Episode 7 - Bambi on Rewiring our Brain

Episode 7 - Bambi on Rewiring our Brain

Learning to cope with the anxiety our brain creates and how we can take back control is the subject of the this podcast. Bambi suffered from panic disorder and debilitating anxiety and learned how to control the panic before it escalated to a full blown attack.  She is now a brain coach and helps people learn how to control their brain and anxiety. 

Episode 6 - Michelle on Receiving the Greatest Trust that can be Bestowed

Episode 6 - Michelle on Receiving the Greatest Trust that can be Bestowed

As this story shows a lot of how things play out it life may depend on your heart. And your actions. And on the way you treat and respect others. 

Listen to Michelle's story for proof of just that. I love a story with a happy ending. And I am so excited to share this uplifting story as the start to our second season of storytelling!

Sam - Senior Portraits | Dancer | Westbrook Maine

Sam - Senior Portraits | Dancer | Westbrook Maine

Sam is on the cusp of being an adult. She is full of passion for dancing and has a wonderful smile! I am always so amazed by what the human form can do. I fall in love with dancers every time I get to watch them through my lens. I am so grateful for the opportunity to capture people doing the things that they love. 

Cheers to your amazing self, Sam!

Fierce Feminine

Fierce Feminine

This is a specific series. It's about claiming the feminine. About seeing that as wonderful, beautiful, and delicate, as well as strong, fiery, and fierce. Because I know lots of fierce girls who love to play dress up and who also climb trees, dig in the dirt, play sports, and stand up for themselves. I want them to know they can be all those things at the same time. That they can be feminine and fierce.

Episode 5 Nora - No Shame, Life after Attempting Suicide

Episode 5  Nora - No Shame, Life after Attempting Suicide

Nora's story is heart breaking and powerful. She suffered a huge loss as a teen and spiraled into darkness that wouldn't lift. It lead her to rock bottom. More than once. She hid her feelings and pretended she was fine for many years. She learned the hard way how hiding and stuffing sadness down doesn't work for her and what she needed to do to change the course of her life. She learned to live. It was a long hard road. 

Episode 4 - Kathy on Dealing with Darkness

Episode 4 - Kathy on Dealing with Darkness

Kathy is just like you and me. Someone you might see in the line at the grocery store or meet in your networking group. She is married and has two kids and a runs a successful business. That's the stuff we all know about each other. The things that we share with people. What we let people see of us. Then there are the things that we don't share. Kathy decided that she wanted to get brave and share her story about dealing with depression and anxiety. She has dealt with both of those things her whole life. 

Episode 3 - Maura - One Caretakers Strength - A Child with the Invisible Illness

Episode 3 - Maura - One Caretakers Strength - A Child with the Invisible Illness

One of the things that can strike at anytime is disease or illness. It can sneak up when you think everything is just fine. I am guilty of being afraid of this for my daughter for sure. So what happens when your child gets diagnosed with an illness that currently isn't curable? How do you deal with that pain, and then learn to cope with it every single day? That is Maura's story.

Episode 2 - Elizabeth - What's at stake when we don't speak up?

Episode 2 - Elizabeth - What's at stake when we don't speak up?

When I first heard Elizabeth's story my mouth hung open. Then I immediately teared up and cried as she kept talking. I remembered all the times I didn't stand up for myself. The times I can look back on when I knew I wanted to say something, but just didn't for all the reasons that we don't. And the ways that not speaking up didn't serve me or totally changed me. 

Episode 1 - Anna on Finding Yourself, Getting Un-Lost

Episode 1 - Anna on Finding Yourself, Getting Un-Lost

Part of my goal for The Gardenia Project is to not only help women feel empowered by sharing their stories, but to shine a light on the realities of our lives that we are often too afraid or embarrassed to talk about publicly. I want to change the dialog. I think that by sharing our stories (however dark they may seem to us) they will loose their power over us. Things that are hidden remain big and scary. Things that are shared remind us of the ways we can connect to each other, that we are not alone.

Beginners and Advanced Photography Classes with me offered in Westbrook, Maine studio

Beginners and Advanced Photography Classes with me offered in Westbrook, Maine studio

It's really a lot of fun to learn how to use all the settings on your camera and not have the camera make the choices for you. You have so much more control over the images you create once you learn these basic principles! I help this learning process to be easy and fun! Saturday April 1st is the next Beginners Class & Saturday April 22nd is the Advanced Class!