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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 […]

Blogging, Business

(Audience) Numbers Don’t Mean a Thing

Your audience numbers don’t mean a thing. That’s right. The size of your audience doesn’t actually equate to how successful your blog, business or sales will be. There are many bloggers who turn their 500-person audience into a full-time job. Then there are brands who have an audience of 100,000 people yet still suffer from low sales. Why? Because the number of fans, followers and subscribers don’t paint the entire picture of the relationship between you (or your brand) and your audience. It’s the relationship that we’re after here. How close your audience emotionally feels and connects with you or […]

Big Picture, Mindset

How to Identify (and Get Rid Of) Toxic People

We all want happiness, fulfillment, joy and abundance. It’s a lot of inner work that must be done to get to this point in life (and it’s always a work in progress, and not so much a “destination”). Yet oftentimes, what’s holding us back from contentment in life isn’t us, but others. As the saying goes, you are the average of the 5 closest people in your life. If that holds true, we need to be very particular, selective and mindful of who those 5 people are. This is why negative, pessimistic, and otherwise “bad” or toxic people need to […]