Gorgeous Shoes Are Instant Power
By: Jackie Clark
Young women going through cancer treatment often feel lost and confused; this is completely and totally normal. Your life has been up-ended in a way that you never imagined would happen. Cancer such as mesothelioma can leave you feeling weak, powerless and depressed. If you are in this situation there are certain ways that you can change your mental mindset and remove yourself from the situation. It is important that you do whatever it takes to feel good about yourself again. You are fighting the biggest battle of your life and need all of the ammunition that you can get your hands on.
One of the best ways to place yourself into a new, positive mental state of mind is to look your best. People undergoing cancer treatment often do not feel very good; nausea, hair loss, fatigue and lack of interest in everyday things are often symptoms that occur after a mesothelioma prognosis. You have to find a way to reclaim your power and strength, even if it is only for a little while. One thing that helps many young women is a great pair of shoes.
This might seem like a silly solution to a serious problem but it isn't. A fabulous pair of shoes can change your mind from feeling depressed into feeling happy and pretty. This works especially well if you do not have the energy or patience to undergo a complete fashion makeover. Simply put on a gorgeous pair of shoes with your normal jeans and prepare to change the way that you feel. It is important to choose a pair of shoes that really make you feel great for this exercise to work. It does not matter what kind of look you choose as long as the shoes make you feel powerful, beautiful and special.
One great way to choose a new pair of fun shoes is by color. Think about adding a pair of red pumps, wedges or sandals to your shoe wardrobe. Red is a color that is often equated with power and sophistication and they go with many things. You can wear red shoes with blue jeans and a plain top for a hint of color, red heels with a pretty black dress, or an all-red ensemble to really stand out in a flashy, old-Hollywood type of way.
It is important to remember to have fun with your shoes and choose a pair that really complements your personality. Look for little details that make you happy such as a small bow or genuine leather that will last for a long time. You are investing in this item as a statement of your ability to be strong, face the problems that life throws at you, and move forward in the best way that you can.
Thanks to Jackie for this post!