#HIPNJ Women Fighting Back Against Dove

The video you are about to see will change the way people view New Jersey women forever…

Dominating the news recently was the Dove campaign that unfairly targeted New Jersey as “The Armpit of America”.

Well Dove…you messed with the wrong group of women.

Our production company, Long Shot Productions, LLC, produced a viral video in support of #HipNJ correspondent Melisa LaTour‘s company, The MTL Communications Group and #HipNJ guest, Jennifer LoBianco, CEO of 8fold.

These two women, pros in the PR and marketing industry, teamed up to take a stand against this unfair stereotype that constantly plagues The Garden State.  The video features real-life Jersey women who capture the strong spirit of our citizens.

#HipNJ proudly stand next to them in their initiative. After all, who knows better than our #HipNJ team, amazing guests and loyal followers how FABULOUS our great state is!?

Please watch and share this important message!

Breaking Bad News Foundation

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Communication skills are often difficult to master, and it is a skill that few people are trained in. With that notion comes a four-letter word: HOPE.  The BBN Foundation hopes to change that for the medical world; they teach physicians how to properly deliver bad news to patients, while still shining some light on a negative situation.

HipNJ’s own Gina Cernielia attended the BBN Foundation’s fundraising gala at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ.  The night was dedicated to raising money to help properly train physicians on delivering bad news to patients. Gina was able to talk to various members of the foundation including president, Dr. Anthony Orsini, about the meaning behind the organization.  Dr. Orsini explained that their ultimate goal is to support and provide educational programs that promote effective and compassionate communication in healthcare.

Other notable guests of the evening included keynote speaker Scott Chesney, who gave a rousing speech about how important strong communication skills are in helping the plight of distressed patients and their families.

“The BNN Foundation is creative, innovative, and they are doing something special that has really changed the way that doctors interact with patients and parents. Bad news is never easy, but how it is delivered can make a difference,” Scott touted to HipNJ on the red carpet.

For more information about the Breaking Bad News Foundation or on how to make a donation, please visit their website at www.bbnfoundation.org.

Discovery Wellness Center

The human mind is the number one key tool to that greater and healthier lifestyle we all crave.  But for most of us living in New Jersey, our high-paced, busy schedules get in the way of achieving our goals.

At the Discovery Wellness Center of Morristown, New Jersey, their board of highly trained experts and therapists give their patients that extra push to harness the power of their minds.

HipNJ’s Gina Cerniglia spoke to the Discovery Wellness team at their  “Discover Wellness in 2014” event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston.  Gina was able to speak with director, Christopher Barker, Ph.D., and observe other therapists in action.  Barker explained how their facility uses psychotherapy to help solve patient issues such as depression, eating disorders, behavioral problems, and more. They use an integrative approach, which channels the mind and body in order to achieve success on the pathway to better living. The goal is to “discover” how to use those tools needed to achieve happiness. We learn that there are major health benefits, both physical and emotional, that come from proper nutrition and meditation.

If you or anyone you know suffers from any psychological issues and/or could benefit from the services The Discovery Wellness Center offers, visit their website and see how to begin the journey towards a better, healthier you.

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