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I Wore Flip-Flops Every Day for a Week and Here’s What Happened

I Wore Flip-Flops Every Day for a Week and Here’s What Happened

It’s not that I haven’t considered it, flip-flops make sense. They’re a practical solution to regulating your temperature in the sweltering heat of summer. I get it. But writing to you now is someone who’s spent most of their adult life envisioning, putting together and talking about aesthetics. So how could it ever make sense that I would wear flip-flops? Remember that famous Karl Lagerfeld quote that says wearing sweatpants is a sign that you’ve given up? I’m afraid to ask what he thought about a plakkie. Then came my stint working at a tech startup, where flip-flops are a trans-seasonal staple among a pack of software developers. They moved in large groups hunting for solutions, gathering data, preying on tech bugs (can you tell I have no idea what they do), accompanied by a constantly roaring flippity-floppity soundtrack heavy enough to match the percussion section of an orchestra. All...
Every Reason to Love Caps, From a Self-Professed Hat Addict

Every Reason to Love Caps, From a Self-Professed Hat Addict

I used to be someone who excessively bought headgear for what I thought was no good reason other than plugging into the zeitgeist of quirky fashion statements brought on by that embroidered Balenciaga peak cap that riffed on the Bernie Sanders campaign logo, in response to the Trump MAGA cap. You know the one? Still following? If not, you’ll have to go on your own journey of discovering how fashion trends hinge on the socio-political climates we’re living through. This is not that chat. I know you just got here and I’m digressing already, but as I arrived home from one of the aforementioned excessive spending sprees to face the judgement of a friend saying “Dude, I think you’ve got enough of those”, I was trying to find the exact words to explain why, in fact, I don’t. Why you can really never have enough of those. Needless to say...
Creating awareness in your community

Creating awareness in your community

You know the benefits of good physical health, but what about good mental health and well-being?   There hasn't been a better time to talk about mental health and well-being than right now. With depression and suicide rates growing, we all need to make sure we take better care of ourselves and more importantly those around us.   Here are some simple suggestions about ways that you can raise awareness of mental health and well-being    Talk with everyone you know. Ask family, friends, colleagues and community members how they’re doing and really listen to the answers. It may give you a clue that they need help. Educate yourself about mental health and well-being illnesses. It’s not uncommon for people to misunderstand mental illness. Learn more about it and share what you learn. Use social media like Facebook and Twitter which can be great forums for inspiring people to be open-minded and to...
Signs & symptoms of poor mental health and well-being

Signs & symptoms of poor mental health and well-being

Keep your mind in check. Well-being signs and symptom to be on the lookout for. Studies have discovered that people with higher psychological well-being are more likely to live healthier and longer lives so being happy and satisfied with your life has a big part to play in your well-being.   Here are some signs and symptoms that your well-being might be compromised Small problems start to feel like really really big ones leading to feelings of nervousness or panic Mental and physical tiredness. You all of sudden have no energy or motivation for activities, social events and work You find it hard to concentrate and you feel uncertain when making decisions or find it hard to focus You feel uncomfortable and experience headaches leaving you feeling overwhelmed Small things irritate you and you feel irrational You start to feel like you are not in control You have the urge...