A blue print to great better health by Kim Evans, MA
A blue print to great better health by Kim Evans, MA
By Patrice Truman, Esq.
Did you hear? Orange is the New Black received the most Emmy nominations of the year for a television comedy series. In the courtroom, change that title to Wear Anything But Predominately Black.
Counsel, lose the black suit or dress at trial! This recommendation is primarily addressed to female counsel in the courtroom. [But note to male counsel: A black suit has an undertaker feel to it, just as the wide pin stripe suit negatively connotes a slick, untrustworthy person derived from the gangster movies.]
In post trial interviews, jurors have stated that the black suit or black dress, worn day after day by female lawyers becomes drab and depressing to look at because it casts a dark pall over trial. (And silhouette face lines?) There is no reason for female counsel to imitate the black colored garb worn by the judge to signify authority.
Believe in, celebrate, and wear color! A female trial lawyer can be perceived as serious, intelligent, and a worthy presence in the courtroom with a wardrobe of color. Jurors notice wardrobe style because it provides a distraction from the side bars and certain other monotony that accompanies each trial day.
So what colors are appropriate in the courtroom for the suit or tailored dress with accompanying jacket? Beige (elegant), deep hues of purple (regal), midnight blue (power), and navy blue (reliability), cantaloupe (freshness), and others such as camel, lavenders moving into the grays or teal toward subdued green. In the end, think of the color wheel that flatters but avoid bright red. Bright fire engine red still connotes hot and smoldering, attention grabbing sexual innuendo.
How about a pinstripe suit? No, avoid imitating opposing male counsel’s dress. Femininity has power, so celebrate it, especially when the holder of it demonstrates confidence, organization, and civility in the courtroom. Perhaps that’s why some jurors have referred to female counsel wearing black as “black widow”, Morticia (of Addams Family fame), or Cruella Deville. Indeed, wearing black does not promote counsel’s credibility especially when the demeanor attributes have gone missing.
The exclusion of predominate black should not be replaced with bold prints. Prints and patterns are okay, but they need to be subdued and classic. A suit with a patterned tweed or subdued pale plaid may work to convey professionalism, but a flower print on a longer length dress will not convey a courtroom style. As for hem length, remember your theme of professional elegance, in accordance with your body type. If in doubt, seek out an opinion from another professional woman on how you are perceived in a certain outfit.
Pant suits, okay? Yes! See discussion above. Black skirt with contrasting colored blouse and jacket, okay? Yes! See above.
Here are a few more suggestions to consider: Avoid showing cleavage because the female lawyer needs to be mindful of showing respect for the court; no open toed shoes or strappy shoes because feet can be elegant and stylish without trying to appear sexy; unless one has great legs both in shape, weight, and free of spider veins, it is best to invest in some expensive panty hose. Not wearing nylons is just a current fad, keyword here being fad. Jewelry can be subdued or more pronounced depending on personal preference, but just shy away from the sparkling diamonds and any gaudy, overbearing jewelry.
Just remember that confidence is power and power includes femininity. So, use color to work for you in the courtroom, and save the black wardrobe for the evening, After 5.
Article written by: Patrice Truman Jury & Trial Consulting for Truman & Associates
Speaking of [Beauty, Health & Wellness]: Inspiration is all around us!
Emailed Client Question that I like to share: [Great read]
One of my clients asked me after attending a women’s conference:
“I was at an event out-of-town and there were over 2,000 women there, and “the hot topic”, a large number of them suffering from not being able to lose weight. I could not believe how many were clearly suffering for this, why is that?”
Respectfully & with great intention here is my response: There are a myriad of health factors, (genetics, immune function, environment, gene expression, etc.), to consider and health reasons why some people are challenged with being overweight, but I will mention a few. Firsthand, when the body is overweight it is an inflammatory response of the body that something is out-of-order.
Here’s a few eye-opening reasons:
High saturated fatty diet,
Lack of physical exercise,
Lack of self-care & nourishment,
Loss sense of your center,
Stress hormone cortisol, (causes fat around the belly),
Metabolic syndrome X,
Too much darn life stress.
Are just a few reasons why the inches will not move away
Why diets don’t work!
Are you listening? Do you suffering from any of these?
She was blown away: After I just hinted a few (of many) reasons, her response was okay,… “Create a Webinar” with solutions to this issue. I said, you are right and you just inspired me to create it!
Look out for the details of my August “Beauty, Health & Wellness” Webinar, about cortisol & managed stress, how to stay healthy, in my next post. Inspiration is all around us all the time, so be inspired to change the world!
Kim Evans, MA, CMT, LE
Health Educator & Nutrition Coach
#Health #wellness #weight loss #healthy diet
I would like to share with you a great call. I was a guest on Cheryl Broussard’s tele-radio show, “Wealthy Consciousness”. It has been recorded earlier and I like to share some inspirational tips with you.
