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Zoe + Phoenix In-Home Family Photographer

Roxanna and Alex “GET ME.”
They said, “let’s shoot on the pile of laundry on the guest bed that never dissapears.”
YES YES YES YES!!! I am not kidding, this was one of the most inspiring scenes of 2018!
I know you don’t believe me, but its true: )

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It’s Time! The FREE Self-Empowerment PDF is Available!!!

HOW do you begin to start living the life of your dreams!?!
I have found ONE very common step that almost everyone is not aware of!!! And it’s probably not what you’re thinking!! This critical step is the TRUE foundation to building your dream life!!
If you’re read to uncover what is holding you back, Click Here.

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Why I am Open About Marriage Struggles

My client messaged me recently saying that because we’ve been open with our marriage struggles, when her and her husband were struggling, she realized there wasn’t anything WRONG with them and they could truly work through it!!!!!!!! Then, the more she talked about it with her friends, she realized they all had similar issues!!! Ladies, if there’s one thing I know for a 100% fact, it’s that every partnership has issues. The minute you have a heart-to-heart conversation with someone, they will usually tell you what’s REALLY going on, way way way beyond their Instagram feed! If you’ve had a real convo with me, you know how open I am because I understand the true FACT that I am not alone in my struggles.

That’s why I have a tribe of female friends, we all deal with very similar issues!! It’s usually about wanting our men to open up, talk a little more, or how we keep expecting our men to be different than who they really are, instead of embracing who they are, as is!!!!!! It’s hard!! (Wanting my husband to grow, evolve, and be better is different because it’s the SAME standard I hold myself to. Pushing each other to be BETTER. Human growth is essential!)

I do believe in dumping my feelings onto my friends (sometimes) because, I want to be told: “I UNDERSTAND!! me too!!!! You’re NOT crazy.” Because most of the time, my emotional/feeling center feels very crazy compared to a guys!! (…I think because most men aren’t taught how to ACCESS that emotional center!)

I am also super passionate about breaking the stigma associated with therapy/ counseling because the more we talk about it, the more accepted therapy becomes, the more couples will utilize this gift, and in turn,
RELATIONSHIPS WILL BE SAVED.

Me and my gorgeous husband photographed by Rachel Jane : )

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The First Step to Stop Judging Other People

“Dogma: A principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.
Greek meaning: that which one thinks is true.”

Humans are so funny. They often bounce around from one dogma to the next, thinking they’re free along the way. They reject one church, believing they’ve left right and wrong rigidity and the shame game behind them… that they found “freedom” under a new church or spirituality, but that “freedom” is cloaked in just another flavor of right and wrong. It’s still dogma. It’s: “I’m right and if you don’t believe like me, well… you’re wrong.” This happens CONSTANTLY in life! Especially with health…..Gluten Free, keto, veganism…or, what about pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine?!?! One is right, the other is wrong! Home birth and hospital births. Black and white, right vs wrong.  Parenting…different parenting styles… whether kids should have electronics: ) Or what about politics!?! One party is RIGHT, the other is wrong (WAY wrong.) And… “there should only be ONE party!! The one I believe in!” We may not speak those words, but they are thoughts/beliefs in our minds. Or lastly Spirituality, which can be so similar to religion….. “you’re truly spiritual if you do ‘this this this this and this.’”

THE PROBLEM with dogma, is that it urges us to JUDGE OTHERS. Our dogmatic beliefs tell us, “I am right, you are wrong.” To find the dogmas in your life, examine the areas in which you judge the most… Diet? Parenting? Politics?? The first step is becoming aware of the areas that make us judge others the most. Awareness is always the first step to change. We cannot change that which we are not aware of.
We spend our lives living amongst boxes of different dogmas but they ALL smell the exact same! Are you ready to attempt to see the rigidity of beliefs in your own life for what they TRULY are? We really love to lie to ourselves. Humans typically love being right and want others to follow in their same exact footprints! But, why can’t we stay in our own lane? Why can’t we look at our own lives only, instead of analyzing those of our friends and family and community?

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