12 days of Christmas~ Self LOVE challenge ~ DAY 8

HAPPY 2019!!! It’s a NEW YEAR…and I want to get one thing super straight on this first day of the year. YOU DO NOT NEED A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION. Let me repeat that. You do NOT need a new year’s resolution. Anyone else feel that deep sigh of relief when I said that? I think…

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12 days of Christmas~ Self LOVE challenge ~ DAY 7

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Its day 7!! woot…. I’m feeling super charged up with self love~ and I’m hoping its spreading its way outwards to you. Are you feeling the vibes yet? For Day 7 of the 12 days of Christmas ~Self Love Challenge, I’m going to throw my inspiration hands up to this young lady, Ms. Ana and…

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12 days of Christmas~ Self LOVE challenge ~ DAY 6

Ok folks, today I’m not messing around…its time to fully indulge in the love. Self love means sense love. Sense love means things that appeal to your senses. In this particular case, I’m talking about the taste buds…and I suppose the olfactory ones as well. So what exactly would the taste and smell buds make…

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12 days of Christmas~ Self LOVE challenge ~ DAY 5

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Alrighty then, so now that we’re feeling all forest bathed up, and our serotonin is sky rocketed from yesterdays walk in nature. its time to have some fun. What self love challenge would be complete without getting yourself glammed up? For todays’ self love challenge, I’m giving you permission to buy yourself something! Yeppers, get…

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12 days of Christmas~ Self LOVE challenge ~ DAY 4

Its day 4 ya’ll!!! How is the self love challenge going for you so far? I’m hoping the dancing vibes got you a bit more flowy and aligned yesterday. I know movement always gets me feeling more alive and mentally fit. Today we’re going to be going on a different kind of self love journey.…

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12 days of Christmas~ Self LOVE challenge ~ DAY 3

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Alrighty~ so maybe yesterday was not your cup of tea…or maybe it WAS? I sure enjoyed seeing some of those selfies!!! Kudos for celebrating yourselves! Today I’m going to make things WAY more fun. So much fun in fact that you’re going to get up and DANCE. Cue, “Dancing Queen, young and sweet……” Ok, well…

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12 days of Christmas~ Self LOVE challenge ~ DAY 2

So yesterday I let you off pretty easy, I mean, looking into the mirror and giving yourself a compliment isn’t THAT difficult after all~ or was it? Well if yesterday made you feel awkward, today is bound to take it up a notch. Because no SELF love challenge would be complete with out a SELFIE,…

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What is the meaning of happiness?: oh…. and YOU are FLAW-some!!

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The Dictionary defines happiness as “a state of being happy.” Well now, that sounds pretty simple right? Come on get HAPPY!!!! (insert Donny Osmond and the rest of the partridges) Ok, so maybe that song was before your time…ahem, I digressed there a bit. Ok, so back to the subject at hand. Happiness! To me…

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How to prepare for a professional portrait session

Over my many years of providing dream portrait sessions to my clients, I’ve been witness to some amazingly successful portrait sessions and some, well, less than amazing sessions. What is the key difference between a successful and unsuccessful shoot? The successful clients spent time PREPARING for their sessions, and the unsuccessful ones, showed up unprepared.…

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The mission of the Senior Empowerment Collective: Ithaca, NY

The mission of the Senior Empowerment Collective is to birth the next generation of fearless community leaders who are NOT afraid of their own greatness. When the world tells a teenager that their dreams are too big, or that their goals are unattainable, or that they need to “be more conservative, rational, or reasonable” I’m…

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