Welcome back peeps and Happy Labor Day weekend!
Our last post was such a resounding success that we continue our series, “Ways to Look Ten Pounds Lighter Today: Tip #2. And thank you for all your private message and comments!
I don’t know about you but I’m sick, tired and confused about all these “experts” telling me what to eat and not eat and promising magic results DF/C/D/.overnight. Coffee’s good for you ; coffee’s bad for you; now it’s good again! Whaaaateverrrrr. That said, there are several things you can do without spending a dime to look instantly slimmer.
Tip #2: Ditch the “Mom Capri” .
Right now, go in your closet and donate them all. They are not coming back nor should they~ ever! They not only make our legs look short, our ankles big, accentuate us in all the wrong places but they date us. See what I mean?
Please don’t be offended. I used to wear them too. But clearly the same misguided man who put only 2 stalls in a woman’s bathroom invented them. Remember “Mom Jeans”? Well, I’m declaring war on the “Mom Capris”. These lovely women deserve better; we all do!
One caveat: I’m not taking about getting rid of the ankle pant, a tailored crop pant, pencil pant or your cute yoga pants. And yes, gauchos are “in” but that’s a whole different story for another day. Just rid yourself of the Mom Capri asap. You’ve got all of Labor Day weekend to do it!
And always remember~You’re Never Stuck!
Patty Comeford Adams
ps. And if you don’t know what to replace them with, have a picture of you tossing your Mom Capris, have ideas for others on what to replace them with or a question please comment below or shoot me an email.
We recently visited Chicago for our grand-daughter Gwyneth’s 3rd birthday.
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 with Gampers
#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.
Patty Comeford Adams
ps. A few more rubs and her best buddy, sister Everleigh.