Posts tagged Self Love
How to Intuitively Eat - by Chelsey Luren

I have had so many women reach out to me, asking about intuitive eating. Wondering what diets I follow, the cookbooks I use, and how to know what to do in terms of nutrition.

So many women - especially those who’ve operated from a place dysfunction, or even disordered relationship with food - have only ever known guilt + shame about what they’re eating, counting calories, and the constant desperate search for the next miracle diet…

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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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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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Client Testimonial and Video Review Miss P. | Vancouver Boudoir Photography

When Parneet came to my studio for her boudoir session, she was one of the most shy, and meek women I've ever worked with. Being able to see her come out of her shell and step into her power through her boudoir photo shoot was a total honour. 

But don't take my word for it, here's what she had to say about her Vancouver boudoir photo shoot with me in her testimonial video and written word.

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Here's the real love you need in your life | Vancouver Boudoir Photographer + Body Image Coach

Ahh, February 14th.

The day of the year that people shift their focus to love. 

...Queue eye roll.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love love.

The butterflies in your stomach. The rose coloured glasses. The way time slips away when you're spending time with that special someone. The sighs and fluttering eyes.

All those feel good feelings that circulate, keep you awake at night, and get the blood pumping are amazing.

But the fact of the matter is this:

We can only love another to the extent that we love ourselves first.

In order to really love another person, we need to love ourselves first.

How can that be?

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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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Project You: Fearless

Recently I had the opportunity to photograph the first full day event from Project You (Thank you Meagan Ayres and the whole Project You team for creating such pure magic!). The focal point of the day was fear and what living a fearless life meant to each of us.

Living a fearless life doesn't mean I don't have fear. Living fearlessly means that...

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How to Navigate Building Confidence | Ruby Roxx Guest Blogger

My name is Ruby Roxx.  I am a plus size model, body positive activist, writer and blogger.  I often am asked “how are you so confident” and the answer is…years of hard work.  Body confidence is not something that comes over night.  It takes a lot of hard work, and It means something different to everyone.  For me...

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"5 Ways to Feel Beautiful" by Lucy Gregory of Salt Design Co | Guest Blogger

I'm Lucy: brand strategist, designer, entrepreneur, human being.

I can be a pretty rad human being sometimes too. But do you know how hard it is to say that? HARD.

I look in the mirror most mornings and hate what I see. I don't want to put on my jeans that are now too tight to be comfortable in, or think about the fact that...

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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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Get That Summer Beach Body: Tutorial

With summer just around the corner, there is one thing that always seems to make it's way into everybody's minds:

HOW DO I GET BEACH READY FOR THE SUMMER?

Well today we have a very special step by step tutorial to present to all of you fine people. Follow along for our best pointers to look hot in your summer swimwear!

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