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Saturday, December 4, 2010

SOMbands Review

Product: SOMbands
Age Range: All ages
Price: $6.99

Like so many of the products I review, often times the story behind the product is what makes the product remarkable. SOMbands is definitely one of those products that learning the reason it was created can help to appreciate the message the bands evoke.

SOM= "State of Mind"

These inspirational bands were created by Lauren Jones. Following is an excerpt from the website that explains the premise behind the product line.

What is SOMbands?
SOMbands is not the bands or t-shirts or even the messages on the products. SOMbands is an ideology.
It is all of those people out there who, despite disease, disabilities and setbacks, have accomplished things that many of us would deem impossible.
It's doing your best in everything, in every way, no matter what life throws at you because there are others who, through their sweat and tears and raw determination, have blazed the path and shown us what the human spirit is capable of accomplishing.
SOMbands, with its simple messages, tries to remind people of these things. Our purpose is to enlighten, empower and encourage people to do more, to be more and to realize that no matter how hard something seems, someone out there has always done more with less.
Why did I create SOMbands?
Because there are so many reasons to not do things. There are too many excuses to stop doing something once it becomes difficult.  And there are so many stories out there about people who have overcome pain or defied age to accomplish amazing things. I kept reading these stories, about 80-year-olds completing Ironman triathlons and others with prosthetics or going through chemotherapy for cancer and doing things I thought my body could never handle.
I would read these stories and think, “If they can do these things, and my body is young and healthy, the only thing holding me back is my mind, or rather my state of mind.”
So, SOMbands was born.  To give you the constant reminder that you really can do anything you set your mind to.
 -----Lauren Jones, SOMbands creator
(excerpt from website)

When I learned of these bands, it piqued my curiosity. I am one that fears life on so many levels. I often stop myself from doing things that will make my life better, simply because I let the fear of the unknown get the best of me. It's hard to overcome such obstacles, when the reason you cannot do something is because your state of mind refuses to allow you the freedom to do so. That is why I love the philosophy of SOMbands and their motto of "It's time to get out of your head and start living" simply by changing your state of mind! 

The bands come in a variety of styles and colors. The colors are based on color psychology and takes into consideration the mood each color will evoke when worn. 
  • RED: Increases circulation, stimulates the body and mind, is associated with strength, vitality, activity, passion, and energy.
  • GREEN: Relieves stress, stimulates healing, symbolizes nature, and offers tranquility, good luck, health and has a calming effect.
  • BLUE: Soothes pain, lowers pulse rate and body temp, gives feelings of calmness, peace, tranquility, and security.
  • YELLOW: Stimulates the nerves and purifies the body, promotes happiness, optimism, joy and imagination.  
The bands come in four sizes ranging from small to x-large, assuring the perfect fit! They are also reflective, making them great for wearing while walking or biking after dark. 

I received the following bands:

"AGE is just a state of mind"

HAPPINESS is a state of mind
After snapping into place, these inspirational bands give a constant reminder that we simply need to allow ourselves equal opportunity toward accomplishing our goals simply by having the proper state of mind. If you have ever failed in the past or allowed fear or age or anything to stand in your way of becoming the person you want to be...these bands are for you!! 

The power of the mind is remarkable! My brother in law has recently been diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. Each day, he gets up with a positive state of mind! His doctors tell him that this attitude will contribute to his healing and I truly believe it has!! Set your mind to it and DO IT!

The SOMbands website has also expanded their line to include inspirational t-shirts as well. You can also connect with SOMbands at the following social networks:
Where to Purchase: SOMbands website


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