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The Lemonade Stand :: Hello, Monday!

Monday, August 25, 2014  ::  Written by:

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The Lemonade Stand is where we meet to share from our hearts, inspire each other to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and gather as a community to celebrate the bright side of life.

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Happy Monday, friends! Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind words on the Pop Quiz and the Sick Day posts. We are absolutely taking your comments and feedback to heart and we will be addressing these shortly. Now that August is winding down, we are really focused on honoring the changing of the seasons and taking time to reflect on our goals and aspirations for the last part of the year. Let’s be honest, this time of year is my absolute favorite: the little pocket of time between the end of summer and the holiday craziness. Mondays are metaphorically the perfect time to get situated for the time ahead. While Monday mornings generally get a bad rap, I’m here with the suggestion that we change our thinking a bit and celebrate it! I’m starting with a giant cup of coffee and five minutes of quiet first thing in the morning. What about you? How are you celebrating Monday?

 

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Weekly Wisdom :: Bruce Lee

Sunday, August 24, 2014  ::  Written by:

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Fresh Squeezed Friday :: Brain Pickings

Friday, August 22, 2014  ::  Written by:

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Happy Friday, friends!

This week, let’s focus on the happy, shall we? Brain Pickings (a favorite go-to site)  has a list of ” 7 Essential Books on the Art and Science of Happiness.” Seems like a good a place as any to spend some time, yes?

Perhaps it was the fact that they linked to one of my favorite TED talks that inspired me. :-)

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Giveaway :: Indie Lee

Thursday, August 21, 2014  ::  Written by:

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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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Sunshine Post :: Indie Lee

Thursday, August 21, 2014  ::  Written by:

Today we are honored to introduce you to Indie from Indie Lee.

 

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Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.

Hello there! My name is Indie Lee and I’m the founder of the eco-chic, namesake, skincare collection for face and body. On April 22, 2009, I survived a major surgery (against all odds!) to remove an environmentally derived brain tumor. After the surgery, I awoke with a new outlook on life and the passion to create a special subset of sustainably stylish skincare that not only benefits the environment, but also supports the wellbeing of others. My mission is to show others that what you put on your body is just as important is what you are putting in it.

 

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We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?

I am the quintessential example of this! Before the brain tumor, I wasn’t following my dream. The tumor helped me realize that life is precious – and a gift! My health issues turned into my life’s purpose and I see them as a constant reminder to stay true to my mission of educating others on the importance of caring for your body from the inside out. I believe that one of the greatest gifts in life is the ability to help others find inner peace. I spread that mission with joy and positivity, because that’s what I love to do – and that’s who I really am.

 

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Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly believe that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?

I find beauty and happiness everywhere – the bud of a calendula flower, a footstep in the sand, the positive switch transition of someone switching to natural products. Most of the beauty that I find is rooted in nature because that’s where I feel the most connected and at peace.

 

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On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?

Spend a bit of time in my greenhouse. Or, I’ll pick up the phone and connect with a few customers who have questions about the products or are going through their own health issues and need support.

 

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What are you most grateful for?

The team I have here with me at Indie Lee. I wouldn’t be where I am without them. And, I’m grateful for the overwhelming support of my products. Lastly and most importantly, my two children. No matter what, they are my greatest achievement.

Check back later today for an amazing giveaway from Indie Lee!

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~Under the Weather~

Wednesday, August 20, 2014  ::  Written by:

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Hello, friends. Please forgive the light posts this week. We are a very, very small team here and this week we’ve been feeling a tad under the weather and it has really taken its toll. Mentally and physically. We are taking a sick day today to regroup and get ourselves back on track and we will be back tomorrow with more exciting sunshine for you. In the meanwhile, rest and replenishing our energy is on the menu. And we wish you continued health and happiness and sunshine wherever you find yourself today.
Also, we want to say THANK YOU for your amazing comments on our Pop Quiz! We are so honored to have the community we do and we always want you to feel as though it is a two way street.

xoxo,

 

The BSP

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Pop Quiz!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014  ::  Written by:

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Hi, dear friends! We wanted to take this moment to check in with you, our community, to ask a few simple questions so that we can make sure your experience with the BSP is one that is beneficial and fulfilling. If you could take a few moments to share your answers in the comments, we would be ever so grateful!

1. What is your favorite aspect of The Bright Side Project?

2. What would you like to see more of?

3. Is there anything you would change if you could?

4. Do you have any suggestions for future segments; are there any areas of interest you wish were represented?

5. What types of giveaways are you most interested in? Are there categories you wish were highlighted more frequently?

 

Thank you so much! We want to tailor your experience here at the BSP to be something fulfilling and meaningful and your input greatly helps us do this. Have a wonderful day and we look forward to hearing from you!

 

xoxo,

The BSP

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The Lemonade Stand :: Simple Green Smoothies

Monday, August 18, 2014  ::  Written by:

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The Lemonade Stand is where we meet to share from our hearts, inspire each other to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, and gather as a community to celebrate the bright side of life.

 

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Hey friends. So, the past few months have been a sugar-filled, self-indulgent abundance of food measured in want rather than need.  It’s time to reign it in and get back to feeding my body the kind of nutrition it deserves. We went out in a flurry this weekend, though. A weekend party full of queso, toffee, enchiladas, queso, cupcakes,  more queso. What a way to go. To get back on track, tomorrow morning will start with a green smoothie. I used to drink one every morning and got out of the habit and my body is aching for a renewed routine with greens. This is where “Simple Green Smoothies” comes in.

Started by two friends searching for a way to get their nutritional life in check, Simple Green Smoothies is (essentially) a community. By subscribing to the newsletter, you will be encouraged and supported and sent links to great recipes, challenges, and opportunities to take charge of your health. I am not affiliated with these ladies in any way. I can just say that their newsletter is a gentle, kind reminder to be gentle and kind with myself and to not take my body for granted. They have a free 30 day Green Smoothie Challenge coming up in October and you can join others looking for the same balance you are. Check out Simple Green Smoothies.  I’m starting back up tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it goes…

xoxo.

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Weekly Wisdom :: Plato

Sunday, August 17, 2014  ::  Written by:

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Fresh Squeezed Friday :: Sarah Kay

Friday, August 15, 2014  ::  Written by:

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One of my favorite for you to enjoy:

 

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