Thanksgiving and Christmas have always been my favorite holidays. I have nostalgic memories of watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and eating my mom’s homemade rolls, my aunts olives and my grandmas cinnamon pie crust (writing that made me miss her so much). It’s the holiday of joyful anticipation and savoring the simple but profound gift of gratitude. Gratitude has been known to be the antidote for anxiety because it lights up the pleasure centers of the brain. If your gratitude list is long, short or none existent, take a few things from the list below that I believe everyone can give thanks for.
It’s so easy to take this for granted but if you’re living then you’re breathing and that is a gift. If you’re in Northern California or located anywhere near a recent fire you understand the magnitude of this gift even more when your air is comprised. I follow this inspiring person on Instagram Caleigh Haber @fight2breathe who constantly reminds me how precious and sacred life is. Caleigh has cystic fibrosis and has spent a large portion of her life in hospitals just trying to breathe. She’s currently in the hospital with more complications from her double lung transplant but she remains a hopeful fighter who is more grateful for life than anyone else I know.
If you’re reading this you probably have a roof over your head and something to warm to wrap yourself up in….I know I take this for granted when I think I need a bigger or more stylish house. So take some time today to be thankful for whatever your shelter looks like.
No matter how bad yesterday or today was tomorrow is new and you have a choice for how you want to live it…everything is a choice and perspective changes things.
When you see others succeed instead of being envious channel that energy into believing that there are similar if not better opportunities out there for you. Be happy for others and hopeful for what is to come in your own life. When you believe good things will happen to you and you do good work, good things will come.
It’s available for every to see…take it as a beautiful masterpiece of art painted just for you and a symbol that every day is new.
“Marshes, mangroves, coral and oyster reefs can help protect people and businesses from destruction caused by hurricanes and flooding.
We know it may sound odd that nature can safeguard us from natural disasters. But we know it works, because we’ve studied it. Our research found that adding green infrastructure to more conventional infrastructure, such as dykes and levees, can help mitigate damage and loss.”
Glendora Psychologists say this: “Good friends are vitally important to your mental health and to the quality of your life. To live and to love are inseparable from each other. Friendship is an opportunity to love, to learn about yourself, to mature as a human being, and to open up to the full experience of life. To seek true friendship, you must have the courage to risk all that you are. You must have the courage to walk through your fear of emotional intimacy and let another person know who you really are on the inside. On a very practical level, you must be willing to invest the necessary time and effort to develop, nourish, and maintain the bonds of a strong relationship.” Friendship is a gift to give thanks for!
The present moment might be good, bad or indifferent for you but it’s still yours and still a sign that you’re living and can make good choices for your life.
Everyone can grow and change if they want to. List all ways you’ve seen yourself grow and improve in life interpersonally and relationally and give thanks for this hard work.
Even if you don’t have kids look at a child’s face and remember how it felt to be young and innocent.
There is so much beauty in ancient traditions…research your family lineage and discover some of their ancient traditions that you can resurrect in your own family.
I’m just so thankful for modern technology that connects us more from healthcare to social media…choose to see the good in these modern times.
Women's hat sizes are fairly intuitive. The average women's head size measures around 57cm. If you are unsure of your hat size the Gigi Pip small/medium hat would be the best starting point. The small/medium hat size is made to fit 57cm + can be adjusted down to 55cm. If you know you have a slightly larger head go with the 59cm size. As far as Gigi Pip sizing goes this is a medium/large, made to fit a 59cm head size + then can be adjusted down to 57cm. The largest size Gigi Pip offers is a 61 cm, labeled as an XL, like our other sizes the 61 can be sized down to 59 cm. For women who feel they have a slightly smaller head than normal we recommend an XS which begins at 55cm + can be sized down to 53 cm. In select styles we offer kids sizing which begins at 53 cm + can be adjusted to 51 cm.
In short- the most common hat size is a S/M (57cm). While this is the most common hat size, remember that properly sizing your Gigi Pip hat will ensure the best fit.
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size + are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) + then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide how you would like to wear it + adjust your hat size accordingly.
TIP: If you don't have a textile measuring tape, use a string or piece of yarn to measure the distance around your head. After you have marked the yarn around your head, lay it out flat on the ground or table + measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Adjustable Inner Band Instructions
Flip up the sweatband to find the Velcro tab + pull to tighten. Velcro the ribbon back in place to secure your desired fit. The adjustable band can adjust the hat up to 5 cm when necessary! Some helpful tips about our adjustable inner band-
Hat Sizing Tape Instructions
Hat sizing tape is an additional option for tightening the fit of your hat. Place the foam tape on the inside of your hat, behind the sweatband, with the sticky side facing towards the hat wall. Wrap the tape completely around the hat for maximum size decrease or cut tape length in half for a more moderate decrease. Size to fit prior to removing the adhesive cover. Once the fit is correct, remove the adhesive cover, press firmly into place, and wa-lah.
For more questions about hat sizing, please contact Gigi Pip at firstname.lastname@example.org.