I'm a nationally published lifestyles journalist and photographer. I focus on the magic of ordinary moments -- the moments we overlook as we rush through our busy days. I collect quotes that inspire me, and pair them here daily with my photos. As a nod to my years of writing Sunday newspaper columns, I also post essays and reviews on weekends. You're welcome to share my posts with friends. Social media sharing buttons are included in the beige area under each post. ~Cindy La Ferle
"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can do anything." ~Marilyn Monroe
My new Earth shoes / Cindy La Ferle
I was thrilled to discover these comfy slip-ons last week -- and my inner hippie was surprised but gratified to learn that Earth, Inc. is still in business. If you were a kid in the 1970s, you probably remember Earth shoes, the wide-toed hippie shoes with the negative heel. Maybe you even owned a pair? Designed by Danish yoga instructor Anne Kalso, the footbed of the original "Kalso Earth Shoe" was crafted to improve posture. Kalso believed that wellness should be applied to every aspect of our daily lives -- including our footwear.
Cindy La Ferle
As much as I admire sexy shoes with higher heels, my feet are getting more rebellious as I age. These days, I'm striving to feel more grounded, and I'm always on the lookout for shoes that make a creative statement without pinching. (Look for your own favorite Earth shoes at Nordstrom or Zappos.) While it's been a beautiful season for the tulips, dogwoods, and redbuds on our property, recent frost warnings reminded us that it's still a wee bit early to start planting in our part of Michigan. And so, until it's safe to buy plants and dig in, I'm enjoying the blooms on my jazzy new Earth shoes.