Classy, Sassy and a Little Smart Assy – Boudoir Photography

Have you every thought about scheduling a boudoir photo session? If so, stop thinking about it and do it! Boudoir photography is much more than gorgeous photos. It’s about giving women — all women, an opportunity to feel beautiful regardless of shape, size or imperfections. It’s about celebrating your body and loving yourself when society…

What If You Died Tomorrow?

by Karen Rose “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi Chances are you won’t die tomorrow. But if you were to disappear from earth forever in the next 24 hours, what would you do differently today? I hear many people say they would…

Be Brave

I been thinking a lot about courage. Those who survive trauma are often called brave, as if bravery were a by-product of suffering- a purple heart for a psychological wound. Yesterday I rejected being called brave. I don’t feel brave, I feel pieced together. Then I realized bravery isn’t about surviving, bravery is about speaking out. Surviving is easy, exposing the…

Love Shouldn’t Hurt

by Karen Rose Originally published in Big Island Weekly April 2013       I loved Johnny Depp. Who didn’t? Abuse takes on many forms and all abusers do not fit the stereotype of disadvantaged, alcoholic losers. Abusers can also be rich, attractive and famous. In case you’ve been on a social media hiatus, you’ve probably…