How to deal with other people's problems, sympathy vs empathy, and choosing your own mood. Fashion week, Alexander McQueen and Bill Clinton

You Down With OPP? Other People’s Problems…

    Romantic yet tragic, the myth of the starving artist is all to real. As such, to literally and metaphorically afford articles here on HerAfter, I do many things and make many sacrifices. This includes two main factors on a daily basis: seeking constant education and inspiration (I’ll be in the corner of the…

Blonde to brunette hair makeover - hair after cancer by stylist cori young los angeles

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…

How to become your best self - practical advice and a simple question to ask yourself if you want to become your best self. Click to read!

Your Best Self: How to ASK Yourself Into Awareness

The desire to become your best self and reach your highest potential is a buzz-worthy topic as of late, while self-help heroes take over Instagram feeds and are self-publishing their ideas. And this is very good news for a culture in multitudes of turmoil, because bringing about social change starts with personal change. The more we…

Work Life Balance : how to create a daily routine of happiness and productivity. YES you can be happy and productive! Click to read!

Work Life Balance: How to Create A Happy and Productive Daily Routine

Ours is a society and generation obsessive about the work-hard-hustle-get-shit-done attitude. It’s new. It’s trendy. It’s everywhere: on coffee mugs, punctuating Pinterest boards, even framed into office wall decor. But some days, the mere idea of being that relentless about the rise-and-grind is just too much, and no amount of gold glitter font will change…

Positive affirmation to create and live a fulfilling life: how to live a happier life by building healthy habits

Creating a Fulfilling Life: You Already Have Everything You Need

A friend came to me with her woes rolled up into her sleeve, hidden in the folds at the elbow and out of her way so her hands could work. She showed discomfort fueled by discontent more than indignation. It’s that “is there something more?” look. She had that feeling we all have from time to time,…

What is the big bang theory? Find out, and how this scientific theory can change the way you live your life!

The Big Bang Theory: How to Change Your Life

I’m certain you’ve heard of the ‘Big Bang Theory’ (or at least watched the TV show), but I’m not certain you understand what it is or how it works. The reason I’m not certain is because I, myself, am not totally comfortable with my own grasp on this complex theory. Despite my lack of confidence,…

Love is greater than fear! How to cope with fear of the past, and fear of cancer, and how to explain that cancer haunts you. A moving love letter by cancer survivor Rachael Yahne

To the person who googled “How To Explain That Cancer Haunts You”…

To the person who found this site by searching “How to explain that cancer haunts you”, I’d like to offer this love letter: Dear searcher, I call you searcher because you are, in fact, searching. You are obviously and with your entire heart searching for answers, for clarity, for resources like this website, and for…

What chimpanzee can teach us about personal peace

What We Can Learn About Peace from Chimpanzees

Bonobos isn’t just a men’s clothing store in LA. It’s also an endangered great ape and a species of chimpanzee, though not the type that most people refer when they say ‘chimpanzee’. Both the common chimpanzee and the bonobos are the closest extant relative of us humans. Here’s the interesting part: though related and strikingly similar in features: bonobos…

Inspiring quote on comparison; don't compare yourself to others, just be the best you that you can be. Click to read how comparing yourself to others kills your happiness.

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…

Love Yourself First - making your own peace and happiness a priority. Click to read more on how to love yourself from HerAfter.com

Love Yourself FIRST: Making Your Own Peace a Priority

Last week was a harrowing one, and with this Monday we begin again, facing a new week with a familiar sense of trepidation, of disharmony, of fear that we’ve come to expect if still not comfortable with. I’m certain as the national conventions kick off in both political parties this week, the unrest will continue.…

Are you living your purpose? These four signs might indicate you actually aren't living your purpose. Click to read full article!

4 Signs You Aren’t Living Your Purpose

The idea of living your purpose might be a motivating force, but how can you tell if you are? Purpose comes in many forms: it presents itself in the moment, as opportunities to bring light and joy to the people and situations immediately around you. It unfolds in longer spans of time, defining periods of your life…

Beliefs and Principles of successful people. Click to read this motivational advice!

5 Inspiring Beliefs Successful People Live By

For many success stories, it’s all in the mindset: staying dedicated, keeping focused, and not allowing doubt and fear to be greater than your sense of conviction. But in the age of the start-up with so many people starting businesses, it can be hard to stay confident on your path. The bottom line is: obstacles…

Why you can't take a compliment, or accept a compliment from other people. Click to read!

How to Accept Compliments AND Be Who You Truly Are

Maybe you saw the viral photos of her fellow teens bursting into unexpected smiles, covering their faces in embarrassment, or struggling to manage the joy and disbelief of her kindness. Last year, photographer and teen-cum-sociology genius Shea Glover sought out to capture a specific kind of expression on film: how people react to compliments. If…

Depression cannot take awayyour power to love,to be loved, and to feel gratitude.

For Anyone Who Suffers From Depression: You Are STILL WORTHY

Midweekend, when the revelry of everyone I know would be at it’s height, barreling over with all the excitement of a child’s birthday party. But rather than toasting the chill bottle drips of summer beers or even laying listlessly in a park – an activity I could have done alone, for free, at a moment’s…

Get shit done and be more productive with the help of your alter ego. Why this simple practice will help you be more productive and brave. click to read!

Make an Alter-Ego. Get Sh*t Done.

  If you’ve ever switched on the OWN channel or found yourself on Pinterest looking up motivational quotes, you might have seen one Iyanla Vanzant. Born into a family fighting poverty, and raised in harrowing circumstances the likes of which would make your spine curl, her life is a tale of belief, conviction, and courage.…

Learn how meditation can help manifest your goals. To manifest your goals, meditation is an incredibly powerful tool. Learn how to manifest your goals with meditation, click to read!

How Meditation Helps Manifest Your Goals

Sitting listlessly at my computer, wondering why my mind feels wrapped in barbwire, as if every possible direction of action seems painfully wrong. I’m not sure what to create, who to reach out to, what step to take next; it’s an awkward but frequent mental state of this time in the morning, when breakfast’s coffee…

Love and be loved! A simple reminder from a stunning bracelet

A Bracelet That Reminds You to LOVE and BE LOVED

I was dutifully checking the mail when it happened. Opening my mailbox is almost purely obligatory, a mandate of adulthood that typically brings more stress than satisfaction. I wasn’t even hoping anything would be in there; I was only interested on behalf of my significant other who was awaiting a check. So when a rather…

If you wear makeup everyday to feel beautiful, this is a must read! How Makeup actually makes you feel LESS beautiful. Click to read!

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…