Breast Cancer Survivor Blog Series: The Holy Trinity

Writer, business woman, passionate traveler, and breast cancer survivor, Melanie Young is an advocate for the empowerment of women through education, peer support and mentoring… and now she’s offering her words of wisdom to Paula Young customers via a 10-part blog series.

This Q&A interview-style blogs series offers insight on Melanie, her book – Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor’s Guide To Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer – and her battle with breast cancer.

I hope you enjoy the third installment of this series which sheds light on an interesting reference from the book.

PAULA: In your book you speak frequently of “The Holy Trinity.” Can you explain this?
MELANIE:
I credit three things for keeping me in cancer fighting shape:

1) Hydrate, as in drinking lots of water, fresh juices or non-caffeinated herbal teas. 

 

 

 

2) Gyrate, as in daily exercise, even if it is a brisk 30-minute walk outside. Movement kept my metabolism strong, maintained my energy level and helped with my neuropathy, muscle and bone pain after surgery and during treatment.

 

 

 

 

3) Masticate: Eat with purpose. Many cancer patients are under nourished because they do not feel like eating or are eating the wrong foods. It’s terrible! Food is the fuel you need to keep your system strong.

 

 

 

 

For more about Melanie or to order her book, please visit http://www.melanieyoung.com/

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It’s National Wig Out Day!

National Wig Out Day was invented by sisters, Kate & Alice Clark in 2006. They wanted to see friends wear all different kinds of wigs to work that day, then gather downtown after work to celebrate. It took off so well in Bellingham, Washington that it quickly spread across the country.

This is the day when you have permission to wear any hairstyle you’ve considered trying but never had the nerve. Have you always wanted to be a blonde? A brunette? A red head? Now is the time to wear a wig for a day that will let you see how you like it. You can also try out new hairstyles and haircuts you might not have the nerve to try on your real hair. Or, if you’ve always had stick straight hair and wanted wavy curls, you can try those on the wig you are wearing.

All the best!

Patricia

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The Best Styles for Women in their 40s, 50s and 60s!

I was just looking through the hair article archives, and stumbled upon a great article from StyleList.com that I think will be of some interest to you! The article shows the best haircuts for women in their 40s, 50s and 60s on celebrities such as Jennifer Garner, Julianne Moore and Jaclyn Smith.

Read the article today and then get the look you love by shopping the selection of fashion wigs at Paula Young.

All the best!

Patricia

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Wearing Long Hair at ANY Age

I recently came across an article on huffingtonpost.com that I would like to share with you. It highlights the fact that you can truly wear long hair at any age!

Please take a moment to check out the article and then shop the selection of long wigs at Paula Young today! Our newest long wig, Kendall, is a sleek, chic style with beautiful fringe.

All the best!

Patricia

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5 Tips to Take Care of Your Wig

Have you recently purchased one of our wigs? Then these 5 tips will come in handy.

1) Make sure you have a wig brush, wig comb, wig shampoo and conditioner, wig stand, wig hair spray and other styling accessories on hand.

2) Before putting on your wig, make sure your own hair is clean and dry. If you wish to keep your wig cleaner longer, you can wear a wig cap.

3) Do not cut or color your wig by yourself. Visit a professional stylist.

4) If you are doing activities such as cooking or barbecuing, please do not stand too close to the heat source as the heat can damage your wig.

5) Use cool water for washing your wigs – never hot.

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Breast Cancer Survivor Blog Series: Managing Health & Nutrition

Writer, business woman, passionate traveler, and breast cancer survivor, Melanie Young is an advocate for the empowerment of women through education, peer support and mentoring… and now she’s offering her words of wisdom to Paula Young customers via a 10-part blog series.

This Q&A interview-style blogs series offers insight on Melanie, her book – Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor’s Guide To Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer – and her battle with breast cancer.

I hope you enjoy the second installment of this series which discusses how to manage your health and nutrition.

PAULA: What advice do you have for women to take charge of managing their health?
MELANIE:
This is both a cancer and healthy lifestyle management book. If you take the cancer section out, I address practical matters like health insurance, assembling a health care team, skin and dental care, smart nutrition, fitness and sexuality. These are every day issues that need to be understood and managed for the rest of your life after you beat cancer.

PAULA: As a wine and food industry professional, how challenging was it to face changes in your diet and palate during treatment?
MELANIE:
Before cancer I lived the high life enjoying many meals at restaurants and drinking wine professionally. I also ate erratically around my busy work schedule which is not good. During treatment I needed to adhere to a strict, simpler, low fat/high protein diet and abstain from all beverage alcohol. Chemotherapy affected my sense of smell which became much stronger and more sensitive, and food tasted differently. I really did not want to eat too much for fear I would have a reaction or become nauseated; yet, I felt eating smaller, more frequent meals was very important for my energy. The good news is that, because of healthier diet and steady exercise, my skin looked better and I was in the best physical shape. I decided to retool my diet permanently as a result.

PAULA: How did you change your diet?
MELANIE:
Today I focus on greens, whole grains, fish, fresh fruit and other lean proteins. And I eat smaller portions. I no longer eat red meat, pork or anything processed or artificial. During treatment I lost all taste or desire for red meat and pork. Today, I embrace vegetables, fruit, fish, eggs, Greek yogurt and, occasionally, white meat chicken. I still drink wine in moderation and I opt for drinking better wine when I do imbibe (it’s my business after all). My husband and I eat out less and cook in more which is a huge change since I ate out a lot and never turned on my oven when I was single. Now I like to cook and try new ways to prepare healthy dishes.

For more about Melanie or to order her book, please visit  http://www.melanieyoung.com/

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Jessica Alba Stuns with Golden Locks at 2014 MTV Movie Awards

This past Sunday, Conan O’Brien hosted the MTV Movie Awards which featured performances by Rihanna and Eminem as well as lifetime achievement generation award recipient Mark Wahlberg.

Winners of the night included…

Movie of the Year: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Best Villain: Mila Kunis
Top Shirtless Scene: Zac Efron

However, we think the biggest winner of the night was the stunning Jessica Alba on the red carpet!

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Swift Style at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards

Taylor Swift, nominee for the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Entertainer of the Year award, may have been beat out by George Straight but she definitely won big on the red carpet!

Swift opted for some sultry separates that bared a bit of skin. Her cut out crop top and long skirt with a daring split had everyone buzzing.

And her hair?! We adore the shorter, layered look!

Channel Taylor’s layered waves with the Anne Wig by Jaclyn Smith.

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Looking for your wig size?

Before beginning, flatten your hair. Use a cloth tape measure or string to ensure accuracy. Starting at your natural hairline in front, follow your hairline to just above your ear. Measure around the back to the bend in your neck, just above your other ear, then around front to where you began. Measure from your natural hairline in front, back over the crown to where your head meets the top of your neck. Starting in front of one ear where your hairline ends, bring your tape measure or string up and over the crown to the front of your other ear.

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Bangs – New Trend for Spring!

Katie Holmes, 35, actress and mom to daughter Suri recently visited Walt Disney World Resort with a very fresh new haircut… BANGS!

Not sure if bangs would be the best look for you? Try the Easy Bang by Paula Young and try the look before making it permanent.

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