Today is National I Love My Feet Day! Do you pamper your tootsies? If you're anything like me, you love a great pair of shoes, am I right? Ladies out there, we tend to squeeze our feet into shoes that don't fit us correctly. Are too tight around the toes or just don't fit well.
Since today is in honor of our tootsies, I thought I would give a quick little homage to them. I don't think we give our poor little toes enough justice. We take them for granted. How often do you get a pedicure? Is it just during the summer months when you know people will see your toes? I hope not. Our feet need to be cared for year-round.
If you're a runner in particular, then you must know how you can truly beat them up.
If you're ashamed to flaunt your digits it may be because you haven't been taking good care of them in the first place. If you have a fungus, I will be adding a link below to a great product to quickly help get rid of it. Be sure to keep your toes dry and that will also keep the fungus away.
Here are a few of my favorite toe treats:
Here's to keeping your tootsies happy, healthy and in great stride.
Today is National Relaxation Day. What do you do to relax? Do you take time to relax? You know what is said about stress – it's the silent killer.
I know a lot about stress. When I work a full-time job, run two podcasts and a businesses to go along with them. I take care of all of the editing, graphics, marketing, sales, typing, webmastering, and home caring and still trying to get my workouts in so that I can stay fit. There are so many daily stresses in our lives, we MUST find time to relax. I didn't even touch on children. I don't know how parents do it!
One of my favorite things I used to love to do when I lived in NY and there weren't many places to go to relax was to find a fountain at one of the office buildings sit at it and hang out for about 30 minutes while I sipped a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa (depending on the time of day/ and time of year) and just from listening to the sound of the running water of the fountain, I'd train myself to immediately let go and deep breath and just BE in the moment and relax.
What do you do to de-stress? Do you take at least 15-20 minutes a day to yourself to unwind and just be? Finding the thing that gives you the most pleasure during the shortest amount of time is one way to help introduce it into your daily lives.
Here are some links to some of my favorite "calgon take me away" items I use to destress:
Happy Relaxing. Remember stay calm, stay serene and remain peaceful!!
Happy National Plan for a Vacation Day!
Along with a new year might just mean some new travel plans. Whether you're about to take a vacation with your honey or go on a full blown family excursion, packing can be a real drag.
One of the things I've always loved best about this season is that we get to travel around with our friends and loved ones but if you're anything like me, packing for a trip can become quite a conundrum.
Today's episode will cover the tips to pack with ease. Sometimes packing for a trip can seem a bit daunting. Not only do we own way too many things, we seem to want to take everything along with us.
Unfortunately, we just can't empty out our homes when we travel on the road. So, what's one to do? One of the things is to always have a master packing list available at your fingertips.
This list has been a life saver and has saved me many hours of needless pain and agony over traveling. I'd like to share it with you here today. When its time to pack, I just print a new copy of the list and viola, packing becomes a breeze.
Click the link below for a downloadable copy of this list here -- be sure to print out several copies before you go:
(just scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out your name and email and a copy will be sent to your inbox).
I've always been a bit envious of the folks that can just pack up a small bag and disappear on their journeys for weeks at a time. Unfortunately as a fashion stylist, my wardrobe has grown along with my tastes. Not only do I want to pack fabulous items to wear while away, I also work to have them work and be functional as well and, nowadays the number of electronic devices we use, there's so many things to possibly leave out.
Over the past 20 years of working in the travel, entertainment and meeting planning industry, I've learned a thing or two about the art of packing and today I'm going to cover some of them right here in this episode.
Here are some of my favorite accessories to help make packing a breeze:
Here are some of the hair and beauty products that are great for travel:
So take a listen, get packing and get on the road again.
Live Peacefully, Happily, Lovingly & Successfully,
I just loved the movie Mermaids with Cher and Wynona Ryder. There was a scene when Wynona's character was asking Cher how would she know if this boy was "the one" and Cher bursts into song singing "The Shoop, Shoop Song (it's in his kiss)". well, I often wonder if it's in his kiss or is it in yours?
One of the things I feel is often neglected are our lips. We worry about wrinkles around our eyes, sagging skin, etc., but do we worry about taking care of our pucker?
You're probably already saying to yourself "well, I put onl lipstick every day isn't that enough?" Well, the answer to that is a big fat N.O.!!!
Our lips need special attention just like our eyes, neck or any other part of our face and body.
If you find you have chapped, flaky lips, one of the quickest ways to heal them is to first take a dry toothbrush and rub it across your lips, this will help loosen the dry flaky skin and remove it. Just don't brush too hard.
The second is to be sure to protect them especially in the harsh months during the winter and summer time. I love the Clinique Targeted Balm. I use this every time I go out in the sun or if in harsh winter I use it then as well. It keeps your lips from getting sunburned and moistens them at the same time.
And please don't forget -- not only do we need to take good care of our lips, but, we also need to take great care of what's around and in-between them as well.
One of the quickest ways to look years younger is to whiten your teeth. I'm a huge fan of the Crest White Strips. What I love most about them is that they work, they're affordable and you can travel with them. The second best way which is a bit more time consuming a little bit more messy is to use a whitening bleach with trays and an LED Light which work very well for darker stains.
I love the feeling of mouthwash it always makes me feel like I have a clean mouth. I'm so digging this cool mouthwash decanter.
Now don't forget after all your great efforts to make your pout beautiful and healthy, be sure to make it stand out and shine. Some of my favorite lipglosses are from MAC, Estee Lauder and Bobbi Brown.
Well my friends, there you have it. Now go get smooching. MMMMWWAAH!! Big kisses to you.
Love & Kisses,
This week was National Sister's Day. Do you have siblings? Are any of them sisters? Are you close with your sister(s) or is there some friction between you?
I have two older sisters. One is 16 years older and the other 14 years older. When I was growing up, especially during my teenage years I definitely felt as though I had three mothers. They would say, "you can't do this", "don't do that" it was very constricting and that's probably one of the reasons why I rebelled. Now that I'm more mature, I can truly appreciate their love and care they had for me while growing up.
Do you appreciate your siblings or do you take them for granted? Are you still fighting or competing with them? If the later, it's time to take off the boxing gloves and start pulling on the heart strings.
Our time on this earth is quite brief and it seems to move at lightning speed the older we get. Don't waste any more of this precious time. Begin today to tell her how much you care. You can begin by picking up a small token of appreciation. Here are some fun gifts you can buy today to begin your sisterly love journey:
There are many ideas for gift giving to the ones you love. Happy Sister Day!! Remember, there's no love, like sisterly love. God Bless!
Remember to live Peacefully, Successfully, Lovingly and Happily.