This is one of the most powerful shows I have done for the Wealthy Living Radio Show.. I share how I shifted my consciousness about my wealth and health with amazing results on debt management. Please have a notebook and be ready to jot down some power golden nuggets!
Wealthy Living Radio Show Subject:
To hear replay: working out, on your phone, at lunch:
Here is a great article that I would like to share on faith posted on
February 7, 2014 by Ali Brown. A very good motivational read. In fact, I personally met Ali Brown a year ago in SF and have learned a great deal from her business model that has help my business grow tremendously. Please enjoy.
Ali brown In 2002, I had been married two years to my first husband, whom I’ll just call “G”. While we each had our own reasonably successful business ventures (I was just really starting to ramp up my online business), we were still struggling financially, living in a rented one-bedroom apartment in
Los Angeles, and carrying more than $30,000 in credit card debts. It was surely causing a lot of stress in our marriage.
A friend of ours invited us to attend a “money mindset” seminar that sounded perfect for our situation. Although the event was free, it was still a big decision to take three days off, drive down to San Diego, and pay for a hotel.
Once we arrived, our initial skepticism transformed into excitement and hope, as we listened to the information, did verbal and written exercises, shared, cried, sang, and broke boards with karate chops. (Yep, we drank the Kool-Aid.)
I remember driving home with G after that event, listening to him talking with a friend on his cell phone, and he sounded different—positive and confident, like the man I had originally married. It was so attractive! I felt different too. I was so excited for us to grow together, to have a bright future, to live together in this new positive mindset we’d found. I could barely sleep that evening.
The next morning, I got out our workshop materials, and we continued the work we agreed to do each morning. The first week was no problem. Then, the next Monday morning G made some excuse, and the next day, and the next day, and that was the end of that. I kept doing them alone.
The next time we took our weekly walk along the beach by the large and stunning multimillion dollar homes, I told him I wanted to start going to open houses… to set the intention we’d one day have a gorgeous home like these. He said, “Why should we bother? We’ll never have a house like this. We’re in tons of debt.”
I went by myself. (And, later, I actually bought one of those houses… but that’s another story.)
In the months that followed, my business began to grow, and more money started coming in. I excitedly shared these results with G (“See? It’s working. Isn’t this exciting?”) and gently encouraged him to get back on track. Finally I realized he didn’t even want to hear about my success. He finally got angry and said, “Listen, I did the seminar, I get it… I don’t need to do that stuff every day or think that way, OK….”
I didn’t make a big deal out of it, and I let him be.
But as I grew, both personally and financially, and began investing in my growth via trainings, workshops, and coaching, G became more stuck and frustrated. I tried everything… helping him with business ideas, getting us counseling, hiring him a coach, and more.
And then one day, I realized his negativity had become absolutely toxic, and I just couldn’t carry him anymore. I was heartbroken but knew I had to move on. (He didn’t argue with me.)
What was the difference here? Was it really my attending seminars and getting the coaching and doing the personal work that made me successful, and not G?
Well, no. Because you also see a lot of folks going to seminar after seminar and not getting results.
Really the core difference was that I was learning to live in faith. It was truly my new OS (operating system), and still is today.
While unpacking boxes with Brett at our new home in Scottsdale, I came across a great book a friend introduced me to years ago. It’s by Robert Russell, and it’s called God Works Through Faith.
(And if you’re not comfortable with that G word, whatever. Just insert your own here, like Source, Spirit, Universe, Higher Power… just stay with me here.)
He writes, “Faith is the belief that you have the power to do all things. It is a magnetic power that attracts the answer to your prayer. Results do not come by chance, accident, or fate. They are molded by your faith in your power through God.”
Faith is belief in what you cannot see and cannot understand. It’s belief in a power greater than you. And when you align with it, stay in faith, let it flow through you, and follow its messages, miracles happen.
This doesn’t mean I don’t have my moments of worry, fear, or doubt. But the key is simply catching yourself when you go to that place. Take a deep breath and gently redirect your thoughts to what you want to happen, how you want to be, and how you see your life and business evolving.
One of my favorite teachers on worry is Joyce Meyer. She says worry is negative prayer—it’s essentially praying for what you do NOT want.
Worry is a huge problem for most of us, and especially for women. I come from a long line of worriers, and this is something I have to continually monitor and manage. If I don’t, it will just eat me alive.
I seem most vulnerable to this right when I wake up in the morning. My to-do list comes crashing down on my head as soon as I open my eyes. An endless list of things for the business, the house, the kids, my mom. If I don’t immediately take control of my thoughts in a positive way, my brain will instantly start spiraling downhill. (And now that I have children, this has also seemed to double, by the way.)
To shift it, I take a deep breath and move into gratitude… I think about all the wonderful things in my life right now such as my twin babies and their dad, our beautiful new home in the desert, having a business and clients I love, and the exciting opportunities I know are in front of me. That seems to get me in the right direction, and all the little things in the way seem to lose their power over me.
