Our company, from online to our kimono store, wants to empower women to be their healthiest and happiest. We are run by women, two sisters to be exact, and we care deeply about the issues that affect women from pay equity to mental health. This week, for Women’s Health Week, we want to celebrate all the ways in which taking care of your health is vital. We want to celebrate your health and your ability to give yourself the self care and attention necessary for a healthy and happy life.
According to the Office of Women’s Health, women process stress differently than men. They say, “Women who are stressed are more likely than men who are stressed to experience depression and anxiety. Experts do not fully know the reason for the differences, but it may be related to how men’s and women’s bodies process stress hormones. Long-term stress especially is more likely to cause problems with moods and anxiety in women.” One of the best things you can do for yourself when feeling stressed is to slow down. Many women feel they need to accomplish everything all at once, all in one day. From your career to caring for your family, that’s just not realistic. But what is a reality is the stress caused by striving for perfection. Our suggestion? Slow down. Create the space around you to slow your mind. Meditate. Light a candle. Step into a women’s kimono robe fit for a queen (you!) and remind yourself that some things can wait until tomorrow.
When we opened our kimono store in April of 2018, one of our main goals was to make it a wellness hub and community gathering spot for the women of San Francisco. One of the suggestions to cope with stress from the Office of Women’s Health suggests talking with friends and family. Creating a community that understands where you are and what challenges you face is of huge importance in maintaining your health and lowering your stress level. We hope every event we bring to you in our kimono store provides the community you need to know you’re never alone.
One of the best ways to get out of a rut is to change your scenery. Whether you plan an epic vacation or simply take a different route to work, a change of scene can do wonders for your mental health. And don’t forget about the physical health! You can double up by going on a fitness retreat and making it a vacation for your mind, body, and soul. Make packing easy by bringing a navy blue kimono robe for lounging around the hotel, setting out about town, and even heading to the beach.
Women do so much for others. Whether it’s caring for the home, raising a family, forging ahead in your career, or trying to impact the world, we know you have a lot on your plate. That’s why, whatever your kimono style, we hope each and every piece adds a little more calm and a little extra luxury to your every day. You deserve it.