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Five Tips to De-stress Your Life on the Go

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It’s official: summertime is gone and the living is no longer so easy. With school, work, after-school activities and the holidays looming just around the corner, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all the things life tends to throw at us this time of year. In order to conquer the daily grind and be the hero of the holidays, consider these 5 tips to de-stress your life.

  1. Identify the source of your stress. It’s easy to identify major life events that cause stress; a big move, divorce, change or loss of jobs are all things that typically cause stress. It’s the daily stressors that can be a bit trickier to pinpoint. That’s why being honest and realistic with yourself about your thoughts and feelings is a good way to identify the real reasons we freak out. The American Psychological Association recommends keeping a to-do list, journaling or even just verbalizing your feelings in the moment can go a long way in the fight against stress. It can also be a step toward getting the help you need, whether it’s your spouse helping with the grocery shopping or empowering your kids to decide for themselves what to wear the night before, instead of the morning of.
  1. Unplug and power down. A recent University of Kansas study revealed that excessive smartphone use can lead to stress and anxiety. Our brains are incredible structures. They process so much information, store a lifetime’s worth of memories and through ‘neuroplasticity’ actually change their structure throughout our lives so we can continue to learn and remember things into our advanced years. But brains also need downtime to process the ever-increasing amount of sensory information with which we bombard them. If we are constantly engaging at school and work, then hopping on Facebook and continuing to engage with whatever people are sharing and posting, the brain isn’t getting that break it needs. That also means we’re not involved in activities we find relaxing and fun, less time engaging with the kids and connecting with our loved ones. Power down the tablet, put the laptop to sleep, and silence your smartphone. You’ll be glad you did.
  1. Get Physical. Physical affection releases oxytocin, a hormone that reduces pain and causes a calming sensation. Whether it’s holding hands with your little one, having a sexy night in with that special someone, or even cuddling up with the dog, giving and receiving affection is a good way to break up stress and anxiety for everyone in the family.
  1. Get Out. There are a whole bunch of ways getting outside reduces stress. For starters, becoming one with Mother Nature promotes exercise, increases brain function and is an excellent way to get some Vitamin D. The smell of many flowers found outside, including jasmine, lilacs and roses, have been proven to decrease stress and increase relaxation. The scent of fresh pine has even been shown to lower depression and anxiety. Not to mention that much of the United States is transitioning into fall colors right about now, so scoop up the kids, peel your husband away from football and take a day to immerse yourself in nature!
  1. Just Say No. It can seem as though our plates are always piled high with obligations and commitments which is why cutting stress can be as easy as simply saying no, according to the Mayo Clinic. It is important to remember that other people’s priorities are not your priorities; only you can determine what your priorities are. Politely declining to make yourself available to others on occasion, can free up your schedule to do the things that are really important.

These are just a few way ways you can cut down on the stress of the season and keep everyone in the family sane all the way through to the New Year.

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Groundbreaking New Natural And Earth-Friendly Brand Aims To Simplify Life With Products on the Go

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Sept. 14, 2016 — Announcing the launch of Products on the Go, a groundbreaking line of lifestyle products for the health and environmentally conscious person on the go. Dr. Sharon Fried Buchalter, Clinical Psychologist as well as a Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of Products on the Go, was inspired to create a brand of all-natural and sustainably sourced product lines through her work with clients stressed by the pressures of living in the fast-paced digital age. She created five lines of pre-package sets such as Little Toes on the Go – all-natural pre-packaged bamboo diaper changing kits -eliminating the hassle and reducing the stress related to shopping for and purchasing all the individual items. As well as trend inspiring stand-alone products such as Sun N Fun – a line of all-natural shimmering sun care products for tweens and teens called Sun Potion Princess and Sun Bomb Action. Parents love it because of the SPF 30+ broad-spectrum protection and kids love to wear it because of the sparkles and shimmer.

Dr. Sharon Fried Buchalter, Clinical Psychologist as well as a Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of Products on the Go.

Other Products on the Go collections Include:

  • Sunshine on the Go – natural and eco-friendly sun care products kits, thoughtfully packaged in grab-and-go sets for wherever you are on the go
  • Girl Power on the Go – sets of cosmetics and skincare for tween and teen girls, complete with natural eco-friendly ingredients and plenty of sparkle
  • First Class Experience on the Go – all-natural and earth-friendly travel accessories, thoughtfully packaged for stress-free travel
  • Love on the Go – discreetly packaged intimacy sets with everything you need when the mood strikes
  • Life On The Go – an affordable line of basic sets and bulk bamboo diaper packages for tighter budgets and bulk ordering needs

“People lead very busy lives, whether it’s on vacation or day-to-day,” said Dr. Sharon Buchalter. “In my practice, I saw so many people stressed out, I really wanted to find a natural and quality solution. We want you to have more time in the day to enjoy the simple, pleasurable things in life that bring happiness.”

