Thoughts By Natalie » music honest talk about beauty, style, wellness and life Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:11:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 LSTN: Buy These Headphones, Help a Deaf Person Hear Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:46:00 +0000 I’m a huge fan of companies with a bigger mission than the bottom line, which is why I was thrilled to do a feature on LSTN for Darling Magazine last week—a brand that creates beautiful and functional headphones, while also helping restore hearing to children in need. Read on below, and see the original at Darling’s blog. In 2012, Bridget Hilton and Joe Huff started LSTN—a music startup based in West Hollywood, CA—to give back through the power of music while providing unique products that sound amazing and look great. They figured, guitars, violins and pianos are made of wood—why not headphones? Each individual pair is crafted from real, reclaimed exotic woods and delivers incredible audio—a natural warm sound, rich powerful bass, full mids and crisp highs. More than just superior sound quality, LSTN is a company with a mission to create global change by providing high quality products that help fund hearing restoration and spread awareness for the global problem of hearing loss and hearing impairment. How do they do that now? Through their Giving Back. Amplified program, every pair of headphones purchased means that LSTN helps restore hearing to a child in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. ...]]> 0 Workout Music: 12 Secret Pandora Stations Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Working out with music is a must for me, but it isn’t always easy to maintain a good playlist. It’s boring to have the same old songs every time I work out, and super expensive if I try to mix it up with new music regularly. Though Spotify is surely a good option, I don’t have that yet because if you haven’t guessed yet, I’m cheap when it comes to those sorts of things. Thanks to it being a free service, Pandora is pretty much my go-to when I’m getting my sweat on—which is why I was thrilled to discover 12 secret workout stations that work for all kinds of moods, tastes and workout styles… >> 80’s Cardio >> Alternative Endurance Training >> Classic Rock Power Workout >> Country Fitness >> Dance Cardio >> Electronic Cardio >> Hard Rock Strength Training >> Pop and Hip Hop Power Workout >> Pop Fitness >> Rap Strength Training >> Yoga >> Yoga Workout Personally, I have been listening to Electronic Cardio nonstop—it’s a nice mix of dubstep music, usually without any real lyrics, and its perfect for trail running and any other workout where you really want to get in the zone. Historically ...]]> 5 Sunday Sessions: Old Hymns Sun, 26 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 0 top three christmas albums Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:09:00 +0000 9