How to Be Happy Every Day

I strive to be happy every day, no matter what is happening around me.  The main thing I do is search for the good things in each day, and think about all of the things I appreciate and am grateful for.  I’ve gotten through many difficult times by meditating, using the mantra “om”, and doing yoga and tai chi.  Of course, prayer is another way to rise above adversity.

There are many ways to achieve happiness, and we all have our ways.  But I’m always interested in knowing more about how people get happy.  Every day is another chance to form new habits.  Age doesn’t matter.

Before I share with you the habits that bring joy, I want to quote a powerful reminder of what truly makes us happy.  In “The Simple Guide to Being Wonderful” in Spirituality & Health magazine, Emma Seppala, PhD, concludes: Continue reading “How to Be Happy Every Day”

How to Get Good at Layering Bracelets

I love layering:  layering clothes, necklaces, bracelets, rings, anything!  But that doesn’t mean I do it very often or that I’m good at it.  It takes some playing around.  I need tutoring and inspiration.  Perhaps you do, too!  Age doesn’t matter.  So here goes an exploration into how we can layer bracelets… Continue reading “How to Get Good at Layering Bracelets”

How to Make Your Own Lavender Linen Spray

I found this do-it-yourself recipe on the Free People blog, BLDG 25.  It was within an article about organizing your intimates drawer.  Since I have collected so many bras and panties from Victoria’s Secret over the years, what made a huge difference in organizing my intimates drawer was installing drawer dividers for this purpose.  A well-organized drawer is so helpful; age doesn’t matter! Continue reading “How to Make Your Own Lavender Linen Spray”

How Your Friends Make It Easy to Be Healthy

Lowering Carbs

This is a diary of the healthy lifestyle goals that my son, Chris, and I are making together each month.  Since it takes 21-30 days to develop a new habit, making a goal for the month ahead is an effective strategy.

He and I agree that making these monthly goals together and posting our results here for you to see helps us to improve our health.  I’ve always found that if I say out loud to someone what I plan on doing, I’m more likely to do it.  Because if I said I would, I feel responsible to follow through. 

Age doesn’t matter.  It’s never too late.  You can always make progress and actually reverse the signs of aging!

In July, Chris and I decided to focus on keeping our carbohydrate intake low. Continue reading “How Your Friends Make It Easy to Be Healthy”

What to Pack for a Long Weekend in the Sun

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I like a long sarong skirt, but this one is perfect for a beach vacation as a skirt, halter top or coverup

I’ll be heading off again soon to a four-day beach vacation.  Girls just wanna have fun!  Age doesn’t matter.  We all could probably get a little more organized, too!  (If you already are organized enough, please share with us in the comments section how you do it!)  Here are my tips on what to take when you go. Continue reading “What to Pack for a Long Weekend in the Sun”

How to Have Fun with Neutral Tones for Classy, Sexy, Creative Looks

 

Neutral-Colours
Also see Thisismeagankerr.com for a nice article on “How to Wear Neutrals”

Neutral colors include black, white, gray, brown and beige.  Neutrals are colors that go with everything, so I’m including navy, indigo and leopard print.  Earth colors are also considered neutral, so I am covering the far reaches of the spectrum such as moss green, rust, and dark chocolate brown as well.

Using these basic colors in your wardrobe anchors your other colors in order to give you flexibility without going overboard.  Age doesn’t matter.  These colors tend to project a classic look and yet help you to be sexy with leopard, for instance, or wildly exuberant without overdoing it.  The charts I present here are a guide, but feel free to experiment and try new combos off the charts. Continue reading “How to Have Fun with Neutral Tones for Classy, Sexy, Creative Looks”

How to Spoil Yourself and Not Regret It Later

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on clothes; you don’t have to eat a gallon of ice cream, or even a luscious frozen custard cone or banana split; you don’t have to spend a day and empty your wallet at a spa…

Do you want to give yourself a lift for one reason or another?  Age doesn’t matter.  A new tube of the perfect red lipstick is a cheap thrill that will brighten up any woman.

And it doesn’t get old.  Lipstick is the longest-lasting cosmetic that you don’t have to throw out after two or three years.  It’s a classic that goes with anything and dresses up anything and adds a pop of color to neutral outfits.

Continue reading “How to Spoil Yourself and Not Regret It Later”

How to Transform from Summer Day to Evening

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Teal Cropped Cardigan, Forever 21 Shift Dress, and a Tree Branch Inspired Statement Necklace (22129732091).jpg

During the summer, there are so many fun things to do that you’ll probably have to go directly from your daytime activities to an evening out.  Or maybe you make a pit stop at home and need a quick presto change-o!  I’ve got plenty of outfit ideas to make that easier for you.  Age doesn’t matter.  These tips work for everyone!  Continue reading “How to Transform from Summer Day to Evening”