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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Friends, life is sometimes full of challenges. Ups and downs, peaks and valleys. It is what we do after we come out of the valley that matters. This is a lesson that we never stop learning. This is also something we should never stop being inspired by. I, for one, find great solace in learning the way others’ have taken their great challenges and turned them into something even greater.

Indie Lee is such an inspiration, friends. After surviving a life-threatening brain tumor caused by environmental toxins, Lee decided to do something to change the environment. Working from the idea that what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in it, Lee created her eponymous line of skincare, combining form and function with panache. From tip to toe, there are products for everyone. I am certainly drawn to the Anti Aging Line considering, well, I am most definitely not getting any younger. We all deserve the best. Indie Lee can help.

Indie Lee is giving away One Indie Lee Lemongrass Calendula Body Lotion and Indie Lee Lemongrass Citrus Body Wash to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Thursday, August 28th.
Please visit Indie Lee and tell us: What is your secret for dealing with life’s challenges? How do you take care of yourself?
Start checking the winner’s box on Tuesday, September 2, to see if you’ve won!

 

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  1. 1
    Kadi says:

    Wow! What an incredibly inspiring story! In order to deal with life’s challenges AND to take care of myself, I’ve been on a journey of radical self love (all thanks to the brilliant Gala Darling). It’s taken me time to realize this, but I believe the key to dealing with the rough patches relies on how much you believe in and love yourself. Once you get to a point where you don’t rely on others for empowerment, you begin to understand the ability to conquer challenges springs from how much you believe in yourself. One of the great side results: you love yourself too much to put crap into your body. It’s a win-win!

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    Cat says:

    Well I am the mother of young children, so I am very good at taking care of them, but tend to not be so good at taking care of myself! I do find time to relax or get out of my head, but I cannot tell you the last time I had a pedicure or took a vacation, let alone take a bath and exfoliate my legs or something!

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    i exercise regularly, particularly swimming. a half an hour in the pool and i can face just about anything!

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    Ellen L. says:

    I’ve been through cancer twice… and caring for my ill father … and a failed engagement … and IVF and… What keeps me sane through it all is a mood tracker app. I use it to rate my anxiety, log what was going on that day, and chart how singing, taking a walk, talking to friends, taking a bath, or eating junk food affect my mood. Then I can make POSITIVE changes going forward instead of beating myself up for what I should’ve or could’ve done.

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    Elizabeth says:

    My secret is not much of a secret:  do what needs to be done.   When I lost a partner and started raising our child alone, I found out that the only thing to go on was to….go on.  I’ve become increasingly thankful for “the motions.”  There is so much work that is required to stay alive – and just doing those things is my secret for life.  Work is not bad!  Work is good!  (Work broadly defined here, of course.)  My other secret, I guess, would be exercise.  I need it badly – not just for my mental health, but to help build a disciplined structured life – so I don’t fall off the wagon and fall into a pit of despair.  Maybe that sounds pessimistic.  I don’t mind.  I’m thankful I’ve made it through.

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    ginger g. says:

    The “secret” to dealing with challenges is to first believe that you can overcome it and have a positive attitude! Next, you have focus on and study things that give you strength. For me it’s praying, positive affirmations, and  being thankful.  Being thankful for everything I’ve been blessed with really helps me put my life into perspective.  

    As far as taking care of myself…I haven’t done a great job of that lately!  Just last week I soaked in a bubble bath for the first time in 6 months! I know, it’s sad! haha 🙂  Maybe I’m too busy trying to do things around the house or for my 9 month old daughter, or maybe I have guilt when I take a few minutes for myself.  In any case, I definitely need to work on better self care!  I was able to go to the gym today, so yay for that!

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    Holli says:

    I exercise every morning. It’s how I start my day, and it’s an important step to keeping stress at bay. Mostly though, I deal with challenges one breath at a time, one positive thought at a time. There’s always a worse scenario, and always a door that cracks open when another shuts. It’s not easy. It’s not always fun. Sometimes, challenges have a crushing weight to them. That’s when it really gets hard, but that’s when it’s the most important to deal, breathe and wait for your opening.

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    Pumpernickel says:

    For most of life’s challenges I do the whole “water off a ducks back” thing. I deal and move on. BUT – I’m having a hard time with the “taking care of myself” part lately. I have extremely low self esteem and sometimes I get in a funk about it and just stop caring about ME.

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    Angie says:

    I try to deal with life’s challenges by doing as much as I can to deal with the situation and then ask for help from others if possible. I also like to take the time to relax and calm down by doing something I love like reading a book to recollect and put myself together.

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    Susanna says:

    I’m a runner so when things get stressful I go for a long run. Pretty simple and it works!

