HAPPY THANKSGIVING! My Gratitude List A to Z



Who is excited for Thanksgiving week? ME! We get a short work week, quality time with those we love, yummy food, naps without guilt and time to focus on what we are truly grateful for. I’m looking forward to sitting on my mom’s couch, turning off my brain and catching up on magazines together. Have I mentioned how much I love being in Texas and able to jaunt down to Houston to see my folks? This Thanksgiving Day marks our 2 year anniversary living in Dallas.

Time has flown.

So much has happened.

Amazing doors have opened. 

My heart is full.

I have to say, this is one of the greatest gifts I am grateful for this week. Like any big move, we’ve had our share of wonky moments- but Dallas has become home and we are grateful for the beautiful souls in the city who have embraced us with open arms. It proves stepping out into the unknown is always rewarding.

Thanksgiving week is the perfect lead in to the holiday season and end of the year. What’s better than ending the year full of gratitude?!? This mindset and practice will set you up for success in the new year. Hello 2016!


Does expressing gratitude come easy to you or do you find it difficult to focus on your blessings in the midst of your burdens?  Practicing gratitude has become a daily part of my life, but it wasn’t always that way. I was a chronic complainer and my life was a reflection of it. I was a mess, my life was a mess and my thoughts were a mess. It all starts with your thoughts so if you need a little help getting started on living a life of gratitude and changing the way you think- keep it simple with an A to Z list. We all have so much to be grateful for and the more you focus on those things,  you’ll unlock an abundance of blessings to flow to you and chase you down.

Join me in creating a fun list. I am grateful for:

A- Accessories. They are my obsession and add an exclamation point to any outfit.

B- Bible. My favorite ‘self help’ book! Joyce Meyer has a great amplified version:


C- Coats. They keep us warm on chilly days like today. (If you live in DFW, please drop off your gently worn coats to the Campbell Agency on Oak Lawn & Blackburn for their coat drive)

D- Dogs. My little Zoe has been the best companionship. She’s also been in a pain in the butt, but I love her. She’s a bundle of love.

E- Encouragement. Just this morning I received the most heartfelt email from my Spiritual mentor. Not sure what I would do without her encouragement! #GodSend

F- Faith. Without it, we remain in a hopeless state. Being filled with Faith gives you strength to face each day.

G- God. Without Him, I would be a drug addict, dead, depressed and totally defeated.

H- _________________( fill in the blank)

I- Independence. At times I can be too independent, but I’m so grateful my parents raised me to be an independent woman. It’s important to know you can rely on yourself!

J- _________________(fill in the blank)

K- Kale. It makes my morning smoothie super yummy and packed with antioxidants.

L- Love. My life is overflowing with it. #Blessed

M- ________________ (fill in the blank)

N- Naps. I love them and will take them any time I can!

O- “Oceans”. My all time favorite song by Hillsong.

P- Patience. I’m always running low on it, but getting better with age. Being patient takes away so much stress!

Q- Quinoa. It’s healthy, yummy and a great rice replacement.

R- _________________(fill in the blank)

S- Sisterhood. The women in my life who love me just as I am, call me out on my s@&*, help me shine brighter and pray for me when I’m weak are the sisters God let me choose. Also, this SOS Sistahood has changed my life!

T- Truth. Authenticity and honesty in people are the most attractive attributes to me. I’m always so grateful for people who keep it real!

U- Underwire Bras. Go ahead and LOL… gravity is taking over and they help the “girls” stay cute and perky! Here’s my favorite daily bra by DKNY:



V- ________________(fill in the blank)

W- Walks. My natural anti-depressant. I started taking long power walks around 12 or 13 when I was approaching my treacherous teen years. Helps keep me sane and organize my crazy creative thoughts.

X- ________________(good luck with that one..fill in the blank)

Y- Yellow. One of my favorite colors. Brightens even the most dreary day.

Z- Zzzz’s. Did I mention I love to sleep? I’m so grateful when I can catch up on sleep on the weekend.


You’re probably thinking,

“Only on Tiff’s blog can you talk Bibles AND Bras !!” 

Hey, I keep it real. They are 2 things we can’t live without.

Please share your ideas and what you filled in the blanks with! 

Wishing you all a very blessed Thanksgiving week.

I am grateful for YOU!







