Last week I traveled to Dunedin, a small coastal town on the Gulf of Mexico. Dunedin is a hidden gem near Tampa and Clear Water Bay, with trendy outside cafe’s and a hiking-biking trail that runs through the center of town to the oceanfront. Bikes can be rented for a small fee as you stop for drinks or lunch along the way.
Dunedin has a laid back feel to it and offers a variety of healthy restaurants, including a popular organic juice bar, which was my favorite way to kick start the day.
The Jolley Trolley is a bus that runs along the coast and travels to Clear Water Beach, A day pass costs only $5.00.
Honeymoon Island is a barrier island off the coast of Dunedin, a beautiful secluded beach that stretches for four miles. A trip not worth missing.
If you are traveling to Florida, you may want to check out this beautiful, laid back community. I had no idea it existed, as I usually travel further south, so it was a complete surprise to find that a bit of “Old Florida” still exists.
On a recent trip to Florida for a Drum Circle Facilitation Workshop, I fell in love with Good Vibes Juice Co. Each morning I would wake up and head to the juice bar where I would pick out one or two raw organic juices and sit in the sunshine outside the shop, and soak up both nutrients and sun-rays.
One of my favorite juices is, “Shark Bite”, a combination of carrot, beet, pineapple and ginger, an earthy grounding blend. Another favorite was “Riptide”, a mix of coconut water, lime juice and blue majik (freshwater algae). One of the most potent shots I had was, “Ginger XL”, a powerful double dose of ginger and cayenne pepper. Strong enough to blow your head off!
Sadly after a few days, I had to leave the sunshine state and head back to the dreary midwest winter. I decided that juicing was going to be a part of my new life, along with drumming. I knew that the raw juices were good for my body, and that drumming was good for my soul. A perfect blend of health and happiness.
I brought back a couple of empty Good Vibes juice bottles and now I am making my own mixes. The first juice I made was a combination of turmeric, apple cider vinegar, orange juice and chia seeds. Although not the same as Good Vibes Juice Co., it was satisfying, and fulfilled my need to keep up with a healthy daily routine and reminding me of my mornings in the sun.
A little bit of juicing and a little bit of drumming, a perfect start to any day.
I recently attended and completed a Drum Circle Facilitators Training that required 20 hours of extensive drum circle facilitation. It was one of the best experiences of my life. I witnessed the power of healing, the joy and energy that drumming creates ,and heard powerful stories of healing.
Drumming creates powerful energy that vibrationallly lifts your spirit, makes you happy and takes you on a journey.
I’m in the process of creating a drum circle in my local community, as well as in my work as a Consultant. Healing is often considered a painful process, but it can also be a fun, creative, and magical experience!