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Review of The Millennial’s Guide to Changing The World

Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Let me begin by saying “The Millennial’s Guide to Changing The World” is the wake-up call, not just millennials need but everyone. For most millennials when we hear the term referring to our generation; we cringe a little because of the negativity that is associated with it. I personally, can’t think of the last time I heard “millennial” in a positive way. Here’s my review of The Millennial’s Guide to Changing The World.

In Alison Lea Sher’s debut book she writes in a real and relatable way. This comes from the facts, her life experience, and the overall drive to share her thoughts on what’s wrong with society, the world, and everything in between in the most real and honest way. However, she doesn’t stop there. She also offers real advice for what we, millennials, can do to change things.

I highly recommend this inspiring read. You can find it on Amazon through this link. You can also check out Alison Sher’s website: http://www.millennials-incorporated.com

Sher sums it up the best by saying this book isn’t just for millennials, but also for the baby boomers are trying to understand us, the forgotten Gen X’ers, and the Gen Z’ers who might be trying to figure out what their future looks like.

Let me say it a little for those in the back, this book is NOT just for millennials. It’s to help bring a common understanding between the current generations that are attempting to coexist on this planet.

Once I began to read this book I was like, “wait… that’s me!” Sher discusses how millennials are struggling with finding purpose in a society where a traditional lifestyle looks like education, stable job, marriage, house, children, etc. But, millennials are most often seeking higher levels of education than the generations that came before us. Despite that, we still face an extremely competitive job market that leaves a percentage of us… screwed. This leaves most of us having to push off the traditional lifestyle, if not possibly walking away from it altogether.

Times are constantly changing, and the millennial generation alone is changing the way things are done. There are people making careers on YouTube and Instagram. You’re reading this on my blog, something I rarely tell people about because of the raised eyebrow I know I can expect in response due to currently seeking a degree. Then there’s the fact our generation is one of the most aware generations and has a desire to make a difference in the world. We want to feel like we have a purpose and fulfill it.

Honestly, this book made me feel like I wasn’t alone. It somewhat reinforces the idea that I’m not alone in stressing about my purpose – common for college students. Sher includes a multitude of interviews with millennials who are doing various things. Real stories from real people giving a dose of reality to anyone who reads this book. Sher includes stories of people with identity struggles finding themselves, the ones who are still struggling to find themselves, the ones who are already making a huge difference in the world, and the ones who are just trying to survive. These stories are all important.

A point that Sher emphasizes is the idea that everything is connected. Meaning, everything we do and every choice we make influence our environment which, in turn, then affects us. That’s why there is this overwhelming need for change. As millennials, we have the resources and power to make a difference… and that’s what we need to do.

“The Millennial’s Guide to Changing The World” is the book our world needs right now. Sher manages to touch on everything from politics, relationships, our environment and gets real about what’s wrong with us (ALL of us). Her humorous approach is what makes this book an enjoyable read, but she shows that change is possible with little perseverance.

So if you’re looking to change the world, or maybe just make a difference, I highly recommend checking this book out. It’s one of those books you can truly read over and over.

Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

The New Reebok Harmony Road Running Shoe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reebok. All opinions are 100% mine. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

When it comes to running shoes, I’m beyond picky. The right running shoe can help prevent you from various aches and pains. Like shin splints, plantar fasciitis, black toenails, etc. It can also weigh you down, change your footstrike, and lessen the impact of whatever surface you may be running on. Whether you’re a walker or a runner, you only have one pair of feet, and you need to take care of them. Which means paying attention to the shoes you put on them, here’s why I’m loving the Reebok Harmony Road Running Shoe.
Growing up, the importance of properly fitting shoes was always stressed to me. When I became heavily involved in running, it amplified even more, but I understand why. They’re the first thing to lessen the impact while running, but if they’re not right can cause an injury. I mean everywhere you go, your feet take you there, and since it’s the only feet you get; you need to take care of them. Thankfully Reebok has taken this all into consideration when designing their latest running shoe.

Reebok has always kind of been an underdog in running shoes. Many overlook them, but I’ve yet to try a pair that I didn’t love. My first pair of shoes that were only for running – back eight years ago – were Reebok, and it’s the brand I find myself go back to here and there. So when Reebok was looking for runners to try out their new Harmony Road Running Shoe, I was excited to see what they had come up with.

I’ve been testing out the shoes for about a week now, and I’m thrilled with them. I’m picky about my shoes, and even more so when they’re “road” shoes. They’re typically like cement blocks, and prevent your ankle from moving naturally. Something I learned the hard way when I stressed fractured my ankle a couple of years ago. Since I’m breaking them in, I’m wearing them most of the day, and can honestly say they’re one of the most comfortable running shoes I’ve had in a long time.

They’re super lightweight, have plenty of cushion with a shock-absorbing midsole, and have a sturdy outsole. Since they help stabilize and balance your foot, they’re perfect for the trail. Plus because of how light they are they’re great for fast intervals on the track.

The Harmony Road Running Shoe is super comfortable is because of how it’s made. The shoe is made from a synthetic mesh making it breathable, and the SmoothFuse upper is lightweight and won’t cause irritation. The midsole has a Kooshlan TPU foam that helps absorb shock and creates a more natural movement. Plus as you can tell in the picture above, they have a low-cut design allowing your ankles to move naturally, instead of restricting them.

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If you’re an avid Runner’s World reader like me, then you may have seen them named as one of Runner’s World 2017 Best Debut. It’s not hard to see why. The most important part of a running shoe is how it helps you run. The sole of the shoe is super flexible helping it to flex with your foot instead of against it. Making the transition from heel to toe nice and smooth, and more importantly; very natural.

If you’re looking for a natural ride running shoe that will hold up on the trail or the road and can be worn on the track. The Reebok Harmony Running Shoe might just be for you. To learn more and buy click here

Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

The Accidental Athlete by Stephanie Atwood Book Review

Sorry for not posting last week, I was fighting strep and was running a fever a few times, and me + fever = nothing makes sense. Needless to say, I’m pretty sure a book, my tea mug, and my cozy bed are calling my name to finish recovering from the little spell of being sick. Speaking of books, I recently read a fantastic book, and here is The Accidental Athlete by Stephanie Atwood book review.

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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

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