I am sure you already are aware that February is heart health month along with Valentines day. However, the feature photo of red shoes may have you wondering where I am going with this post? Okay, you give?
But first, how could these hot red shoes relate to bathtub styles not to mention heart health month and Valentines Day? Bath tubs, who said any thing about bath tubs? Bet you are rolling your eyes by now for sure.
But the answer is really very simple, it’s all connected to WELLNESS.
Let me explain. I know that there are some of you out there that know me and my never ending soapbox on being safe in our homes, especially in our bathrooms.
And these sexy heels are sassy but are not safe for this Boomer lady. At least for walking … 🙂
Let’s start with the shoes. Oh man, do I ever miss wearing these sexy higher heels. This look is so fine and legs look even finer in high heels. So having to now wear a lower heel is for me, a very tough concession to aging smart and aging gracefully.
Years ago I did a post titled, “No Ruth Buzzi Shoes for Me!” Well, the hunt has been on ever since to find flattering, fun, sassy and COMFORTABLE shoes. I may be a proud grandmother of 9, but here’s one Mimi that is vowing to not wear grandma-looking shoes!
Here is what I found, finally!
Now we’re talking sassy and safe and might I add so COMFORTABLE!
Fortunately, here in Wichita, Kansas, we do have some wonderful options for kicky, comfy shoes. One of my favorite places to shop is Aspen Traders. The owner, Monica, is a sleuth on finding the coolest of all things, including these awesome red shoes that I was not leaving her shop without. They are from Fly London (this is not a sponsored post FYI) and these red beauties are my third pair. Never have I put on a boot or a shoe that I could wear for walking literally miles and miles at High Point Market and not be in pain.
Here I am at a Dallas showroom, Schumacher’s to be exact. I was giving CEUs and staying with the uber talented and beautiful Pam Kelley. So while at the Dallas Design District, we simply had to do our designer thing. I had stood or walked with these Fly London shoes for two days with no foot issues, seriously!
Now here is the connecting of the dots between stylish shoes and stylish bathtubs. And you guessed by now, also the connection between safe shoes and safe bathtubs.
Having a healthy lifestyle mindset applies to bathroom health as well as to heart health. Health is health, right? Which is also WELLNESS in all facets of our lives.What good is it to exercise, eat healthy for heart health, but fall getting out of your bathtub often to very serious consequences??
Now I totally love this stunning bathroom (featured on artistictile.net), kudos to the designer for creating a lovely oasis: But I look at the smooth hard surfaces imagining a wet body trying to safely exit this tub with probably wet flooring. Nothing but slip and slide come to my mind.
More connecting the dots on this post: Becoming equipped with the knowledge of how to live a healthier lifestyle for heart disease prevention gives us a better chance of living life free of the myriad of issues that come with heart disease.
Likewise, becoming equipped with the knowledge of how to live a safer lifestyle in our bathrooms gives us a better chance of preventing a fall free of the myriad of issues that come with bathroom falls.
To help, here’s a video from my archives that reveals the dangers lurking in your bathtub:
See my Pinterest board of barrier-free bathrooms and products for more examples.
On trend and very high style without a doubt is this bathroom (featured on HomeBunch.com by Quartersawn Design Build) with credit to the designer’s fine work. However this floating tub is more of the same concern for safety. When a fall happens here, what is there to break the fall or prevent it in the first place?
Now I do love this bathtub alcove from designer Shannon Connor incorporating a ledge for ease in getting in and out of the tub. Sidewalls could also easily incorporate installing a handrail.
One of my Boomer client’s total home remodel included this fabulous master bathroom suite with fabulous tub that is SAFE and SASSY! Note the handrail. The small table was only placed for staging, not for “real life.”
Check out more beautiful barrier free bathroom styles that I have pinned on my Pinterest page.
My late dad used to say often, “Without your health, you have nothing.” This post is dedicated to all my beloved followers to encourage, motivate and hopefully at least educate. This is in order to be equipped with the knowledge that leads to wisdom that leads to the holy grail of understanding.
However, it all starts with knowledge. Knowledge gives us power to make better informed choices. Add to knowledge wisdom of what to do with that knowledge and viola; understanding is reached. And this is where the real power lies in connecting the dots. It is to live forward enlightened, equipped, and empowered not detoured by wrong decisions in our homes. The reward is indisputable better WELLNESS for those that avoid the pitfalls of beauty before function and safety.
Now, get your uber smart mindset to work! Only you can make the smart choices for your living in your WELLNESS for many years ahead. And after all, you so deserve it!
I truly believe these next years can be the best years for all of us by thinking and preparing for our futures now. All it takes is a new WELLNESS mindset in all of life’s choices. I look forward to hearing and seeing all your successful upgrades whether in your HOME or your LIFE. Let’s cheer each other on to do more and be more than the typical status quo. Because again, we all deserve to enjoy our lives that only true WELLNESS can bring.
Living and loving life together,