Posts in Self-love
Before and After - The Beautiful Mary!

“Today, I want to show you guys a Before and After portrait. It is important to know, that just like the celebrities, you have a team behind you when you step in through my door. Together, we will make sure that you are pampered and well taken care of by having your hair and makeup done by my excellent Makeup Artists. Between that, the lighting and the posing, you will be made to look like the very best version of yourself!”

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Let's talk about body image

“So that day, standing on the beach, teaching Rachel about cameras, shutter speeds, apertures and ISO, everything came full circle. She was literally holding a mirror up in front of me.
I saw the images, and parts of me cringed. Not because they were bad. Frankly, they came out gorgeous (in my own opinion) but all of my flaws are so apparent in them. The things I severely dislike about my own body, not to say hate, is right there for everyone to see. There is no hiding. And I have been trying to hide for so long. “

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Why a little bit of selfishness is good (and why kindness has everything to do with it)

“Being kind to others is incredibly difficult when you are hurting inside. Treating the cashier at the store to a smile and some light conversation, or even a ‘thank you’, can be so very hard when all of you is hurting and aching, when you feel like you are just a shell and that you have lost purpose and meaning.
When we are hurting, we have a tough time caring about anything else but the hurt that are eating at us.
I don’t know about you, but I know it rings true for me anyway.
We grow numb and walk past the smiles and we only see our own pain. In our misery, we come self-centered. “

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My Steps to Self-Love (Let's try and make this happen shall we?)

“So why am I sharing all of this?
Well, I know I am a business woman, but first and foremost I am a human being. I need accountability in my life and I also feel like it is important to show the good and the bad sides of myself. It is what makes me whole as a person. And who knows, maybe, just maybe, these steps can help someone else who is equally scatter-brained and who needs some much needed motivation to start loving themselves again.”

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