Friday, November 28, 2014

Book Review: Woman Designed By God

Earlier this year I reviewed Jeremy and Amanda Hess' book, Baby Designed by God. I was super impressed, and I knew that I couldn't wait until Woman Designed by God came out as well.

Well, lucky for me, it's here!

We'll go ahead and start with the physical details first. Woman Designed by God is a little over 140 pages long, and is the exact same size (length/width wise) as Baby Designed by God. The paper is a different quality than Baby Designed by God, which I'm not quite as crazy about, but it's really not a huge deal when you get into the content of the book. And that's where we're headed next!

Woman Designed by God lives up to the standard set by Baby Designed by God. I am so excited to have another book by Jeremy and Amanda, and am constantly impressed how focused they are on keeping God central to their writing, and involving him the way that he naturally should be involved with creation. The Hess' call us to look at how God intended our bodies to work, and then they give us practical ways to slowly but surely do our best to return to that place.

In this book, you will learn all about how our bodies were designed to heal themselves, and about how today's pharmaceutical industry has truly ruined us, and has tricked many of us into believing that there is no hope. It is such a sad state we are in! We have an illness or something wrong with us, so we tend to run to the doctors office, they do some testing, decide whats "wrong," then they give us medication to treat the symptoms. Key word here being symptoms. They aren't getting to the root of the problem. After we start taking the meds they prescribed, we end up feeling sicker because of the side effects. Back to the doctor! More medicine. More side effects. More doctor. More MONEY. On both sides. More money you're spending, more money they are getting.

I love that the Hess' encourage you to do the best things for your body. If you're looking for a book that tells you how to get started taking care of yourself, then look no further! Woman Designed by God is a great starting point. I can guarantee that it will arouse your interest and send you searching for more information.

I highly recommend this book, along with Baby Designed by God. If you decide to give them a read, I'd love to hear you thoughts on them! As always, be encouraged, and keep researching ways to be the best - the way God made you to be!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Product Review: GoGirl (Female Urination Device or FUD)

Remember that time I blogged about the Squatty Potty? No? Well, you should go read it then. Today's product review is dealing with the opposite end of things.

Every woman has a problem.

A deep, deep problem.

It's something that was overlooked, or perhaps forgotten during creation 6000 years ago. It's something that still plagues every single woman to this very day.

We can't pee standing up. 

Well, we sorta can, but it just makes a big mess and it hurts our thigh muscles because of the way you have to hold yourself all wonky and chances are you don't have an extra change of clothes to put on after you've tried.

Dirty public restrooms. Or worse, portable bathrooms. Peeing in the woods. All these things and more are daily struggles that each and every woman has to battle against every single moment of her existence. (Every single moment she has to go to the bathroom, anyway.)

It's not fun. It's difficult. And at times, it's made me question why I couldn't have been created a man.

But there is good news! Glorious news! The best news since way back when!

There is now a female urination device called a GoGirl that allows women of all shapes and sizes to pee standing up.

Yes, you read that right. We can now pee standing up. I know, I know. I'm wiping away the tears from my eyes too! It's just such wonderful news!

I got my GoGirl in the mail not too long ago, and I couldn't wait to try it. I chugged water so that I would have a good excuse to try it sooner rather than later, and when I used it for the first time, oh first glorious time! I felt that all was now right in the world of women. We can pee standing up.

The GoGirl is made of flexible medical grade silicone. When you're not usinng it, it rolls up into a tiny little tube, and stores neatly in your purse or backpack or wherever you want to keep it. After using it, you just rise it out with a water bottle (if you're out in public and don't feel like using the bathroom sink), and then stick it in a baggie to wash later when you have access to soap and water. After that, dry it off and roll it up for the next time you want it. It's reusable over and over again, and trust me, you might decide you want to use it even when you have to go to the bathroom at your own house.

Who thought peeing could be so fun?!

Want to learn how to use one? It's easy. You just hold it to yourself with your middle finger and your thumb, making sure it creates a seal against your body. Once done, you pee! Easy as that, and as freeing as that too. Because you just went to the bathroom standing up without making a mess, and that's cool.

If you couldn't tell already, I love the GoGirl. It is a permanent resident of my purse from now on until forever. I firmly believe that every woman should carry one of these - almost as firmly as I believe everyone needs to breathe air to stay alive. So, if you have a hankering to go to the bathroom standing up and liberate yourself from having to sit in horrible rotten places to do the most natural thing on earth, then you need a GoGirl. Need. Not want, not would like, not maybe. You need one. So you should go get one. I promise you'll love it, and I promise that your womanhood will never ever be the same again. You just might never go back to sitting down when you have to pee. And that's a good thing, in my opinion. Because I've decided that peeing standing up is way cooler. WAY cooler.