A fun little addition to my home gym shelves are these antibacterial and fresh wipes fromJasmine Seven. I am one of those who HAS to get straight to the shower after a workout. I can’t stand to stay much longer in my sweaty clothes and these wipes are a savior many days.
Being Mom and fitting workouts in when I can I find that some days I have to end my workout – go do a chore or let the dogs out, before I can steal a few moments from myself to get in that shower.
With my Jasmine Seven wipes I can do quick mat and equipment wipe downs and also my feet and body to make me feel a bit better about my time between workout and shower. The scented wipes are such a pleasant, gentle scent. Grabbing a Fresh Feet wipe after taking off my cycling or running shoes is such a treat for my feet. Ending a long workout with a few seconds of self care makes the journey even better.
Jasmine Seven wants to help make life easier by offering products that naturally clean and allow you to move on with the other things in life that need your time and attention. Whether you need that fresh feeling after a workout or need gentle wipes to clean those dirty toddler feet before nap time, they will effectively clean and tossing one in the trash is not such a worry – they are plant-based and compostable.
If there is one thing we got to know this past year, it is that hand sanitizers dry out our hands and typically include chemical ingredients to kill the germs we don’t want. Naturally, there are brands that realized that with a bit of science and nature we can kill those germs and still be left with softer hands and better ingredients. PlaneAire® Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99% of most common germs–they’re made with the healing power of aloe vera and organic essential oils.
These plant-based hygiene products have a few scents to choose from so your hands can smell great, but it is the ingredients that are most impressive. They include a unique selection of premium, nourishing ingredients like moisturizing green tea extract, soothing aloe vera, hydrating glycerin and vibrant essential oils.
Even more impressive than the scents and ingredients is the fact that PlaneAire started in the air. The CDC recommends consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to kill Coronavirus. PlaneAire Hands contains 70% alcohol. PlaneAire is FDA approved and CDC compliant.
I love the scents and the gel-like texture that softly absorbs into my hands. It will not leak and always smells great. You can find PlaneAire, the responsibly sourced, Hand Sanitizers in gel, lotion or spray at PlaneAire.com or at Amazon.
Albert Einstein said “knowledge is limited, imagination is endless.” That’s because the genius knew that creativity and artistry are an important part of our world and who we are as human beings. We’re all born with some level of creativity, and we can apply it in so many avenues in our lives.
Creativity is at the core of the things we marvel at in this world. From beautiful songs and sculptures, to couture gowns and good movies, our society is a deep pool of artistry, and we can all tap into it.
Art isn’t just drawing, photography, painting, music or fashion design. There are so many ways to express your creativity and turn your artistic streak into something tangible. If you’re willing to explore your own inner artist, you’ll be surprised at what your own imagination can come up with.
Here are some ways you can use your creative skills to bring a little more joy into the world and uncover your inner Artist.
With so much of our lives existing in the digital space, it’s no surprise that creativity has sprouted there as well. Some of the most talented artists in our world make their creations on computers and tablets. Using tools like Adobe Illustrator, people with a digital skillset can craft something on a screen and create eye-catching, striking and beautiful works of art. If you want to nurture this skill, getting in that kind of software will help tremendously, along with a digital printer and Epson pigment ink so that those great creations can get framed and put up because it truly is art!
Alternatively, your digital art can also become the backgrounds and wallpapers on people’s phones. Some people have even mastered the art of creating the designs that end up on fabric prints! This skill can also be applied to motion graphics which are used in advertising, YouTube videos and in the movies. Tapping into a digital creative skill is relevant and incredibly valuable.
Some people are really good with words and coming up with really memorable ways of expressing something in written form. Writing is one of the most treasured of creative abilities because it combines so many things. It’s art but it’s also communication and self-expression. Fiction writing isn’t the only way to nurture the craft, non-fiction can be just as powerful a medium of writing that someone might want to explore.
There are many ways to nurture a writing ability – you can read books to expand your vocabulary and take part in writing prompt challenges to get creative juices flowing. The most important thing is falling in love with the process and practice of writing so that you can do it regularly and frequently. If you make it a habit to write, you’ll be able to find your voice, refine your skill and maybe even start working on a blog or a book.
DIY & Crafting
Did you know that sites like Pinterest, YouTube and instagram have thriving DIY and crafting communities? That’s because this creative ability brings together art, creativity, design, upcycling and sometimes skills like carpentry. A person with a knack for crafting and DIY, can look at an old basket, and hack how to turn it into a beautiful pendant light. Where other people see an old and worn piece of furniture, they see potential which can be fulfilled with sandpaper, paint, and a little elbow grease. DIY and crafting have become incredibly popular because they can be applied in so many different ways. The possibilities of what you create are endless, and your skills will continue to grow until you can possibly build a small piece of furniture!
Decor and Design
Some of the world’s most talented creatives spend their time making homes and rooms beautiful. Interior decorating is one of the greatest creative abilities because you actually have a hand in making people’s homes and spaces a joy to spend time in. This is the process of styling a home, setting a vision and mood for the feel each room should have, choosing pieces of furniture along with the accessories and decor elements like rugs, window treatments, artwork and other elements. Nurturing this skill is easy. Try your hand at redecorating an area of your home, and keep doing more projects to continue coming up with new ideas.
We all have access to creativity, and we are all artists in our own right. When we find the creative pursuit that lights us up, the possibilities are endless. We’re also lucky enough to live in a time where we can learn more about our artistry. On sites like Skillshare, there are tons of courses online on creativity; from learning how to edit your own videos to writing more effectively, and even styling a room to make it look better. Don’t be afraid to tap into your own artistry – through creativity, you can do your own part to make this world more beautiful and inspiring.
In early fall I decided to buy an exercise bike. I saw what great results friends had with one and I wondered if having online classes on a bike would motivate me knowing that results will happen. I LOVE that bike! What I love best are the online Instructors and variety. I do 3 rides a week and in between I do strength training.
My StrongBoard Balance® Board arrived and I have now stepped up my arm toning. There are so many ways you can incorporate the StrongBoard Balance Board into a workout and right away I use it for core/balance while doing my arm toning. I can even use it after Pilates when I stack my workouts (hence the no shoes), but it is fine on my feet. I get to work my lower body and arms at once when I use mine this way.
StrongBoard Balance utilizes MULTI SPRING TECHNOLOGY™ (MST). MST works with your body to deliver the perfect amount of stimulation to keep your core musculature and stabilizing muscles engaged and contracted, while training your central nervous system, expediting calorie burn, improving posture, proprioception and reaction time – Quote from StrongBorad website
Here are a few ways you can use your StrongBoard Balance Board or Balance Board Mini:
Fat Burn Workouts
Total Body Workouts
Strength Training (the balance board is 15lbs and can be picked up like a weight)
My StrongBoard Balance Board came with an exercise guide that stores right on the board so it won’t get separated. The StrongBoard website and YouTube channel have so many exercise videos for you. Once you learn how to use it, you will recognize times you feel like reaching for the balance board in any exercise program you use. You begin to automatically recognize when a series or circuit will be better with it.
You will maximize your workouts by improving core strength, calorie burn and balance while using the StrongBoard Balance Board instead of just standing stationary on a mat or floor. I have even seen many videos where it is used for Physical Therapy successfully.
If you workout at home, in groups, the gym or use it for therapy, the StrongBoard Balance Board will maximize your workout results and strength training experience. Trust me! I am always looking for opportunities to use mine in my circuits. There is a lot more to see on the StrongBoard Balance website, YouTube and Instagram.