There’s a lot more to it, but that’s what gets me started in the right direction. Because I found faith to be such a powerful part of what drives me and my success, I created a program called “Divine Success: The 7 Phases to Realizing Your Dreams”, which I think you’ll really enjoy. You can take a look at it here—it may be exactly what you need right now.
“Entrepreneur mentor Ali Brown teaches women around the world how to start and grow a profitable business that make a positive impact. Get her FREE CD “Top 10 Success Secrets for Entrepreneurial Women” at http://www.AliBrown.com”
Have a 2GORJIS Day
Monday Healthy Juice Tip: Super Power Vegetable Juice
Drink anytime & any day
Kim Evans, MA ~
Beauty Expert, Health Educator & Nutrition Wellness Coach
I would like to share with you one of my amazing super power juice drinks. Many of you have been asking me some simple tips to juicing. Here is a simple and quick juice. It’s great for when you need a boost in energy, feeling sluggish, it helps to heighten your immunity and simply tastes fabulous.
3-4 Celery Stalks (helps to lower blood pressure)
1/4 Ginger (boosts immunity)
1/4 Lemon (for Zest)
1 Green or Fuji Apple (great fiber)
3-4 Carrots (helps detox the liver, good for digestion)
Handful of purple cabbage (for anti-cancer fighting properties)
Handful of any greens (shown here is spinach, phyto- nutrient)
Juicer, ( I use the original Jack La Lanne’s, or use a Bullet).
1 tbsp of (Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acid), a good fat or Coconut oil
**Your Juice Drinks and Smoothies should always contain all three:
Fiber, Fat, & Protein in them to make them complete. Add to your super power drink a well-balanced salad.
Wash, chop and place all ingredients in a bowl then use your juicer.
Serve in your favorite glass with a twist of orange or lemon.
“Sexy & Fabulous Get in Shape”~ Chicken Noodle Soup w/ Roasted Vegetables
Spring is upon us, spring cleansing offers a great new start to get ourselves in order and Easter is near for a great spiritual reconnection celebration. What an awesome time to cleanse our bodies, start anew, refresh our minds and rejuvenate our spirits with clean eating that helps to enhance our bodies to become healthier, stronger and better. I would like to share with you this wonderful fabulous quick and easy recipe to jump-start you to better health and feeling great about your body for spring.
Simple Homemade Healthy Chicken Vegetable Soup w/ Roasted Vegetables: all items can be purchased from your local supermarket or local Farmer’s Market.
(1) Package chicken legs or chicken breast
(1) Cauliflower, ( you will only use 1/2)
(1) Yam or (1) Sweet Potato
(3-4 ) Yukon potatoes
(3-4 ) Red potatoes
(1) Celery Root
(1/2) Bunch of Collard Greens or (1) Zucchini
(1/2) Bunch of Parsley
(4) Bay Leaves
(Optional) 1/2 Bag of Peas
(Optional) ~Ginger root, you will use one part of the root, reserve the remaining
(1) to 2 tablespoons of cut garlic, depending on your taste
(1) Small Red Onion or Yellow.
(1) Box Organic Chicken Broth, get at Trader Joe’s.
Tools: In a Crock Pot, (great for the working person with limited time) or if you prefer use a ( 5 Quart Dutch oven or pot) over your stove top, (I will describe it here for slow crock pot cooking for the for simpler cooking). Get all your ingredients, cleanse, chop and cube all vegetables. Add to your slow crock pot before going to work. After you have cubed all your vegetables, roast vegetables before adding to your Crock pot by adding to a baking dish, season to taste with salt and seasonings and then drizzle with olive oil. Bake on 400 degrees for 45 minutes or 250 degrees for about two hours, slowly. When complete, you will add this mixture to your crock pot to finishing cooking.
Chicken: Season Chicken to taste, add to your Crock pot,
Season to taste chicken by using; (Turmeric, kosher salt or sea salt, black pepper, dill, cayenne pepper, poultry seasoning, cayenne pepper, rosemary, lemon pepper and tarragon).
Preparing Initial Ingredients: Saute Garlic, onions, on a stove top in Olive Oil, then add to your crock pot.
Add one box of Organic Chicken broth to crock pot over your chicken. Add garlic mixture. Next, after all your cubed vegetables are roasted in baking dish, add mixture along with chicken legs or breast to the crock pot, continue to season to taste. After all ingredients have been added, top with chopped Collard Greens or with one chopped cubed Zucchini. In final add to your crock pot mixture, cooked rice or uncooked egg noodles. You may prefer neither and simply enjoy all the wonderful taste of the vegetables alone. They will automatically cook along with remaining ingredients.
Let simmer for four more hours and your meal is complete when you arrive from work. Make sure your Crock pot temperature is turned to “LOW”. Remember, optional add rice or noodles at the end. Top crock pot with any additional water if needed.
Add: Cooked Rice or uncooked rice noodles at the end.
Serve with Cornbread, Sourdough bread or Ezekiel Bread & Green Salad
Enjoy & look “Sexy & Fabulous”