HOW I GOT MY 19 YR OLD BROWS BACK

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Left photo: Microbladed brows age 45. 

Right photo: First profesh beauty shot about age 19. 

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Happy Friday Fabulous One,

Several people have been asking about my “new look” and if I had plastic surgery. NO! But, I admit I’ve had my face “cut” just a little and had my brows microbladed. I have to say it’s a game changer and saves me so much time at the makeup vanity. I’m a firm believer in “doing” your brows even if you’re wearing minimal makeup because they truly frame the face.

Over the past decade, my brows have been progressively getting thinner and thinner. Not only is this an age thing, but I found out last year my thyroid was out of whack. Hairloss is a key symptom of an out of balance thyroid. (So, if you have a ton of hair in the bottom of your shower after you wash it– go get your thyroid checked asap!!) I tried all the new products on the market for amping up the brows from the mascara type with fibers to the brow gels and shadows. It was so time consuming to get my brows looking decent. I had always had great brows (thanks Mom), but they were losing shape and starting to vanish especially on the ends. I wanted them back!

Hallelujah, microblading came into my life!

What exactly is microblading? Microblading is a type of tattooing hair-like strokes where pigment is implanted under your skin with a manual handheld tool instead of a machine. There is no down time and the pain is minimal. (But, pain is subjective so please note that what I felt was slightly “uncomfortable” but not painful) The technician applies a topical numbing cream and all you feel is a slight light scratch not even as hard as a kitty cat scratch. Aftercare is really crucial though. You can’t get them wet or do any activity that makes your forehead sweat for about a week. A “fill” and second application is usually necessary a few months later to make them perfectly on point.

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Big shout out to my brow stylist, Carrie Hunt- owner of The Browtique for giving me back my 19 year old eyebrows. I showed her the above photo as a reference!  She’s a true artist and made me feel so comfortable. She and her team are beautiful (and hysterically funny) souls! (They really need their own reality show)  They are the very best at what they do– so of course, they’re expanding to Fort Worth. Congrats!  

Join us Sat, Jan 21st at 7pm to help her celebrate! 

Address: 1063 Foch ST, Fort Worth TX76107

Phone: 817 – 782 – 9915

Email: info@theofficialbrowtique.com

The party will benefit Safe Haven plus there will be fun giveaways!

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DO YOU HAVE PMS? [repost]

Hello Kindred Spirits!

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  • Have you been running on fumes?
  • What have you been chasing?  Money….A Guy….Your 2 Year Old….Your Dream….Your Tail?
  • Are you focused and living with purpose?  Or are you all over the place with little direction?

We’re wrapping up our first week in 2017. How are you feeling? I am clearing the clutter of life and getting focused on my PMS to make sure I am in alignment with it and making the right choices to support it.   You’re probably wondering “what the heck is Tiff talking about, right”?  Of course, I’m not talking about that dreaded week every month when all hell breaks loose, your skinny jeans fit a bit too snug and our head seems to be detached from our body- I’m talking about my PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT!

DO YOU HAVE A PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT?

We should all be able to clearly verbalize our PMS in one sentence.  Whether you are a stay-at-home mom dedicated to raising healthy children or you are climbing the corporate ladder or volunteering your time to a non-profit organization close to your heart- living our lives with intention and knowing, without a doubt, what our mission in life is- gives us purpose and keeps us from just meandering through life.  Our PMS keeps us focused, brings us joy and gives us the guidance we need on those days when we feel unsure! 

WE WERE ALL PUT ON THIS EARTH FOR A PURPOSE!

A personal mission consists of 3 parts:

  1. What do I want to do?
  2. Who do I want to help?
  3. What is the result? What value will I create?

 

Do you know your PMS?  Awesome!  Please share it with us with a comment below.

If not,  here’s  a fun exercise to help you open your heart and mind before attempting to write your PMS:

Sit in a comfortable, quiet space.  Close your eyes and clear your mind.  Imagine you are 90 years old- healthy, fulfilled and content- sitting in a porch swing with the sound of birds chirping and the wind rustling the trees.  You look back on your life and list all the miraculous things you did, places you visited and people you blessed by living FULLY IN YOUR PURPOSE.  Is there anything you regret not doing?   What were the things that mattered most to you over your lifetime?  When did you feel most alive?  What were you doing when you were effectively helping others?  Remember, this is not about how much money you earned in your life either!

Write all these things down.  At 90, our life is nearly over- that is if we actually make it to 90!   Do you want to be able to look back on it and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you TRULY LIVED YOUR PURPOSE?   You may not be able to write your PMS just like that- SNAP- in one day.  Give yourself time and you may have to do some serious soul searching.

