You know what makes me really uncomfortable?
Asking someone how their day is going, hearing a mundane “fine” in response, chatting about the weather, saying “take care” without actually caring.
I hate small talk.
Small talk is cheap, lazy, and boring.
You know what I want to hear about?
What keeps you up at night?
Who makes you laugh the most?
When are you the happiest?
Where do you dream of traveling to?
Why did you stop calling your mother?
The easiest way to have these types of conversations with people?
Share a giant slab of your heart with them.
Tell them about your shitty day and your incredible sex life because small talk is worthless and vulnerability is beautiful.
So go ahead, share your heart with me below👇 I want a deeper relationship with you and I’ll reply to every single share🖤
📷Portrait by @portraits_by_ana
When a client tells me they've lost weight, I'm so incredibly happy for them, and impressed with their dedication! But when they tell me they can smile when they look in the mirror, that they finally can sleep after years of insomnia, that they have a period again after amenorrhea, that their mental health has improved or they've lowered their medication dosage, that their digestive issues are gone, that they look forward to exercising or that they no longer fear food or ... UGH! My whole heart bursts 😭🖤
I love leading people towards their best selves. It was only after years of anxiety, depression, digestive issues, insomnia, eating disorders and constant fatigue that it dawned on me .... You are supposed to feel good! Why are we all walking around tolerating painful symptoms, discomfort and unhappiness? You are supposed to feel good. Not just okay. You are supposed to feel fucking great, and energetic and vital actually!
. "But, is this ever going to make you rich?" This has been my parents' question for a while now. It's scary starting your own business while your family of pragmatic doctors, CEOs and oil & gas employees question your every move. .
Get ready for one hell of a cliché ... You're going to gag .... I am rich, guys. Rich in fulfillment 🙈 I truly cannot think of a career path I'd rather pursue. I know this is what I'm meant to do. I have seen the change I have helped orchestrate in people's lives - and the happiness it provides me with often brings me to tears. Seriously. I'm so humbled that people trust me with their insecurities, vulnerabilities and details of their lives. I'm so honoured to help the people I do. And I'd love to help you, too! You know where to find me 😉 DM / e-mail / website link in bio to set up a plan for living a "hell yes!" life
📸: The gorgeous, talented photographer with a heart of gold & a million-dollar smile @mollyyli
Model @elyse_roberge .
Assistant @josainis_photographer .
Taken at the NUMA studio
I use Instagram like a photo journal. It’s something to track my progress. .
Learning studio lighting has been quite the journey so far, and it just started! It has taken me back to when I started taking portraits outside with natural light, Which is both exciting and intimidating! .
This feed will be turning into my indoor progress. I won’t be able to post as much because I won’t have 2 months worth of content in the que. But I am excited for all the successes and “failures” (you never fail when you are learning)
David Youn was in on Saturday inspecting his first of three pretty large canvases. Five by three feet. We’re now ready to coat and stretch. Soon to be installed in a residential lobby. Great job David! @dyounphoto #yycphotography#printedbyresolve
One of the biggest lessons I've being taught this year is enjoy where I am at. I've been so frantic, stressed and all over the place trying to get so many things done and in that busyness I gloss over small details. But then I end up having to fix all those details which take up SO much more of my time than than if I had paid attention to it earlier.
I'm always learning what it means to really enjoy where I am at instead of being pressed by where I should be and where I was. I'm learning to enjoy because one day I will look back and regret that I didn't take that time.