Vulnerability & Self-Love | pre-Valentine's Boudoir Marathon | Anneli

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Can we talk about self love for a second.  If you haven't read Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, you absolutely need to.  If I'm being honest, I'm not a reader.  Never have been, probably never will be.  But this book is incredibly written & absolutely changed my perspective on self value & vulnerability.  One of my favorite quotes states, "Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating courage, compassion, & connection ..."  This concept that vulnerability allows us to live a wholehearted life blows my mind on the daily. 

I've always been very critical of myself & nitpicked the things I wished I could change.  Constantly comparing myself to others & never feeling like I was enough.  As Brene explains, "We love seeing raw truth & openness in other people but we're afraid to let them see it in us.  We're afraid that our truth isn't enough - that what we have to offer isn't enough without the bells & whistles, without editing, & impressing."  I don't know when as women we began to allow all of the lies that society tells us to creep in & infiltrate our own value, but we need to courageously defend our worth.  The longer we keep hiding our true selves, the more disconnected we will all become.  I truly believe that vulnerability is the key to deeper relationships & more meaningful connections.

Anytime I offer boudoir sessions, it is always assumed that the images are most valued by the recipient ... the boyfriend, the fiance, the spouse.  However I have found boudoir sessions to provide invaluable confidence & worth for the subject.  As women we need to embrace our beauty, our differences, our bodies, our personalities.  We need to stop striving to all be & look the same, & instead embrace the freedom of vulnerability.

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