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    Nikki says:

    When slammed with a challenge, I find a spot alone and first I cry, freakout, or get mad and cuss, then I figure out what’s really the crux of it and envision the worst outcome. Then I think about the best ways things could turn out. And I pray, pretty continually through all of the thinking. Then I realize things will be what they will be and I try to make the best possible decisions to deal with the first things, and then the next thing, and then the next, and move forward.  I take care of myself by letting my mind and heart go where they need to deal with what’s going on in life, but I am trying to be so very, very careful to remember that feelings aren’t facts and that my words/actions/attitudes affect those around me. So while I try to live authentically I try also to not hurt or influence people around me by how I deal with challenges.  I ask for help when I need it, I ask for hugs and kisses, and I genuinely express love and gratitude to others and care about their difficulties too–actually, I think that ends up helping the most, because it’s relationships and connections that make the challenges bearable. 

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    kim g says:

    as a business owner,wife and mother of two..i find myself taking care of everyone,and everything first…ahead of me….So the taking care of challenges for others..not a problem..the larger the challenge the more quickly I am able to calmly correct the challenge at hand….Now you add me into this and I find it to be painful to put my wants and needs..ahead of…to take care of me in this crazy world has come with its own set of struggles…..crying in the sbower ..taking  walks..and..reflection as to why I operate the way that I do..and then being ok with saying no I am not able to do that..or its Friday at 5pm I am.off work but ,I will take care of that Monday..Its a daily struggle for me to give to myself the time the space and the permission to make these changes…I guess we are always a work in progress….

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    Cindy says:

    “One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.”
    – Iris Murdoch

    I love this quote and take it to heart in a big way to take care of myself! Whether it is a cup of tea, a quick walk, 5 minutes of meditating, a glass of wine or that decadent dessert- I find that small treats often make a BIG difference!

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    Charlotte D. says:

    I take it one day at a time.  I try to find solutions to any challenges that come my way.  I am not afraid to seek help.  I feel that there is nothing to be embarrasses about to ask for help.  And I take care of myself by giving myself some alone time to “recharge”.  I do simple things like listen to music, read a book, watch tv, or day dream.  It makes me feel happy.

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    Kim H. says:

    What an amazing story! I’ve had a tough few years dealing with my mom’s passing, and haven’t done a good job of taking care of myself.  But this year I’ve tried to change that a bit.  I bought a fitbit to help encourage me to walk more, and I changed my food habits a lot – especially my breakfast as I have a real weakness for munchkins.  It’s so nice too, to treat yourself to a luxurious body product now and again.  Everyone deserves it!!

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    iamalighthouse says:

    I just take a minute. I pray. I think. And I just find some quiet in nature many times. 🙂

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    jane says:

    definitely prayer. i take comfort in God’s promises that even though we will have trouble, He is greater and has overcome.

    other than that i take time off from the daily stresses of life to smell the roses and do what i enjoy or try something new. it’s looking to be a stressful semester as i tackle my thesis, but i’ve signed up for a pilates class which i’ve never done before, in the hopes of living more healthily and finding time to unwind as well, and at the same time hanging out with friends 🙂 relationships are good for the soul too i feel 🙂

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    Emma L says:

    I allow myself to accept defeat gracefully.

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    SUSAN F says:

    Grey Goose martini just a little dirrty and some mellow music

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    Sparrow says:

    Words are really important to me, so I have to talk out my issues with my husband and my mom and then I have to write through it to better understand my own feelings and to find resolution. I also have to pray fervently for comfort, clarity, and perspective. I find that I constantly have to relinquish control and joyfully embrace the beautiful chaos of life, accepting the challenges that accompany the sustaining bursts of life and love that illuminate the way. Congratulations on surviving such an ordeal. The way you move forward with joy and grace is an example to us all!

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    Kate B says:

    I try to be as gentle with myself as possible and never use poor words to describe my actions. I used to start questions off with phrases like “I’m an idiot, but…” and changing that tendency has gone a long way towards improving my self-esteem. I’m a smart lady who has a lot of strengths and potential for growth.

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    Amie A says:

    I become mindful and appreciate the beauty that surrounds me.  I breathe, laugh and love.

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    Melinda KE says:

    There have been many times in my life that I have felt overwhelmed and frustrated by challenges I face, sometimes it feels like a losing battle. But then I remind myself of why I am facing that challenge, whether it’s a lesson that needs to be learned or a necessary step towards a goal, it helps me to remind myself of my goals and what I am hoping to achieve. As far as taking care of myself, I know I could use some improvement in that area! Ha! I have been trying to take care of myself from the inside by drinking green juices, cutting back on sugar in food (difficult!) and eating more veggies, and I over the past two years I have been phasing out body products that contain parabens and other yucky stuff. 

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    Jennifer says:

    For the big stuff, like my dad’s sudden death and my best friend’s divorce, I see a therapist. I don’t go very often, but it’s nice to know the door is open if I need to check in. Having dealt with the big stuff in a productive way, I find that the little stuff is totally manageable.