The book, Lord of the Flies often gets cited in times of discourse in times of crisis. We often wonder who will lead us as a group for the greater good, who is only trying to lead to fulfill their ego, and who will be part of the heard that ultimately destroys us, a la a rock being dropped on our heads ( I apologize if that spoils part of the story for you [ honestly, I’m not sorry. The story came out originally in 1954 and the movie released in 1990 – if you haven’t seen or read it by now, shame on you]). When in these difficult group dynamics, natural leaders often rise to the top. We all know how that goes; if it’s a group of women the alpha female will be labeled a bitch or worse and for men they are often respected for taking charge and having to make the tough decisions. Why is it that when competent and strong women stand their ground and move things forward, even if that involves dragging everyone kicking and screaming, it is seen as bossy/bitchy behavior?
Each year more and more women are being diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), and some never know about it until they finally meet with a doctor that knows to talk about it or asks you the right questions. It is important to get to know your body, track your menstrual cycles and keep your doctor informed of any changes or any issues or things you feel are important. It could save your life! I pulled this article from WebMd that goes into great detail on signs, symptoms, and questions you can bring to your doctor. Please share this with friends and loved ones!
We always hear about how Suzie Sunshine found an extra 1000 hours in her day to run 50 miles a week and has it all tracked in her app – but what about the rest of us? How exactly are we supposed to find time to fit in a productive workout in our already busy lives? Yes, it is possible to wake up early and hit the gym or morning run before work, but most of us want that hour of sleep or we are using that hour to get our family ready for their day. What are some realistic ways to fit in proper fitness through our days?
You may hear the phrase being thrown around now Fall Fashions and feel like everyone is jumping the gun when it’s still too hot outside to do anything. Let me guide you through some easy fashion transition tips that will help unclutter your closet, but also re-use a lot of your Summer favorites for the rest of the year. This is the time of the Summer when most, if not all Summer items are going on sale. Not just a 10-20% savings, we’re talking almost 50% off the retail price. Most stores are getting their Fall items now, and will get their Winter items at the end of August here in the states. What does this mean for us? Aside from a bathing suit, you can stock up on a lot of great items that can turn into great layering pieces as the weather cools down.