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Sleep & Stress, Well Being

Hacks for Better Sleep, Naturally

Dear Sleep, I miss you. Please come back to me. How many times have we thought this or written it down in a journal? Sleep, it’s one of those natural human needs that somehow gets tossed to the wayside. Thanks to work, family, friends and the internet webs, it seems like we just can’t get enough shut eye these days. But instead of thinking of sleep as an optional activity, where we can shortcut our snooze time in order to make way for other priorities, the act of sleep itself should be regarded up there with eating and going to […]

Business

Top 3 Tools for Beautiful DIY Graphics

Having a website or blog isn’t just about the words on the page, but making it look visually appealing, too. First impressions really are the most important, especially for a stranger or new site visitor that’s checking you out for the first time on your website, blog or social media accounts. People often make split-second decisions on if they will like your brand or not solely based on how you “look” in the online world. A big problem for online brands and bloggers is creating graphics yourself (I’ve been there and I’m still struggling with this), since outsourcing for graphic […]

Big Picture, Mindset

Best Excuses for Failing at Life

Now that I have your attention for a little bit, we’re going to talk about the 5 best excuses people make that ensures a life of unfulfilled dreams. We’ve all been there: the going gets real tough and so we quit. From small things like those pesky New Year’s gym membership (“I swear I’m going to go every day”) resolutions to quitting a life’s passion. We make excuses, belittle ourselves and compare ourselves to others, and even worse, we blame other people for why we are quitting. Where there’s a will, there’s definitely a way. Let’s take a look at […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Top Brown Smoky Eyeshadows

This has got to be one of the most boring topics: dark brown eyeshadow. But funny enough, it’s one of the most purchased eye product categories due to its neutrality and versatility. Here are my top favorite picks for all-natural and cruelty-free dark brown eyeshadows, perfect alone for a 1-step brown smoky eye, or paired with other eyeshadows for more complicated looks. w3ll People Elitist Eyeshadow in Camel One of the only loose eyeshadow brands I will tolerate, w3ll’s formula is smooth and pigmented. This color has bronze microshimmer to create warmth and interest. Pat on the eyelid with a […]

Business, Entrepreneurship

How to Pick the Perfect Business

The biggest sticking point for most new business owners (other than figuring out a company name) is what product to actually sell. Physical product, digital product, service? Online or brick-and-motor store? For women, men, kids, teens, tweens, millennials, mid-life crisis-ers? Amazon, Etsy, eBay? Udemy or Skillshare? There’s a ton of options, no wonder why we really get stuck on this point. It wasn’t until 2 random incidents happened, ironically within a 24 hour span, that changed the course of my own business. I was pow-wowing on the phone with my BFF, as our conversations always end up about business. As […]

Beauty, Natural Skin Care

All-Natural Summer Skin & Hair Staples 2016

We wait all year for the best season of life: summer. It’s when we let our hair down in beachy waves, bask in the sun’s rays, and wonder how we let ourselves go the first time we don a pair of shorts. Never fear, here are a few summer necessities to help you get your glow on safely and naturally. Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-in Conditioner Short or long hair, we are all mermaids who need some tender loving care. To keep our hair healthy from the sun’s rays, Yarok Feed Your Ends will keep your hair soft, conditioned, never […]

Big Picture, High Performance

Top 5 Hacks for High Performance

Do you miss being productive, full of creative moments, and energy? Do you feel that you’re not performing to your fullest potential? Or, was there a time in your life you felt like a rock star and want to get back that feeling all over again? If you are nodding your head to any of these questions, then you’re in luck. As the resident Health Advisor at TERIMIYAHIRA, my Ph.D. in Social-Health Psychology allows me to share my professional research training experience with you. By disseminating sound research findings and the latest medical studies, the true hope of helping someone […]

Blogging, Business

How to Become an Expert at Anything

Our culture loves experts. Look at the YouTubers that make millions of dollars by filming themselves and posting the video to the Internet. Those YouTubers wouldn’t be making millions of dollars if it weren’t for their audience that values and respects their opinions and see them as experts in some sort of capacity. Yet many of those “YouTube gurus” didn’t even graduate college, they’re not prior millionaires, or have any other claim to fame or expertise outside of their YouTube channel. So why are they considered as “experts” or “household names” in their field? It’s because they have a large […]

Big Picture, Mindset

5 Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety or nervousness? Jitters or heart attack? Constant state of panic or briefly scared? Yep, we all feel this way from time to time, since life is usually not a bed of roses for most of us! But before jumping into the anxiety boat, make sure to carefully and thoughtfully meet with a mental health physician to determine that you indeed meet the criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the DSM-V (Glasofer, 2016) so that you can be properly and promptly treated. As the resident Health Advisor at TERIMIYAHIRA, my Ph.D. in Social-Health Psychology allows me to share my professional […]

Beauty, Natural Skin Care

10 All Natural Brands at Sephora

Sephora, the mecca of the most glamorous beauty selections, has been growing its conglomerate of all-natural and cruelty-free brands. This provides beauty lovers in transition from conventional beauty with more selection and in-person buying power than ever before. From skincare to blush to lip color, enter keywords “natural beauty” or “cruelty-free” on Sephora.com to see what it has to offer. Tata Harper Tata Harper is 100% natural, non-toxic, and cruelty-free. The highly coveted Resurfacing Mask is a beta-hydroxy treatment that will leave your skin smooth and glowing. Another fan-favorite is the Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in five adorable shades […]