#MondayMotivation: Victoria Beckham’s Top 10 Rules For Success [video]

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Happy Monday Style Sistas,

I stumbled up this great YouTube series by Evan Carmichael called 10 Rules. There’s a zillion videos of successful entrepreneurs, actors, musicians giving there top 10 rules for success. Highly recommend heading over to his channel and checking it out. I promise you will be inspired like I was!

Over the past decade, Victoria Beckham as become one of my favorite style icons. I’m so impressed how she’s grown her brand and even have her book,“That Extra Half An Inch: Hair, Heels and Everything In Between” on my desk. I highly recommend picking that up as well. She gives her style tips on just about every single item in your closet and vanity!

She’s smart, sexy and such a lady. Enjoy: 

What rule stood out to you the most?

SHARE. COMMENT. LIKE.

Have an amazing week!

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ONLINE GIRLTIME! The 1st SOS Facebook Live w/ Whitney Kutch

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Who’s ready for the very 1st SOS LIVE?

I’ve been wanting to try something new (practice what I preach + step out of my comfort zone) so I’m super excited to announce that the final video of the lifestyle series will be LIVE on Thurs, Feb 23rd at 4:00pm CST on my Public Facebook Page with my fellow beauty, style, spirit junkie Whitney Kutch of Hello Whitney.

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Mark your calendars, grab some champs, and get ready for some real + raw girltime.  We did Facebook Live a few weeks ago to launch Whit’s YouTube Channel and had a blast. It’s LIVE.. meaning no editing. What you see is what you get! Her hairdryer broke and had to end up wearing a towel on her head. Classic! We’ll wrap up my lifestyle series with my final morning routine tips so be ready to ask us anything!  My 2017 word is AUDACIOUS:: meaning to show a willingness to take bold risks so here’s me doing just that. Wish me luck!

Tell your friends to come hang with us!

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LIFESTYLE SERIES WEEK 5: Top 10 Vitamins + Supplements for Active Women

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Ok, I know you’re probably thinking — WAIT TIFF? 10? SERIOUSLY? Yes, I’m totally seriously. With the various vitamin deficiencies from the lack of whole foods, to environmental stress, to typical aging and hormonal imbalance, we must give our body what it’s lacking in order for it to function properly. I don’t know about you, but I want to stay away from the doctors and prescriptions as I get older. What we do now will determine how we look and feel in 20 years! I want to be strong- mentally and physically- when I’m 65.

Remember, please be mindful and consult your doctor if you have health conditions and are taking medications before starting any new vitamin and supplement routine.

This video is long so you may want to watch it in sections. Get your pen + paper to take notes!  My handsome hubby makes a cameo too.

Enjoy! 

1. Nature’s Way ALIVE Women’s Once Daily Multi-Vitamin
2. Omega 3 EPA + DHA
3. Thyroid Support
4. Rhodiola Rosea
5. Biotin
6. Tumeric
7. Probiotic (I take one with 6 Billion active bacteria)
8. Vitamin D3 Drops
9. Hyaluronic Acid
10. Collagen (powder form I just add to a glass of water. No flavor!)

Did you hear some things you need to start taking?
Are you taking something I listed and it made a huge difference?
Tell me about it.
SHARE. LIKE. COMMENT.

 

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P.S. LYLAS! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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LOVE OVER EGO: Love Never Fails

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Hello Lovelies,

One of the beautiful things about sharing your thoughts, experiences, growth, expertise & heart on a blog is that you can look back at your journey saved in one spot. It’s cathartic, it’s therapeutic, it’s healing. I did not set out on SOS with the intention of being a “blogger”. I was a TV host and actress who wanted to do videos sharing my beauty and style tips. My confidence as a writer was very low, but I knew I needed a home base on the internet for my info and videos.

This morning I was thinking about a Valentine’s post I shared a few years ago on 1 Corinthians 13 and went browsing back through my blog entries. (If you’re a blogger, I  highly recommend doing this a few times a year!) I just had to repost it today: 

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Yes, we all know it is the month for love and I’m fully aware that we have Valentine’s messages coming at us from all directions.  Does it make you want to puke already?  Well, be relieved– I am not going to talk about chocolates, lingerie or roses.  Usually my posts are colorful and whimsical.  Sorry, there’s no red or pink in today’s post.  I’m giving it to you straight and would rather share the simple but profound truth about love.  By now, if you have been following my blog for a while you know I have a strong faith in God and because of all the obstacles I’ve faced in life, I have had to work diligently on my “love walk”.  I admit I had become cynical toward love and it’s taken a while for my heart to soften.  Now it’s like puddy.