In addition to being sustainable and committed to using natural materials to make all of their products, a portion of every sale of Products on the Go is donated to Rescue Mission Unlimited, a Florida non-profit that helps children and families in crisis.

Love on the Go: Intimacy Kits Made Easy

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Love on the Go features an innovative way to help bring intimacy into couples lives. As a distinguished clinical psychologist, Dr. Sharon saw over time that many couples struggle with intimacy in their relationship. “I saw a real need in my patients lives, and I wanted to come up with a creative and convenient way to help them bring intimacy and happiness back into their relationships,” Dr. Sharon. This passion and care for others lead her to create the Love on the Go intimacy kits and all of the products in the Products on the Go® line.

“We’ve all been there before,” said Dr. Sharon. “We have to buy every item individually, and sometimes at different stores for one moment of intimacy. That can be embarrassing for many people, and sometimes just the effort can dampen the mood.” Love on the Go has prepackaged intimacy items making it easy, convenient, and discreet. These kits include all-natural products, trusted brands, and eco-friendly packaging. “I know how important intimacy is, and Love on the Go makes it easy for you to get to that place.”

“Not only did I want the kits to be convenient, I wanted them to be designed with care.” Dr. Sharon’s as a family and couple therapist is seen in the “Up all Night” kit. Inside the discreet black packaging is a set of sexy playtime cards that Dr. Sharon personally wrote. “I’ve seen sexy cards before, but none of them were exactly what I was looking for. This lead me to write my own set of cards, to ensure they were perfect.” Another distinguishing item in the kit is the 100% Natural Watermelon Massage Oil. “Scent is often the most over looked sense when working with intimacy. I chose watermelon because of its fresh lively scent, and it’s kissable!” said Dr. Sharon. “I also included silk rose pedals, and even a blind fold, to make sure a couple would have everything they needed for an intimate night.”

Hot in Here is a second kit, that was created for a simpler, but just as intimate night with your partner,” said Dr. Sharon. Highlighted in the “Hot in Here” kit is the natural personal lubricant. “I wanted a lubricant that would allow you to focus on the connection with your partner, without the worry of harsh chemicals being in the last place you want them to be,” said Dr. Sharon.

“My dream for Love of the Go is to allow couples to get back to a place of deeper love and connection with each other,” said Dr. Sharon. Love on the Go collection is just one of the many brands within Products on the Go® that is passionate about making people’s lives happier, and easier. 

 

Stressed Life on the Go: Overworked and Underloved

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Dr. Sharon Buchalter, CEO and Founder of Products on the Go®, has made it her life’s work to bring more happiness and less stress to people’s lives. This week Products on the Go dives into the issues of busy lives, and what effect these issues can have on intimacy.

We hear it all the time “Americans are always stressed and overworked,” but do you ever stop to realize how true this statement is? In a study conducted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University they found Americans are more stressed and more unhappy than our counterparts in other countries. What’s more, Americans are also fatter and sicker than people in any of the other first world countries. It may be hard to believe this is. Think about it we have any information at our finger tips, we can travel the world in a moment’s notice, and everything is made to be quick and easy. However, the heartbreaking reality is stress is all around us, and it has a very real impact on the most important part of our lives.

This enormous amount of stress and unwanted illness placed on us has damaging effects in every part of our lives. You might not realize it, but one area that can really suffer is intimacy with our partners. With daily pressures, you might go through an entire day and realize you haven’t looked your partner in the eyes once. Intimacy is vital in maintaining a healthy relationship. In a Psychology Today article Dr. Barton Goldsmith, author of Emotional Fitness or Intimacy, wrote “without [intimacy], your ability to take on the world can be greatly compromised.” Intimacy has the power to significantly change the way we think, and feel. Intimacy doesn’t just mean heading to the bedroom with your partner either, it is connecting with the one you love on a deeper level than solely physical. The greatest intimate moments usually aren’t the ones in the bedroom. It’s the ones outside of it, like watching the sunset with your partner’s arms wrapped around your waist.

If stress has caused a lack of intimacy in your relationship, it can seem difficult to get back to that understanding and safe place. Building intimacy doesn’t need to be some grand gesture. It can simply mean kissing your partner before they head out the door to work, or holding their hand while walking through the grocery store. Intimacy also involves being kind, and generous to your loved one. Opening the car door, or picking up their favorite beer for you both to share while sitting on the patio are wonderful actions that build intimacy. Little expressions of love, and caring go a long way in bringing intimacy back into your relationship.

