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Hair After Cancer: Blonde to Brunette with Stylist Cori Young

I’m apologizing before we’ve even started: I’m nervous. I’m tense. I’m sweating like crazy thanks to another California heat wave that just had to strike this day. Or maybe it’s all because I’m trusting my hair, my looks, my self with someone new…a new hairstylist. This might seem common place for most people, but this is my first real haircut in over 4 years. At … Continue reading Hair After Cancer: Blonde to Brunette with Stylist Cori Young

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The Deadly Game of Comparing Yourself to Others

Waking up early, 6:30am to be exact, to get in a morning run before sitting down for another day’s work. Probably much like you, I’ve been inspired by the habits of extremely productive people, and have taken on this early morning workout as a tool to help me be my best. The only risk I run, besides the snooze button, is the possibility of working … Continue reading The Deadly Game of Comparing Yourself to Others

How Wearing Makeup Actually Makes You Feel LESS Beautiful

I’m a big advocate of doing anything that makes you feel more beautiful and self expressed, including with beauty, makeup, and fashion (you can read this article on how my favorite denim jumpsuit changed my life, and this article on my favorite mantras for beauty). However, after years in fashion marketing, I came to realize just how much advertising damages us by making us think … Continue reading How Wearing Makeup Actually Makes You Feel LESS Beautiful

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Boost Healthy Body Image With This Simple Trick

An astounding 90% of girls age 15-17 want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance, with weight being their highest priority. Even worse, that number actually raises once girls become women; 91% percent of women are unhappy with their bodies. So if you call under that category, you’re not alone. But you are the only person who can change this statistic for … Continue reading Boost Healthy Body Image With This Simple Trick

Instantly Feel More Beautiful – You Deserve to!

I don’t think there’s any shame in wanting to feel pretty and confident, we just need to know how to get there, and reality TV and magazines are not the answer. The importance of spending time with yourself, especially your own body, is a familiar subject on HerAfter. It’s because I believe that spending time with your own body – soaking in the bath, laying … Continue reading Instantly Feel More Beautiful – You Deserve to!

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On Beauty: Feeling Pretty Without Self Cruelty

The importance of spending time with yourself, especially your own body, is a familiar subject on HerAfter. It’s because I believe that spending time with your own body – soaking in the bath, laying in bed in the afternoon sun, or even just a long walk barefoot – all these acts are really conversations with your body. Our heart and our body can interact with … Continue reading On Beauty: Feeling Pretty Without Self Cruelty

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On Health: The Magical Healing Powers of Water

Pure, rejuvenating water is one of nature’s true healers. It’s the cleanser from clouds, the food for summer blossoms. Its’ a pain reliever for the effects of everything from chemo to old age to sore muscles to acne. It lubricates organs and muscles, can help you sleep better and lose weight, and help muscle tissue function better. Water is, by all means, a cure-all. I … Continue reading On Health: The Magical Healing Powers of Water

Yes, You Can Be a Feminine Feminist

Feminine feminist? YES! As a lover of beauty products, I absolutely believe we can be feminine feminist! This week, our weekly article comes out on my birthday. It’s also the time of year I celebrate my cancer-free anniversary, this year for the 10th time. Today is a special post in which we redefined our mission statement. We hope you like. On HerAfter, we talk a … Continue reading Yes, You Can Be a Feminine Feminist

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On Beauty: Being a Feminine Feminist

This week, our weekly article comes out on my birthday. It’s also the time of year I celebrate my cancer-free anniversary, this year for the 10th time. Today is a special post in which we redefined our mission statement. We hope you like.   On HerAfter, we talk a lot about beauty. About home treatments that make the skin radiate outward like the love from … Continue reading On Beauty: Being a Feminine Feminist

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On Beauty: Empowering Mantras that Show Beauty in a New Light

When chemo starts, it’s not as if every hair on your head falls out simultaneously. The reality is much more gruesome, much closer to exactly the opposite. I used to wake up in the morning to a pillow covered in my own hair, a Hitchcock-worthy sight, and a scalp that became gradually more sparse. Shaving it short wasn’t quite enough to halt the effect; it … Continue reading On Beauty: Empowering Mantras that Show Beauty in a New Light

On Wellbeing: Mantras for Beauty To Release Your Inner Goddess

If you’re looking for mantras for beauty that will instantly and suddenly transform your looks into that of a celebrity, this is NOT the right place. However, if you’re looking to use positive affirmations as a way to unlock mantras for beauty that showcase your individuality, read on! These mantras for beauty aren’t intended to make you look like anyone else, other than your best … Continue reading On Wellbeing: Mantras for Beauty To Release Your Inner Goddess

Stop Asking “Am I Good Enough?”

I’ve seen, heard, and hurt while so many friends asked themselves “am I good enough” when it comes to being a woman, a partner, a person, and more. But I have also watched many women redefine femininity after losing their hair, losing their breasts, and even losing their minds. And I can think of no better a time than now, just days after a former … Continue reading Stop Asking “Am I Good Enough?”