HORMONE HELL TO HORMONE HEAVEN

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Hello Gorgeous!

I shared this berry smoothie on social media a few days ago and it got people talking so I wanted to make sure you blog sistas got it too. When I was in my early 30’s, I suffered from hormonal cystic acne around my chin. I was left with some scarring, a lighter wallet from wasting money on dermatologists and emotional anguish because my face was part of how I made a living in front of the camera. It took a toll on my self-esteem! This sucked. This had to STOP. I was miserable. I took matters into my own hands and began researching how our hormones are effected from the foods we eat.

Check out my findings in this video>> 

I am religious about my daily serving of blueberries and strawberries! This has been part of my lifestyle for over 5 years now and I rarely get a cystic zit anymore. Hallallujah!

The smoothies recipe is quick and easy:

  • 1 CUP Almond Milk (unsweetened without added sugar)
  • Serving of your favorite vanilla whey or pea protein powder
  • 6 Chopped Medium Strawberries
  • 2 Small Handfuls of Blueberries
  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • For additional antioxidants, add spinach and a tablespoon of coconut oil.

 

Today, a month before my 45th birthday, I am treating myself to bio-identical hormone therapy! I am so excited for my first appointment to start the pellet therapy at Etre Belle. Ladies, please do not ignore the signs. I have been living on an emotional roller coaster the past year. (I’m sure being on a stressful reality show didn’t help either LOL!!) My moods are all over the place and it makes me feel crazy. I’m typically a high energy, sharp minded gal and I’ve been so sluggish and foggy brained. Do not wait until you are in full menopause to get your hormones balanced.

HELLO HORMONE HELL!!!

 

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement at Etre Belle
Overcome the effects of aging related to hormone decline. Bioidentical hormones are identical in molecular and structural function to the hormones produces in the human body. Different from synthetic hormones, which are created in labs, bio-identical hormones are more easily metabolized and create fewer side effects. Hormones that may be out of balance are estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, DHEA and thyroid hormones. Benefits of hormone replacement include:

  • Relief from hot flashes and night sweats
  • Decreased irritability and mood swings
  • Weight loss and decreased body fat
  • Increased libido
  • Higher energy levels
  • Improved skin elasticity (less wrinkles)
  • Improved memory
  • Better sleep
  • Decreased effects of osteoporosis
  • Enhanced quality of life

Testing and analysis for hormone replacement treatments are done to determine specific, individual needs and include:
Complete Thyroid Panel, Complete Blood Count, Testosterone Total and Free, Estrogens, and Progesterone along with Metabolic Function, Lipid (cholesterol) Levels, Markers for Inflammation and Disease Screening for Diabetes.

I am excited to log my experience and results! We should all be living a vibrant and energetic life. Nowadays, many women start perimenopause in their 30’s so please pay attention to your body.

We can turn hormone hell into hormone heaven!

Love, Tiff

 

Tiff’s 20 Tips To Being More Joyful TODAY!

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1. Cut the crap…keep it real.

2. You get what you give…you want respect, give respect.

3. Be a lifelong learner.

4. Be present..the past is o-v-e-r.

5. Be flexible & open minded.

6. Keep an attitude of gratitude.

7. Create a vision board…keep your goals & dreams in plain sight.

8. Words are powerful…be mindful of what you say.

9. Exercise & move your body.

10. Learn the power of saying NO.

11. Do the right thing & take the high road.

12. Giving & helping others is like a natural anti-depressant.

13. Always keep believing in yourself no matter the circumstance.

14. Practice self-love by not comparing yourself to others.

15. Ignore other people’s drama.  

16. Admire your strengths & embrace your weaknesses.

17. What you focus on expands so focus on the good & get more good.

18. Try to put yourself in the other person’s shoes. A different perspective is always a good thing.

19. Prayer is powerful and can be done anytime, anywhere~

20. NEVER GIVE UP!!!

 

 

Which of these do you need to focus on more?

