For the Greater Goods

A lifestyle blog for the conscious consumer


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Friday Finds

Check out what I’ve been checkin’ out this week…

Friday Finds 1.9.14

1. Remember my post about penguins in sweaters? Well, here are some rescued koalas in need of mittens.

2. You’ve probably seen Kid President give a pep talk, but in this video Kid President gets a pep talk and overcomes one of his biggest fears… talking to on the phone to girls. If he can overcome his fears, so can you!

3. Boys react adorably when they are asked to slap a random girl.

4. Look at these adorable doggy adoption transformations. Amazing what just one day can do!

5. As you’ve probably heard, Stuart Scott passed away Sunday after a long battle with cancer. If you haven’t seen his inspirational ESPYS speech, it is definitely worth watching.


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Lollipop Lollipop Oh Lolli Lollipop

What if I told you there was a lollipop that tastes good and is good for you? I know, I know. I’d be skeptical too, but hear me out.

I had no idea such a thing existed until my boyfriend’s mom (hi Theresa!) introduced me to Dosha Pops and the Ayurvedic lifestyle.

Now, I’m not a doctor and I’m still fairly new at this, but I would love to share with you what I have learned so far. I think it is exciting stuff.

The Ayurvedic lifestyle is all about being conscious of your individual body and needs. It is a 5,000-year-old science of natural healing with the theory that health exists when there is a balance between the three doshas, which are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

Three Doshas

The doshas are dynamic biological energies found in the human body and mind that govern physical and mental processes. They constantly change in response to our actions, thoughts, emotions, foods, the seasons, and any other sensory input that feeds our mind and body. To figure out your doshas you can take a quick quiz here or an extended one here.

Now how does all of this relate to lollipops? Well, I’m glad you asked.

Whether or not you follow or believe in the Ayurvedic lifestyle, Dosha Pops are still a great candy alternative to satisfy your sweet tooth. Dosha Pops was founded with the vision that candy doesn’t have to simply be a guilty pleasure. Instead it can be a way to lead a balanced lifestyle by having healthier indulgences. All of the lollipops are handmade with ingredients that support a healthier lifestyle and balance your doshas.

The lollipops are made with Non-GMO pure cane sugar, which may get you thinking, “Uh sugar? How can this be healthy?”.  While cane sugar is still sugar, it offers essential nutrients and minerals that refined and white sugars do not, such as magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, iron and B12.Cane sugar is also easier to digest and lacks the harmful chemicals often used in the refining process. On top of that each flavor hosts its own benefits from a variety of wholesome ingredients such as hibiscus, pomegranate, turmeric, and chai to name a few.

I tried the Chai Me Up pop and thought it tasted great! It was unlike any lollipop I’ve ever had. It definitely gets my stamp of approval. And while I may not be a health expert, I am a candy expert.

Dosha Pops

Dosha Pops also believes in giving back. In the past it has been a sponsor for the Women In Entertainment Luncheon, Mount Holyoke Club of NY, the New York Methodist Hospital Red Stocking Soiree, and Women Organized Against Rape. Last fall the people at Dosha Pops decided to run a non-profit nomination campaign to find an organization that best aligned with their company. They discovered Bent On Learning, which teaches yoga to public schools in New York City, and decided to give their end of the year donation to this organization.

So if you’re trying to get healthy this year, try incorporating Dosha Pops into your diet to satisfy sugar cravings. It’s much better than having a Snickers! And if you’re interested in learning more about the Ayurvedic lifestyle and diet, the book Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra is a great place to start.


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Monday Motivation

Because Mondays are hard and sometimes we need a little inspiration…

energy

Now that the holidays over, work schedules are resuming and calenders quickly filling up. But in all the business that life brings, remember to put out positive vibes. In return you’ll get a better outlook on your day. You get back what you give. Happy Monday!


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Friday Finds

I’ve been busy the last few days spending time with family and friends, enjoying the holidays, and eating as much food as I can fit in my belly. Today I’m back to the grind, eating healthy, and waking up before 11. Sigh. Here are a few links that cheered me up today and hopefully will make you smile too.

Friday Finds 1.2.15

1. As if Taylor Swift couldn’t be more perfect, she’s also Santa Clause. You can also check out these super cute Swift inspired resolutions.

2. Ever since I saw Catching Kayla, I have been obsessed with watching E:60 stories. Here is another inspirational story about a special friendship between a boy and his dog.

3. Missing the beach and warm weather this winter? Check out this all natural sea mist for your hair and body. Made with purified water, aloe vera, dead sea salt, and essential oils such as sage and lavender, it’ll bring the ocean to you.

4. And lastly, the most powerful photos of 2014.