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Lifestyle,Tampa Life

Relax, Release, & Recharge at The Grand Beauty Spa

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Photo Credit: The Grand Beauty Spa

As much as I love to be adventurous and daring, I’m also very intentional about taking time for myself to recharge and reset when I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed or worn out. It’s so important to achieve balance in your mind, body, and soul.

While a nature hike or a quick kayak trip are great ways I find to relax myself, I couldn’t be the Outdoorsy “Diva” if I didn’t also enjoy a good spa day. A massage or a body scrub are my favorite treatments to put me in a zen state of mind.  So when I was offered an opportunity to visit The Grand Beauty Spa in South Tampa to experience one of their treatments complimentary, I jumped at the chance. Read More »

Great Outdoors,Travel Tips

How My Love of Nature Saved My Life

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Photo: Lagoa do Fogo, Sao Miguel, Azores

May is finally upon us.  It’s the height of spring, the season of new things, and the time to buy new cute sandals. It’s the time of year when the weather is warm enough to enjoy it and not quite hot enough to loathe the sun.  And do you know what else May is? It’s Mental Health Awareness month.

I actually didn’t know that there was a month set aside to bring awareness to mental health issues until just recently, but now that I know I am in full support! I think there are so many untruths, rumors, stereotypes, and stigmas around mental health issues in American society.  It seems to only become a hot button topic when there’s a tragedy surrounding someone who suffered from mental illness.  This year’s theme is #B4Stage4, encouraging identifying the symptoms of mental illness early and seeking help before it becomes an issue. Continue Reading

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