What Did We Learn This Month?
SELF: August 2012
SELF Cover Star for August: Demi Lovato
Demi is only 19 years-old but man she has lived quite a life so far. The teen has fought off many demons so far including an eating disorder, episodes of “cutting” and bipolar disorder. But these days she is fighting back both in her personal life and her career with a new focus on health & wellness and an upcoming gig as co-host of TV’s X-Factor.
To be honest, I am not totally familiar with her work but just based off the two-page interview featured in the August SELF makes me admire her for her candor and uplifting spirit (in her spare time she is a spokesperson for the antibullying movement: “Love is Louder.”) I am definitely going to pay much more attention to her from now on. Go Demi!
So What Else is in the August SELF?
"Shake That" happens to be both the title of a filthy Eminem song (that I love!) and the headline for this piece featuring trainer Bizzie Gold (how cool is that name?) who created a workout that combines Plyometrics, tribal dance and yoga. She is featured in the photo below plus you can stream her classes at www.ButiFitness.com for a fee.
"You Don’t Have to Have a Cow”
Recently I switched to Coconut milk for my morning breakfast and could not be happier with that choice. Here we get all the information about varieties of milk from skim to flax to soymilk.
“A SUPer Bod Awaits”
Stand-up paddling is taking off like crazy and this workout from SUP board promises to work your core like no one’s business. You have to admit—these people look amazing!
“21 Beauty Tweaks That Make a Big Splash!”
I love my beauty stories and these tips and tricks were fun for me to read.
“Hot Bags, Cool Shoes”
I am so over this hot, sticky summer weather and welcome any chance to glimpse at fall. These shoes and bags are doing the trick.
The Rest of the Best of the August SELF:
• "Boxed Booze That’s Good” Who knew that wine sold in boxes would be so tasty?
• "No-Surgery Fat Zappers" Hey, if you want some kind of a procedure to make yourself feel better that is your business. I shall not judge you.
• "Real me vs. Facebook Me” An interesting article about how we can fabricate a whole new image for ourselves online and what kind of a toll in can take IRL (In real life.)
• “American Pie” Recipes for pie? Thankyouverymuch.
• “Indian Summer” Actress Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) models the fall trends featuring “Navajo” style.
B+ This is a good issue for sure but I just wish there were more workouts to follow. It seemed a little skimpy this month but still a great read altogether.
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