So this is a pretty hefty topic, there are so many different opinions and ways to be a mermaid these days.
If you have been around for a while, you will know that I am BIG into comfort and the overall experience of BEING a mermaid versus just LOOKING like a mermaid.
I definitely feel like there are two camps when it comes to being a mermaid: the mermaids who don't care or can cope with being unbelievably uncomfortable and the mermaids who can't stand being uncomfortable and will do whatever it takes to be cozy in their tails.
Simplicity for me has always been KEY. Less is more in my opinion and I feel very strongly that it IS possible to have a comfortable mermaid experience and still look MERmazing.
A lot of mermaids like to have BIG flukes and it can't definitely add to the stress on your body. That and wigs can add stress to your head/neck and upper back. Extra jewelry and lots of extra fabric and fins can really take away from your overall experience.
That being said, there is absolutely nothing wrong with all that I listed above and if you can handle it then go for it! If you can't then there are things you can do to help make it easier on yourself.
Simplify your look. Use a fabric tail with a simple fluke shape/design. Opt for a flexible monofin, something not TOO heavy and something that fits you properly. You can wear lightweight accessories and be SELECTIVE. You don't need to wear every single piece of jewelry you own to make a statement.
Avoid halter-style tops that will add a lot of pressure to your neck and shoulders. Don't remove bra straps from your shell tops with the intent of replacing it with netting because it CAN and probably WILL dig into your skin.
Wear extra chest support if you need it!
You don't need to wear a full wig to have long hair! My favourite wig is actually half a wig that is sewn into a shell headband which takes some of the pressure off of my hair and face.
Don't be afraid to experiment with different options! When you go to the pool make a mental note so you know how you can make adjustments and improvements for next time.
I hope you found this helpful and I would love to hear what your tips are for making the mermaid experience more comfortable.
Don't forget to click the link below to listen to this week's podcast episode where we talk all about comfort as a mermaid!
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This monofin is perfect for a young merling looking for an authentic mermaid experience!
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During this time of uncertainty, when our health becomes our main concern, there is really only one thing you can do to calm your nerves and that is to take care of yourself and put your needs first.
I know this can be a difficult adjustment for many and especially for those of you out there who care for others and have very giving/generous natures. It comes down to the "others first, self last" mentality which we need to turn on its head right now.
Your immune system is your best line of defense against any illness, not just covid-19. That being said, not everyone knows how to best care for and boost their immune systems. The things we do every day can either promote a very healthy/functional immune system or set us up for illness/poor health in the long run.
Major contributors to the health of your immune system include:
With so many people being forced to work from home, we now have a unique opportunity to reassess our habits and routines. Taking time for ourselves, where we couldn't before, is a chance to help our bodies return to balance after years of the ups and downs of the modern human experience.
This brings me to Four Sigmatic and something special they have to offer that, in addition to the major contributors I've mentioned above, has the potential to help bring your immune system into balance.
Chaga mushrooms support immune function, and have been harvested for centuries for use in traditional medicines. Four Sigmatic's Chaga Elixir has a rich, earthy flavor, and is a good alternative or addition to your existing coffee routine.
Four Sigmatic also offers an Organic Mushroom Ground Coffee Mix which has 500 mg Lion’s Mane and wild-crafted Chaga.
Of all of Four Sigmatics wonderful products, my personal favourite is the Mushroom Hot Cacao with Reishi. I have been enjoying that one for the last two years and though it doesn't contain the chaga mushroom benefits, it will still provide you with a relaxing way to unwind at the end of your day.
I like to enjoy a cup in the tub with some mermaid bath water and a good book.
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I'm just your average, everyday mermaid from Vancouver, Canada on a mission to help you live your life #somermaid and sharing with you my tips, tricks and adventures as I go!
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