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Holiday Hip List 2018: Nourish Natural Soap Company

The Hip List‘s Maria Falzo is here to tell you about her gift picks for the holidays!

Born out of a passion for soaps, Nourish Natural Soap Company was created to be a journey into the world of natural aromas and exfoliants that will leave your skin feeling more nourished after every exposure. Their hand-picked ingredients are designed specifically to invoke a feeling of relaxation, rejuvenation and reinvigoration. While the aromas of the natural oils take hold of your senses, their natural exfoliants will leave your skin feeling refreshed and soft to the touch.

Nourish Natural Soap Company offers over 15 different soaps and scrubs to choose from in their online store. Each new, innovative fragrance was created with the belief that self-care is an essential practice in everyday life to ensure living the best, most awake self. The unique combination of essential oils and natural scrubs and exfoliants were created to provoke specific moods and leave you feeling as if life’s challenges have melted away. Let Energizing Peppermint give you that extra energy needed for your next breakthrough or Soothing Lavender leave you relaxed and ready to sleep through the night. Sweet Orange will keep your mood lifted all day long while the natural extracts work to sooth skin inflammation. No matter the need, there is a Nourish Natural Soap that can help facilitate the mindful self-care needed to overcome life’s challenges.

For more information, visit https://nourish-yourself.com.

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Bullet Journaling

Have you ever heard of bullet journaling? No? Great! Bullet journaling is a simple and fun way to stay organized when trying to balance a very busy life. Bullet journaling was first created by Ryder Carroll who explained that a bullet journal is meant to “help you track the past, organize the present and plan for the future”. 

I know you’re probably thinking to yourself, how will I have time to sit down and write in a journal? But I’m telling you, it only takes a few minutes! Don’t focus on your handwriting or drawing skills, just focus on the content. All you need is a pen/pencil and a journal!Your first journal will be more of an experiment. This is your chance to get comfortable with bullet journaling and developing your own style. 

Step 1:

Create an index page. This will be like your reference page or table of contents to help you organize your journal and find certain pages easily.

Step 2: 

Create logs. Daily logs: meetings, to-dos, reminders. Monthly logs: calendars and goal lists for the next 30 days. Future log: Think long-term goals. 

Step 3: 

Pick Signifiers. These will be the symbols you choose to use (bullets, dashes, circles, etc.) You can even use certain colors to organize as well. 

Step 4:

Collections. These are lists of anything you want to remember for later: books, movies, friends, blog topics, self care tips, etc. 

Step 5:

The last step is to make time for your book journal. Pick a time during the day that you want to dedicate specifically to bullet journaling. Check off items on your logs as you complete them. Write page numbers. Update your Index. Take time to reflect on the goals you’ve accomplished and those you still wish to. 

It may seem like a lot at first but don’t think too much into it. This journal is all about you; to help you. Make it your own. You don’t even have to follow these steps, especially once you get the hang of it. Do what makes you the most comfortable. In the end, it should serve as your own hand made, personalized life organizer. 

Jamie Chebra on the Importance of EMS

Director of EMS at JFK Medical Center Jamie Chebra sat with Joanna Gagis on “Life & Living” to discuss the importance of ambulatory care.

Chebra believes that everyone should trust Emergency Medical Services to provide them with rapid and efficient treatment prior to arriving at the hospital.

“Basically, we are bringing the emergency department to you,” he states. “You have the advantage of staying right where you are and allowing us to bring all of that care to you.”

To learn more, click here.