You're totally singing that with your best Janet Jackson attitude aren't you? You're welcome for that little song that will be playing in your head the rest of the day. But seriously, what have you done lately for YOU? You can't pour from an empty cup! Self-care isn't all bubble baths and trips to the spa, although I do enjoy those things. It could be coffee with a friend, an hour on your porch without your phone reading a good book, or going for a walk. Tell me below what you've done lately to care for your mind, body, soul. #karenshoufler
I just got back from an incredible trip to Nashville for the Hustle & Hearth Spring Retreat. I had a blast with some amazing photographers, shooting around the city, but this styled shoot was definitely a highlight! These two cuties were so, so sweet together. Yes, they are a real married couple and he ADORES her! @hustlenhearth @the_raelene @chefpenelope @katelinhayesdesserts @noahliffoperacenter @vivalastringsnashville @weddingsandeventsbyraina @_theartisanabode @alllen_make_art @freshbycarryann @hellobeautifultn615 @tn_event_designs @whiteroomformal @hersignatureevents @theblacktux @centerofthetable @rings.by.bethanycrandell @concoctionsbartending #karenshoufler #karenshouflertravels #karenshouflerweddings
I'm working hard over here behind the scenes on something new! I cannot wait to share it. What do you think it could be?????? #karenshoufler
I'm ready to head back to Florida, especially since we experienced SNOW here in Illinois yesterday. I'll be back in Florida in September and again in March for weddings. I've booked flights, booked Disney time while I'm there and also engagement sessions in the Fort Myers and Orlando areas. ⠀ ⠀ #karenshouflerbride #karenshouflercouple #karenshouflerwedding ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #fortmyers #centralfloridawedding #floridaweddingphotographer #fortmyerswedding #downtownfortmyers
It's been a fun few days down here in Nashville connecting with other amazing women, relaxing and learning from each other. It's easy as women to feel guilty for getting away and enjoying some time without our kids and the demands of running a household. But, it's so good for us to get away to rest and refresh so that we can go back ready to re-engage with our families. It's also good to get out of our office, take a step away from our businesses and then get back home and get back in the game. I think everyone should schedule time away on a regular basis. It's good for you, your business and your family.
Courtney and Josh got married almost three weeks ago and I'm still smiling from their beautiful day. Courtney was smiling like this the entire day and the way Josh looks at her is just precious. #karenshouflerbride #karenshouflercouple
There's a lot of talk about self care these days and how important it is. But, what exactly is self care? When we talk about it in the context of entrepreneurship, most of the time we are talking about a definition similar to this one I found online, the practice of taking an active role is protecting one's own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. When we use this as the definition of self care and the importance of practicing it for men and women, young and old, it looks a lot different then performing the necessary good hygiene practices that we do every day. It's about what gives you rest, what gives you life, what renews your spirit, what reconnects you with yourself, God, and your people. I sent out a little survey earlier this week and asked people various questions about self-care in their own lives. What I found is that so many people don't even know what kind of things they could do to bring renewal and joy and peace back to their lives. Several people said that self-care feels selfish. I think this is a really common feeling, especially for women. We think that we have to take care of everyone else first, but then we end up worn out, cranky, likely unhealthy and sometimes even depressed. How does that help us serve others well? It really doesn't. We can pour from an empty cup. You can't love and serve your family or your clients well if you haven't taken care of yourself. So, what's one thing you can do today that will create space for you to practice a little self-care? What's one thing that you can say NO to in order to take 30 minutes for yourself and go on a walk or read a book or have coffee with a friend?
Ross and Lexi’s engagement session in Greenville, NC included a cute dog, some dense fog, a graffitied mountain and a random gentleman on the side of the road selling jam and pickles. You can read all about it and see the beautiful photos we captured in the fog at Bald Rock on the blog today. Link in profile. #karenshouflerbride #karenshouflercouple @lwilken14 @rossmanthony
I don't know about you, but spring makes me want to get in the car, roll the windows down, crank up the music and just drive. Okay, so most days it's a mini van and we are cruising around listening to Veggie Tales, but whatever! Haha! I love catching a plane to a fun destination, but there's just something about a road trip that seems like such an adventure to me. I'm heading out tomorrow all by myself to drive six hours south to Nashville and I'm working on the perfect play list. Anyone have a great road trip play list to share with me on Spotify? What's your favorite road trip music?