In the perfect world that I imagine, the seasons fluctuate between late spring and mid-summer and back again. You know, those times of the year when it’s easy to look and feel both beautiful and inspired. Those warm seasons that cause your skin to glow, you’re sun kissed, and all things wonderful seem possible. But alas, we have four seasons and we have to deal with each accordingly.
Back to life, back to reality, it’s winter. During this season one primary routine is moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. During this season my skin can have the tendency to feel dry and look ashy. So I pile on my Anu’s Body Butter and chuck down lots of skin boosting supplements. Mulit-vitamins, extra A and E vitamins, Omega 3 Fish oil capsules and sprinkle on the flaxseeds.
I try to keep it positive. I make an effort to refrain from talking bad about the winter. I try to minimize the amount of times I say I’m cold. I wear skin clinging thermals, wool socks and layers of clothing and of course think warm thoughts. I carry lotion in my car and my handbags.
Contrary to appearances, I was not one the lucky ones born with really thick hair, strong nails, or gorgeous skin. I had to work on all that through diet, exercise, lifestyle and supplements.
I have always felt that a woman should look good and feel good from head to toes. Which brings me to the topic of toes. I’ll admit, I have a foot fetish and this came about after many years of having a shoe fetish. But then it dawned on me, why should I have a fetish about something that hurts me? Where will Jimmy Choo be when you’re suffering with with corns, bunions, and hammer toes?
Did you know that foot models don’t wear shoes and they are carried everywhere they go… Ever notice that men never complain of their feet hurting (they wear sensible shoes), yet they are the primary designers of women’s shoes! It is so sad that most women care nothing of their feet, only their pedicure.
In this pose known as the Camel pose there are endless benefits. Some of the obvious benefits that it offers is the opening of the throat, heart, and chest. Symbolically and literally these types of back bending poses have the ability to not only open you to the world but it also has the ability to engender flexibility towards change.Some times we need a change and just want to do something different – you know, switch it up. It may be something as simple as choosing a new shade of lip gloss, trying a new hairstyle, or something as big as changing our entire image! Perhaps you want a new beauty regime, need a new exercise program or vitamin boost. Or if you have any other questions related to mind, body, and spirit and you’re looking for a concerned but objective voice, just Ask Anu.
Maybe it’s me, maybe I’m crazy. Or perhaps I’m just extra sensitive to women and their persona; how they present themselves in public. Have you noticed lately, women of all ages walking around doing the most mundane things like grocery shopping and going to work, with 10 INCH FALSE EYELASHES? Okay I’m exaggerating about 10 inches, but that’s how it appears. The thing that makes these lashes look totally ridiculous, is the fact that most of these women have on no other make up! If they had on some other make on, these lashes might not look so exaggerated and crazy. But they look like they have a shaggy rug extended from their eyelids! Carol Channing, Liza Minelli, Tammy Faye, these women accrued some fame and notoriety for their 10 inch lashes. In other words, they got paid for looking way over the top. They also wore a full face of makeup to go with the wind shield washer lashes.