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5 Essentials for the On-the-Go Woman

By Guest Blogger

Mar 27, 2014 6:59:00 AM

Are you a girl on the go? Well, here are your essentials: you need a great comfy and versatile outfit (KiraGrace), you need a snack to keep you on your ‘A’ game (Epic Bar), your phone needs a case (Pong), your body needs some H20 (Takeya), you need some dependable, slipper-like shoes to get you through the day (Juil)…and oh wait, you need a multi-purpose bag to carry the essentials in, of course (ECOLunchBoxes)!


Let’s break down ‘em down.

a. Juil - At Juil, we believe life is energy and energy is life. To put it simply, Juil was created to enhance your wellbeing. Our products are designed to connect you to the earth with every step you take. The copper “dots” that are used in our shoes allow your body to return to its natural state of being in a practical and stylish way. What a perfect, mindless action you are doing (or wearing) to take care of your body!

b. Kira Grace - KiraGrace is on a mission to provide inspirational products to women moving through life’s journeys and transitions. The product line consists of Yoga Clothing, accessories and gifts, all uniquely designed and selected to be uplifting and inspiring. In addition, two of Juil’s awesome Ambassadors, Sianna Sherman and Tiffany Cruikshank also support and love KiraGrace. Bottom line, when you look good, you feel good.

KiraGrace is building a company within the yoga community that encompasses giving and nurturing as a primary value and responsibility. Our favorite part of KiraGrace (other than the clothes, of course!), is their logo. Their logo is a lotus flower with an infinity symbol. Lotus with infinity means endless renewal.

Their symbol is really meant to represent our own journeys, since we, as sentient beings, are constantly raising ourselves up from life’s challenges (the mud), and finding newer, brighter paths... our doors are always opening toward the light. We don’t think it could get any more inspiring than that!

c. Pong - Attention for all you “plugged-in” folks: did you know that cell phones emit low-intensity radio-frequency (RF) energy, a type of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation? So, when you hold your cell phone next to your head or wear it on your body, you can absorb over 50% of the transmitted RF energy (great info). YIKES, but don’t be alarmed, Pong has created a solution!

Pong Cases are fundamentally different from every other case for smartphones and tablets. Developed by Pong Research, a science and technology company, Pong Cases contain built-in Antenna Technology that redirects RF energy away from you – reducing your exposure and enabling more signal to reach the cell tower. PHEW! Pong’s cases are able to protect us by redirecting wireless energy. The energy is absorbed by our body when the device is near; therefore, each Pong case is equipped with this awesome technology that redirects and redistributes this energy towards the BACK of the device and AWAY from your head and body. Pong’s technology works by a process of electromagnetic interaction using passive antennas (Coupled Antenna System), which is embedded in each case. It’s lab tested, it emits a stronger signal (25% greater outbound signal), increases range, protects your device and most importantly, protects you.

So if you want to take care of your health (and body) while you are on the go, don’t let yourself absorb this radio-frequency energy. Your phone is smart - your case should be too.

d. ECOlunchboxes - Can plastic be trusted? No. Do the right thing for your health and Mother Earth and gravitate away from non-plastics, disposables, vinyl, PVC, BPA, and lead. Especially when you are on the go, gravitating towards these things may be a little challenging. But ECOlunchboxes makes products that are an easy grab – especially when you have little time. ECOlunchbox was founded by Sandra Ann Harris who believed it was near impossible for the lay person to discern good plastics from bad ones because the confusing array of chemicals that are used in this petrochemical product, the lack of consistent labeling, and the shifting types of chemicals added to plastics to manipulate their performance, i.e. is the plastic soft and squishy? Or clear and rigid with a glass-like appearance? She developed a line of stainless steel bentos and cotton lunchbags for families seeking non-breakable, to-go lunchware that’s plastic free.

e. Epic Bar - Snack on the go? More like dinner in a bar. The EPIC bar is a 100% grass fed, animal based protein bar designed as nature intended. Paleo friendly, gluten free and low in sugar – EPIC foods should inspire EPIC health.

EPIC bar is truly… epic – we can’t decide what’s more awesome: the story behind their company or the product itself. Born from the Lone Star State, EPIC Bar was created when co-founders Katie and Taylor were running and riding bicycles through the mountains of West Texas training for the Ironman World Championship Race. Well, not even halfway through the trip they were craving something nutrient based and high in protein –not sugary or highly processed. One night as Katie and Taylor sat at their campsite, hungry and weak, Katie asked “What if there was a whole foods snack, low in sugar, high in nutrients and loaded with protein, and healthy fat?” After thinking to himself for a moment, Taylor replied, “That would be epic!” And I think you can guess what happened next ;)

Bad Yogis Unite! EPIC bar comes in four different flavors: the Bison Bacon Cranberry, the Beef Cherry Habanero, the Turkey Almond Cranberry and the Lamb Currant Mint. EPIC is REAL food – they specialize in creating nutrient-dense animal based protein products for people on the go. EPIC foods will always be humane, pasture centered, and most importantly, delicious.

f. Takeya – It’s bold, it’s colorful, it’s convenient… it’s Takeya! Their passion is enriching people's lives with inspired beverage and drinkware concepts and modern designs that save time and money and promote a healthy lifestyle. By matching form and function with a rich palette of color and style, they provide solutions that inspire people to easily create and enjoy healthy beverages at home for more than 50 years. Their tea makers make brewing fast, easy and fun. Tekeya’s Iced Tea mixes are refreshing. And the glass water bottles are easy for grabbing, easy for carrying and they’re durable, ecofriendly cuteness! It’s your one stop shop for refreshing hydration!

And that’s a wrap – all your essentials for a girl on the go!

Post by Courtney Engel


Topics: The Thursday Three

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