I’ve missed scouring the internet for Five for Friday features and yesterday I promised that tomorrow (err…today) I’d post a few of the earth friendly/clean living/do more with less websites I’ve grown to love… so here’s a way for me to keep my word and do an all new Five for Friday. If you’re an email subscriber or a Facebook fan, you won’t get this until tomorrow and so you’re probably thinking, “what is she going on about, it is Friday!” But those of you who visit the site straight-no-chaser get to enjoy a preview: Five for Friday: The Something Good Edition…
1. Do Something Good – I love that Cool People Care sends me an email every day. Each weekday, in 5 minutes of caring, they publish a little 99-word diddy that details one thing we can do to make the world a better place. How cool is that? This morning’s feature – Eco friendly Easter ideas from free trade chocolate to safe, natural, Easter egg dyes.
2. Eat Something Good – Eco-friendly living isn’t just about the environment, it’s also about our bodies and our health. Over at The Gracious Pantry, Tiffany shares the ups and downs of adopting a clean eating lifestyle all while being a mom and full time student studying nutrition. Her easy to follow recipes and non in-your-face style will have you embracing life-affirming, clean eating habits in no time. Continue reading Five for Friday Sneak Peek: The Something Good – Earth Day Edition
Five fabulous websites I think you’ll love…
1. Whether you’re a travel buff or just want to make your 40th birthday getaway the trip of a lifetime, Stay.com can help. Simply type in your destination and Stay shows you city highlights, hotel deals, restaurants, night life and much more. Add anything you’re interested in and Stay creates a personalized, printable travel guide. (Photo: Stay.com’s feature Bar De L’Entracte – Paris)
2. Wakerupper works with any phone in the U.S. or Canada and does just what it sounds like it does. Use Wakerupper to remind yourself of important events, birthdays and appointments or call your kids to get on them about their chores. My favorite use for Wakerupper – schedule a call to get out of a bad date! Type in your message and an automated voice calls and delivers it at the time you’ve scheduled.
Continue reading WAF’s Five for Friday: The “More Best of the Web” Edition
Chris Brogan is not a woman. And I’m not sure how old he is, but I’m guessing he isn’t 40 either. But he doesn’t have to be for us to learn from him. Brogan is a New York Times Bestselling author and social media guru and I first mentioned him last week in my I say tomato, you say frittata post.
In the same email I received the “frittata” message, I got this Five in the Morning list courtesy of Chris’ Human Business Works site and I’ve gotten permission from his people to use it as this week’s Five for Friday. It’s five things you can do in ten minutes and it’s a great way to begin rethinking the way you approach productivity in the new year.
1. Write down the three things you MUST move forward on today. Tape it to your monitor. Add it to a notepad file on your computer. Send a reminder to “firstname.lastname@example.org” with the three things in the body of the email. (more about nudgemail – not a sponsor).
Continue reading Five for Friday: The “5 things, 10 minutes Chris Brogan” Edition
Only 14 days left until Christmas, but it’s not too late to get great, affordable, eco-friendly stocking stuffers. Here are five that are sure to have people calling you “the eco-friendly elf”…
1. Fabric Journals – These elegantly striped red and orange cotton cover journals include braided string bookmarks and are handcrafted by Indian artisans. The pages are made of acid-free recycled paper and bound in hand-woven cloth recycled from textile mills. $16 each.
2. Stainless Steel Food Carrier – A far cry from the boring brown bag lunch, this 3-tier Stainless Steel Tiffin Set (a lunch box system that hails from India) is reusable, lightweight, and has a lid with a fold down handle that doubles as a plate. It comes with a sidekick tiffin that’s great for dressings or sauces. Works for both cold or hot food. $24.95 each.
Continue reading WAF’s Five for Friday – The “Eco-Friendly Elf” Edition
Not the floating above the crowd, Glitter in the Air Pink, but the daily-dose-of-career-advice Little Pink Book Pink, whose 6th Annual Fall Empowerment Event I attended this past week. The event was hosted by Atlanta TV personality Suchita Vadlamani and featured a powerful panel of women including; Lisa Price, Founder of Carol’s Daughter, Pam Blalock, VP MetLife, Penny McIntyre, Group President, Newell Rubbermaid and New York Times Bestselling Author Emily Giffin. Well over 400 women were in attendance for the panel discussion and while it’s impossible to reproduce the feeling of being in a room with so many inspirational entrepreneurial minds, I can share with you five of the many things I learned.
1. This lesson was WAF’s Facebook‘Thought of the day’ earlier in the week, and although it might sound harsh, it’s true – Hope is not a strategy. Hope is great, necessary, can help us get out of bed on a Monday morning and motivate us to make it through the day, but hope is not a strategy. A strategy is a systematic plan of action. Hope is the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. So if strategy is the cake, hope is the decorative rose on top – everybody loves the candy rose, but the cake is the main thing.
Continue reading WAF’s Five for Friday- The “What I learned from the Pink Event” Edition