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Kelly Clarkson Debuts New Book at Wyckoff YMCA

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino recently helped welcome Grammy Award-winner Kelly Clarkson and her debut children’s book to the Garden State!

Books, Bytes & Beyond of Glen Rock, in partnership with the Wyckoff Family YMCA, recently hosted Kelly for a moderated conversation about River Rose and the Magical Lullaby, an enchanting picture book that chronicles the night before an imaginative little girl’s first trip to the zoo. The book was inspired by her own daughter, River Rose.

“I’ve always dreamed really big,” explained Kelly to the adoring crowd.  “I think you have to be that confident and know you are capable of [achieving your dreams.]  If you don’t think you’re awesome, no one else is going to think you’re awesome…and I definitely think I’m awesome!”

After the discussion, over 400 fans got to meet and greet with Kelly while getting their River Rose books signed!

“She’s just great,” gushed Jennifer Sauer, director of cultural events at the Wyckoff YMCA. “I love what she had to say tonight. She is inspiring, she’s talented, she’s fun, and we feel really lucky to have her here at the Y.”

A Kelly Clarkson project wouldn’t be complete without her American Idol-winning voice, so naturally, River Rose comes with an original lullaby written and performed by Kelly herself! Fans at the book signing were treated to a surprise a cappella rendition of the song.

“It’s INSANE how great her voice is live. Other singers, they get Auto-Tune, but she’s so real and I love that about her,” exclaimed Julie from Oradell.

For more information on Kelly Clarkson and “River Rose and the Magical Lullaby”, visit RiverRose.com!

Fashion for the Pink Crusade

Fashion for the Pink Crusade

#HipNJ was at the third annual Fashion for the Pink Crusade benefitting the Breast Services at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center at the Park Savoy in Florham Park. The event featured a elaborate cocktail reception, prizes & raffles, and a chic runway-style fashion show presented by Bloomingdale’s Short Hills Mall.

The Pink Crusade’s co-chairs were Rosemary Scoppetuolo and Patricia Walsh Sumas. The event’s committee members were Diane F. Alessi, Barbara Anelle, Ann Baiocco, Deborah W. Belfatto, Pam Feinberg, Kerry Gilder, Sharolyn Kennedy, Edie I. Leibman, Elise Liss, Josine Spina Murano, Denise Osborn, Amy Ruffini, Dina Santorelli, Scott A. Spiro, MD, FACS and Louis Urban. Sponsors included Minette’s Angels, Village Super Market, Dun & Bradstreet and Spiro Plastic Surgery, LLC.

For more information or to give in the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, visit their website.

Dr. Urvashi Puri

#HipNJ Welcomes Dr. Urvashi Puri From India

Hip New Jersey is honored to welcome Dr. Urvashi Puri from New Delhi, India for a special weekend of events at Pure Barre Florham Park. Dr. Puri is a Reiki teaching master, nutritionist, and yoga teacher who shares her knowledge all over the world!

Dr. Urvashi Puri

On Saturday, October 22nd at noon, Dr. Puri will be hosting a special discussion for growing families. This private discussion will uncover topics such as:

-Gifts of Pregnancy
-Nourishing your baby through your inner pharmacy
-Your experiences, emotions and feelings
-Emotional clearance & conscious listening
-Weathering the changes
-Understanding your experience in meditation
-Fatherhood fundamentals
-Healing the world, one child at a time
-And More!

Tickets are $50 can be purchased via Eventbrite.

Dr. Urvashi Puri

On Sunday, October 23rd at 1pm, Dr. Earn your Reiki Level 1 Certification with this special intensive workshop! In this eight hour course you will learn:

-4 attunements to start the flow of Reiki energy
-How to “tune-in” to Reiki
-Reiki’s history and the philosophy behind Reiki
-What is healing?
-See, feel, and work with Auras
-The Chakra balancing
-Energy cleansing techniques
-The 21-day clearing process
-The 27 hand positions
-How to conduct a Reiki self treatment
-How to give a Reiki treatment to others
-Reading the problem
-Simple steps to meditate
-Reiki and me
-The Reiki Principles
-Using Reiki in daily life
-Using Reiki at work
-Reiki FAQs
-As part of the course, you will receive
-Detailed course manual
-21 days support with distance healing
-Certification
-And more!

Course sizes are limited to 15 people. Refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $250 and can be purchased via Eventbrite.

If you have further questions about these two exciting events, call #HipNJ at 973-521-7159. For more on Dr. Puri, visit her website!