Random Roundup – May 25, 2017

Am I becoming a for reals yogi?

Going to my weekly yoga class is essential to my physical and mental well-being.  Spending time on my mat is like going to church/synagogue while getting a massage, and simultaneously going to physical therapy while talking to a mental health therapist.  To say I leave rejuvenated is a major understatement.

With the help of my amazing yoga teacher, Juli Hicks, I have been able to actually do these poses. I am a yoga devotee for life and I think it’s starting to show!  Whaaaaaa?!  It’s bananas.  Now I want to buy fancy yoga clothes.

This is NOT me, but I can do these poses!

Your vibe attracts your tribe.

Truer words have never been spoken…

Shaving above the knee

I was finally allowed to shave my legs when I turned 14 (I know, frightfully old for a girl with Russian/Polish descent.  Eastern European heritage and hairiness go hand in hand).

Well, my mom told me not to shave above the knee and I listened.  I have always stopped at my knee.  This saves me a ton of time in the shower and you would never know I don’t shave above the knee (but you know now).  It seriously looks like I have no leg hair above my knees.  Thanks Mom!  I’ll tell my girls the same thing when they turn 14.

 My eyebrows are making a comeback

While my legs are not very hairy (see above), my eyebrows beg to differ. I have been a devoted eyebrow waxer, threader, and plucker for more than 20 years.  Ugh, how much time and effort did I put into my eyebrow shape?!  I don’t even want to calculate the time and money devoted to my forehead’s caterpillars.

I read Cindy Crawford does not touch her eyebrows, neither does Natalie Portman. I looked at photos of myself in middle school before I got on the eyebrow grooming bandwagon and they were definitely more pronounced, but I look youthful and natural.  My 3 young daughters are rocking AWESOME eyebrows too and I want to be more like them.

So, I decided to give my natural eyebrows an encore performance and I have let my eyebrows grow in the past 2 months. After some awkward eyebrow days, I’m happy to have my face caterpillars back.


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