Do whatever it takes to stretch, grow & expand.

Growth may bring temporary pain, but it will turn into a life of JOY!

Share these tips with any friends who could use the encouragement!

Shine & Strut,

Tiff

 

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P.S. Hey DFW Sistas, join us tonight Thurs, July 14th for a fun time of beauty demos and giveaways at Etre Belle in NorthPark Center.

 

It’s Time To Move On + Cross The Bridge

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Happy Humpday Hotties!

The aspect of SOS I love the most is when women who reach out sharing their heart and journey with me. It’s like a beautiful gift I get to unwrap when I open that email or message on social media. The love and inspiration exchanged comes back around to me full circle reminding me we are all in this together!

One message I received yesterday just had to be shared here with you all. The day after the #RHOD reunion aired, I posted the above bridge photo with the caption, “a walk in nature is all that’s needed sometimes to reset our spirit. This bridge is symbolic to me today…MOVING ON. What bridge do you need to cross over today and move on from?”

A lovely lady who follows me on Twitter began reading and watching my SOS content as the Bravo show was airing. She wrote me this yesterday and it touched me. It’s truly a testament on never giving up and how to face our circumstances head on with positivity and gratitude instead of getting stuck and depressed by them….

 

Hi Tiff!! First let me thank you for posting REAL pics on social media showing that you live what you teach and preach!  Not pics of you and Aaron partying or wearing fashions that women like me want, but can’t’ afford. You show us how to do it on a budget!

I get up everyday and look at the picture you posted of the bridge. 

I cross over it and forget about my broken heart, my relationship with my son and how I may never have one with him because I blew it and how my mom gets worse everyday with her MS.

I cross over the bridge and minute by minute forget the man who broke my heart and thank God for restoring my relationship with my son and thank Him that I can be here for my mom. 

It’s easier some days than others!

God has truly given me this time to get healthy and put my life in perspective and to prepare me for the man He has for me.

Like your tweet said a few days ago, “I’m a VESSEL not a VICTIM!” 

 

I pray this encourages you to pick up your feet and pick up your chin. I view God as the bridge toward our Destiny! Who wants to stay on the wrong side forever? Yes, moving on and crossing the bridge takes courage, trust and faith. Aren’t you curious what life is like on the other side? For me, it has been a life of more joy, more freedom, more love, more adventure. That’s my hope for us all.

Love, 

Tiff

 

 

7 STEPS TO BIG BOMBSHELL HAIR [New Video]

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HELLO GORGEOUS!

Over the years, many of you have asked for my hair routine, but I really thought it would be too complicated to film. There’s a method to my madness and I hope this step X step tutorial is easy to follow! Even if you have a bob or lob (long bob) these steps will apply to you. Also, we all have different hair types so you may not need as many products as I do.

STEP 1: Thermal Protectant

STEP 2: Volumizing Product

STEP 3: Blowdry

STEP 4: Set top in velcro rollers

STEP 5: Curl bottom of hair [I’m using the extended XL  1 1/4″ barrel by Hot Tools]

STEP 6: Remove rollers and curl

STEP 7: Break up curls with a texturizing pomade [My favorite is Dear Clark’s Finishing Salve]

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Love to hear from you! What video topics would you like to see? We are planning to film new videos through Summer.

Also, we still have the Limited Edition #Tiffirmation Tee’s available so grab one before their gone!

IMPORTANT: I cherish you and am committed to providing info, tips, experience, insight, tools and any resources I find that will help you elevate your life and live in more freedom! Please take a moment to share this post with any of your girlfriends who need a lift in their spirit or with their hair:-)

HAPPY JULY!  Take some time to think about how you want the month to look. We are halfway through 2016 and it’s a great time to look over the goals you set at new years. I wrote in my journal this morning and set some new goals for the month. Highly recommend!

HAPPY 4th OF JULY to my U.S. sistas!

