In the last three months alone, my family has had a series of tragedies that have begun to feel surreal: A friend killed by a drunk driver, my daughter’s crew coach committing suicide, and my son’s childhood friend dying in a freak Jeep accident. Our van finally gave up the ghost and when we got a loaner from a friend, it caught on fire. Last week we had to have our beloved dog put to sleep. And just yesterday, we discovered that we have a serious leak in the bathroom wall that has done thousands of dollars in damage unbeknownst to us. Sometimes, I wonder how much more we can take…
But when I feel my lowest, I have to take a deep breath and remind myself that everyone has troubles and heartbreak in their lives. And, to remember that there are better days ahead, I have been wearing a Lokai Bracelet.
The name Lokai was inspired by the Hawaiian word Lokahi meaning unity and to blend opposites. Lokai is a unique pursuit to find balance.
Steven Izen, the founder of Lokai, explains that the bracelet is infused with elements sourced from the highest and lowest points on Earth. The white silicone bead, carrying water from Mt. Everest, and the black silicone bead, holding mud from the Dead Sea, exist on opposite ends. A string of clear beads link the two, signifying that throughout life’s circular journey, you choose your path.
- The Clear Beads: Keep moving! The clear beads remind us that clarity is necessary, both in times of joy and of sadness.
- The Black Bead: Stay hopeful! Sitting directly opposite its white counterpart, the black bead holds mud from the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, signifying the difficult moments all of us experience throughout life.
- The White Bead: Stay humble! Carrying water from Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth, the white bead represents life’s highest moments and achievements.
The message of the Lokai Bracelet is simple… Even through life’s lowest moments, stay hopeful! And, to reinforce that positive message, 10% of the proceeds of all Lokai Bracelet sales are dedicated to giving back to the community through a variety of charitable alliances. Retail $18.
To learn more or to shop, please visit Lokai.
Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game!
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