Four Favorite Things
1. Christine Macdonald, author of PoletoSoul blog and book, Pour Some Sugar on Me: Tales from an Ex-Stripper, never fails to crack me up one moment, and have me thinking about the meaning of life the next. How many ex-strippers/recovering addicts out there are using their crazy past to enlighten others? She just kicked off a new website that is as beautiful as it is inspiring. When you go over there to peruse, check out some of these posts: Evolution of Sanity, It’s a Jungle Down There (you will pee in your pants), Holy Sh*t!, and Can you Tell?
2. I ravaged The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte. If you are wanting to get a little fire lit under your butt, this is the perfect book for you. She is sassy, funny, and serious all at the same time. I love her soulful approach to finding success. More than just a book, LaPorte provides “work sheets” and break out sessions so you can really hone in on your passion and what is holding you back. Put it on your list to read because we all need a little fire.
3. My Sseko sandles. Here is how they work: you buy the soles, which have a few little loops to hold the straps. The straps are sold separately and come in a ton of different colors and prints. Plus, there are a gazillion ways to tie the straps. The coolest thing, however, is that the company was created as a way to give back to the women of Uganda.
Liz Bohannon, founder of Sseko (and from Kansas City, baby), came up the idea after spending time in Uganda. By offering a business that allows women to work in dignity, Sseko supports talented women who desire to earn income for their University education. Every woman who has “graduated” from Sseko is now pursuing her college degree. And non-university bound women who desire full employment can break the cycle of poverty in a supportive, honorable environment. Maybe the best thing is how inexpensive they are!
4. Ultima electrolyte drink. This stuff rocks. The website is totally cheesy and makes you want to punch the man talking, but don’t let that stop you. It is the only all natural electrolyte drink out there with no sugar or artificial sweeteners. They add a little stevia to make it taste good, but it is also filled with water soluble vitamins and antioxidants. It is going to be record highs over the next few days in Kansas City, so I keep making my kids down it! Since it is slightly sweet and flavored, they will drink MUCH more than regular water. Ditch the Gatorade and pop, guys. Your kids will drink this!
What are some thing you are loving at the moment?