Saturday, December 12, 2009

Feel Good Holiday Gifts...

Happy Holidays Everyone...Ali here. Okay, normally I post stuff that is important for the planet, its people, our spirits, etc...and don't push products. This time, because of these two products, I must dive into promotion. Here goes, okay? For me, my mornings are so important because they set up the day. A wonderful cup of good coffee, meditation, exercise and then preparing to go to the office...all important and, thanks to two products my husband found for us, there are two parts of the preparation part that I actually look forward to every day.

The first is my shower with my Oxygenics shower head. Honestly, every day I look forward to my shower because of how fabulous and magical the water is coming out of this rascal. Low flow but designed to super-charge the water, the water makes you feel brand new because of the oxygenating engineering in this shower head. See the ad for more info...(another Amazon link below)...I've had friends and associates thank me for suggesting this to them and I bet you'll be the favorite in your family for the Oxygenics Shower Heads you put under the tree for others.

The second thing I do in the morning that tickles my spirit is brush my teeth. We have the Oral-B Triumph electric toothbrush. I know, I know, you already have an electric toothbrush, right? Not like this puppy! The Triumph comes with a wireless Smart Guide that tells you when to switch quadrants in your mouth, when you may be brushing too hard, when you've done a great job (smiley face, winking smiley face...) and, with so little effort, cleans and whitens and protects your mouth while almost making a game out of it. Check it out...(another Amazon link below).

Good health and putting a smile on the morning face...what a fabulous gift to share with others.

Peace and happiness to you all, Ali

Monday, December 07, 2009

What We Do is Important!

Too often we wait for the perfect idea or concept to get going with worthy projects... I am reminded of the Monk who said, "start where you are". She meant the only mistake is to not start. When I'm wealthy and can afford a solar powered off the grid, zero carbon, Tesla lifestyle... then I'll get going... but today we can all turn off the light when we leave the room.. shower a minute less. Walk to the store..or to the mailbox (in my case a 1/2 mile down the hill) ... we can all recycle... it just means we start where we are and build from there... We are fortunate to have friends who keep track of their carbon use and offset their flights to foreign lands and so forth. I'm proud of them. I'm good with saving the recyclables on the floor of the passenger seat until I can put them somewhere where I know they will be properly recycled. We found ourselves going through 5 flats of 16 oz plastic bottles of water a month... we are now down to two. We bought and were given metal refillable bottle to use and we are using them... it's a start... that's a long way from where we were 10-15 years ago.. It started with the newspapers and petitions to get community bins put in local shopping centers for cans, plastic bottles and newspaper.. we just need to start and then look for more ways to do more...We run the beach Clean-Ups for Surfrider and think they are a great organization with a decent conscience and a rock n roll soul...Our oceans are filled with garbage. They need our help.. Please help.. Just start where you are with what is comfortable.. It will make you feel good... You'll want to do more...

..this first appeared on the site Environmental Booty. Our future depends on our knowledge and actions. What choices will you make today? Many Thanks to Shane Shirley-Smith