I am going to make this story short and sweet.  There is really A LOT more to it which I will share another time!  In 2002, after booking plenty of TV shows and building a decent resume as an actress and TV host, I sensed something was missing.  I had come to LA and achieved what I “thought” would make me happy and fulfilled.  It didn’t.  I knew God had more for me to do on this Earth and I had felt that from the time I was a little girl, but I wasn’t quite sure what it was.  I always knew I loved to help people, but “help people” is very broad.

In June 2002, with some money in the bank after wrapping a TV show,  I left LA and went back to Texas for six months of soul searching.   I am so grateful I had the luxury to do this.  After 3 months of getting “still” and pretty much locking myself away from all the things that had always distracted me before- I received TOTAL CLARITY on what my PURPOSE was and wrote out my PMS.  I tear up as I write this now because that was such a profound time in my life.   I knew that I was here to “Empower, Educate and Inspire women- through my testimony and experiences- to live their most confident, fulfilled and powerful lives”.

I spent 3 more months in Texas writing my first treatment for a women’s talk show and taped a pilot!   This was the most amazing 6 months.  I went on to film two women’s talk shows and eventually started my YouTube Channel. When we clear the clutter of life and get through the storms, follow the rainbow and look within at the beautiful loving nature’s God gave us all- we find our pot of gold!  We waste so much time looking everywhere else for the gold, but it’s within each of us.  Then when we share that gold with others- WE HAVE FOUND OUR PURPOSE!

 

“Writing or reviewing a mission statement changes you because it forces you to think through your priorities deeply, carefully, and to align your behaviour with your beliefs”

– Stephen Covey, ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’

We should all support one another on our mission in life.  Thank you for being part of mine!

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I Want To Hear From You, Darlin!

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[Throwback Thursday photo in the sanctuary our 1st Spring in DFW. I’m kind of missing that dark hair!]

No, I’m doing the typical “new year, new you” crap that everyone else is doing, BUT– I am gearing up to give you the latest + greatest potions, lotions and wellness products I’m loving right now. Trust me, I love getting rid of the old this time of year- old habits, old clothes, old makeup- and clearing the clutter to make room for the new. I just prefer thinking it terms of a BETTER you!

I need your help. Next week we are planning and taping new videos! I’m so excited.

  •     What questions do you have?
  •     What do you want to see in terms of beauty and wellness?
  •     What issues are you having?

Talk to mama. 

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Also, if you are in the DFW area, please mark your calendars on March 25th for an amazing event I will be emceeing called Stix & Brix benefitting Treasured Vessels. 

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Did you know TEXAS ranks #2 in the US for human trafficking cases with the DFW are having over 400 girls who are trafficked and forced to work on the streets each night? YET– there are less than 30 beds available for girls rescued from trafficking in the ENTIRE state of Texas. Treasured Vessels Foundation is building a shelter to give these girls a safe haven! JOIN US March 25th to help raise funds to build it! Get your early bird tickets by Jan 31st! After mentoring an underage girl in Canada for 3+ years who had been a victim and CPS shuffled her from one bad shelter to another- I am committing to raising awareness & helping give shelter and love to these girls in our very own backyard!

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KNIGHTS DO EXIST

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Happy Birthday to my knight! Some say there’s no such thing as a knight in shining armor — I beg to differ! I never really thought I would get married. I was too messed up, but God sent you @aaronhendra to protect me and help me fight my battles. Exactly what a knight does! Thank you for showing up for US every single day. May God continue to direct your steps, shower you with favor and open doors of opportunity that no man can shut. You are chosen. You are destined. I love you 

[Photos clockwise: Our wedding day at the end of the Santa Monica pier, Aaron installing an LED light panel in the orphanage in S. Sudan, our first scene on RHOD and Aaron on set of his music video for “Alive”]

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Hey Love Seekers!

The above Instagram post is to honor my husband on his birthday today. As I thought about him and our life together over the past 13 years, I was overwhelmed with gratitude. Gratitude to him for seeing past my brokenness to a girl who deserved to be loved.  See, when I met Aaron I had just embarked on a spiritual journey of healing from my past.

I was an emotional roller coaster.

I felt unlovable.

I was a hot mess.

I felt shame. 

Unworthy…was the label stamped across my heart! (so I thought)

But, in the few months prior to running into Aaron on Beverly Drive on the beautiful fall day in LA I had begun praying for him even though I didn’t know “he” was the one. For many years, I didn’t believe I was worthy of love much less an amazing husband. I had already hit 30 and started facing the fact that maybe marriage wasn’t for me. Growing up a Southern girl, of course- I thought I would be married with 2 kids by the time I was 25. Hello, that’s what most good Southern girls life plan was in my generation, right? Here I was 30 with no prospects and in a city like LA where it felt like finding a good man was like finding a pair of Louboutin’s 75% off at Marshalls. Impossible!  I came close to giving up on love.

