More Color, More You

Color is often the first thing noticed on our outfit or in our spaces, giving not only instant impact but also leaving lasting impression. If you tend to gravitate towards a particular color often, people may subconsciously create a perception about your personality based on that shade. So here are some new and featured Healthy Back Bag colors that can lend a hand to help you be a little more you. Find your favorite colors and see if the associated significance matches your character traits!

Gingersnap is a new microfiber color inspired by classics, while injecting a sense of drama to create a modern aesthetic. The convergence of history and tradition translate into the new casual using spice colors which have a touch of romance, emotion and energy with a warm and inviting nature.

Midnight Blue is a core color that is well loved among both men and women. This season, blues sport discipline with a combination of order and perfection. You most likely are not impulsive or spontaneous, rather trustworthy, dependable and committed. Blues cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming, invoking rest.

Moss Oak brings nature’s peace to the collection with an understatement of comfort. This in-between color fills in the gaps of individual expression through tranquility and balance. Did you know that green is the easiest color on the eyes and improves vision?

Periwinkle is a fine line between blue and purple. If you tend to be a stressed-out person, periwinkle will help you feel relaxed and calm while adding a boost of energy since purples tend to be associated with spirituality. This luxurious shade is a year round trend giving spunk and personality to the crisp of the cold while still being reminiscent of a tropical hue.

Stormy Grey is a core distressed nylon color that continues to be a huge hit. It meets right between the stark white and jet black personalities. Authoritative and powerful yet pure and peaceful. There is a softness and comfort in this neutral while holding sophistication. You have a sense of mystery yet positivity.

Tuscan Red is a brand new beauty that isn’t coral yet isn’t true red either. You are attracted to this color if you are naturally happy and love a good romance however need a soothing vibe. Empowering with a rustic dark deco undertone, preparing you for the cooler months.

 

Whether you are inspired by your usual go-to color for comfort or you try a hue that will leave you feeling more balanced and happy, pick up your beautiful new Healthy Back Bag from the Fall Winter 2017 Collection. Shop at www.ameribag.com or find a retailer near you. Go ahead, you have permission to fill this world with a bit more color and a lot more you!

The [ Lefty ] Struggle is Real

August 13th was International Left Handed Day so we’re talking all about left struggling.

The struggles and discrimination of left-handed individuals in modern society are oh, so real.

In the seventeenth century it was thought that the Devil baptised his followers with his left-hand, and there are many references in superstitions to the “left-hand side” being associated with evil. As an example, it is thought that we can only see ghosts if we look over our left shoulder, and that the Devil watches us over the left shoulder.

In a rather unfair reinforcement of this, the infamous (but influential) 19th Century physician Cesare Lambroso, who identified various facial and racial characteristics with criminal traits (the debunked theory of anthropological criminology), turned his attention to handedness at the end of the century and the start of the next and, perhaps not surprisingly, he identified left-handedness as a mark of pathological behaviour, savagery and criminality.

In other cultures, doing anything with your left-hand (especially eating) is considered societally unacceptable due to the fact toilet paper is a fairly recent invention. I won’t go into details… but gross.

LEFT HANDERS ARE STILL BEING MARGINALISED TODAY!

Being left-handed comes with a whole plethora of problems, even today. Problems addressed by forward thinking TV shows like the Simpsons (Flander’s Leftorium)

HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR TEAM’S TOP GRIPES

 

1. THE DIFFICULTIES OF USING CUTLERY…

“My brother gave me a lefthanded bread knife for my 40th birthday, and finally I could manage a straight slice, after a lifetime of ridicule and cutting doorstops. Now the rest of the household knows what I suffered, as the old breadknife mysteriously disappeared. I eat righthanded with a knife and fork, but I can’t manage to eat dessert with a spoon and fork. I also can’t carve meat with a carving knife when I need a fork as well.” – Priscilla

“Using chopsticks left-handed is seriously frowned upon at Chinese banquets. And I was the bride!” – Priscilla

“I can not cut bread in a straight line, I end up with a fat top and skinny bottom.” – Karen

Pete also struggles with kitchen implements:

“Some people when you tell them you’re left handed they change your knife and fork around. Yeah, like who in the world eats with the knife in the left hand?!”

2.  WRITING

“Smudging text, especially fountain pen ink at school. If I grew up in Japan writing from right to left this would never have happened!” – Pete

“I write downhill, towards me, with the paper at right angles.” – Priscilla

3. CAN OPENERS

“I can only use tin openers that open from the top and not the side” – Karen

4. BIG SCISSORS

5. SHEARS

6. LAWN EDGERS

7. KNITTING

8. COMPUTER MOUSE

9. PLAYING POOL

“I would love to play pool but I just can not hold a cue correctly.” – Karen

The list goes on!

HBBS DON’T DISCRIMINATE!

Our bags are designed to be worn on either shoulder. Perfect for left or right orientated people!

Take A Smile, Pass It On…

Today is a special day. Today is an opportunity to do an act of kindness and start a ripple effect. It starts with one; one person, one action, one moment. July 11th is National Cheer up the Lonely Day. Make it your mission today to make someone happy. I bet you can think of (at least) one person in your life that is going through a difficult time in some way. Spread awareness about the mental, physical and social damaging effects of loneliness and sadness. Today was created to promote kindness towards others who were lonely or forgotten as shut-ins or in a nursing home with no relatives or friends to look in on them. A single small gesture can make a big difference.

Here are a few ideas of how you can observe #NationalCheeruptheLonelyDay:

  • Pick up the phone and call
  • Send a text or email
  • Visit someone who lives alone, is in the hospital or a nursing home
  • Mail a sweet or funny card
  • Make someone feel loved
  • Bring someone a meal or baked goods
  • Volunteer an hour at a nursing or elders home
  • Lend a listening ear
  • Invite someone new to your neighborhood, school or job into your group
  • Give someone a hug
  • Bring someone flowers or their favorite candy
  • Bring your dog to visit someone
  • Play a game
  • Take them outside for sunshine and/or a walk
  • Smile or talk to a stranger

A few moments out of your day, can change someone else’s week. Spread love.