Are you sick of hearing about my detox yet? Well, sista– this is the final and most important post about it so please listen up. I mentioned about three weeks ago in the post about rebounding  that I was dealing with some crazy fatigue. My holistic doc found out I was dealing with several issues. Immediately, he put me on a detox program and let me tell you- today, I feel like a new woman! WooHoo! My energy is back and that fog has lifted from my brain. Feels good to be able to put together a complete sentence again- LOL! The weekend I completed the detox, I embarked on one of the busiest work and event weeks that I’ve had this year -complete with a quick job in LA- and I felt amazing. I was worried I wouldn’t have the stamina to pull it all off, but I DID IT!  God works in mysterious ways and I was able to walk barefoot on the beach (for the negative ions…also recommended by my doc) on the final day of my detox. The above photo was how I was greeted in Santa Monica. #BlessedAndHealthy

I am passionate about giving you ladies style tips so you look great, but if you don’t feel strong, healthy, sharp and energetic then the fab clothes really don’t do much. When you feel good, you look good and you go out into the world and do good! 

At the end of October, I slowly eased into the detox by starting just a few things my doc recommended. It’s too shocking to our body to start off with everything at once. I began cutting back on meats and eating much cleaner/organic. I added rebounding and dry brushing daily to stimulate my lymphatic system, cut back on coffee (grrrrrr!!) to one cup in the morning instead of two and stopped drinking alcohol. The second week, I added daily juicing to the regimen. I love the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain because it’s easy to use and clean up.  For this detox, I used primarily veggies and no fruits to cut back on the sugar. Beets and carrots have a lot of sugar so I would use one or the other and not both at the same time. If you just cannot deal with the “earthy” flavor, add a small apple for sweetness.


The final and most important part of the detox was the 5-Day Kidney Detox by Dr. Schulze.  I admit to being a bit nervous about it, but it really wasn’t that bad! Drinking lemon water was already part of my morning routine so that was easy although I had to drink 2-3 times more than normal with added cayenne. Sipped on a delicious tea throughout the day and that’s about it. You also need to plan it during a week that you can keep a light schedule because you pee a zillion times a day as your body is getting rid of the toxins. I read the book that came in the packet and realize now how important our kidneys are. Knowledge is power!


1.Your kidneys clean ALL of the blood in your body EVERY HOUR!

2.Your kidneys balance your body’s fluid levels, stopping water retention, as well as dehydration.

3.Hypertension is the #1 reason Americans die of heart attacks and strokes. Your kidneys regulate your blood pressure!

4.Your kidneys are responsible for the assimilation of vitamins into your bloodstream.

5.Your kidneys regulate and control the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to every cell in your body.


“Every organ in your body DEPENDS on your kidneys staying healthy and strong. In fact, all the cells in your body need nutrition brought IN and waste eliminated OUT, and they need your KIDNEYS to do this!

Your kidneys weigh about five ounces each and are roughly the same size as your fist, but they filter 96 GALLONS of your blood EVERY DAY!” –Dr. Schulze


If you love your girlfriends and care about their health, please share this with them.

Please comment and let me know if you’ve done this type of detox before.

Strut, Shine & Soar Sista!

Love, Tiff xo

GINGER: One Ingredient = Many Benefits! By Guest Blogger Stacey Marshall


In this article, I’m going to share with you some information about a powerful, nutritional herb and compound, ginger.

Ginger is extremely versatile in its interaction inside the human body:

  1. It is proven to be an extremely potent pain reliever than box-standard pain killers
  2. Studies have shown it to be more effective at improving digestion than over-the-counter digestive medications
  3. It’s been proven to reduce symptoms of nausea

Ginger root has been used for thousands of years for its health benefits. As I mentioned earlier, one of the main benefits of consuming ginger is that it reduces inflammation.

A recent medical study, published out of Denmark, and published in the Journal of Arthritis, found that:

If you consume just a small amount of ginger, it is more effective at reducing your pain symptoms and inflammation than pain killers given by general practitioners today.

So again, if you’re trying to reduce pain and inflammation, ginger is more effective than many medications, according to the Journal of Arthritis.

Ginger is also very effective in improving the digestive function. If an individual suffers from some kind of inflammation in the intestines, this could well be a warning sign of GI inflammation. Things like eczema, acne, psoriasis, or certain types of skin blemishes are a warning sign, that you probably have inflammation in your digestive tract. Ginger is a great way of reducing these symptoms.

Not only has ginger proven to reduce inflammation, it also supports digestive health. Another incredible thing about ginger is that it aids digestion due to its prebiotics content. It contains a specific type of fiber, which causes good bacteria to grow in that area.