Love, Tiff

 

 

 

#LIVEFREE benefitting A21

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[Cuff by All The Wire]

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS MODERN-DAY SLAVERY

Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of forced labor and sex trafficking. As the world’s fastest growing criminal industry, it affects every nation across the globe. Every 30 seconds, someone becomes a victim of modern-day slavery.

There are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in human history, with an estimated 27 million in bondage across the globe. Men, women, and children are being exploited for manual and sexual labor against their will.

A21 EXISTS TO ABOLISH INJUSTICE IN THE 21ST CENTURY. A non-profit organization who believes that we can end human trafficking together. [Source http://www.a21.org]

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One of my favorite female ministers, Christine Caine, and her husband started A21 in 2008. I’ve been following and supporting their efforts from the beginning so I was thrilled when my new Dallas friend Tori Gonzales asked SOS to join her company All The Wire and their collab with GoodhYOUman. It’s the 2nd year they have created a special capsule collection to raise funds and awareness for A21.

WANT TO JOIN US? 

Purchase a cuff or tee and $6 from every ‘LIVE FREE’ unit goes to benefit A21’s efforts.

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[Sleeveless Tee by GoodhYOUman]

Perfect timing as we approach Independence Day on the 4th of July!

#LiveFree

Love,

Tiff

 

 

WHATCHA SAYING TO YOURSELF? 3 Simple Steps To Positive Self Talk

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Hello Gorgeous!

That simple but powerful statement is today’s topic. A few days ago, I was sitting staring at this coffee cup and thinking how much I love to say this to my friends and I even open most of my SOS webisodes with it. I started wondering how many women actually say that to themselves.  I would bet it’s probably a terribly low percentile of about 10% and that’s on the high range.Think about it.

Do you ever look in the mirror and tell yourself you are gorgeous?

I admit, on most days I look in the mirror and focus on the sagging skin, circles under my eyes, that varicose vein that’s popping out on my leg and the list goes on. Sad this is how we start the day! That’s why I harp on positive affirmations so much. Our mental chatter goes on alllllllllllll day long! We are literally talking to ourselves all day every day. I’m not just referring to how we talk about our physical appearance either. We are either beating ourselves up for the past, feeling guilty about something we did today or have anxiety about the future. This is enough to keep you in a negative spiral 24/7. Who wants to live in freedom from the prison of your mind? ME! My hand is raised and this is what I try to practice every single day. Our minds are powerful and some days are harder than others. If we allow ourselves to spiral too long, we end up in a dark place that’s tough to get out of. I know! I battled depression for many years while I was hiding my secrets and self medicated with drugs. We all deserve to live in freedom. So, it’s up to us to change how we speak to ourselves. No one can do it for us.

Here are 3 simple steps I have found to stay above the dark zone: 

STEP 1: Acknowledgement. We have to take ownership and acknowledge that we’re thinking and saying negative things to ourselves.

STEP 2: Stop that crap. Don’t allow yourself to wallow and play that negative CD over and over in your head. Acknowledge it then stop the thought.

STEP 3: Replace. Once you stop yourself and that crappy thought you must immediately replace it with a positive one. I’ll give you an example of something I thought this morning. “I’m so lazy and feel chunky because I haven’t worked out in a week”… then replaced it with “Hey, I’m not lazy and have been working out hard all year and deserve a break for a few weeks. I’ll get back on the program next week. Enjoy some vacay time Tiff”. It’s all about seeing the positives instead of always focusing on the negatives. See how I turned a “beat myself up” thought into a positive one along with a praise for how hard I’ve worked out all year. We would say the same thing to our best friend. We extend grace to those we love all the time so why is it so difficult to give it to ourselves?

We can talk ourselves out of anything which will stall our goals and dreams. Positive self talk can change the entire direction of our life! This is why I’m a firm believer in using affirmations as a tool to stay on track. I have positive sayings, verses and quotes hanging all over my house.

