Ingrid S. Greene
Communications Professional for the Wellness Industry

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Inspiration Everywhere You Look

This week I got some wall hangings that I think are just the coolest. They say “You got this” and “Good vibes only”.  They also include pretty pictures. I’m going to bring them to the yoga studio where I teach and put them up on the wall.  I think it will be great to see them when we walk into the room and get on our mat.

These inspirational posters have become very popular over the last twenty years and I think it’s a good thing.  People need some uplifting when they walk into a yoga studio, a conference room, or a private office.  It reminds us to be our best selves and think positively.

Fortunately, the hangings that I received are modern and chic.  Some of the posters from when the trend began in the late 1980’s are starting to look dated, but I appreciate their message.  It may be time to update them, but it’s great that they are still hanging nonetheless.

The next time you see one of these inspirational messages perhaps it’s an opportunity to see what it’s saying to you, despite it’s sometimes dated appearance.  Often we walk right past them, but their job is to be there for us.

Durable Products

I’ve mentioned on previous blogs that my husband has little patience for products that are not durable.  He nicknamed all cheap products “Fike”, which is short for Fake Nikes.  He associates knock-off items with things that won’t stand the test of time.

This week we got a product that could easily have fallen into that category.  It is made of plastic and metal, but the metal could have easily been replaced with plastic.

I was so pleasantly surprised when these small wheels for office chairs came with excellent ball bearings.  My husband was so impressed and kept rolling them around on the kitchen counter just to feel the smooth roll.

It’s always great when our expectations are exceeded.  In today’s world of fast and cheap, it’s easy to lower our ideals of what we are looking for.  When aiming for new gadgets for my office, I am glad to know there’s more than Fike available.