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Ways to Look 10 Pounds Lighter Today: Tip #3

Happy weekend  peeps! I hope this finds you enjoying your weekend and psyched once again to look 10 pounds lighter instantly! This is one of those tips that will work for anyone regardless of your weight. And fellow short girls, you’re going to love this tip!

Tip#3: Find That Hidden Wedge.

The Hidden Wedge? What am I talking about? Well, last year I was looking at pair of Uggs for our annual holiday trip to Jackson Hole and kept thinking how dumpy I looked in them. Then I happened upon a pair online that had a hidden wedge (and a zipper ~ha!) and thought why not?

I’m not exaggerating when my women friends kept saying “Have you lost weight?” That comment was usually followed by “Your legs look so long; what have you been doing to workout?” Even my “Pilates Possy” kept asking me what I was doing and where they could get them! I wore them so much that I literally wore them out. Hence, no picture and unfortunately, Uggs no longer makes them. 😦

Not to be deterred,  I’ve combed the web and  curated 3 different pairs of hidden wedges for you that can be on your doorstep next week. Each are spectacular in their own right (and they don’t cost as much).

1. Nine West Tall Boot: 

  
http://amzn.to/1FzEEMr  I love that you can get them in any color and even suede. The zipper in the back not only makes for easy on & off but also really gives it an expensive look.

2. Enzo Tall Boot : 

  
http://amzn.to/1Kdz08f  These are simple and chic. Always a recipe for great personal style! You can wear them with anything.

3. ANNA Ankle Bootie:

  
http://amzn.to/1K0dsdY  We all know that ankle booties are everywhere this season and this might be my favorite of the season.They are faux leather and have a rubber sole so no stains or slipping.  And that clasp! I swear it  makes it look like they are made by  Givenchy or Celine! I’m thinking of ordering these in black and brown as I know they will go fast!

I’d love to hear your thoughts below  and see you in a picture of  hidden wedges looking ever so tall and lean.

And always remember ~ You’re Never Stuck!

xoxo,

Patty Comeford Adams

Patty Adams

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What’s Your Rub?

We recently visited Chicago for our grand-daughter Gwyneth’s 3rd birthday.

The Birthday Girl

The Birthday Girl

Aside from being utterly delicious, she’s a wise one. She’s turned inside and found a way to calm herself when need be and connect with others. Our family calls it: The Ear Rub (#TheEarRub).  From time to time, she’ll stop and give herself a little break and rub her own ear or that of someone she loves.

#TheEarRub w/ her Pops

#TheEarRub w/ her Pops

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#TheEarRub with Gampers

#TheEarRub by Gwyenth

#TheEarRub by Gwyenth

 

Psychologists tell us that the stress response is a natural part of our survival instincts. The amygdala is the part of our brain that processes basic feelings; it plays a big role in sounding an alert for threatening situations. It also triggers fight or flight behaviors. This works well as long as there is a threat that you need to run away from or defend yourself against. For many of  us however,  our body  suffers from being on high alert continuously. It often shows up as high cortisol or as a continual state of anxiety.  Anxiety affects over 40 million people over the age of 18 and cost the U.S. more than $42 billion a year.  It’s estimated that 1 in 8 children suffer from anxiety and it’s climbing at an alarming rate!

Hence, the importance of engaging in self-soothing behaviors!

How do I self -soothe?   I’ve tried the breathing thing to no avail; I know it works for many but I just get  frustrated. Pilates & yoga, reading  work well for me. Prayer is my absolute favorite. But my secret self-soothe?  As the infamous May West so aptly said: When in doubt, take a BATH.

What’s your #TheEarRub? Please share below, we’d love to know!

And always remember, You’re Never Stuck.

Love,

Patty Comeford Adams

ps. A few more rubs and her best buddy, sister Everleigh. IMG_2286IMG_2323IMG_1998

 

 

 

 

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