If you are new to SOS and have not received my affirmations e-book, go to www.TiffanyHendra.com and join the mailing list. The book will come to your inbox for FREE! It’s a compilation for 101 of my favorite affirmations from my Sunday evening blog posts.

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GUESS WHAT?

I’m excited we are back in the sanctuary taping new videos!!! WooHoo!

Any topic you want to see? Comment and let me know. 

Love, Tiff

I TOOK THE RISK: My Final Thoughts On This Wild #RHOD Journey 

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I took the risk to possibly fall flat on my face. 

I took the risk of showing the world that I’m not perfect. (heaven forbid)

I took the risk of being judged harshly.

I took the risk of my skeletons coming out. 

BUT…I also…

Took the risk of stepping out of my comfort zone.

Took the risk of sharing God’s love.

Took the risk of inspiring those who hope for a healthy marriage.

Took the risk of standing up for the truth.

 

I admit, this was a harder, wilder ride than I ever expected! The running question now is “would you do season 2 after all the harsh criticism”? Yes, I would. Why? Because I have grown and learned more about myself in the past year than I have in 5 years. We do not grow by sitting quietly in our comfy safe zone. You all know I am about stretching and doing what it takes to overcome blocks holding us back. I ask God for a lot and it takes bold risks to become the person He destines us to be.

Watching the show, I was disappointed at moments especially my potty mouth when I get angry. GOOD GRIEF! I take pride in being a Godly woman, but my mouth obviously hasn’t caught up yet. Anyone relate? It’s also disheartening that we do not have any control over the editing. Lots of lessons learned. Because my main storyline became supporting my friend throughout the whole season, viewers didn’t get to really know me as an individual like you SOS sistas have on my webisodes. That’s unfortunate, but overall this opportunity was a blessing and I’m truly grateful for it.

Now that it’s all over, I plan to take some time to cocoon, reflect and clear the spiritual clutter. I have read too much hate on social media and it’s been like a spiritual assault. I got sucked in to it and allowed the harsh name calling by my cast members to get to me. A few times I have lowered myself to it and let my emotions take over. I AM HUMAN. It’s time to forgive myself for it, dust myself off and MOVE ON! But, I don’t think I’ve ever dealt with such lying and betrayal ever. It’s saddens me and also empowers me to continue rising above and living MY TRUTH more than ever. This experience changes a lot of people for the worse! Look at all the divorces that happen from reality shows. For me, I choose to see the positives of this experience. I will keep believing in the beauty of the human spirit despite all the hatred and negativity I’ve seen. It’s not the circumstance we’re in, but how we react to it, right? My husband has been my rock through this experience and it has been an amazing vehicle for his music. We’ve both learned so much about ourselves from this. Again, the many blessings outweigh the burdens.

I double dog dare any of you to allow cameras to follow you through your best, worst, bloated, bad hair days, PMS, tipsy & sad moments!! Never ever did a producer coach me or feed me lines on this show. I was 100 % authentic and regardless of what is said on social media- God knows my heart.

My wonderful and wise spiritual mentor, Dr. Melanie Mills shared this devotional with me today:

Hide yourself in Me, says the Lord, when it seems as though you have no control over your circumstances.  Refuse to allow your emotions to take you off course. Set yourself in a position of faith that I will give you the necessary wisdom to get you through this difficult time. I will help you, but you must quiet your soul so that you can receive spiritual direction. 

Whatever YOU are going through today- hold on to this message! I love the concept of a “position of faith”.

Love & Ladyballs,

Tiff

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MY BRAVO BLOG:

 

Someone pinch me, please! After all the years of watching the Housewives Reunions, here we are at ours. This is truly a surreal moment to say the least! There were so many emotions going into it including ummmm, sitting on set with the one and only Mr. Andy Cohen! Can I just say what a cool cat he is?!?  He’s a kind soul (and pretty sexy) and you can sense that he truly cares about his Housewives. Love that! Ok, I’m dancing around the task at hand. Let’s jump into the nitty gritty…

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