SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT YOUR PURPOSE

Hola Senorita Bonita!

Are you frustrated because you’re unsure of what your purpose is?  Here’s some good news about that….

 

Isn’t that comforting to know you are right where you are meant to be, no matter what your age?  HOLLA!

As always, I love hearing your thoughts!  Here’s a great comment from YouTube:

“Thank you very much for this! I thought that in my 30’s my life would be settled and its not what I expected it to be at all.  Comparisons are so easy so fall into. But this is honestly time for me to evaluate my friends, my values and focus on a simple, content life.” 

Share, like, comment + tweet this post if you found it inspiring!

Adios,

Tiff

P.S.  New style webisode coming soon! I promise!

COMPLIMENT YOURSELF {Sunday Eve Affirmations}

Hey Style + Spirit Sisters!

How is your weekend going?  I hope you found a moment for some “ME” time.  My weekend has been pretty perfect so far.  My hubby and his band killed it last night at the House of Blue’s Foundation Room on Sunset Blvd.  It was truly surreal because we have eaten there and seen other gigs perform a zillion times.  I’m a proud rock wife!  Ok, enough about me:-)  Let’s talk about how amazing women are!  Well, confident women- I should say.  This Sunday’s topic was inspired by the many gorgeous girlfriends I am blessed to have in my life.  Several of them came out to support my man last night (Thank you girls! Meant the world to me!) and I just love seeing so many stunning and talented women with the ability to shower other women with compliments.

We were like a mega-fashionable cheerleading squad!  Replace the pom poms + pigtails for skinny jeans + crazy cool accessories….  “Girl, I love your hair color… Honey, you look so beautiful tonight… Sista, you give the best hugs… Sweetie, have you lost weight (that’s always the best one, right)” ….and on and on!  Sisk-boom-bahhh!  I’m sure we all left the gig with a pep in our step and our love tanks full.  I know I sure did!  This seems to be a topic I’m harping on quite a bit at the moment- GIRLFRIENDS + GIRLTIME- but, it really is vital for us to cheer one another on and feel connected + appreciated.  I mean, let’s be honest- I love love love getting compliments from my man, but doesn’t it make you feel even  more warm + fuzzy to get a genuine compliment from another woman? 

This got me thinking-

I bet most of us never shower OURSELVES with praise or compliments.  AM I RIGHT?  We are able to freely give a ‘shout out’ to others, but when was the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back or looked in the mirror and said, “Girl, you’re rockin’ it today” ???  Do you rely on others to boost your confidence?  Do you feed on others complimenting you and when your ego isn’t stroked, you feel disappointed?  In the week ahead, let’s start making it a daily habit to give ourselves at least one compliment a day!  I think that’s totally do-able….  

THIS WEEK I WILL:

  1. Compliment myself once a day.
  2. Embrace that quirk about myself that I’ve always hated.
  3. Remove “I’m worried that_” from my vocab.
  4. Make more time for girltime.
  5. Start claiming 2013 to be the best year ever.
  6. Wear the expensive earrings I’ve been saving for a special occasion.
  7. Ignore catty women.  They’re just insecure, poor things.
  8. Say “hello” to the person in front of me in the checkout line.
  9. Snack on blueberries + almonds instead of cheese nips + skittles.
  10. Hold my shoulders back, engage my core + stand up tall.
  11. CELEBRATE ME!

Please make a comment + share something you love about yourself.  Come on, just do it!  I’ll start…I love that I have the gift of listening to others and my hair is super healthy and shiny!  Ok, your turn.  Ready, set, go!

Share, tweet + like this post if you found it inspiring.  Thanks a bunch!

Wishing you a week full of love, laughter, light, bliss, peace + silly moments!

Love, Tiff

P.S.  It is a very important week for our country.  As you go out and vote, please pray + send positive thoughts that we will appoint the right candidate to lead our nation.  God Bless the USA! 

Thank God for Girl Time

Hello Gorgeous!

Happy Friday!  How was your week?  Any fun plans for this weekend? I just feel like a lil ‘girl talk’ this morning.  No style tip or beauty secret to offer today.  I’m sitting here in my robe sipping coffee, sorting through a zillion emails and getting life organized after my amazing trip.  Don’t you love that refueled feeling after a vacay?  Always, always take a good vacay every year or at least a few mini ones.  We all deserve a break now and then!  HOLLA!

