How the Lizard Brain Tricked Me, Again. Sigh.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014


lizard by Kevin Milazzo, on Flickr

It’s just amazing how the Lizard Brain can sneak up on us and sabotage us. I did it to myself the other day, in spades. It was a serious learning experience for me, and I hope it will be useful to you, too. (more…)

Price versus Cost

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Zig Ziglar

The late, great Zig Ziglar

I’ve been reading Zig Ziglar lately, and all sorts of ideas and thoughts that I’ve been hearing on podcasts and from my coach Berni have been gelling in my mind. In particular, I realised that an experience of my own really brought home to me the difference Zig describes between price and cost, and I would like to share it with you. (more…)

Good-bye Facebook, Hello Pinterest/Instagram/All That Stuff

Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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Click to See the Newsletter!

First of all, if you aren’t interested in BlackBox, you will be delighted to know that I have created a newsletter for it, and will no longer be putting blatantly BlackBox stuff on the blog itself (although I will be making pages on the website). (more…)

Making the Newsletter, and also an eBook

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

A screenshot of MailChimp’s process

Remember that I was planning to document the creation of an eBook? Well, that project has just got quite a bit more meta. As I create my BlackBox newsletter, I’m documenting the steps and I’m hoping to turn that process into an eBook. It might even be useful for somebody. (more…)

Announcing my New BlackBox Cosmetics Newsletter

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

artisan bath bars

Artisan Bath Bars and more!

If you were one of those kind souls who subscribed to my previous newsletter, you will have noticed that it quietly fizzled out for lack of content. There’s a limit to even my ability to babble on about personal growth and the Lizard Brain and all that. But now I’m about to announce a new newsletter, one with a purpose. (more…)

Berni Loves BlackBox!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Just had to share this lovely testimonial from my friend Berni.

bbc berni testimonial

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Thanks so much, Berni! Love you!

My Little Secret Weapon Against Cracked Skin

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Little Secret Weapon

Little Secret Weapon
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I am a very inflamed person. Some might even say an inflammatory person, but that’s a whole different blog post. I have auto-immune issues that manifest themselves in my gut, my joints and also in my skin. It’s the latter I want to talk about today. (more…)

Meet the Cleaning Crew!

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Frost skin cleanser

Cleansing is the alpha and omega of skin care

The absolute beginning and end of proper skin care, whether you are an adolescent, a senior or anywhere in between, is cleansing. I doubt anyone will disagree with this statement – cleaning off the grime, makeup and other insults we offer our largest organ every day is key to having healthy, glowing skin. The question is, what should we use to perform this ritual? (more…)

Replacing a BlackBox Cosmetics Cartridge

Friday, July 12th, 2013
morning and evening moisturisers

Morning and Evening Moisturisers

So I was sad because my two favourite moisturisers were finally finished, even though I only use a tiny drop of each one. But I got the refills, and I am back in business! (more…)

About BlackBox Cosmetics and Shipping to Canada

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Restoration SetIf you live in the US, there are no downsides to ordering from BlackBox Cosmetics. It’s a little trickier in Canada, but we can handle the shipping cost conundrum. Here’s how. (more…)