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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 […]

Big Picture, Mindset

Why the Internet Isn’t Real Life (So Get Over It)

It’s becoming a cultural phenomenon that bouts of depression, anxiety, FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), relationship breakups and other issues are resulting from the Internet (social media in particular). And it’s known that the Internet and technology make us feel like we’re connecting with these invisible people from all over the world, yet it’s tearing apart real-life relationships and families because we’re always on our cell phones at dinner. And it’s more than simply going on a “digital detox” to get our heads out of the interwebs and back into real life. Yes, real businesses, real money, real education, real […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

1-Brand Makeup Tutorial ft. Gressa Skin

  Summertime means “summer-proof” makeup, and Gressa Skin is a great overall brand for budge-proof cosmetics. Its foundation, blush, eye tints, bronzer and more are cream or liquid-to-powder formulations, meaning they start off as a cream or liquid and then dry down to a semi-matte finish, ensuring a long-lasting makeup for those hot and humid days. In this video collaboration with Petit Vour, we show you a step-by-step makeup tutorial featuring products from Gressa Skin. Shop affordable samples and full-sized Gressa products at Petit Vour, our favorite online shop for everything vegan and cruelty-free beauty! Click to shop all Gressa […]

Beauty, Green Bath/Body/Hair

DIY Haircut Tutorial

  WARNING: This video may contain very cringe-worthy scenes of live hair cutting. If you are a hair stylist or beauty professional, sorry! This was a much-requested video for a DIY haircutting tutorial, since I’ve been cutting my hair by myself, in my bathroom, for the last 8 months. It’s a super-simple straight across cut, no layers, no bangs, no asymmetrical angular shaping complicated-ness. Just. Straight. Across. Some common questions: Q: Do you get split ends when you cut your hair yourself? A: I haven’t experienced split ends but you have to make sure your scissors are sharp so that […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Review: Honest Beauty Contour Kit + Tutorial

  We love contouring, all day everyday. Call us a little over-the-top, but adding a little extra definition (especially when wearing a medium/full coverage foundation that ultimately eliminates the dimensions of the face), is a staple in our makeup routine. The new Honest Beauty Contour Kit (retail $34) is a great palette for contour’ers of any skill level, thanks to its 2 dark matte contour shades + 1 shimmer highlighter. The cream formulas are easy to blend, and you can even use just your fingers to apply. Click to shop Honest Beauty!

Business, Entrepreneurship

1 Book That Will Change Your Life (and Business)

Yes, this is yet another rave for “4-Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss. If you haven’t read the 4-Hour Workweek, stop whatever other book you’re currently reading and pick up this one instead. It’s that important to your life and business. For those that are unfamiliar with the 4-Hour Workweek (4HWW), the main premise is that most of us simply overwork, and that our work can be condensed into a shorter period of time if we cut out distractions and unimportant tasks, and focus on what matters most. Using the term “4-hours” is unrealistic for most of us (especially bootstrapping entrepreneurs), […]

Big Picture, High Performance

How to Get Anything You Want (In Life and Business)

Yikes, it’s so hype-y to say, but there’s really a strategy to get anything you want in life and business. It’s often an overlooked part of our day, yet it’s always the small things that get us, right? You just have to work long and hard for whatever you want. Period. There’s no magic bullet or secret sauce for achieving any goal. Olympians train for 6 hours a day, 6-7 days a week, for 10 years (or longer) before trying for the Olympic games. CEO’s work 7-days a week for 30 years. If I want to have nice hair all […]