Thursday, April 29, 2010

We Just Got Back From the Spa Show!

Yes it was fabulous, but more importantly, and I learned a lot! The IECSC show is one of the nation's largest spa trade shows. We were not prepared for the cash and carry demands, but on the sunny side, I met some wonderful people.

Good Fortune set up camp in one of the busiest isles across from M'lis and next to Trust Your Journey. I am very inspired by both company's natural philosophies! Please check them out for yourself, but here is my take on them.

Trust Your Journey was started by two women who've been through some trying times and know that it can be simple things that get us through our toughest moments. Beth (left) is a breast cancer survivor and Ruth (right) lost her husband to kidney disease. They survived to tell their stories, and to inspire women everywhere to honor their inner strength and celebrate their personal path through life.

TYJ sells AMAZING organic shirts (which I'm wearing right now), hats, and super cool jewelry. Did you ever wear the BFF heart necklaces when you were a kid? TYJ makes a way cooler (grown up version) with that concept. 

Their Share Bracelet (Give One, Keep One), is a set of two bracelets designed for sharing the journey with a friend, family member or anyone who needs a daily positive message of just knowing someone is there for them. It is my favorite $15 gift ever!

Next on my roster is M'lis. They are known for their holistic skin care products, programs, and education. Not only do they have amazing products, but their story is amazing as well. I met the founder Linda Nelson and her son Wallace at the show. Both of their lives have had sets backs with illnesses, and both have overcome. Linda, a Doctor of Naturopathy, was sick with fibromyalgia. She learned how to become symptom free through holistic methods, and now helps other sufferers. She developed a natural lifestyle change program and wrote a book that has helped hundreds of women overcome the debilitating effects of fibromyalgia.

Don't you just love a good story of triumph?  Sometimes we ask God to spare us pain, but suffering draws us apart from worldly cares and brings us closer to Him. I am thankful for my trials, because now I can bless others and share my journey!

Here are some more photos from my trip!