Thank God for Women

Love Your Curves-1Because in a world gone mad, at least there is still unending, unquestioning and untiring beauty. We lift up, we smack down. We bring mystery to everything and clarity to all. Our smiles have inspired peace and our curves have bore nations.

Our bodies are the roadmaps upon which history is written. Our minds are the eternal link to the universe that builds the future.

Say what you want, do what you will. This tribe is just getting started…

It’s Not About Him

Love Yo Self-1And it never was. I get it though. You saw the photos from someone else’s shoot and you daydreamed for so long about it, you knew you had to make it happen. But then the constant arguing in your own head just wouldn’t let up.

“It’s so expensive. I can’t spend money like that on myself! It’s so indulgent. Why would I think in a million years I deserve such a selfish day? What would I even do with photos of myself?”

And then you come up with a reason that justifies all of your concerns: you’ll do it for him.

But is it really for him? Or is it just an excuse to get yourself into my studio? And here’s the thing: if you think it’s for him, you will base it all on him, completely discounting anything for you. However, if you think it’s for you, then the entire day becomes about your own experience and how you wish to memorialize the day and how you desire to see yourself in photographs. You have to remember, this day isn’t just a day come and gone; this is a day that lives far longer than you do because every time you look at the photos that were created on this day, you are instantly transported back to that very day. Do you want that day to be about his reaction? Desire? Wish list of clothing and poses?

Maybe you do, and that’s totally ok and even sweet and very generous on your part. Just remember: this is your day, your decision, your dream and your body. All of those things completely belong to you and only you.

You’re worth it all on your own, girl. No justification needed.

Facebook LiveCast: Afternoon Cocktails with E, Episode 10

I can’t believe I’m already on Episode TEN with this livecast. It started on a whim, really, but it has really been so much fun introducing you all to the wonderful and fascinating people in my life.

With that said, I hope you join me today in welcoming Michael Weir! Michael has been an incredibly successful hypnotherapist for over 30 years and now also offers other alternative healing therapies that I couldn’t wait to share with you. From mental health issues, to physical issues, to emotional issues, Michael has a therapy for just about everything.

If you suffer from just about anything that you want to learn how to get rid of, today’s livecast is for you!Wk10

Creating Belly Art

DSC-500-2Yep. It’s art. Don’t you think?? What could be more artful than an implied nude of a beautiful woman celebrating what her body can do?

Such a beautiful and important thing to commemorate. Don’t let anyone fool you: just because every 2nd person can do it, and it’s gets done hundreds of times everyday doesn’t mean it isn’t the most incredible, amazing, crazy thing in the whole wide world. Maternity Boudoir-4Maternity Boudoir-8Maternity Boudoir-2Maternity Boudoir-11Makeover by AtHome Beauty.

Note to Self

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Hi Self!

Just dropping a line to tell you how kickass you’ve been doing lately. I’m not sure the last time I said this, but you’re awesome, gorgeous, brilliant, funny, kind, the best friend a gal could have a fierce force to be reckoned with. Your smile lights up a room and your whip-smart sass brings people to their knees.

You keep trucking along because whatever it is you’re doing, it’s clearly working out beautifully. I’ll be here, cheering you on and doing cartwheels for you. When you’re feeling down or tired, lean on me. I’ll be the rock waiting for you to lay down on.

Just know that I love you, deeply and truthfully. I love your flaws, your good days and bad. I love your sense of humor, your eyes when you laugh, your wobbly bits and everything from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. All of those things you think you don’t like about yourself? Those are my favorite bits, so lay them down on me and I’ll be here to heal you.

Deeply and madly in love with you.

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