Heidi Klum’s Lifestyle Site

Miranda and Me

Heidi K has launched a lifestyle website for AOL among the many other things she’s involved in. She does things like a summer run challenge (running with different super models: Miranda Kerr, Coco Rocha et al) and daily outfit postings. The Cut calls it 1/2 Goop, 1/2 Oprah and I think she’s likable so I’m not too judgmental.
PS: I ran yesterday and it was a pathetic, pitiful sight. Maybe I need to run behind Miranda Kerr to get me motivated.

Heidi Klum's Summer RunCoco and Heidi Running and posing

Kim Kardashian and Heidi KlumHeidi and Andrea lifting arm weights

Laughs

I’ve had a really tough week at work. I can’t pin down exactly what the problem is. I’m sure it’s a combination of work/life/wedding stress that’s effecting my attitude. Anyway, something made me laugh today and I instantly felt better. It truly is the best medicine.
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Lovely Advice

Health:

  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
  3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  4. Live with the 3 E’s – Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
  5. Play more games.
  6. Read more books than you did in 2010.
  7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  8. Sleep for 7 hours.
  9. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Personality:

  1. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  2. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  3. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
  4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  5. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
  6. Dream more while you are awake.
  7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  8. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
  9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
  10. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
  11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  13. Smile and laugh more.
  14. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Society:

  1. Call your family often.
  2. Each day give something good to others.
  3. Forgive everyone for everything.
  4. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
  5. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  6. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  7. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:

  1. Do the right thing!
  2. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  3. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  4. The best is yet to come.
  5. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

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Five Things

Today I’m feeling especially grateful for the ins and outs of everyday life – the beautiful weather, my loved ones, my health. Tragedy hits us all in unexpectedly poignant ways. We never know when a routine experience can change our lives forever. It’s important to savor happy moments and tell people how much you appreciate them. Here are five things I’m thankful for today.

(Spring)

(Love)

(Friends)

(Family)

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(New shoes)

Have a happy weekend. xo

Beauty Inspiration: Kim Noorda

Kim Noorda is my new favorite model/beauty/face. She’s so lovely and natural and I just love all these shots of her. Thought you might too. I also read an article she wrote for April 10 Vogue detailing her struggle with body image. She has legitimate concerns and a very personable, likable voice. Read the article here and see more photos here.

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Images: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven

Yummy

Lately, because of the diet, I’ve been thinking more about food and how much I appreciate it. How much of an event it can be and how I occasionally take it for granted or abuse it. Eating is such an adventure. There are so many natural fruits, veggies, spices to choose from and combine, it’s a shame when we waste our time on processed foods. Although, french fries are sometimes the ONLY thing I want. When the diet concludes (two more weeks!) I am going to make a conscious effort to take more care about what I put in my body. It’s always a worthwhile pursuit. Don’t you agree?

Image Credits: 1&2, the rest

Check it out! One of my favorite healthy/foodie blogs is One Smart Brownie by the lovely & accomplished Carolyn Brown.