For all the dieters out there, a healthy digestive system aids weight loss, which is another benefit of using this ingredient.

Last but not least, ginger is very effective at reducing symptoms of nausea. So, if you’re ever going to be flying in an airplane, or let’s say, going on a boat all day, and you get sea sick, taking ginger is one of the best things you can possibly do.

You can rub a small amount of ginger essential oil behind your ear. One of the things physicians advise their patients over the years who’ve had arthritis, and diabetes, and other symptoms of inflammation, is to drink ginger tea.


It’s very easy to make:

  1. Boil green tea
  2. Slice up ginger root
  3. Boil ginger root for 30 minutes (it releases anti-inflammatory compounds)

Try just drinking ginger green tea throughout the entire week.

Alternatively, break off a piece of ginger, or throw it in a smoothie. Ginger can be great with blueberries and peaches because it adds some really good flavor.

Remember all the benefits from ginger:

  1. It is powerful at reducing inflammation
  2. Can reduce symptoms of nausea
  3. Supports digestion
  4. Contains prebiotics

Get more of this super herb ginger in your diet. Medical science proves it, and history proves it, so how much more persuading do you really need?

This article was written by Stacey Marshall. Stacey is a qualified nutritionist and personal trainer. You can find more of her articles on www.authenticweightloss.com.


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  8. Rahnama, Parvin, Ali Montazeri, Hassan F. Huseini, Saeed Kianbakht, and Mohsen Naseri. ‘Effect of Zingiber Officinale R. Rhizomes (ginger) on Pain Relief in Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Placebo Randomized Trial’. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 12, no. 1 (10 July 2012): 92. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-92.
  9. Schittek, Birgit, Rainer Hipfel, Birgit Sauer, Jürgen Bauer, Hubert Kalbacher, Stefan Stevanovic, Markus Schirle, et al. ‘Dermcidin: A Novel Human Antibiotic Peptide Secreted by Sweat Glands’. Nature Immunology 2, no. 12 (5 November 2001): 1133–37. doi:10.1038/ni732.

DETOX TIP #1: Jump Your Way To Feeling Good


Hey Hey Hotstuff,

For the last few months, I have – to put it bluntly – felt like dog crap! It snuck up on me because early Summer I started a new vitamin and supplement program and was feeling fairly energetic. In August, I felt faint a few times and my energy was like a yo yo. One minute, I felt fine then the next day like I was living life through mud. By the beginning of October, I was beyond fatigued and so foggy brained I was fishing for words. The PMS was intensified (poor Aaron) and I was weepy the week before my period and the week after. Do the math – that means I only had one good week. My weight fluctuated like a blow fish without changing my eating or workout program. Yes, I know at my age the hormones are ever-changing, but there seems to be more to it. With all the beautifully blessed things going on in my life- I want to be fully present to appreciate every minute of it. Not just one week a month. That simply is not God’s plan for how we should live. One of my life verses is John 10:10 which says that He came that we might have life and have it to the full until it overflows. Ummm- overflow means a lot, not just one week a month.

SCREECH!! Slamming on the breaks. No mam, I’ve had enough and this started effecting my work. Part of being a great TV Host is thinking quick on your feet. My head was feeling disconnected and for someone who is high energy and usually super sharp- this just sucks. I listened to the signals my body was giving me and consulted my holistic doctor to find out the root of my issues!

My lifestyle is healthier than most people so how on earth can I feel so lethargic, blue, achy and overall crappy? Ladies, I share this journey with you because I am on a mission to help women live their best and healthiest lives. Transparency about my journey (the good and the bad) is important to me. If I am open about my life and it helps just one of you — mission accomplished. You’ve heard me say this a million times, but – true beauty shines from the inside out. When we feel good, we look good then we can go out and do good in this world. It shocked me to find out from talking to other women that too many are living life with low energy, anxiety, depression and aches. They are misdiagnosed or the doc puts them on an anti-depressant without treating the real issues.



Many women are living with a combo of thyroid imbalance, clogged lymphatic system, candida (if you wonder what that is, watch my old video) and shot adrenal glands. If you live a high stress and anxious lifestyle, your adrenals are fatigued from working over time. First off, you need to lighten your schedule and remove as many stressors as you can. I was told that living in a high stress, congested city like Los Angeles as long as I did would definitely fatigue my adrenals. I found out this is exactly the combo of issues that I am dealing with. When both your  thyroid and adrenals are out of whack- EVERYTHING in your body goes out of whack!  I also found out that I’m “chronically dehydrated”. This was puzzling because I thought I was good about drinking water. Ask all my friends- I go everywhere with a large water bottle filled with water. When the body is dehydrated, it is a breeding ground for all kinds of bacteria buildup and infection. Just like a stagnant pool of water.


