Events, People

The Healing Power of a Sound Bath

I recently had the opportunity to partake in a sound bath, a meditative exercise that I have been wanting to try for some time now. I would dare to say that the sound bath has become trendy, as it has appeared recently on many television shows and in yoga studios around the country, but it is actually an ancient art, dating back over 40,000 years.

Ancient Greeks used flutes and lyres to treat digestion and mental health, Tibetans used singing bowls for over 2,000 years for meditation purposes, and Australian aboriginal tribes played the didgeridoo to heal the sick.

I admittedly discovered the experience through one of my guilty pleasure shows on Bravo Network that I frequently view (don’t judge me too harshly!). A group of ladies on the show ventured on a retreat to a desert resort, where they relaxed and took in the sounds and vibes of this healing art.

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Events, Food, History, People

Carolina Gold Rice – History of a Heritage Grain

Carolina Gold tops the list as one of my favorites of the traditional southern foods I have learned about since moving to the Lowcountry in 2016.

For years after first arriving to Hilton Head Island, I worked as a server in Hudson’s restaurant on HHI, which is known to many as the oldest dining establishment on the Island. The restaurant has its own storied history to tell. It was originally an oyster packing plant, and many of the long time employees will attest that they have had more than one run in with paranormal experiences there in the quiet hours.

That is a story for another time. Originally, I thought of Hilton Head as a touristy area in the full swing of the summer, which it undoubtedly is, but as I began to ingrain myself into the community and soak up my surroundings, I became absolutely fascinated by the amount of history that is wrapped up in this tiny bit of square mileage.

Much of the history of anything in this area is tied to the roots of the Civil War, and the food is no exception. I find it amazing that everything, even the food we choose for our plates, ties back to a greater story.

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The Leader of the Band

My Dad was a complex man. He was a series of contradictions. Firm, yet kind…outgoing and shy…strong but sensitive. As humans, I suppose we are all a bit this way, in one degree or another. 

Father’s Day has become a time of reflection for me since my Dad’s passing in 2014. With each distant year, I get to thinking about the things that really mattered and what kind of legacy my Dad would have liked to leave behind. 

He was a man of many hats, as a son, husband, father, businessman, councilman, and a few others I may not even know about. His life took many varied paths, but out of all of the trails he walked and blazed, I think the one that really mattered to him the most was that of being a writer and an artist.

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Events, Featured, People

Palmetto Running Company: The Business of Cultivating a Socially Conscious Brand

Join me for a one-on-one chat with Keri Straughn, Co-Owner of Palmetto Running Company, as we discuss her business goals, team, and vision for the future of the ‘Run Specialty’ industry. Learn about a day in the life of managing a super brand and juggling responsibilities like a boss.

As soon as the sun peeks up over the horizon in Hilton Head and Bluffton, you will see them; on the roads, beaches and trails. A movement of runners, eco-warriors, athletes, advocates and enthusiasts. They are an army banded together by a common driving force; Palmetto Running Company.

For those who are unfamiliar, Palmetto Running Company (PRC) is, at first glance, a retail store specializing in high-end athletic wear. It has been a mainstay for local and visiting runners since 2011, when PRC first opened the doors to their inaugural store located in Plantation Business Park on Hwy 278 in Bluffton. 

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