Over the past few months, we have had so much stress and pressure with our other business that I was about to implode if I didn’t remove myself from it for a sec.  WHO FEELS ME?  I’m happy to report that I did not implode or totally go into freak out mode…almost, but not quite!  I’m so grateful to have dear girlfriends I can run to for solace in these times.  They don’t judge me for feeling weak.  They don’t judge me for needing a break from trying to be the West Coast Wonder Woman.  They don’t judge me, period.  They focus on my strengths and help me to see them when it all seems blurry.  I am tearing up right now thinking back over the years of fun, pain, growth, success, trials, heartbreak, wins and losses that my girlfriends experienced with me.  If you have even one girlfriend like that, consider yourself extremely blessed.  Women need to feel connected and when our real-life girlfriends may be unavailable, this community fills that void and provides support for many.  I thank God for giving it to us.  Girl time is vital- never deny yourself a good dose of it on a reg basis!

I have an excitement in my belly about the next few months and what’s to come in 2013.  SOS is my baby, my priority, my passion and I envision awesome things for us in the new year.  Daily, I receive heartfelt comments, questions, concerns and lots of encouragement from you ladies and this is what fuels me to keep going, keep building, keep growing this Sisterhood.  Thank you for taking the time to connect on a regular basis either here on the blog or on the Facebook Community.  Thank you for subscribing.  I know I really have to enjoy a blog or newsletter to actually take the time to subscribe and enter my email address.  Again, thank you.

Remember there are many ways to stay in the SOS loop:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/sanctuaryofstyle
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/tiffanybolton11
PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/sanctuarystyle
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/#!/SanctuaryStyle
INSTAGRAM: @tiffanyhendra

Take the time this weekend to think about how you want the end of 2012 to look.   We’ve got 8 weeks left.  Let’s finish out the year STRONG!  Dig a little deeper, reach a little higher.  Also, start imagining how awesome 2013 is going to be!  Speak and act as if you have already arrived and attained your dreams!

CALL THINGS THAT BE NOT….AS THOUGH THEY ALREADY ARE!

Love, Tiff

I AM…. {Sunday Eve Affirmations}

Question? What do you think about yourself?

If someone asked you to describe yourself with brutal honesty- would you shock yourself with your answers?  Do you truly own your strengths and love yourself or do you focus on your weaknesses and beat yourself up on a daily basis?  Just as important as it is to be non-judgmental towards others, we also need to stop judging ourselves so harshly.  So for this week’s affirmations, instead of the usual “I WILL….” list, I have created a long list of positive adjectives for us to read closely and really think about how each word applies to us and how we view ourselves.  If you tend to think negatively about yourself, it’s time to stop it and start focusing on your strengths and unique abilities!  

I AM….

  • Confident
  • Brave
  • Powerful
  • Determined
  • Intelligent
  • Wise
  • Strong
  • Courageous
  • Blessed
  • Amazing
  • Healthy
  • Whole
  • Happy
  • Optimistic
  • Successful
  • Hopeful
  • Graceful
  • Wonderful
  • Lovable
  • Valuable
  • Deserving
  • Worthy
  • Compassionate
  • Thoughtful
  • Kind
  • Humble
  • Cheerful
  • Fabulous
  • Fearless
  • Free
  • Magnetic
  • Attractive
  • Beautiful

So, how do you feel about that list?  I’m sure we all have a few that we can completely own and feel confident about and a few that we are unsure of and may have a hard time seeing ourselves fitting that specific description.  I’ll be open and share that often times I feel totally scared, completely insecure, not so graceful and want to make wiser decisions.  Of course, when I am feeling like this it is usually when I’m coming from a fear-based place of ego and in a silly pitty party.  I have learned the tools to get myself back on track when I falter and  have realized it serves no purpose to constantly beat myself up for my short-comings.    We all need to be proud of who we are and who we are BECOMING!  I encourage you this week to start believing in yourself more than ever!  We are all a WORK IN PROGRESS and it takes focus, courage and determination to make the necessary changes in order to grow and become all that you are DESTINED TO BE!  I love the quote below!  Such truth.  I challenge you to be conscious of what you are thinking of yourself.  If you catch yourself thinking a bad thought – STOP- and replace that description with a positive one!  It’s a simple exercise that can completely transform your self-esteem!

I BELIEVE IN YOU!

Love, Tiff

A bit of Beauty + Style with a whole lot of Inspiration

Hey Sassafrass!

Hope your week has been full of love, laughter, beauty, magic, blessings, good hair days, leopard shoes and a blemish-free chin!  I had the extreme pleasure of having a girlie lunch with one of our beautiful and inspiring SOS Sisters, the dahhh’ling  Suanne Arvay Rieker.  She is the epitome of health, radiance, positive energy, style, spunk and sass… (I want to be like Suanne when I grow up)  She is also THE example of what a brave female entrepreneur can create in her life.  Ok, can you tell I am her biggest fan? I can’t rave about her enough and feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet her in person on her first trip to Hollywood!