I have had a long journey to trusting and loving others.  This is where I have to give mad props to my hubby for being an example of love and humility every single day.  We just celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary on the 11th (crazy, we celebrated our 13th yesterday!) and I’m not sure if I would fully understand the purity of love if it wasn’t for him.   That man has put up with my walls, my anger and my issues. He just kept loving me through it all.  See, I allowed the wrong men in my life for years and with all the baggage I carried including ‘daddy issues’– I don’t think I truly understood real love until I found God.  Then, God brought my hubby and I was officially on the Love Train.. woot woot!  So– if you have a problem with the Bible, go ahead and log off this blog post now.  BUT, I would hope you would open your heart because I believe the Bible to be the very best ‘self-help’ book on the planet.  1 Corinthians 13 is known as the “Love Chapter” and it’s the greatest reminder of how we should all live our lives…….and not just on Valentine’s Day.

Do you love others easily?

What about the very difficult, high maintenance people?

Do you allow your ego to take over and judge others instead of showing love?

When we focus on coming from a place of love- AT ALL TIMES- instead of allowing our ego to take over, we remain in peace and peace is a place of power!  Many issues, squabbles and stupid altercations come from allowing our ego to rule over us.  I have to read 1 Corinthians 13 on a regular basis to keep myself in-check. Just sayin’. 

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LOVE NEVER FAILS!

Try it and you’ll see.  The next time  your ego takes over… STOP.  Picture yourself in the other persons shoes and approach the sitch from a place of love… NOT EGO!

 

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Don’t forget about the GALentine’s Earring Giveaway!  Winner announced on Valentine’s morning.

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A GALENTINE GIFT FOR YOU! Earring Giveaway LINX By Mark Morton

 

 

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HELLO GORGEOUS!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I want to give away a pair of earrings from one of my favorite designers, LINX By Mark Morton. I adore his designs because they are feminine, but with an edge and can be worn from work to dinner.

LINX offers unique, custom-made pieces that enhance the beauty of every look – from the office, to the beach, to a night on the town. Each piece is made from Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, and nickel free mixed metals that are hand-crafted to create a look that complements your style and individuality. In a market where feather pieces are often made with artificial dyes, colors, and inhumane treatment to the birds, LINX by mark morton only uses feathers from rescue agencies and or owners of these exotic birds, giving you a completely natural and dye free feather product!

LINX pieces personify the Brand motto: “Mark your style”, giving you the versatility to always look your best, feel your best, and be your best. Mark Morton, founder and designer, began his career in the fashion industry as a stylist to the stars and personal shopper in 2004. Through this experience, along with his experience as a boutique manager, Mark and his clients were often hard-pressed to find jewelry that fit their fashion needs. It was this fashion void that sparked Mark’s vision for LINX and inspired Mark to serve as the personal jeweler for his clients. Today, Mark is excited to share his passion for beauty and fashion with you and looks forward to the opportunity to be your personal jeweler.

WHO WANTS THESE BEAUTIES?

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GIVEAWAY ENTRY DETAILS:

  1. Like the LINX By Mark Morton Instagram account.
  2. Make a comment on the above image on his Instagram saying, “I WANT THESE! @TiffanyHendra sent me”.

WINNER ANNOUNCED ON FEB 14th.

Because I love you!

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LIFESTYLE SERIES WEEK #4: Prayer Before Pills

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[DISCLAIMER]

Before anyone freaks out about me discussing my stint with antidepressants, I am fully aware that many people truly need them for chemical imbalances and psychological issues. I respect anyone who seeks help and receives proper  treatment. My experience was with doctors who rather just put you on a pill instead of giving you healthy lifestyle options. That is all I’m offering here. The options that have worked for me, but that doesn’t mean they work for everyone.  

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Here we go…week # 4 is the most important tip I have shared so far in the SOS journey. In the beginning, I wasn’t confident enough to share this probably for fear of being judged, but now I’m all about transparency in order to help others. What I have found on this healing journey is women who “have lost themselves” or “want something that’s all their own” or “feel unfulfilled” have disconnected from their own spirit and from God. Throughout my 20’s, this is exactly what my issue was. I was spinning my wheels trying to fulfill myself with my career, building my resume, being a size 2, dating the wrong guys and wanting more money, money, money.

After hitting rock bottom and crying out to God, I implemented this morning ritual into my life and it changed everything. Starting to learn to love myself, reconnect with God, finding peace and controlling the mind crank was so important to me that I was willing to do whatever I needed to do to achieve it– especially without RX medication.  Back at that time, Aaron was working construction and got up for work at 4:30am so it was easy to get up with him. I get it– some people just aren’t morning people, but even just devoting 10-15 minutes to getting your peace on and focusing on a prayer of gratitude will completely change your life. Again, this is what worked for me. That doesn’t mean you have to to the exact same ritual. Many women I coach have fit their “God appointment” into their routine after they have taken the kids to school and have a quieter home.

From my heart to yours…

In our generation, we have so many great resources at our fingertips. On mornings I don’t feel like reading, I may watch an empowering message on YouTube or listen to a podcast. Remember, find what works for you, what captures your attention and gets down into your spirit. Do more of that!

Thank you for allowing me to feel safe enough to be transparent here.

Share with a friend who you feel needs this message.