There are several simple holistic methods to balance the body. I admit, since moving to Texas- I have veered from my strict health program. Shame on me!  On top of that when life gets too busy, our health and well being are the first to suffer. This week I began a detox program and happy to say- I am already feeling a bit better. Over the next few weeks, I will share some of my detox activities, but if you are having serious issues, please talk to you doc.

[DISCLAIMER] These are holistic/Ayurvedic tips — which is one of the world’s oldest whole-body healing systems. (Developed centuries ago in India) Results may vary for each person. 


DETOX TIP #1: REBOUNDING (jumping on a mini trampoline

Your mom may have had one of these in the 80’s. Remember the Jazzercise craze and high cut leotards? Well, this is actually one of the very best exercises for overall vitality and stimulating the lymphatic system. The lymph system bathes every cell carrying nutrients to the cell and waste products away. The lymph is totally dependent on physical exercise to get it moving! It’s the best 15-20 minutes you can do for your body daily. I jump after my morning devotional time while I’m catching up on the news. A cup of coffee, green smoothie and 15 minute rebounding session gets my day started off with plenty of energy. I can literally feel the oxygen flood my body. It’s amazing!  I researched several brands and chose the Gold’s Gym 36″ Circuit Trainer – shown above. It is quick and easy to assemble, lightweight and super sturdy. If you kept it in your bedroom, it would slide easily under the bed.

Here’s the 411:

The lymphatic system is the metabolic garbage can of the body. It rids you of toxins such as dead and cancerous cells, nitrogenous wastes, infectious viruses, heavy metals, and other assorted junk cast off by the cells. The movement performed in rebounding provides the stimulus for a free-flowing system that drains away these potential poisons.

Without adequate movement, the cells are left stewing in their own waste products and starving for nutrients, a situation that contributes to arthritis, cancer and other degenerative diseases. Vigorous exercise such as rebounding [jumping on a therapeutic mini-trampoline] is reported to increase lymph flow by 15 to 30 times. Also, bones become stronger with exercise.

Vertical motion workouts such as rebounding are much different and much more beneficial and efficient than horizontal motion workouts, such as jogging or running.

It is important to realize that as you age, your body may become more toxic due to the pollutants in today’s world. It is also important to realize that if you have a disease, your cellular structure is compromised, as your cells are already being robbed of the correct oxygen, mineral and nutrient compounds that they need to stay healthy.via Wellbeingjournal.com 


  1. 20 minutes of rebounding = 1 hour of running for cardiovascular workout
  2. Strengthens the heart muscle
  3. Great for skeletal system and increasing bone mass
  4. Helps improve digestion
  5. Increases endurance on a cellular level by stimulating mitochondrial production (these are responsible for cell energy)
  6. Improves balance by stimulating the vestibule in the middle ear
  7. Helps circulate oxygen throughout the body to increase energy
  8. Improves muscle tone throughout the body
  9. Helps support the thyroid and adrenals
  10. Helps improve the effects of other exercising

Please take care of yourself sista. Life is short and we are only given one body to carry us through. I want to enjoy all of it!  Be conscious of what you are putting in your mouth and drink half your body weight in ouches of water daily.

Your body is a Temple, not a Trash can.

Don’t worry- we still have the style videos on the schedule I just need to focus on this program and sorting it all out right now. I’m excited to find out the issues and make the changes, then share those findings with you.


I would love to hear from you and if you’ve dealt with any of these issues.

Happy Jumping!

Love, Tiff


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Hello Fabulous One!

How is your October going? The holidaze are around the corner and it can be a whirlwind of stress when it should be a relaxing celebration with loved ones. I’ve had an action-packed month so far myself and needed to reach in to my spiritual toolbox for some extra guidance last weekend. I realized I have slacked on using my daily affirmations! How dare I? It’s so important to me that I walk the talk and practice what I preach, but I admit- I’ve been a slacker.

Typically, I hang them everywhere (fridge, bathroom mirror, desk, etc) to keep them smack in front of my face. Not sure why, but my house is affirmation free right now.  I have a devoted prayer + mediation time in the morning, but sometimes life is so crazy we need the additional help to keep our mindset straight. If you have been following SOS for some time now you know how strongly I believe in the power of our words and the use of daily affirmations. I had to pull out my own affirmation ebook and printed out the whole spirit section and “declaration to myself”. It really works! If you are rolling your eyes and still on the fence about affirmations, I encourage you to try it for 21 days and see how your mood and attitude shifts.