BUT GOD.

In 2002, when I hit rock bottom on that bathroom floor in West Hollywood (hear more on Access Hollywood) God heard my simple pray of “help”.  Often we think we need these long poetic wordy prayers, but the simple prayers like “thank you” and “help” are just as powerful. The beautiful thing about hitting bottom is there’s no where else to go but up! This was the beginning of my relationship with God then my relationship with myself then ultimately my relationship with my husband. I had to embark on a love affair with God and myself before I could meet Aaron and allow him to love me. Period. Most of my 20’s, I had turned my back on God and basically shot Him the middle finger. But He was always there. I really should be dead in a ditch somewhere. I should have died on that bathroom floor or in some random person’s bathroom in the Hollywood Hills. But I didn’t.  I began journaling my crazy thoughts and praying for God to bring me a strong man. I filled up several spiral notebooks describing that strong man.  I began praying for him everyday in that prayer journal. With each passing day, my hope grew. Then a year later- BAM- I ran into Aaron on that street and we were married 4 months later.

Trust me, I made the first 2-3 years of our marriage a nightmare! When the fear and old shame-based Tiff would creep up, I would push Aaron away and resist his love. He never gave up on me. He stayed consistent. Aaron saw me as a beautiful, whole, strong, intelligent woman. Not as the weak, broken, messy girl I saw myself as. God knew I needed him to hold my hand as I continued on this healing journey.  God knew Aaron needed me as well.

I felt compelled to share that beautiful glimpse of our story to encourage any of you who are seeking true, real, lasting love. Knights really do exist! Don’t give up hope. Allow the love of God to transform your life first. If you’re like I was and feel unworthy, remember God sees you as His gorgeous daughter. You are the apple of His eye. When you grasp that truth down in your spirit– it begins to heal your broken heart. It renews you. It takes away all the shameful labels you or others have placed on you. Put on God’s label and wear it proudly like the most stunning custom-made dress.

 

You are lovable.

You are worthy.

You are strong, beautiful and filled with purpose.

Allow Him to lead you to your partner. His connections are Divine.  

 

Join  me in honoring Aaron today and if you are blessed with an amazing partner- tell them how grateful you are to be able to do life with them! It’s truly a gift.

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR: 17 Empowering Quotes for 2017

Hey Fellow Dream Chasers!

Have you started working on your goals and vision board yet? Over the past few weeks, I’ve set aside time to work on mine. It’s such a fun process! I have always loved empowering and inspiring quotes and love adding special ones to my vision board that are in alignment with my goals. Several jumped out at me that I wanted to share with you:

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Which quote hit home with you the most?

Make sure to share this inspiration with your girlfriends.

I highly recommend making an “empowerment pow wow” with a trusted friend who is a fellow dream chaser in the 1st few weeks of the new year. What you do in the beginning of the year sets the tone for the rest of your year. Share your highlights of 2016 and your dreams/goals/vision for 2017. Make sure not to share big dreams with small minded people who try to keep you in their small box! Choose a friend who is able to see gifts in you that you may not see for yourself, who is an encourager…not a discourager and who will be a lifter of your dreams throughout the year.

Another exercise I’m starting this new year is to imagine yourself on new year’s eve 2017. How does it feel? We are actually chasing after the feeling of joy, satisfaction, achievement and success. This will help ignite exactly what goals to set today.

“Go girl! The world is waiting for your special brand of awesomeness. Go take charge of your calling!” ~Lysa Terkeurst The Best Yes

 

HAPPY 2017!

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DO YOUR “THINGS” CONTROL YOU? It’s Time To Clear The Clutter

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Are you still off work? Want your kids to help you with a fun project (if they’re old enough) while they’re off school? How about everyone in the house taking a day during the holiday  break to clear the clutter!?! Make it fun and create piles to take to their cousins and to a shelter. I love cleaning out closets a few times a year and reorganizing my closet. This is the perfect time of year to tackle this. I started working on this yesterday!

To get you inspired, watch the above video I did in my small LA bungalow on the 3 simple steps to making your closet a place of peace & creativity! An additional tip, please make sure to change out those chunky wooden or plastic hangers for the thin velvet flocked hangers. They not only give you more space on the rack, but they are so much better for preserving the shape of your clothes.

