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November 5, 2018

Generally speaking, there’s 2 types of people:  those that are too critical of their flaws and those that seem to believe the sun shines out of their rear-end.

Frankly, you don’t want to be either one of those people.

Self Awareness Is Not Just Knowing What’s Wrong With You

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October 29, 2018

Rest: The Buzzword Right now we’re at a time when #selfcare is so popular and we’re beginning to admit to the importance of prioritizing our health above our productivity.  But while we’re all chasing after the illusive rest… do we really know what we’re doing?  Do we really know how to rest?  Does a list […]

Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Emotional Rest

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October 25, 2018

The Problem You feel like you either have no motivation to really accomplish the things you want in life or feel like your self-image is really in the gutter.  Whether those things are bringing up anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, over-sleeping, self-loathing, body image issues, eating disorders, or just a slight demotivation to TRY –  it’s time […]

Why Your Social Media Feed is Killing Your Motivation

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July 12, 2018

Identify your crutches Most every time we repress an emotion, we use a coping mechanism. Whether you eat your feelings, drink your problems, or shop your troubles away, you are using a vice to cope with your feelings. Relying on this ‘thing’ allows you to ignore the real emotion and evade – push it down […]

How to Come Back From Emotional Numbness

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July 12, 2018

1. Refocus your thoughts

     Right now, you’re thinking about that one thing that you did wrong, or the thing you SHOULD have done, or how your life is one giant mess as a whole.  Take a breath and get back to your center.  What are your priorities?  Are your priorities to mentally beat yourself down until you’re unable to do anything?  If that’s not your goal, then you need refocus your thoughts.
Make a list. Take pen and paper or your list app on your phone and WRITE OUT the things that are most important to you. Try picturing yourself living the life you want to be living.  When you picture that, what are you doing? Stop thinking about what is wrong, and focus on what you want.

2. Replace your thoughts

     When trying to refocus your thoughts doesn’t work (and there will be the days that it won’t) REPLACE them!  Telling yourself to “stop thinking so negatively” won’t make you do it – it will make go even further down the rabbit hole of “what’s wrong with you”.
So just replace them.

3 Things You Can Do Today to Defeat Negative Self Talk

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July 12, 2018

      Think of any goal in your life.  Or even call it a hope, dream, want.  When you think of it, what do you tell yourself you need to do in order to achieve it?  Does that list include telling yourself NOT to do something? For most of us it probably does.  I need to stop eating junk. I need to STOP spending so much.  I need to stop getting to bed so late. I shouldn’t be so cold towards this person.  What you need to stop doing is putting so much emphasis on what you want to avoid!

Why You Can’t Stop Doing the Things You Want to Stop

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August 2, 2017

   A few months back I came across a blog in which someone shared 10 things they were afraid to share with their readers.  I had no idea exactly what would come out of my head when I began typing this out – but I knew it would be a blend of ‘this is where I struggle in my […]

5 Things I’m Afraid to Tell You

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May 10, 2017

   I’m not sure if you’re the same, but seeing other people’s ‘inspiration’ posts just puts me in a good mood.  Learning what others are enjoying and drawing energy from makes me savor the things that inspire me and sometimes leads me to reach outside my normal inspiration toolbox. Here’s what I’m into right now: 1. […]

Things That Are Inspiring Me Right Now

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August 27, 2015

 You’ve finally decided on what photography session you want, who you want to photograph it, when the session will be, and all the major decisions.  You book your photo shoot and then straightaway your mind goes to outfits.  What in the world are you going to wear?  Choosing an outfit for a photo shoot that will show off your […]

What to Wear for Your Photoshoot

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August 1, 2015

   My journey to becoming a Tulsa photographer has evolved from a love for art that elevates a person to self transcendence.  Art has the power to influence emotion, drive, self-esteem, and awareness.  On a daily basis art uplifts moods, sparks creative thinking, and reminds you of emotions and memories that you cherish.        My […]

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