Since we've been on lockdown, most days I don't shower until mid-afternoon, and rarely brush my teeth before 2pm. I'm sipping coffee from about 9-noon and on weekends, start a myriad of projects from vacuuming, organizing and working on a puzzle.
Granted, I just moved to a new house so there's plenty to do. The good thing is, it keeps me from watching the news, but at the end of the day, like you, I'm scared.
I'm scared for myself, my loved ones and for all of the women (and men) battling cancer. I'm scared for the medical professionals, small businesses and Fighting Pretty, the non-profit organization. Can we all come back from this? The answer is - we have to. We will fight, damnit! Just like we fight through cancer. Just like we fight through every day looking in the mirror and reminding ourselves that we are strong, bad-a** women who appreciate every day.
Sometimes, ignorance is bliss. I know enough to cover my face when I'm in public and stay home. But for those of you in active treatment, who can't stay home, and those of us in general who can, I wanted to share a few things to do to help you feel strong and beautiful:
Some of these shows are old, some are new, but here are a few of my favorites:
- Sex and the City - There are 10 years of episodes and they are all available on Netflix. Even if you've seen them all already, it is time to re-watch them. I actually think they get better every time I see them. Specifically, watch the episode when Samantha speaks at a breast cancer event. I was going through cancer treatment when I saw this episode and it truly inspired me! Samantha Jones is Fighting Pretty!
- Emily in Paris - Looking for a feel good movie with fabulous clothes? This is your ticket! So fun to watch, little drama and just pure joy. Check out Netflix for this fab feature.
- Little Fires Everywhere - This is a new-ish series on Hulu and it's awesome. Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington are powerful women up to no good. It's drama heavy, and kinda dark, but great to get into.
- Feel Good movies like: Bride Wars, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Devil Wears Prada, 13 Going on 30, Bad Moms and Bridesmaids. All of these movies have beautiful, funny and fabulous women who don't have cancer. Do not watch movies where anyone dies, or has cancer. Ever. I'm warning you.
- Have any reco's? Comment below!
Ladies, just because you are home, doesn't mean you can't feel like you're at a spa!
Light some candles, play some Norah Jones and do some of these things:
- Paint your nails! If you use Sally Hansen quick dry, it takes literally 10 minutes and they are dry. Or check out our Fighting Pretty "Fight Gear" shop and get your very own Fighting Pretty OPI nail lacquer!
- Do family face mask night! This is just fun and soothing - for all!
- Run a bath. Or if you can't take a full bath, just put some hot water in the tub with some bubbles (use shampoo if you don't have bubble bath) and just soak your feet. For extra, have your partner rub your feet!
Have date night at home.
Get dressed up. Put earrings on. Bright lipstick. If you live alone, FaceTime with a friend or family member and have a glass of wine, cocktail or mock-tail!
If you have a partner, tell them to get dressed up too! Set the table, play music, light candles and designate a specific time to "go out to dinner." Walk out the front door, walk around to the back and let yourself in! Dinner and drinks are served (by you of course, but who cares!).