Meet the Man Whose Botanical Beverage is on Everyone’s Lips These Days

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Meet the Man Whose Botanical Beverage is on Everyone’s Lips These Days

Ben Branson must be on to something. It seems like he’s popping up everywhere including a recent Food52 profile and last week’s Wall Street Journal feature story on “sophisticated mocktails.”  It’s not just a great public relations blitz. He really is on to something. Not drinking alcohol is now as fashionable as drinking it. Everyone, from chefs and bartenders to the consumers they serve seems to be seeking a balanced lifestyle of happy health and hedonistic pleasure.

Ben Branson, Founder of Seedlip

Ben Branson, Founder of Seedlip

Ben grew up on a farm in Lincolnshire, England. As the story goes, “He stumbled upon a 1651 edition of ‘The Art of Distillation’ and became intrigued with medicinal elixirs.” He created a botanical beverage called Seedlip which can be mixed in cocktails, spruces up seltzers and you can enjoy on the rocks with a splash or two of water. It’s free of sugar, gluten and alcohol, and both versions taste good. Seedlip Garden 108 is distilled with peas, hay, rosemary and thyme.  Seedlip Spice 94 is distilled with cardamom, oak, lemon and grapefruit. It’s so much better than the sugary shots and juices masquerading as healthy that we’ve been tasting. It’s something to drink when we are not drinking besides water, tea and kombucha.

Seedlip comes in two flavor profiles: Spice 94 and Garden 108

Seedlip comes in two flavor profiles: Spice 94 and Garden 108

 

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Future-Proof Workplace: Changing how we Approach Change

Join us this Thursday at 5pm ET for the Future-Proof Workplace show!

Change is afoot with 96% of organizations reported to be in some phase of transformation. Yet the inconvenient truth is that many of these transformation efforts fail to deliver (all) the anticipated benefits. It’s time to change how we approach change! Leaders and organizations alike need to adapt or risk becoming obsolete.

Join us as we talk with Jesse Jacoby, founder of Emergent Consultants, as we discuss the common pitfalls of change efforts, the critical role of leaders in the change process, and how change practices can become more agile and responsive.

Jesse Jacoby is a sought-after management consultant specializing in business transformation and strategic change management. He and his team at Emergent partner with Fortune 500 and mid-market companies to deliver successful people and change strategies across a range of initiatives including technology deployments, cost-cutting, corporate restructuring, and process improvements. Jesse is also the developer of online organizational tools, including Change Accelerator.

When You Hear the Enemy Coming

When you hear the enemy is coming, take God at His Word, believe, receive and act upon this: Ephesians 6:12 King For we wrestle not against flesh and blood (human beings), but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

There are four things the devil does not want you to know: The power of repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, the power of forgiveness to close the doors in your life; the power of prayer and the power of the written and spoken of God

Remember who is in control of all things: Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment you shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

Luke 9:1 Jesus Christ gave them (those who follow and obey Him) power and authority over all devils.

Check your relationship with the Lord: James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds)

Fight on your knees in repentance, faith and prayer, and watch the devil flee. There is power in the Name of Jesus!

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Philippians 2:9-11
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Anything brought before the Throne of Heaven in faith in Jesus Christ will be heard and answered! It’s time to active our faith and cause the devil and his minions to run and tremble at the Mighty Eternal Name and Power of Jesus Christ!