More Inspiration…

If you are on the Facebook Page , you may have seen my post about the amazing book by Marianne Williamson, ILLUMINATA.   It is full of beautiful prayers to get you through just about ANY situation.  Here’s a candid video sharing a beautiful passage from her Prayer for Achievement:

A bit of Beauty + Style:

I feel like I have been on the search for the PERFECT eye cream to deflate my bags and puffiness FOREVER.  I have battled bags under my eyes since the age of 12. Seriously!  Hallallujahhhhh, Nucerity launched my dream eye serum and I have actually seen results QUICK!  So has a fellow SOS sister. Here’s what she said:  “Tiff, I just have to let you know that the eye serum is definitely working for my under eye puffiness…The bags have literally totally disappeared . My dermatologist noticed, my husband and my friends!! So I’m very  happy about that!”  YAY!  If you would like to try it, go to the link on the right side of the blog. Preferred Customers enjoy a significant discount! Bye Bye Puffy Eyes!

For Fall 2012, don’t be afraid to rock the METALLIC JEAN!  It’s such a fun option to the staple- black- skinny- jeans for date nightPair them with the same tops, blazers and accessories that you would with any jeans. ROCK ON!

Are you on Twitter? Let’s tweet together: @SanctuaryStyle and my personal account is @TiffanyHendra

Please share SOS with your girlfriends!

Remember helping others is good for your complexion!  It makes you feel happy…..then it shows on your cheeks!

Love, Tiff

Sunday Eve Affirmations: I WILL…..

Hey Lovely Ladies,

When you close your eyes and think of the word, ABUNDANCE, what comes to mind?  Here is Webster’s definition:

a·bun·dance [noun]
1.an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply.
2.overflowing fullness

This week, my wish for all of us, is that we stop and appreciate the abundance in our lives. It is not about how fat our bank account is or the “things” we acquire.  Abundance is feeling vibrant, alive and fully living each day with love and passion. It’s about enjoying the simple moments, the unexpected blessings that make life beautiful and most importantly, being grateful for what we have!  Life is short.  I watch so many people wasting their lives away trying to get more, do more and earn more money– yet they can’t maintain healthy relationships and their aging themselves too quickly because they are all work and no play.  I was one of those people and almost became a drug addict because of it.  My resume, the networks and producers I worked for, the size of my paycheck, the Gucci hangbag on my arm and the SUV I drove was my definition of abundance….BOY, did I have it all wrong! 

THIS WEEK, I WILL….

  1. Not lower myself by participating in gossip.
  2. Be an encourager instead of a critic.
  3. Get my glow on by eating a serving of blueberries every morning.
  4. Dance, paint, sing or do whatever that makes me feel free.
  5. Rock a dash of leopard print.
  6. Shine my light because the world needs it.
  7. Schedule my workouts as if they are an important meeting.
  8. Simplify my life + clear the clutter wherever it needs it.
  9. Drink a glass of lemon water upon rising before my coffee or tea.
  10. Say a prayer of gratitude for my abundant life.
  11. Release all fears + doubts and GO FOR IT!

{Daily Serving of Blueberries}

{Dash of Leopard Print}

{Shine On}

 

I would love to hear your comments on how these weekly affirmations have been effective in your life.

We’re in this together!

If you see a sister who’s spark is dim this week, help her out by fanning her flame and be an encouragement instead of a critic.

RADIATE LOVE,

Tiff

SUNDAY EVE AFFIRMATIONS

Hey Warrior Women!

I trust you all had a fantastic weekend and did a few things for yourself that brought you pure bliss.  My weekend was glorious and I had the luxury of taking a 2 hour nap and feel like a new person!  Here’s a few affirmations to focus on for your week ahead. I hope it ROCKS!

I WILL….

  1. Let go of the noisy mind and embrace the quiet one.
  2. Drink a big glass of water every morning upon rising.
  3. Seek well-being + freedom every single day- NO MATTER WHAT.
  4. Choose excellence over mediocrity.
  5. Give gratitude for even the simplest things.
  6. Be a warrior not a worrier.
  7. Go to sleep at a decent hour.
  8. Treat myself to a massage, mani/pedi or a new pair of shoes…or all three.
  9. Stop and smell the roses.
  10. Not be sucked in to gossip. (because what I put out there, will come back to me 100 fold- Eeeek)

I CLAIM….

I AM RESILIENT.

I AM FEARLESS.

I AM POWERFUL.

{Treat Yourself to one….or all three}

Do you battle perfectionism?

Remember although the full swag bag giveaways are finished for the summer, we will continue to have amazing giveaways over the next few weeks so make sure to check in on the FACEBOOK COMMUNITY!

High Five + a Hip Bump,

Tiff