Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Beauty of Good Posture

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  • Socially: People who maintain good posture are perceived as more successful, respectful, competent, wealthy, responsible, dignified, confident, attractive and youthful than slouchers.  They are also more likely to receive promotions.
  • Physically: Good posture facilitates optimal organ/muscle function, decreased physical tension, a leaner appearance, fewer back problems, increased oxygen intake and a naturally flatter stomach (without good posture it’s impossible to have completely flat abs).
  • Economically: By being mindful of how you sit and stand you can double the life of your wardrobe and improve the fit of everything in your closet.   Clothing is designed to be worn with good posture.  When not worn properly an article of clothing will lose its intended shape after a few wears.

There’s a helpful guide to improving your posture on spinehealth.com.  It’s linked here.  (link will open as a new page)

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The Beauty of Real Simple Magazine …………..(and your magazine)

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The March 2011 issue of Real Simple magazine came in the mail today.  I’m ecstatic.  A quick flip through and I can already tell it’s going to be a good one.   Feature articles:

  • 18 classic beauty products you’ll use forever
  • 4 inspiring room makeovers
  • five beauty treatments that will change your life (and make every day a little bit easier)

Everyone should have a magazine to look forward to once a month if they can afford it.   It doesn’t have to be Real Simple.  That’s mine and I highly recommend it but maybe you’re into technology or parenting or fishing or medical things.  Either way you should do that for yourself.  Indulge in your interests.  Subscribe to little presents in the mailbox just for you.

The Beautiful Thing About eReaders

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eReaders sparked a zest for reading that died [for me] in the 2nd grade.   I have freedom.  I used to be a first couple pages reader now I read all the time.  Four reasons:

#1. I can read what I want anywhere I want.  Before the eReader romance novels like Hidden Pleasures or chunky self help books like You Being Beautiful: The Owner’s Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty by Dr. Roizen and Dr. Oz were left at home, exiled to the back of the bookshelf for embarrassing covers, bulk and content.   Now I can flip back and forth between the two while waiting for a customer to arrive.

#2. 25,500 pages can fit into my purse.

#3. I’m able to read what I wouldn’t normally choose to spend money on.  Like Grimm’s fairy tales and The Art of Optimism: As Taught by Robert Browning.  A lot of the books I see myself reading… maybe… someday…(but probably won’t ever buy it unless it’s for a class) can now be downloaded automatically for $0.

#4. eReaders are designed to look chic.  And they do.

If you’re considering it buy one.  Or download the app.  It’s worth it.

The Beautiful Thing About Etsy

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Now that mass produced clothing is so common,  and everyone’s pieces are beginning to look the same, Etsy and other handmade sites will be a fashionista’s new best friend.   Every item is a unique piece of art.  

I love the feminine vintage inspired pieces.  And unusual accessories (like the pocket watch owl).  These are some of my favorites. 

 www.etsy.com

Beauty Quotes

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“Love of beauty is taste.  The creation of beauty is art.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Everything has its beauty.  But not everyone sees it.” – Confucius

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid misinformed beholder a black eye.”  – Miss Piggy

“Beauty is the wisdom of women.  Wisdom is the beauty of men” – Chinese proverb

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”  – Bible

‘Do what is beautiful.  God loves those who do what is beautiful’ – Koran