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Recently, I received an email from a photography client who loved the photos I took of her family, but…ummm…herself? Not so much. She went on to describe WHY she didn’t like herself in the photos and what specific action she needed to take to remediate that problem next time they take family photos. The funny thing is, I…

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  • JanaDecember 2, 2016 - 9:13 pm

    This is so good, Amy – and so true! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

I am woman. Born from my mother’s womb. Bloody. Bruised. Breathing, bright and beautiful. Still in pain, her belly barren, Mama bowed low and bestowed upon me all names I’d ever need. Precious. Princess. Queen. Diva. Beautiful. Beloved Daughter. Born to bring light and life, dignity and strength, elegance and grace. I am woman. Yes. I am woman….

Three or four years ago, I started threatening my husband that I was going to cut my hair off super short and dye it blonde. I casually threatened and joked because I knew I wasn’t brave or bold enough to cut it all off. I casually threatened and joked because I knew my husband strongly prefers…

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  • Christine De LeonJune 20, 2016 - 10:21 am

    I appreciate the symbolism. Fear keeps us tied up and weighed down in what “seems” comfortable and practical, but it’s stagnant. It’s risky to make a change. But changes bring new perspectives and new growth and new life to make a healthier you…with healthier hair added in! Bravo!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie ArnoldJune 19, 2016 - 4:57 pm

    I’m glad I read this. I’m in the process of debating a major haircut as well. I think you made a great choice. You look so much younger. It looks great on you.ReplyCancel

  • LisaJune 19, 2016 - 3:21 pm

    I just stumbled across your blog from FB but wanted to comment and say how much I really LOVE your new haircut. It looks SO good on you! Also I love the perspective you bring about how it encouraged you to make other small changes or risks in your life. It is freeing when we have that knowledge about ourselves.ReplyCancel

  • Denise KormanJune 10, 2016 - 2:22 am

    I love your hair !! It is so flattering … And this blog is one of my favorite blogs…take a risk !!!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy OlsonJune 9, 2016 - 3:59 pm

    You look Amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Jaimie West BowmanJune 9, 2016 - 3:26 pm

    This is awesome Amy!! I love how you looked deeper to see what that urge was about. It looks great on you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amy JacobsonJune 9, 2016 - 3:16 pm

    Love, love, love it! I recently took 9 inches off and it feels awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Katherine BoyleJune 9, 2016 - 2:39 pm

    love it !ReplyCancel

Dear Elsa, You started middle school this week. 5th grade to be exact. I’m not sure where the years went, but here we are. You’re 10 1/2 and minutes away from completing your first week of 5th grade. I have some things I’d like to discuss with you before you get any bigger, before you…

I’ll never forget that car ride to Wisconsin Dells one year ago. The day the word beauty caused a quiet, but felt disagreement between me and my husband. You see, I’d invited him into a conversation about the development of my new blog vision, mission and core values. I wanted to talk with someone about those core values, a set…