Holding your hand. Giving you a hug.

 

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STOP SPEAKING DEATH: 10 Ways To Build Others Up

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HAPPY SUNDAY SISTA!

I’m sure many of you are getting geared up for Superbowl Sunday, but I just had to share these 10 tips I stumbled upon. Last week, I celebrated a dear friend stepping boldly into a new endeavor by launching her YouTube Channel and new series called Whit’s Kitch. WHOOP! Make sure to check it out and subscribe! It was an honor to be Whitney’s first guest and we had a total blast doing special live videos to tell everyone about it. I’m thinking of doing special SOS Live videos now. It’s a fun way to engage with you ladies! Wanna? 

Ok, back to the topic. I mentioned on Facebook Live how frustrating it is when some of those close to us can’t seem to encourage or acknowledge our accomplishments. I spoke about how important it is to surround yourself with women who have your back and speak life into your dreams. I especially realized the importance of this over the wild few years I just had! Whitney is a natural encourager and walks her talk in this area. She has a gift to point out and pull out your gifts. I just had to praise her and speak (well, it really was a rant) on the importance of this– especially for women.

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I’m so grateful for the “tribe” of spiritually conscious women in my life who selflessly pat me on the back and highlight my strengths. Happy, strong women compliment others and know the power in lifting other women up. Confident women support your dreams and celebrate your wins.

When people have difficulty in this area it’s usually a projection of how unhappy they are in their own life. These people freely point out the weaknesses in others as a way of making themselves feel superior. We NEVER, ever, ever lift ourselves up by putting others down. I’ve learned to just pray for these people and focus on the people who confidently lift others up. May we all strive to speak life into others more this year. Stop speaking death. Everyone needs this, not just women. For example, stop tearing down your husband, praise him for all he does right instead of pointing out all the things he does wrong.

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

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Sanctuary Of Style is all about building up women. I pray daily for this community and that it creates a ripple effect. If you want to grow in this area, here’s a great article I found:

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We are living in a self-serving, self-centered, and self-obsessed modern day rush-rush society filled with negativity and constant tearing down of others. If you want to really differentiate yourself in this world, be people-oriented and start to focus on building others up.

Created as relational beings, it’s our greatest privilege to enjoy companionship with the people who truly matter in our lives. How can we then be a source of encouragement to our friends, family, and loved ones today?

Here’s 10 simple ways to build each other up:

  1. Esteem others higher. Leaders esteem others higher than themselves. Have high regards, great respect, and favorable thoughts of the people in your circle of trust and influence.
  2. Be wise in your speech. Communicate more effectively by thinking before you speak. If there’s a word that’s more appropriate in a conversation, use it. Start with a praise. Never confront others. Instead, point out on how both of you can make things better. Speak at the same level as your audience; giving them due respect. There’s no need to come in with an authoritarian voice to get your message heard.
  3. Be encouraging. Encouragement is an expression and assurance of one’s hope and future in words, presence, and sincerity.
  4. Be quick to forgive. When others make a mistake, be quick to forgive and forget; releasing them from guilt and shame that may take root in one’s heart when not dealt with over time.
  5. Be understanding. Wisdom and understanding go hand in hand. Understanding starts by being an active listener (not planning a reply as one is speaking), asking intelligent questions to gain further insights, and being accepting of what the speaker is sharing. Then, answer without condemning. Or don’t answer at all and decide to just be a listening ear.
  6. Zero gossip. Keep others’ secrets. Never speak stuff that causes unnecessary hurt to others by speaking unclaimed rumors behind their back.
  7. Share knowledge. Found an article or book that’s useful? Share it with your friends. Sharing has been made easier thanks to the accessibility of sharing tools on the web, along with help from social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Sharing knowledge helps us learn, discover, and understand things that are interesting. They have immediate application for better results in our work and life, edifies our soul, and improves our daily conversations.
  8. Stay humble. Humility and maturity are synonymous. A dignified person accomplishes much, but brags little. They are secure in their standing without needing to make noise, often treating everyone with tremendous respect, regardless of position.
  9. Be positive! Positive thinking goes beyond having the drive and motivation for personal success. Positive thinking is explicit, definite, and outspoken. It’s contagious. Build up your loved ones with your positiveness, allowing them to be open for better things to come.
  10. Love. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails … And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13, NIV). Building up a person with the 9 ways mentioned is only made effective when done so together with love. Care for your loved ones how you would want to be cared for. Build up one another how you would like to be inspired. As a result, you will move up to a whole new level of breakthroughs in life.

Going one step further, visualize how and to whom you can build up and inspire changes for the better. Then work towards making that a reality.

Continue encouraging and building one another up. And start seeing growth and advancements in your relationship with people and to the ones who truly matter to you today.

“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.” – Jim Stovall

This is an excerpt from Daniel Richard‘s latest ebook, Doing With LESS: Your journey as a new minimalist, and the art of stress-free living. He is a blogger, an author and a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter.

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