Sunday, August 4, 2013

Life is all about the highs and lows ~ giveaway! Ends TONIGHT!



We all have ups and downs in life -- sometimes they're small and sometimes they're not so small.  For Steven Izen, his was not so small.  While he was in his freshman year at Cornell University, his grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.  Steven felt helpless.  He knew that there was not much he could do but sit back and watch his grandfather deteriorate.

Steven wondered how some parts of life could be so "aligned" and others so out of whack?  It was then that he was moved to create the lokai bracelet!  Steven set out to create something that would give a sense of balance that could be worn.

The lokai bracelet contains elements that are found in the highest and lowest spots on the earth.  There is a white ball that actually contains water from Mt. Everest!  The black ball actually holds mud from the Dead Sea!  These balls are at opposite ends of the bracelet.  A string of clear beads link them and signify life's circular path.



Life is a dance of highs and lows, so without having been at a low point, you could never appreciate the high points!  Wear the lokai bracelet to remind yourself that you should try to strive to reach a balance between the highs and lows.

lokai bracelets can be found on www.mylokai.com.  I found the lokai very comfortable to wear - especially since I type all day and my arms generally rest on my desk.  The bracelet did not impede me at all and most times I forgot I was wearing it!  Not only is is comfortable it looks great and I usually wore it with other pieces of jewelry as well with ease!

lokai has generously agreed to send one of my readers a bracelet of their own!  U.S. only please.  Enter using the Rafflecopter below.

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55 comments:

  1. The highest point of many highs in my life was discovering that the man I was dating was the man I'd been looking for. (And this year we celebrate 10 years of marriage!)

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  2. My lows...my husbands mill accident, one son's motorcycle accident.
    High...very proud of my son's teaching career.
    And my Grandma turning 100 last year.

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  3. High in my life involved getting married having four wonderful children and all four getting married and having 7 wonderful grandchildren. Lows include deaths of loved ones, and poor health.

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  4. My high is the day I married my love 11 years ago!

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  5. My life seems on the way up right now - I'm engaged to be married!

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  6. Highest point was marrying the man of my life.
    morales_y at yahoo dot com

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  7. My highest point was giving birth to our special needs son..Love you Mike♥!

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  8. The biggest high for me was the birth of my beautiful daughter, Angel. My biggest low was when she passed away at age 11

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  9. The high in my life was marrying my High school sweetheart and having our baby girl. The low in my life was getting my heart shattered by him. The new high in my is that we have been married for 25 years now and things are better than they have EVER been, even when we got married. I could not ask for a better life.

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  10. MY high is my current healthier lifestyle journal which includes daily activity. It makes the rest of the day better, too!

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  11. I have a wonderful relationship and 2 beautiful children. I would say that is a perfect high / and I have recently grown a bit distant from my long time best friend. I would definitely count that as a low in my life currently, we've been friends for the last 25 years.

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  12. Just found out we're having baby #3! Super high!!! <3

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  13. jodi frasier/lasherAugust 4, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    The high in my life is that i finally got custody of my daughter and she is getting the love and care she needs.. Thanks

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  14. My high i have lost over 30 pounds mt low my anxiety has taken over my life to the point I cant drive Heather Howard

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  15. My high is thinking about how I get to marry my soon-to-be this June! :)

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  16. Lovely bracelet. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

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  17. My high is definitely my 3 grandchildren. My low is that i still miss my hubby who passed away almost 10 yrs ao.

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  18. The high in my life was when my kids were little. They were the most awesome kids you could ever ask for. I was gonna say when I married my husband 25yrs. ago but it got even better when our family became whole and complete with our 2 boys. I love my family!!!!!!!

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  19. My low was definitely my battle with breast cancer. My high is being here 6 years later watching my kids grow up.

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  20. my high's include my 3 kids, marrying my best friend and losing 160lbs. my low would have been divorcing my first husband, but everything happens for a reason and without my low I never would have met my new husband.

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  21. Started a new job with special needs pre-schoolers! High point :)

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  22. The lows, well there have been a few but why dwell? The highs...the birth of my son and his recent graduation from high school. :)

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  23. The low in my life was when my 37 yr. old husband had a heart attach and was in intensive care for 18 days and they told me he would not survive. I had just had my second child, recently left my job and we had just bought a home. I could only visit him for ten minutes a day 3 times a day. The high was when he survived and came home. I still check to see if everyone is still breathing while they are sleeping. I don't think anyone is ever the same after a scare like that...

