A few days ago I went to A Million Cups, a local event sponsored by a national organization which supports business owners and entrepreneurs. The name refers to the million cups of coffee drunk by people all over the country as they gather on Wednesday morning to hear a presentation by a fellow local business person.
This week our own Mari Fox, who founded Shecology, a natural cleaning product line, was presenting. We’ve carried Shecology at Herbiary for a while, and honestly? I thought it was a cute alternative to traditional laundry detergent. What I learned in Mari’s talk was that this stuff is far from merely cute: it’s a powerful cleaner she’s put up against the nation’s top-selling laundry detergents… and it’s won every time. Not only that, but 3rd party tests have shown it kills salmonella, yeast, and black mold.
And we’ve had this inconspicuous little product sitting on our shelves for months!
Which made me realize: if we folks who are doing stuff don’t tell you folks who are interested what we’re up to, then you simply don’t know.
So, here’s June’s not-to-be-missed list from Maia Toll and Herbiary:
Small and Mighty: The Inconspicuous Cleaner Waiting for You at Herbiary
Shecology Laundry Pills and DIY Spray Cleaner: This stuff packs a punch so don’t let the innocuous packaging fool you (Mari’s aim is to cut waste and her packaging reflects that). I LOVE the DIY Spray Cleaner. I need to revisit the laundry pills. Turns out I was only using 2 laundry pills when I should have been using 4 so I’m going to be retrying ’cause I saw the test strips and, at 4 to a load, this 100% natural product kicks butt.
The Lunar Lab Podcast
Yup, I have a podcast… which I don’t mention to you much because it’s aimed at entrepreneurs and I didn’t think you’d be interested. But soooo many people have told me they love listening to my podcasting partner, Becca Piastrelli, and me square off about trying to balance our spirits and our spreadsheets without losing our minds. After one woman told me she feels like listening to The Lunar Lab has helped her be a better mom, I thought okay, Maia, quit being so compartmentalized. After all, I love Car Talk something fierce and I’ve never fixed a car in my life!
So give The Lunar Lab a listen and let me know what you think. This month’s episodes include:
EPISODE 19: Take Your Shame and Shove It
Fasten your seat belt, ‘cuz Becca and Maia are on a rant about the shaming that’s been happening in the name of “economic justice”.
EPISODE 20: Alchemize Your Envy
Feeling a little green around the gills? Join Becca and Maia as we talk about shifting envy into appreciation and deepening your understanding of what you personally need to be truly happy.
Find all the Lunar Lab Podcasts here.
Best of the Blog
It was a good month for blogging; these three posts are amongst the most popular blog posts ever (thank you!). If you missed ‘em, here’s a refrain:
- Catch my tips about using essential oils here
- Sharables from 48 years doing this crazy thing called life here
- And a post whose popularity kinda blew me away here
Shamanism and the Nature of the Universe
Sometimes when I’m coaching something comes out of my mouth which I’ve never languaged before. This week it was about shamanism, time, and the nature of the Universe:
When you do shamanic journeywork you’re accessing the collective unconscious, a “place” which is beyond time. So when you see or learn something there which seems to be about yourself, it may not be about yourself right now. If may be something long done or yet to come. It may be something pulled from the deep reaches of your DNA. It’s important to discern whether this bit of imagery and information you’ve accessed is something which can help you grow and heal right now, in the present tense.
Finally, longtime student and coaching client John Muraco just opened a holistic shop to complement his therapy practice in Doylestown, PA. John is one of the most insightful, intuitive people I’ve ever met. Wishing I could be in PA to see what he’s created, but since I can’t be, I hope you’ll snap some photos for me if you’re in the neighborhood!
‘Til next week!