Posts Tagged ‘BlackBox Cosmetics’

So this blog has been sleeping for a while …

Thursday, December 25th, 2014


Sleeping by Hey Christine, on Flickr

Thanks to my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah, my Life Coach practicum, and assorted kinds of craziness, I’ve not posted here since mid-November. Oy vey. But now I’m back! (more…)

About Shakes and Integrity

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Shake it!

Shake it! by Christine, on Flickr

I am seriously conflicted. I don’t know how much of it stems from the money issues that jumped up and bit me recently. I don’t know how much of it is real. But I’d love your input on this. (more…)

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…)

Talking About Identity

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Screenshot 2014-03-14 08.44.39 Last June, my amazing friends Kaila Prins and Ito Aghayere interviewed me on their podcast, Finding Our Hunger. This was in the early days of the podcast, which has gone on to include luminaries such as Jimmy Moore, Liz Wolfe, Stefani Ruper, Dietitian Cassie, Abel James and others. Kaila and Ito have been guests hosts on the Living La Vida Low Carb Show and have generally gone from strength to strength. I am privileged to have been part of their beginning. (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…)

My Three Words for 2014

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

My Words for 2014

A few years ago, Chris Brogan started a tradition of coming up with three words to focus on for the new year. It’s more helpful than New Year’s resolutions, I think. The idea is to choose words that will cover all parts of your life, such that just thinking about them every day will remind you of your hopes and plans for the new year. (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!