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  24. The low in my life was the death of my brother. The high in my life has been my 6 year marriage to my prince charming and recently becoming a registered nurse. I do not know where my life would be without his love and support.

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  25. My high is the day I had my son.

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  26. The high in my life is my almost 3.5 year old daughter! My low is living in the same house as her father, my husband on paper only, that constantly makes it known that he does not love me and that I am only here because of her.

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  27. Biggest high in my life was giving my life to Jesus Christ! The lowest point has been loosing so much of my family, I honestly have very few family members left. Most have passed away from cancer and drugs. It's a sad world. But we have a good God!

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  28. My high is marrying my husband after seeing him over 40 years ago.

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  29. The High in my life is knowing that I am saved! Next is marrying my husband and having a wonderful family.

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  30. A low this year, my Dad passed away.

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  31. THE LOW IN MY LIFE WAS WHEN I TOOK CARE OF MY DYING BROTHER THE LAST MONTH OF HIS LIFE SO HE COULD DIE AT HOME WITH HIS DOG IN 2007 AND THIS YEAR I WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR 2 MONTHS FOR A BAD BACTERIAL INFECTION AND ENDOCARDITUS,ALMOST LOST MY LIFE,BUT GOD WAS GOOD HE ANSWERED PRAYER AND I THANK HIM EVERYDAY!!!!

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  32. The high in my life was the day my nephew was born. Hes been the best thing that has ever happened to me. I never knew I could love someone as much as I love that lil boy besides my baby pups they are my children!!

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  33. my best days were having my kids. my low was when my son passed on 05//24/09, the day before his 34th b-day. he was a school bus driver and a youth leader at a local church.lori102757@yahoo.com

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  34. The highest point in my life was receiving the Holy Ghost.

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  35. One of the lowest times in my life was when I was divorced from my ex. Never really seen it coming until it hit me square in the face. I'm in a better place now and a lot happier.

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  36. My high is the day I had my son.

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  37. Highest points in my life...the day each of my three beautiful daughters were born. Low points in my life..every time I found out I had cancer again or one of my family members did.....

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  38. the highest point in my life was giving birth to my son 5 months ago with my husband by my side. I couldn't have asked for anything more.

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  39. One of the high points of my life was teaching school in Moscow Russia for a few weeks. Low point in my life was when I lost my grandmother at a young age because she was and still is my rock.

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  40. I am currently fighting cancer that should have been taken care of three years ago. But all in all I guess there are reasons myself and my family are going through this. I have a great support system behind me and I know I am going to beat this!! Good luck to everyone!

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  41. The highest moment in my life was the birth of my daughter!

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  42. a high part of my life was marring my husband 11 years ago lana simanovicki

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  43. The high in my life is definetly my husband whom I've been with for 12+ years now. Our two amazing boys and the fact that we are purchasing our 1st home this month! ( & we're NOT even 30 yet) :D We have had our ups and downs like most people but I can honestly say that life is good!

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  44. I am in the midst of both my high and low moments right now. My low, I don't really want to share. But, my high is knowing that my kids trust me and believe that I can get us through this.

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  45. One high in my life was seeing my Mother survive breast cancer 3 times!!!

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  46. My low in life was losing the most important man ever in my life. :( My father. My highs were the births of each of my children. :)

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  47. The lowest point in my life was 10 years ago when I was in a car accident where I was driving and two of my friends were in the car with me. We all survived but two of us had very serious injuries. We recovered but I felt as if my life had ended. I had a broken leg and other major injuries and because of my weight it was really hard on me. Before the car accident I had many things in the works such as moving out on my own, I had a great paying job and was in school. I had a lot of friends and was loving being out on my own. After the accident though I was thrown into a deep depression and it honestly changed me in so many ways. I have gotten through the worst and still have some problems every now and again but no matter what I will never forget what I went through because during my low time I did try to commit suicide but thank goodness for my real friends that I had because they got me through some rough stuff. Now, I am dating my best friend who helped me the most and I couldn't be happier, now.

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  48. the highs are the birth(s) of my 3 sons!!

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  49. My high is being happy, healthy and enjoying life with my husband and our 3 kids!

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  50. My biggest high was when we conceived our Bubby...the low has been the threat of losing the baby from cholestasis :/ still scared to death but everyday we make it through is a blessing.

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  51. The low in my life was the lose of my mom when I was 11
    yrs old. Lori H

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  52. I use to be an alcoholic and now I am not.. high on life I am

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  53. low my gram's death.....high birth of my son
    ~mia dentice carey

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