Don’t let stress steal one more day of your relationship. In a quote from Professor Brene Brown, who has done TED Talks on vulnerability, “connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.” So take a moment to hug your partner and tell them your favorites things about them, and take the first steps in rebuilding that connection. Intimacy is powerful, bring it back into your relationship and kick stress out.

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Poop Happens: Perfect the Art of Diaper Changing

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Let’s face it; poop does happen. For moms and dads on the go, Products on the Go has you covered with our eco-friendly disposable diaper changing kit called Poop Happens. Try these mom and dad-tested diaper changing tips to get you started.

Take the time to prepare
Minimize the time you and your baby will be uncomfortable by keeping Products on the Go’s eco-friendly Poop Happens diaper changing kit handy. Luckily, the experts at Products on the Go designed Poop Happens with everything you need: 1 natural Bamboo baby diaper, 2 natural diaper rash cream sachets, 10 Bamboo natural baby wipes packet, 1 biodegradable hand sanitizing wipe, 1 disposable diaper changing pad.

Always wash and dry and your hands or use the included biodegradable hand sanitizing wipe.

Safety Tip* When changing your baby’s diaper on an elevated surface can be a little dangerous. Always keep one hand on your precious baby at all times. If you are using a diaper changing table, remember to use the strap to secure your baby. Never leave your baby unattended when changing a diaper.

1)    Open the cute disposable diaper changing pad and open natural Bamboo baby diaper and place the back half underneath your baby. You will know if you are doing it right because the back half should come up to your baby’s waist. Let the clean diaper go because the disposable diaper pad and the diaper protect the actual surface. (Pro Tip: Sometimes your baby’s diaper is a huge mess, and using our disposable pads come in handy)

2)    Unfasten the diaper tabs on the soiled diaper. (Pro Tip: To stop the tabs from sticking to your fingers, fold them over.)

3)    Now pull down the front half of the soiled diaper. (Pro Tip: If you are changing the diaper of a baby boy you might want to consider covering his manhood with a clean cloth or the Poop Happens bag so he doesn’t pee all over you.)

Pro Tip: If there’s poop in the diaper, utilize the front half of the diaper to wipe most of it off your baby’s bum and then use the included Bamboo Natural Baby Wipes Packet.

4)    Next, fold the soiled diaper in half under your baby, clean side up. (Pro Tip: This provides an extra layer of protection between the clean diaper and your baby’s unclean bum.) Gently lift your baby’s bum off the table by grasping their ankles with one hand and lift upward.

5)    Always clean your baby’s front with the included Bamboo Natural Baby Wipes Packet or a clean cloth. (Pro Tip: If you have a girl always clean front to back towards her bum to keep the bacteria from causing an infection.)

6)    If your baby pooped, grab another Bamboo Natural Baby Wipes Packet and clean her bottom. (Pro Tip: You have two options you can lift her legs or gently roll her to one side then the other. Always clean the creases of your baby’s buttocks and thighs too.)

7)     It is always best to let your baby’s skin air dry and then pat it dry. To prevent diaper rash, use the Products on the Go Natural Diaper Rash Cream. (Pro Tip: It is always best to make sure your baby has a dry bottom. This is the best way to prevent diaper rash.)

8)    Remove the dirty diaper and place it to the side. Hopefully, you followed step 1, and the clean Products on the Go diaper should be underneath your baby.

9)    Gently pull the front half of the Biodegradable Bamboo diaper. (Pro Tip: Make sure his manhood is pointing down that way you won’t get peed on. Make sure the diaper between your baby’s legs is spread wide. You don’t want the diapers to bunch because that causes discomfort and chaffing.)

10)    Fasten the diaper on both sides with the tabs. You want the diaper snug but not too tight. (Pro Tip: Always look to verify that the tabs are not sticking to your baby’s skin.)

11)    Dress your baby and wash your hands or use the alcohol wipe. Since we use Bamboo in our diapers, baby wipes and hand sanitizing wipes it is easy to dispose of in the garbage.

At Products on the Go, we focus on easing the stress of everyday life and changing diapers can be stressful. Poop Happens and Poop Happens Swimmy is available in sizes small, medium, and large. Visit Products on the Go to learn more about our complete line of natural products.

