Seasonal celebrations are beginning across every culture when we join with family and friends to show thankfulness.
Diwali is underway, giving thanks for the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil. Thanksgiving, which began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest, is celebrated in the US in November. Hanukkah, the Day of the Dead - forgive me for the ones I haven't mentioned.
Most celebrations have long histories! On November 5th we have Bonfire Night to enjoy fireworks and light bonfires to burn an effigy of Guy Fawkes. He was part of a treasonous plot who planted gunpowder beneath the Houses of Parliament in 1605 aiming to blow up the King and Government. Fortunately the plot was discovered and the original 'Guy Fawkes' day was in thanksgiving for the King's survival. When I was a child, kids would make a 'guy' and push it around the village to collect a 'penny for the guy' saying:
"Remember, remember the Fifth of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot"
More poignantly, Remembrance Day, November 11th, has been recognized since the end of WWI to honor members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty. We offer tributes and thanksgivingto those who gave their lives to protect our freedom.
BUT regardless of creed let's all simply honor the message of National Kindness Day on November 13th!
We know that it makes us feel good if we look good but that certainly doesn't entail looking like a fashion model. In fact, it really has very little to do with 'looks'. The real key to gaining confidence in yourself and your appearance is to VALUE YOURSELF!
My 2 day Slim Plan allowed me to quickly and easily drop a couple of pounds.
After a Summer of wearing loose pants, back into jeans, I find I'm at least 5 lbs overweight. I don't over worry about weight generally but with a vacation and holiday time looming, I need a quick, easy and painless slim plan.
The Autumn palette is made up of 3 different color characteristics - Warm Deep and Muted. To be an Autumn you will also have the same 3 elements of color in your own genetic makeup.
When you're matched to your Color Family you can begin to echo your natural coloring in the clothes you wear. This creates harmony and what we call Color Balance. In other words, your natural coloring is perfectly and naturally complemented.
But it can be difficult to be objective about your own coloring and Stacey thought she was cool! This is what she says:
"I still have trouble seeing my golden skin and think my confusion is the result of several missteps on my part. I've long known about color and when I realized beige washes me out I assumed it was because I was not warm toned. I jumped to looking for more contrast and not looking for harmony".
In actual fact, Stacey was unaware that she was instinctively choosing some of the Autumn colors already. This is often the case, because you are often naturally drawn to at least some of the colors that suit you best.