Shortly after I started the blog, I began posting affirmations on Sunday to help women (and myself) get their mind and spirit prepared for the week ahead. It quickly became the favorite post of the week and women would write me saying they would print them out.  So in 2013, I compiled 101 of the best affirmations from those Sunday posts and put them in an easy to read Ebook. Did you get yours yet?  This may be repeat info for many of you, but there are several new blog subbies I wanted to get this gift to!

Here’s an excerpt from the spirit section. They are simple, but often simple is the most effective. There are also beauty and style sections:

  1. Read more + watch TV less.
  2. Give myself a pat on the back instead of beating myself up.
  3. Attend a movie, concert or seminar that inspires me.
  4. Go BIG and stop playing rinky-dink.
  5. Be my own biggest cheerleader.
  6. Stay excited with the expectation of what’s on the other side….even though I’m not sure what it is!
  7. Not base my identity on how I look, what I wear or what I own. I am a Child of God. Period!
  8. Use power words instead of wimpy words.
  9. Embrace that quirk about myself that I’ve always hated.
  10. Make more time for girltime.
  11. Remove the mask and be truly authentic.

For the entire affirmations Ebook, simply join the mailing list on the front home page of wwwTiffanyHendra.com


“This ebook is dedicated to every woman who desires to overcome the obstacles holding her back from being her most fabulous. My hope and purpose for these affirmations & intentions is to help you clear the path and kick every obstacle to the curb. All while wearing your high heels, of course!”


Please use the hashtag #Tiffirmation when you share! Thanks.

Also, take a moment to share this with your girlfriends who may need it and I would love to hear how affirmations have helped you in your life! 


Love, Tiff

Take 10 Pounds Off Your Face


Bronzer has been part of my makeup routine for years to add a touch of sun to my yellow/olive skin. When I’m not tan, I look sickly and jondis! This year, I have worked on many projects with the top makeup artists in Dallas. I’m always curious about the new products and techniques they are using on me and this contour palette by Aesthetica Cosmetics was a must get and must share with you sistas.

If you are like me and carry weight in your face, this contour palette of 6 shades will literally take 10 lbs off. Plus, I have a very high forehead and there are tricks for taking me from a five-head back to having a normal looking forehead. I cannot believe I have just learned how to properly contour! Better late than never. The palette comes with 5 matte shades and 1 luminous highlighter which are refillable, guide booklet and great plastic graphic as a reference. Remember, it’s important to use the right brushes for contouring to get the perfect look.




CHECK OUT THIS GREAT BEFORE & AFTER! Seriously, 10 lbs are magically gone>>>



Aesthetica Palette GET HERE

Aesthetica Brush Set GET HERE

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A new video for the Fall Series is coming next week. Stay tuned!

Be Bold.

Love, Tiff

Want To Start A YouTube Channel + Share Your Message? JOIN ME OCT 17th


Hey DFW Sistas!

Since moving to Dallas, many have approached me about how to start a YouTube Channel or are just curious how I got started as a TV Host. So I began coaching aspiring talent and absolutely love helping others grow and step into their dream. After working in LA for nearly 16 years, there are so many tips and nuggets of show biz wisdom that I have to share. I also started my YouTube Channel by the seat of my pants and have learned so much by default along the way.

Check out my demo reel for a glimpse of the work I’ve done:

Do you want to be the next E! Entertainment host? 

Do you want to start sharing your own style or makeup tips on YouTube? 

Do you just want to hone your ability to give great business presentations and build your confidence? 

If this is a dream you wish to pursue- join me for an interactive workshop on October 17th. This will be the only workshop I offer this Fall so do not hesitate to register. We keep the group small so everyone has the chance to get up front and work lots.

Areas covered:

  • Fundamentals of hosting + host types (spokesperson, expert, interview, game show, sports, QVC, etc)
  • Your voice + your personality + your audience (very important for YouTubers)
  • Breaking down copy/ using bullet points
  • Workout with real audition copy from LA casting director’s
  • Interviewing & co-hosting techniques
  • Practice a panel like The View and more co-hosts like male/male & 3 women
  • Basic teleprompter

Take advantage of the early bird discount if you register by 12:00midnight on Wed, Oct 7th!