Do you ever find a product with a great story behind it? I love the story behind lokai!
FIND YOUR BALANCE – The Story of lokai
Have you ever experienced a moment that shakes you to your core? We all enter moments when we’re suddenly very aware that our lives can take a turn in an instant. That right behind challenges lie times of great happiness – and vice versa.
For Steven Izen, that moment was during his freshman year at Cornell University. His grandfather, “Papa,” was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. It was the first time he felt helpless, knowing he would have to sit back and watch his Papa’s mental faculties and body slowly deteriorate.
Days after he received the heartbreaking news, Steven found himself on the beach with his family and friends. He wondered – how could some parts of his life feel so aligned, while others were so broken?
It was this realization that was the driving force behind lokai, a bracelet that encourages one to be humble through the highs and hopeful through the lows. Drawn to the earth itself and its natural sensibility of highs and lows, Steven set out to give this sense of balance a physical form. Nearly three years later, after countless hours of research and development, lokai was born.
As Steven puts it, “life is about the journey, not the destination.” The bracelet is infused with elements sourced from the highest and lowest points on Earth. The white ball, carrying water from Mt. Everest, and the black ball, holding mud from the Dead Sea, exists on opposite ends. A string of clear beads link the two, signifying that throughout life’s circular journey, your path is your own.
Unfortunately, I liked the story more than the bracelet for myself. I found the fit to be rather snug for my tastes, and I have pretty small wrists. It reminds me a lot of a jelly bracelet. It’s a wonderful bracelet for my daughter though! And I think the message really can’t be beat – a great reminder that no matter where we are in life, the only constant is change.
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