Join the Party @ CALM…

Today is National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day. Please, if you want to be pain-free, join the party. I’m talking about the nationwide movement that is…Community Acupuncture.

POCA…Peoples’ Organization of Community Acupuncture wants to make this oriental practice available to as many peeps–as many villagers–as possible.

Acupuncture is administered in a group setting, using points on the scalp, below the elbows and knees to treat the entire body. It’s used to treat a variety of ailments, corrects imbalances…AND…drumroll please, the big one…assists in controlling stress.

A sliding scale payment system makes it easier to afford regular treatments, which highly is recommended, for most health challenges. Strengthen your qi without straining your wallet…I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!

Calm Community Acupuncture, formally Safety Harbor Community Acupuncture, has been in the village for a little over a year. Owner, Kasie Carlson, has been helping villagers afford to feel better, and has experienced the need to make it more accessible, so she invited Jen to join the party at Calm…now more hours are available to get your zen on.

Accessibility and affordability are the words to remember, kids…new patient forms and booking appointments are available online, and with new clinic hours and that great sliding scale payment system, you’ll be dancing down Main Street on your road to self-care. If you are not fortunate enough to live in my village, check out and find a place near you, and invite yourself to your local Community Acupuncture celebration.

Kasie and Jen inviting you to the party @Calm.

Calm Community Acupuncture
550 Main Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
(727) 744-4245
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-1pm & 3pm-7pm

This is Safety Harbor, Florida and this is my village…


Miss Linda…One Class Act!!!

Once upon a time, there was a three-year old girl who wanted nothing more than to dance her heart out.  She acquired her formal training at the Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo in New York City…there, she studied with many notables…then went on to study at Carnegie Hall with Vlademir Konstantinov, formally of the Kirov Ballet.  May I proudly introduce to you…Linda Featherstone.

Miss Linda– as she is called by all of her students, even the ones that have turned in their  ballet slippers for sneakers and strollers– has been actively promoting and teaching dance for over thirty years.  Her focus…the kids experiencing the joy of dance, and to continue the legacy of her teachers.  As Miss Linda explains, “I want to teach what I know because I’ve learned from the best, and that knowledge must continue.”

Ballet is her passion but there is so much more to dance than pirouettes and grande plies.  Miss Linda’s Dance Studio offers Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Belly Dancing, Zumba and Yoga.  If you are not into the dance thing…there’s always Acting and Improv classes, which sounds like total fun.  I’m going for Belly Dancing…I need to get some rhythm back into my life…plus I think I’ll be doing some great belly work by laughing at myself as I attempt this art form…I do love laughing at myself.

Please go by and visit Miss Linda’s Dance Studio…you’ll be amazed as you walk into a hallway full of history…of a three-year old year old girl who wanted nothing more than to dance her heart out.

“Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing.  It’s the rhythm of your life.  It’s the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.”  Jaques D’ambroise

Why not sashay down and check out a class!!!

Miss Linda’s Dance Studio
550 Main Street
Safety Harbor, Fl 34695
(727) 796-9653

This is Safety Harbor, Florida and this is my village…

Naturally Brilliant…My Top Five…

One of my fave things, for me personally,  is to run…I LOVE IT!  It gets me outside…keeps me calm…keeps me grounded.  It clears my head and opens my eyes to the beauty of nature.  I am very fortunate to live in a community where our natural environment is important,  and I would like to share my five favorite sites from my village and featured in some of my posts in this blog…check out my archives.

SO, HERE WE GO!!!!!!!!!

5.  The entrance of Safety Harbor Marina…”Landscaping and Life”…August 2011

4.  The Safety Harbor Common Ground Community Garden…”Life’s a Garden, Dig It”…October 2011

3.  The sunrise in Philippe Park…”Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!  Oh, What a Beautiful Day!”…June 2011

2.  The Baranoff Oak Tree…”Calling All Tree Huggers…The Baranoff Oak”…July 2011

1.  Philippe Park…”The Tree Canopy”…September 2011

I guess you know which one is the most important to me, right???  It’s the number one spot on the countdown…sometimes I am speechless when I enter into the natural brilliance of Mother Nature.  No human can create this much beauty.

If you live in my village and would like to share what you think is one of your fave sights, please comment on this post.  If you don’t live my village and would like to share a fave  site from your village, please comment on this post.

I look forward to hearing from you!!!

This is Safety Harbor,  Florida and this is my village…