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Spring Cleaning Beyond the Home


Spring is a time of renewal. Trees are budding, flowers are blooming and we tend to clean house with windows open, dusting off winter. One area of house cleaning you may not think to dive into is your beauty products. Keeping your products clean, and getting rid of old products, is important not only for hygienic purposes, but they can be breeding grounds for bacteria and fungi, especially makeup brushes.


Don’t share makeup.

Everyone has different body chemistry and sharing products you use can cause the spread of viruses and inflammation. For example, using someone’s lipstick can pass along the cold sore virus or using someone’s mascara can spread pink eye or other eye infections.

Clean those makeup brushes.

No need to buy a special cleaner for this, using a mild soap or shampoo is sufficient. Put a small amount in your hand and swirl the brush around, rinse well, and dry upright or flat. This is also a good time to wash out that cosmetic bag and those tweezers.

Purge products every six months if they are a liquid or a cream.

This includes liquid eyeliner and mascara, they can collect bacteria that causes eye infections. Powders tend to last a bit longer, so your sparkle powder eyeshadow has a few more months in them.Store beauty products in a cool, dry space. Humidity and heat can accelerate the growth of fungi and bacteria.

One final tip, when in doubt, throw it out. Holding on to something that may be contaminated is not worth the risk of illness or infections.


Always the Journey with Jason Woodland and Rebecca Yates


Jason Woodland interviews CEO Rebecca Yates discussing what she does for Ark Insurance Solutions clients as well as her contributions in the health insurance industry on a national scale.


Listen in here:



From Jason Woodland:

Welcome to interview #45 of Always the Journey TV with Rebecca Yates, CEO of Ark Insurance, LLC. In this interview, we’ll learn more about what inspired Rebecca to join the health insurance industry and what she does to help her clients.

Rebecca is very passionate about providing appropriate insurance coverage to her clients, taking the time to learn their needs, and design unique programs. Her varied background and experience with both large partially self-funded groups, small fully insured groups, and individuals/families bring a unique perspective to all of her endeavors.


As the health insurance industry is always changing, she consistently takes the time to learn the changes and ensure that all of her clients are kept up to date. She also speaks on issues such as Health Care Reform, health insurance partial self-funding, ERISA 101, and health insurance basics. She loves to read, improve her home, start businesses, and travel. She has two daughters and two very naughty puppies that she adores.


CDC Decision Tree For Re-Opening Your Business

Courtesy of the CDC

Huntsman Mental Health Institute Coming to University of Utah


The University of Utah President Ruth Watkins, announced on November 4, 2019  the Hunstman family has pledged $150 million to establish a mental health institute at the University of Utah.


“Suicide is increasing as a cause of death,” said Michael Good, University of Utah senior vice president for health services, CEO of University of Utah Health, and Dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine. “There just aren’t enough mental health professionals. We need to do better. This generous gift from the Huntsman family will allow us to support enhanced training for mental health professionals. It will allow us to reimagine care teams and how to better deliver mental health services across our state and across our region.” (ksltv.com)


The grant agreement also states the university will work with the Huntsman family to raise additional funds to increase community awareness in regards to mental health issues and will also provide financial support to the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) and to support mental health screenings to the 32,000 students including in rural areas.

Local Farmers Markets


Have you visited a local Farmers Market yet? The open-aired markets are the perfect place to buy locally grown produce and products made by local artisans. And now, you can find one in just about any area of the valley and Park City.


Here are few to check out: 


Wheeler Historic Farm- All the charm of a working farm with the added bonus of the market on Sundays. Find crafts, fruit, honey, baked goods and more!


Wheeler Farm

6351 S. 900 E.

Now thru October 27

Sunday’s, 9am-2pm


Sugar House Farmer’s Market- This market has the feel of the neighborhood. Local products focus on having a Sugar House flair. Enjoy fresh produce, unique craft artisans and delicious foods on a Wednesday evening.


Fairmont Park

Now thru October

Wednesdays, 5-8pm


Downtown Farmers Market-Salt Lake’s longest running summer tradition, now in its 28th year, takes place on Saturday and supports local farmers and producers by offering a large variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, grass-fed beef, locally made baked goods and other culinary goods.


Pioneer Park

Now thru October 19

Saturdays, 8am-2pm


Park Silly Market- The Park Silly market takes place on Sundays on Park City’s Historic Main street. Lining the street, you will find artisans, local foods, jewelers and local products.


Park City’s Historic Main Street

Now thru September 22

Sundays, 10am-5pm


Daybreak Farmers Market- Now in its second summer season, the Daybreak Farmers Market has become a hit with the neighborhood. Here you will find small producers, organic produce, wild seafood and many other vendors creating leather goods, pottery and more.


Daybreak-11274 Kestrel Rise Road

Now thru September 28

Saturdays, 10am-1pm



Important News From Aetna


On October 10, 2018 we learned that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will allow CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna to proceed.

Under the DOJ consent decree, closing of the CVS Health-Aetna transaction may proceed prior to the effective date of Aetna’s previously announced divestiture of its entire standalone Medicare Part D business to a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

You do not need to do anything new or different as a result of this announcement.  Aetna and CVS Health will continue to operate as separate companies until the CVS Health transaction is complete.

While the DOJ decision is an important step toward finalizing the CVS Health transaction, closing remains subject to certain state regulatory approvals and satisfaction of other closing conditions. We continue to expect the CVS Health transaction to close this year.

We value our relationship, and will keep you informed every step of the way in accordance with the terms of our current agreements. 


Source: This message is for informational purposes only, is not medical advice and is not intended to be a substitute for proper medical care provided by a physician. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change. For more information about Aetna plans, refer to aetna.com.

Insurance Broker and Business Owner, Rebecca Yates, Also Advocates for Change

Current Vice President of Vest Pocket Business Coalition Rebecca Yates, owner of Ark Insurance Solutions, was looking for more opportunities to learn about political advocacy when she joined Vest Pocket in 2016. Yates has a daughter with Autism and advocating for an education bill got her up on Capitol hill for the first time.

“I have always been passionate about small business, I have grown as a business owner and a person, having been involved with Vest Pocket,” Yates said. “Being able to set up a series on addressing the mental health of business owners, where studies have shown that they are under the same levels of stress similar to combat veterans, has been a great opportunity. We need more members so we can really start effecting change.”

Vest Pocket is a collaborative association of Utah’s locally owned small businesses that was born out of necessity in 1997. The issue that sparked the first movement, were local parking ordinances that were put into place making parking very difficult for certain small business owners and their customers. Together, those businesses banded together and fought to make changes that would accommodate the needs of the businesses, the consumer and the city.

Read the full article at http://utahstories.com/2018/02/starting-a-small-business-where-do-you-go-for-help/

To learn more about Vest Pocket visit http://www.vestpocket.org