Category: Self Acceptance

Simple Ways to Feel Confident in Your Body This Summer

Women eating ice cream enjoying their summer vacation and feeling confident in their bodies

As the weather begins to warm up, we get excited about all the outdoor adventures and opportunities during the summer months. From days spent at the beach to outdoor patios for lunch, the long, hot days ahead are bound to be fun. With warmer weather comes fewer layers of clothes that protect us from the… Read more »

Why Saying “I Will be Happy When” is Holding You Back

Lock with gold key and Happiness tag

What does it mean to be happy? Does happiness come from the number on the scale or the approval of others? Is happiness something we must chase down and catch, only to hold onto for a short while, until it slips through our fingers again? The “I’ll be Happy When” Syndrome When was the last… Read more »

How Embracing Vulnerability Will Make Your Life Better

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Let’s face it; most of us don’t like to be vulnerable. Being real with other people about your weaknesses, struggles, challenges, and desires is not easy. Too often, we feel as though we need to put on a permanent front of strength and resilience. But nobody has it together all the time, and the more… Read more »

2020 Brand Ambassador Search!

Outgoing!Fearless!Body Positive!Passionate!Social Media Savvy! Does this sound like you? The Pouting Room is looking for courageous, spirited women willing to join our brand ambassador program! Our ambassador babes will focus on spreading the word about what a boudoir session at The Pouting Room is really like, and will be proud to share their boudoir photos… Read more »

Self-Acceptance for Beginners

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Learning to be okay with who you are and eventually coming to love that person is anything but easy. Too many people look at self-acceptance as a finite destination, rather than an ongoing process of peaks and valleys. While there are no shortcuts on the road to self-love, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any guideposts… Read more »

What is Body Neutrality?

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The conversation around self-love has shifted and expanded considerably in recent years to be much more diverse and inclusive! The ongoing dialogue today includes many different perspectives and philosophies on how to best practice self-care and maintain a healthy mindset. One of the newer doctrines sweeping the blogosphere is body neutrality. Because we prioritize the… Read more »

Reasons to Do a Boudoir Shoot as an Older Woman

Day of the shoot

A widely held misconception is that only young, fit women are attractive enough to do boudoir photography—a heavily flawed belief. First and foremost, it is critical to note that there is not one standard definition of what makes someone beautiful. The second mistake this assumption makes is that beauty can be limited or determined by… Read more »

Three Self-Love Books Every Woman Should Read

Self-Love Books for Women

At the Pouting Room, we’re all about self-love. We believe that every woman is uniquely gorgeous and amazing, including you! For many women, however, self-love can be a difficult concept to put into practice. We’re so prone to self-criticism, and the messages we get from the media don’t help either. Learning to love yourself unconditionally… Read more »

How to Find Beauty in Yourself

Finding beauty in yourself

Quick: think of one thing you absolutely love about yourself! If you’re like many, you might find that challenging. Plenty of women immediately turn to self-criticism: My thighs are too big. I never lost the baby weight. I’m always having a bad hair day. At the Pouting Room, we’re here to tell you to stop… Read more »

Body Positivity: What Does It Really Mean?

Who says you have to be a size 2 or have perfectly toned abs to be beautiful, sexy and confident? A new way of thinking, body positivity, empowers us to accept and love ourselves as we are. You may have heard the term before, but what does body positivity really mean? If you’re “body positive,”… Read more »