Sheryl Crow swears by practicing ‘mindfulness’ meditation

Sheryl Crow has praised the benefits of “mindfulness” meditation.The country singer was told by doctors that she had a non-invasive form of breast cancer in 2006 and she later underwent a lumpectomy followed by seven weeks of radiation therapy.The mome…

Sheryl Crow has praised the benefits of “mindfulness” meditation.

The country singer was told by doctors that she had a non-invasive form of breast cancer in 2006 and she later underwent a lumpectomy followed by seven weeks of radiation therapy.

The moment “redefined” her life, and in a new op-ed for InStyle magazine, Sheryl explained that she now ensures to make time to practice self-care.

“I do mindfulness meditation, and the objective really is to quiet the brain. Our brains are full of accumulated information that’s not always truthful. So, you quiet the mind, and, hopefully, as thoughts come in, you acknowledge them and let them go as opposed to telling yourself, ‘I suck. I can’t do anything right,'” she commented.

Sheryl also likes to exercise daily to combat the feelings of “unnecessary anxiety”.

“Whether it’s going for a jog or getting on my rowing machine, it’s a great way of burning through some of that unnecessary anxiety,” the 57-year-old shared.

Elsewhere in the piece, the Grammy Award-winning star noted that her cancer diagnosis, and later being given the all-clear, had changed her life for the better.

“Having a scare with breast cancer – even knowing that I was going to beat it – transformed and redefined my life in so many ways. That old saying ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff’ had a lot of context for me,” she wrote, adding that she had previously been really hard on herself.

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Sheryl Crow ups fringing and sequins in new clothing range

Sheryl Crow is giving her customers what they want in her latest clothing range.The singer debuted her first clothing line with Home Shopping Network (HSN) last year (17), which she wanted to be as “real and authentic” as her music. Now, Sheryl is back…

Sheryl Crow is giving her customers what they want in her latest clothing range.

The singer debuted her first clothing line with Home Shopping Network (HSN) last year (17), which she wanted to be as “real and authentic” as her music.

Now, Sheryl is back with another offering, and has been greatly influenced by the trends she’s noticed in her customers’ spending habits.

“I’m finding that the women who buy my line, they tend to really love the specialty items which gives me the freedom to step it up a little bit and create things that have a little more edge and a little more fun to them,” she explained in an interview with People. “Our shoppers are really drawn to things that have embroidery or sequin or fringe.”

One of her most popular items from the previous collection was the Americana bag, which the 56-year-old has expanded on by applying the American flag print on to a cowboy boot, which retails at $189.90 (£149).

And though Sheryl was keen to make her clothing line affordable and accessible, she’s willing to splash the cash when it comes to her own vintage wardrobe.

“Real old vintage T-shirts can be extremely expensive,” she warned. “The last one I bought was a Rolling Stones T-shirt from the 1981 tour and that was about $200 (£157) and that’s a lot to pay for a T-shirt, especially one that’s been worn for 20 something years by someone else. I love the history and (The Rolling Stones) kind of wrote the book on what I do now.”

Other items in Sheryl’s new collection include a pair of jeans with a star print down the side of the seam – retailing at $89.90 (£70) – and a black mesh slip dress with red and black beaded embellishment, priced at $129.90 (£102).

The new collection will be available to buy on HSN on 23 August.

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Sheryl Crow keeps costs down on debut clothing line

Sheryl Crow was so sick of the budget-breaking prices of expensive clothing lines she has launched her own affordable collection.The If It Makes You Happy singer has designed a namesake apparel and accessories collection for the Home Shopping Network (…

Sheryl Crow was so sick of the budget-breaking prices of expensive clothing lines she has launched her own affordable collection.

The If It Makes You Happy singer has designed a namesake apparel and accessories collection for the Home Shopping Network (HSN), and reveals she refused to price her pieces too high, revealing keeping costs low was a major goal for her throughout the design process.

“I hate how expensive clothes have become,” she tells InStyle magazine. “I don’t like spending $3,000 (£2,300) on a handbag, or $2,000 (£1,500) on a jacket. Every woman wants to look great, and it can be depressing when what you love is ridiculously overpriced.

“I wanted to make clothes that would look cool and edgy, and not break the bank.”

Sheryl has reached her pricing goal, offering a pair of jeans for $100 (£77), and selling accessories like her leather Americana booties for under $200 (£154) – and she is also proud of the fact the designs reflect her personal fashion taste.

“The line is very organic and fun to create,” she shares. “I’m very drawn to vintage and denim (and) I wanted everything to have that American flair.”

Part of what makes Sheryl so money conscious is her personal history – the star lived on a limited salary when she was a music teacher at an elementary school after graduating from the University of Missouri in 1984.

“I made $17,000 (£13,000) my first year of teaching, and $17,400 (£13,370) the next year,” the 56 year old recalls. “I’m still that frugal girl from Missouri who was raised knowing the worth of a dollar. My relationship to money is still ‘work hard, get paid’.”

Sheryl’s new clothing collection is now available for purchase on the Home Shopping Network website.

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