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Today I Rise | Vancouver Life Coach + Body Image Coach + Boudoir Photographer

Through body image coaching and boudoir photography, I help women heal body image issues, and their relationship with themselves so that they can live a life they dream of and feel worthy of it all.

Before deciding to move in that direction, and being able to have the capacity of holding space + help others, there was a lot of healing to take place within myself. 

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Why My Self Love Journey Will Never Stop | Vancouver Boudoir Photographer Body Image Coach

While it scares me to show up so vulnerable, I think it's important to do so and share, because it might help you if you're someone who is facing something similar.

This morning the topic of worthiness has been weighing on my heart.

Thinking of all the ways that I have held myself back based purely on not feeling good enough, or worthy of what I've really wanted.

I have healed a LOT of this within myself. 8 years of hard work and my relationship has transformed + blossomed in so many beautiful ways.

All that being said…

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The Free Tigress Tribe is For Women Who... | Vancouver Boudoir Photographer Body Image Coach

Did you know that for the past 2 years I have had a private Facebook community for women to come together to celebrate their self love journeys, body positivity, and their own personal growth?

The Tigress Tribe is for women who:

✓ Are not satisfied with the status quo in their level of personal development, self love journey, and relationship with themselves.

✓ Want to have a better, more healthy, more loving relationship with themselves and their bodies.

✓ Are willing to lean into their fears in order to heal their body image + their self relationship.

✓ Want more than the cards they have been dealt and they are ready to create their reality regardless of where they now stand.

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Why I Became a Boudoir Photographer and Body Image Coach | Vancouver, Canada

For so long I have shied away from sharing the truth of my soul and the path I have walked. I have muted the calling to be more, do more, give more to the world. I have tried to hide away, to disown, to ignore, and deny parts of myself. 

I love the work I do as a boudoir photographer and body image coach - it sets my soul ablaze.

But the fear in being seen while in my truth is one that runs deep. “What will people say? What if they hate me? What if I offend someone? What if nobody gets it and I’m alone in this world?” The thoughts sting and make me want to retreat into myself and hide away from the light.

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Why Self Connection Matters and How To Do It | Body Image Coach + Vancouver Boudoir Photographer

How would your life be different if you felt deeply connected to yourself?

Speaking from personal experience, I lived my life for decades in a state of total disconnect and self loathing. I was at war with myself, hating my body. I so desperately wanted to crawl out of my skin, and trade lives with anybody else in an attempt to get away from who I was.

The truth was that

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My Responsibility to You from 2018 Onward

With it being the first week of the year, it only feels right to start off with full transparency, and honesty with all of you incredible dames.

A few weeks ago, I was in the swing of things:

- I was creating. 
- I was in the flow.
- I was thriving.

...Things were GOOD.

Fast forward to today, and things feel distinctly different. My heart and head feel messy, fearful and uncertain. It's uncomfortable.

You see, as 2017 faded away I made the commitment to myself that as a multi-faceted woman I am (Read: Body image coach, Vancouver boudoir photographer expert, entrepreneur, wife, sister, artist, fill in the blank with your favourite adjective), I am no longer going to...

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5 Ways to Love Your Body More

Those who know me and have worked with me, know firsthand how much of an advocate for body positivity and self love I am.

Being someone who grew up with a very distorted view of my body and has worked HARD to shift this, I now see how important self love, and body positivity are. Body love and confidence applies to not only the work I do as a boudoir photographer, but it's also an integral aspect of everyday life. If you don't feel good about yourself or your body, how many areas of your life are in turn impacted? (Answer: Every. Single. Aspect.)

There are so many things that can bring us down, leaving us feeling less than stellar about ourselves, and in turn our bodies.

I remember so many different times that I was unduly harsh towards myself. To be honest, this is still something that comes up for me on occasion. But over the years I have come leaps and bounds. I am so proud of that progress, and it's for that reason that I want to share with you all these tips. 

Here are my personal tips on 5 ways to love your body more!

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What Nearly Dying Taught Me

A while ago I had a near death experience.

I'd been very sick with the flu and was very congested from it. Then during one evening I had a coughing fit that I couldn't control. The congestion was so intense that it closed up my throat. I was unable to talk and couldn't breathe, so my husband Tyler quickly rushed me to the hospital...

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Give Yourself Permission to Feel Good

"If it's important, you'll find a way. If it isn't, you find an excuse."

I've found from speaking with so many women - from growing up in a household full of women, from working with them daily, and from being one myself - that more often than not, women feel the need to have an excuse to feel good. Justifications and reasons for doing something...

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How to Realize Your Own Self Worth and Value

“It’s not your job to like me - it’s mine." — Byron Katie

I came across this quote from Byron Katie and it felt so fitting for the entire message I always try to put forward not only as an entrepreneur, but as a woman in this world. 

The honesty of this statement is overwhelming. It can be so easy to put the burden of our self value in the hands...

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Mothers, Exist in Photographs

One day, your children will go to look for photographs of you, what will they find?

I recently sat down and came to the realization that I myself had NO portraits of my mother. Sure, there was the odd photo of her here and there over the past 30 years or so. But no portrait that was a true reflection of who she is.

This was distressing, not simply...

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