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Last week, I watched an interesting documentary that has been resonating with me and I highly recommend it. It’s called Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things which follows 2 young men who have found more happiness with less “things”. Take it with a grain of salt, but they have many nuggets that I have applied to my life at certain stages and have given away most of my wardrobe and moved out of my expensive WeHo apartment and moved in with my BFF. I had all of my favorite items on a rolling rack in her kitchen. We lived like that for about 6 months and I gotta tell ya– I didn’t miss the massive closet and wore (and loved) everything on the rolling rack. BUT, I admit I have also gotten caught up with needing that 10th pair of booties even though I didn’t really need them. They were just so fabulous!! Anyone feel me? Especially since I only wear about 3 pair out of the 10. Since the conception of SOS, I have had the mantra “shop your closet” before hitting the stores and I still stand my that concept.

Does this whole idea make you cringe?

If your closet a place of heaven or hell?

Do your “things” control you? 

MAKE SURE TO SHARE THIS WITH YOUR GIRLFRIENDS! Especially the shop-o-holics!

 

HAPPY CLEARING! 

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What Was Your 2016 Highlight?

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Hello Gorgeous!

Did Santa bring you what you asked for? I hope you all had a Christmas weekend filled with fun. Now, we are leading up to ((drum roll))……..the new year! As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I try to take time out in December to reflect and begin planning for the new year. I caught myself constantly saying out loud “how hard the year was” and got sick of hearing my Negative Nellie taking over. I stopped myself and thought Yes, but it’s also been an amazing year of growth and preparation”. I began thinking of my 2016 highlights and blessings. WHOA! What an amazing year. This was so powerful I just had to write a blog post about it and encourage you all to do the same.

Ok, so one of my top highlights of 2016 was turning 45!  Ummm, yes– I was actually excited about it! Call me crazy. Specifically, the love fest luncheon my dear friend and spiritual mentor –Dr. Melanie Ross Mills– threw for me. It’s humbling to have so many beautiful (inside & out) friends unite for the sole reason of lifting you up. To give you a glimpse of the day…imagine walking into the most beautifully decorated dining room with a big round table so everyone could see one another. The table was set for princesses with orchids and gifts for everyone. The sunlight coming through the windows made the whole room even more “twinkly”. We wore pixie headbands and the champs was flowing. My bestie ordered the most extravagant and amazing cake complete with all my loves represented on it. Melanie said a beautiful prayer including a message to each guest. (talk about a kleenex moment!) She had each girlfriend prepare a sweet message for me which was made into a slide show. For someone who has struggled with “receiving”, I admit– this was a bit uncomfortable at first. But, I knew God was using these friends to pour love on me like a salve to heal my battle wounds from such a wild year. These women showed me the true meaning of “SISTERHOOD” in action.

Thank you Mel! I don’t know how your massive heart fits inside your tiny body!

It could not have been a more perfect afternoon! I will forever cherish that day and each beautiful friend in the photo above. At this time of celebration, reflection and anticipation of the new year, I encourage you to take a moment to think of the highlights of your year.  It’s been a challenging year for many of us and it’s easy to focus on the moments we felt defeated. Let’s focus on the wins!

 

 

I just read the following message about sisterhood by Claire Zammit, Ph.d and had to share it with you all:  

“Thank you. You stand for your own greatness and your commitment to supporting other women in realizing theirs will change and evolve our world.

I am so honored and grateful to walk side by side with you on this journey.

One of the other things I most want to appreciate today is the transformative power of sisterhood.

None of us can become ourselves by ourselves. (I looove that!)

We need to be mirrored, supported, challenged and championed by each other to come into the fullness of our power and to unleash our brilliance.

Let’s commit to this sisterhood.

Let’s go out of our way to support each other.

When we see a woman stepping up, let’s stand behind her.

When she stumbles, we can be there to help her up. 

When she is challenged, it’s up to us to fight for her.

And when she triumphs, we should celebrate her wildly.

I’m so incredibly grateful for the ways in which so many women in my life and this community have stood for me.”

I would love to hear what your 2016 highlight was. Please share and make a comment!

If you had a girlfriend(s) stand by your side this year please make sure to send them a note of gratitude and appreciation.

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P.S. You still have a few more days to book your coaching sessions with my BOGO offer which ends Dec 31st! If you book a session, you get a session. ($300 value for $150) Don’t miss this opportunity to invest in yourself. I’ve been working with some amazing women over the past few weeks who took advantage of this offer. Iron sharpens iron and it’s powerful seeing the a-ha moments, shifts and confidence growing in their eyes! 

Sessions must be used by March 31, 2017.  Skype sessions available for out of towners.

SIMPLY USE THIS SPECIAL PAYPAL LINK TO BOOK NOW >> https://www.paypal.me/TiffanyHendra/150

Let’s step into 2017 stronger together!