Momís Head To Toe List - Five Things To Do Before Summer

Written by Nicole Dean

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Body Hair Ė Letís face it. Winter is notrepparttar time we are most diligent about keeping up with shaving or waxing. If youíre dreading another year of shaving, check out semi-permanent laser hair removal.

Feet Ė Eew! Those scratchy, rough, lizardy-feet need to go away now. Buff them or grab a power sander, but get them looking like skin again before sandal season. Once youíve got people-feet instead of hobbit-feet, then dust off a bottle of toenail polish, grab a toe-ring, and make them pretty.

Now youíre ready for swimsuit season. Grab a little drink umbrella, drop it into your diet Coke and enjoy your summer, asrepparttar 142950 sun goddess that you are!

Nicole Dean is the mostly-sane mom behind Ė 'til death do us part is a loooooooong time. Enjoy it! - on the hunt to find fun ways to exercise!

The Mindful Shopper: Learning From Your Trendy Mistakes

Written by Maya Talisman Frost

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A little mindful shopping will help alleviaterepparttar Trendoid syndrome. And while youíre at it, check in with yourself on that monologue going through your head when you see others sportingrepparttar 142555 latest fashion fetish. Youíll learn a whole lot about YOURSELF if you listen carefully and--this isrepparttar 142556 hard part--non-judgmentally.

If you do melt at that crucial cash register moment, donít berate yourself. Simply take note ofrepparttar 142557 way you feel now, and pay attention to how you feel later. Can you see that downward slide? Ah. Thatís better. Things are getting clearer now.

Buying into a trend helps us feel connected when what we really long for is a sense of confidence. Take a look at how you can create greater confidence WITHOUT buying that blouse-of-the-moment, and find ways to tweakrepparttar 142558 latest trend in a way that makes you feel more creative.

Fashion can be fun and absolutely harmless, and you can use your mindful mall meanders to tap into your own sense of who you are--and what you REALLY need.

Now, thatís what I call a perfect shopping day.

Maya Talisman Frost is a mind masseuse in Portland, Oregon. Through her company, Real-World Mindfulness Training, she teaches fun and powerful eyes-wide-open alternatives to meditation. To subscribe to her free weekly ezine, the Friday Mind Massage, please visit

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