All-Natural Products: Top 4 Benefits

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In today’s consumer market the demand for quality all-natural products has risen dramatically in the past decade. People are much more conscious about the dangers that man-made ingredients can cause to someone’s health. In a research study done in 2014, it was found that over 50% of women of all ages surveyed considered it highly important that their products be all-natural. With this trend in all-natural products on the rise, many people do not actually know why it is so important to use all-natural products, they are merely following the trend. Don’t just go along blindly. Learn why all-natural products really are the best option for you and your family. Here are a few of the rich benefits that these products can provide you:

  1. Earth-Friendly: Who doesn’t want something that is good for you, and for the Earth? All-natural products are eco-friendly. They don’t produce the toxic residue that non-natural products produce. During the production of chemical-heavy products, these chemicals seep into the air and water. On the other hand, all-natural products are manufactured with eco-friendly ingredients that don’t release harmful chemicals into the environment.
  2. Non-Irritant: Redness no more! Non-natural products contain additives like artificial colors, chemicals, and harsh fillers. All of these additives can cause significant skin reactions, or even cause a person to go into Anaphylactic shock if their allergy is severe enough. Other irritations that these ingredients can cause are acne breakouts, rashes, and itchy skin. While it is possible for a person to have a reaction to an all-natural ingredient, it is much less likely. it is possible for a person to have a reaction to
  3. Antioxidant-Rich: Good for you inside and out! All-natural products use ingredients that are created naturally by our Mother Earth. These ingredients are usually rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants have been found to reduce the appearance of aging, brighten skin, help fight diseases, and much more. For example, vitamin C is a well-known powerful antioxidant that is found in many all-natural skin care products that aid in the reduce the signs of aging.
  4. Well-Being: Ever wonder why you have that same headache every morning after doing your beauty routine? Your lotion may be the culprit. Many lotions and skin care products contain artificial fragrances that help mask the odor of other harsh chemicals. The combination of artificial fragrances and chemicals can cause headaches in many people. All-natural products tend to use essential oils instead of synthetic fragrances. The smell of calming natural Lavender oil is less likely to cause a headache than its artificial counterpart.

With all of these wonderful benefits and more, it’s clear why there is a growing demand for all-natural products in today’s market. Learn more about the suite of natural products from Products on the Go

Sunshine on the Go: Sun-Drenched Fun and Skin Care

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From packing lunches to applying sunscreen in advance, taking a trip outdoors with kids can be a tough mission. It’s no secret that outdoor adventures are fun, but even a day out and about  takes planning and preparation, especially when there are kids involved.

One of the most important tips when getting the family ready for a fun-filled day at the beach or park is to plan, plan, and plan! Products on the Go offers a variety of packages that will help you quickly, and easily prepare for your day at the beach, pool, waterpark and all the adventures in between.

Our Sunshine on the Go ReadyPacks offer a plethora of necessities for fun-in-the-sun including sunscreen, moisturizer, reusable water bottles and even a towel. All of these must-have items are priorities when spending time with your family in the sun.

In order to stay safe and prevent sunburns and skin damage, it is important to apply sunscreen before you go out in the sun and then consistently re-apply throughout the day. We recommend re-applying every two hours.

To make your life even easier, Products on the Go also offers natural and eco-friendly diaper changing sets including everything you need to change your babies diaper while out and about. We offer both a wet and dry option, so you never have to worry about forgetting something at home.

When you’re out in the sun all day, it’s important that you stay hydrated. Being in saltwater and having the sun beat down on you can be extremely draining; add in running around with young kids and you’re guaranteed to get weary.

Staying hydrated is important for everyone in the family. Be sure to drink lots of water and constantly re-fill your water bottle! It also helps to set up a shady area for you and the kids to cool down under. An umbrella or tent are certain to save you from that long summer heat.

Lastly, don’t forget to make sure you pack healthy snacks to keep everyone energized and happy throughout the day. There’s nothing worse that a grouchy and hungry kid. In fact, the Sunshine on the Go JetPack has a convenient insulated zipper bottom to keep drinks and snacks cool in the heat. Quick tip for packing food: go for smaller items that don’t require much preparation or utensils to limit the number of items you have to carry (and remember).

Being with young ones at the beach is so entertaining. It’s almost inspirational to see you child’s imagination go wild as they build sandcastle fortresses and moats to play in. A smart tip for helping your kids create an epic sandcastle is to bring an old credit card with you – along with the obvious shovel and pail. An old credit card is great for molding and sanding down your castle to perfection.

There’s no limit to the fun you can have in the sun with your kids. It’s important to use sun care while also enjoying yourself and Products on the Go is here help you do that by giving you one less thing to worry about! Feel free to comment below any additional tips and tricks you’d like to share. Send us your pictures too, we’d love to see you and your family having fun-in-the-sun too!