The Tri Factor

nourishing the inner perspective

The Giving Tri — Giving back this holiday season

Every year I say that it’s been a tough year. But this particular year has been a year of big changes and new chapters. I lost my beloved grandmother. I quit my previous day job (that was a regular paycheck) to fully commit to this dream project of mine. I quit drinking. I’m about to […] Read more…

Tips & Tri-cks — Ask Michelle

TTF has always been intended to be a place to Nourish Your Inner Perspective through cooking, mindfulness, friendship and smiles. I purposely wanted to keep our original vision tightly concise even though a large number of readers on here and social media have been asking specifically for beauty advice as well. Although we’re most definitely […] Read more…

TTF Celebrates — 5 Things We’re Most Thankful For

This is my favorite time of the year. Specifically, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Christmas is near and dear to me as well, but particularly with the additional hustle and bustle of finals, shopping, wrapping, decorating etc. I sometimes lose focus on what the holiday is really about to me. Thanksgiving on the other hand, […] Read more…

Fool Proof Pas-Tri Crust

This is my basic pastry crust that I use for everything. It takes a little bit of time because you have to fridge it in between steps but since you don’t have to let any of the ingredients come to room temperature you don’t have to plan ahead that far in advance in order to […] Read more…

Tips & Tri-cks — Something to Taco-bout

Everyone knows, I love a good taco. It’s the epitome of easy-fusion. I think it started with the sandwich, but sometimes, it can feel like a sandwich can be kind of one-note. So with tacos, you can eat more than one kind, throw in whatever you have lying around in the fridge and go to […] Read more…

Tri-umphant — Horoscope, Schmoriscope

Can I tell you guys a secret? Shhhhhh. This is something I’ve never told anyone before. It’s something that I’m not even sure I’ve even admitted to myself. I think Astrology is a bunch of bullsh*t. Stay with me. I don’t know why I’ve been scared to admit this when I’ve had the chance. I’ve […] Read more…

In-Tri-guing — The Power of No

All forms of rejection can be terrible. When someone you’re interested in doesn’t feel the same way about you. When a company keeps their job posting online after you’ve already been rejected for the position. The fact of the matter is that, sometimes there are things in life that are out of your control. No […] Read more…

Daily Tri-als — I’m lazy

I try my best to stay motivated. As an adult, there are things that are no longer cute to be anymore—broke, unhealthy, and lazy. The broke part, trust me I’m trying. Living a healthy lifestyle is a daily challenge that I’ve started taking on slowly. But the lazy part? I still haven’t figured out the […] Read more…

Tri-umphant — Friendship Part Two

*This is Part Two of my Tri-umphant Friendship series where I explore what friendship means to me and others.*  The social skills that you learn as a kid will carry you for the rest of your life. I was at a wedding recently and it just amazed me how children make friends with each other […] Read more…

Tri-liberation — To share or not to share

I have certain rules when it comes to eating with friends. Almost all my friendships revolve around food. Whether I’m meeting someone for lunch or grabbing smoothies after a work out with someone I’m trying to eat, you know what I’m sayin? Having restaurant compatibility is essential in maintaining a friendship. Have you ever tried […] Read more…

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