The documentary film Girlie & Burly's voiceover says it best: "Seeing people who are the same size as me, the same weight as me, doing these amazing, strong powerful moves inspires me to push myself a bit further."
Dr. Bronnerâ€™s soaps are certified fair trade, certified under the USDA National Organic program, biodegradable, and packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Oh, and theyâ€™re vegan. And thereâ€™s no animal testing.
At first blush, the idea behind Patâ€™s Backcountry Beverages is genius. You donâ€™t want to carry in beer on a hiking trip. Itâ€™s heavy, and it gets warm and flat by the time that youâ€™d actually want to take a swig. But youâ€™d also secretly love to be that person that pulls out a cold one at the end of the trail. Patâ€™s Backcountry facilitates this fantasy by saying, hey, listen, donâ€™t sweat it. Hereâ€™s a tube of goo that will MAKE beer. Just add water. Oh, and this activator packet. And donâ€™t forget the carbonator. Oh! And maybe a mixer?
After four short months here, I harbor an intense appreciation not just for the music that this city was built upon, but for the pervading spirit of musical innovation. Before I moved to Nashville, I kept receiving warnings from people that "I better learn to like country music." These people were not from Nashville. It's not just about country music anymore, people.
â€śItâ€™s rare to have an experience thatâ€™s truly your own, where thereâ€™s no evidence of it,â€ť says Balaconis. â€śItâ€™s scary to people to do something without proof â€” but it can be awesome and so refreshing. That experience becomes extra special â€” a little jewel that you can carry around with you for rest of life. Itâ€™s like a secret power.â€ť