#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino met with the Garden State’s newest business owner on the block, Roma Bajaj Kohli of Wellness by Roma!
Roma, a certified yoga teacher and fusion food enthusiast, has developed a wellness journal that guides users (specifically, time-starved moms!) on achieving a holistic lifestyle that encompasses the best mind, body and soul practices.
“I understand that time is of the essence for a lot of people, so I want to help them adapt good habits that will allow them to enjoy a peaceful and energized life,” explained Roma.
Roma knows first-hand on how embracing yoga and organic recipes can help bring about positive changes to one’s life. “I was struggling with my husband working around the clock while I was home with our two children. Being a stay-at-home home, I felt lost. My background was in fashion, but I felt trapped and wondered where my life was going. When I dived full-force into this lifestyle, a part of me was healed.
What Roma couldn’t have predicted was that her new mindset help bring her family closer together. On weekends, the family practices yoga together in their family room and enjoys a healthy meal afterwards. Roma looks forward to these moments more than anything in the world.
HobokenGirl.com, the Hudson County website centered on all things Hoboken and Jersey City, is celebrating health and wellness in Hoboken with their 2nd Annual Hoboken Wellness Crawl.
The Hoboken Wellness Crawl will occur on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M throughout Hoboken with over 80 businesses participating. $1 from every ticket sold is being donated to The Water Project, a charity focused on supplying clean drinking water for communities around the world. Last year the event drew in over 600 people, and more are expected this year.
“We’re so excited to be celebrating our 2nd annual event — and supporting local health and wellness businesses in the process. It’s an amazing thing to be able to walk around one square mile and visit all of these local businesses devoted to making us healthier and happier,” says founder Jennifer Casson Tripucka. “This year, hosting the crawl on Earth Day, we chose our charity of choice to be The Water Project, as it is committed to helping communities in need of clean drinking water around the world.”
An entry ticket includes an exclusive map to the Hoboken Wellness Crawl and an entry bracelet used to walk around Hoboken and visit Wellness Stops (at participants’ leisure throughout the day — similar to a bar crawl, sans alcohol). Event-goers will also have access to four Wellness Hubs in Hoboken filled with wellness-focused table vendors. All vendors will be offering samples and giveaways. Over 70 Hudson County businesses are participating.
Tickets are available online here — and on crawl day can be presented at four designated check-in spots around Hoboken – Uptown (Fit Foundry – 1416 Willow Avenue), Downtown (Birch – 92 River Street), West (The Spine and Sports Health Center at the Monroe Center – 720 Monroe Street), and CarePoint Health (109 Grand Street).
Sleep Divorce, a phenomenon where married persons remain together but chooses to slumber separately, is on the rise amongst couples nationwide. A national survey conducted by Mattress Clarity, a sleep product review website, asked couples ranging from ages 18 – 65+ if they would opt for a sleep divorce and #HipNJ is here to give you a breakdown of this amusing study.
In our own great state, a whopping 38% of New Jerseymen would like to file for a sleep divorce from their partners while only 23% of women feel the same (statewide average of 30.9%). The most commonly cited reason for wanting a separate sleeping space was the difference in sleep schedules followed by sleep disorders (such as snoring), partners that are disruptive while sleeping, different sleeping habits and having a bed that it simply too small.
So why is sleeping separately from a partner considered so taboo? The same survey revealed that bad co-sleeping has ended a relationship for one in 10 Americans! That staggering number is too glaring to ignore especially considering the fact that many couples admit to fighting over things such as sleep habits and sleeping with pets.
Although 41.4% of Americans who sleep separately would hesitate to tell friends and family, many admit to a positive change in the relationship after their “divorce”. The irrational fear of judgement from others in due to the established social norms of our society but Joe Auer of Mattress Clarity thinks that will change:
“If sharing a bed with your other half is leaving you tired and grumpy, why not consider a sleep divorce? Over a quarter of Americans have actually said that sleeping apart has improved their relationship.”
No matter your sleep preferences, #HipNJ wants to expose couples to the reality that they are not alone in their sleep preferences! To see a full interactive map of sleep patterns across the United States, check out the full article from Mattress Clarity and keep looking out for great content on HipNewJersey.com.