H2 Life has been an incredible journey and we wouldn't do it justice without telling you how it started. It sparked with a conversation between friends (Melissa Eliyahoo and Sarah Nehamen). Both are passionate about self improvement, a natural life-style, and making a difference on the planet in a fun, light-hearted way. The idea of a sticker emerged during a chat on the way home from an event honoring the solar eclipse of 2017, which reminded us of the power of positive words. This simple sticker would carry those words on something we carry around all day, re-usable water bottles. Not only do water bottles contain water, the medium through which all life exists, they also help solve the plastic waste problem on earth. We figured, by ‘sticking’ positive messages here, we’re contributing to the health of our minds, bodies and the planet. Our brains receive subliminal messages within 1/300th of a second and it’s no secret that our mental state has a direct correlation with our happiness. As quickly as we can get caught up in the stresses of life, we can bring ourselves back to balance through a simple mindfulness technique of remembering what we stand for. Melissa is a mom of two little girls and Sarah is an art teacher for children, so including young people in our mission was particularly important to us. We were determined to find a way to pull this all together (yes we are both are Tauruses!).
Melissa: Hey, can I come over for a few hours and we’ll design that sticker we were talking about?
Sarah: Sure, no problem.
A few hours turned into several and one sticker lead to 8 which lead to a long list of ‘to-do’s’.
Melissa: Hey, can I come over and we’ll figure out a name for our company?
Sarah: Sure, let’s do it.
A week later, we set an alarm for a 30 minute meditation. We stated our intention for the kind of name we wanted then let our imaginations go. The alarm went off and … boom! We both had the same name on our lists shy of 1 letter. And H2 Life was born.
From there it was non-stop from 8 stickers to 16 a year later to more on the horizon. H2 Life began as a result of our vision to create something meaningful. Now, it’s evolved into something much bigger with products in retail shops all across the country to workshops and events at schools that inspire students to do good in the world, to our ‘Stickers for Smiles’ program that delivered thousands of stickers to hospitalized children last year.
We are so grateful for our journey and to you for becoming part of it. Please feel free to say hello! We’d love to hear from you.
Melissa and Sarah