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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The Danger in Learning To Love Myself + My Body

It's been over 5 years now since I had my spiritual awakening. When I decided it was time to make myself a priority and to start taking care of myself. I spent years working through my past trauma and learned to love myself and my body again.

It's been an incredible journey and I can say standing here today that I love the skin I'm in and most days feel pretty damn confident & sexy. What I have noticed in the past few months though is that I've allowed my "self-love" to be an excuse not to take care of my body at a deeper level. I noticed I'd tell myself "well I love and accept myself right where I'm at" so... I'm good. It's what I believe can be the dangers in the body positivity world. Yes, it's important to love and accept yourself right where you're at and it's (I believe) important to also take care of our bodies. If I allow myself to fall into old unhealthy eating habits and don't take time to move my body am I really being loving?!

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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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22 Signs You Might Be Having Your Spiritual Awakening

On the path to soul growth some of us go so far in our evolution process that we go through what is called our spiritual awakening. It's a time when we awaken to our patterns, behaviors and live from a place of consciousness. A place of mindfulness and self awareness. There are often signs leading up to the souls awakening, here are just a few that I've experienced through my awakening.

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How To Communicate From Love

Summer fun may be coming to an end, but it doesn't mean the fun, love and connections have to stop. One way to have more loving conversations with the people is to fill your love tank up first. I know for myself, I've come to learn that when I can stay balanced in my own energy by nourishing myself I'm much more capable to come from a more loving place. Which has allowed for more intimacy, deeper, more meaningful connections. Click to discover more.

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Accepting My So Called "Flaws".

these images are an after of my self-love journey. Typically you see before and afters as a transformation of "losing the weight" but this was a transformation of my heart. Transforming my hatred for my body and instead, learning to love it, all of it. Thank you, my dear dear friend, for capturing these images for me, when I look at them all I see is love. Love for myself and love for my body, she's been with me, protecting me this whole time. I just couldn't see it before. 

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Live Now Weight Yourself Later

I spent so much of my life trying to lose weight or obsess over the number on the scale. I've heard so many people say they're waiting to take the photos after they lose more weight, waiting to go to the gym until they lose weight, waiting to go get a massage or mani-pedi until they've lost weight. So much waiting, what you're really doing and what I was doing was waiting to live!

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