REALLY??? Just Take a Hike…

Today is November 16th…today is Take a Hike Day.

You have two options or three options on how to celebrate this day. The first two can be highly beneficial for the human spirit…like telling someone who irritates you to take a hike…OR…taking a hike, and enjoying the harmony of nature. Both seem simple, don’t they???

REALLY??? I’m not so sure about that.

Most of us try to start our day with positive thoughts, but the people around us sometimes throw us some curve balls.

Enter stage left…option three…taking a hike and creating a direction towards awareness. Stopping the habitual forms of communication that create negativity in our minds is what we should do–but, most of the time–that doesn’t happen. Taking a hike for the purpose of letting go of what’s bothering us, letting go of stress, letting go of peeps that irritate us…just letting go is the best option.

The truth is…you cannot change other people…you can only change yourself. So true, right???

So, I say to all you out there, just take a hike and let go of your worries, stay present in the moment, be one with nature…lift your energy and be amazed by what you see…AND…what is drawn to you. By changing yourself, you will change all around you.

Go take a hike…and put your best footprint forward!!!

This pic is from Philippe Park…off the main pathway and behind the Indian Mound…there is nothing like trail running…I am so lucky to live here!

The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
-Jacqueline Schiff

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



Her love for cooking came from her memories as a child…

Born and raised in the village, Heather gained her love for culinary arts at a young age. Her family often had their own cooking contests…and IF, SOMEONE had a great report card…well kids, you guessed it…they got to pick the restaurant for dinner that night.

Heather can take an ordinary dish…give it a twist…and voila…nothing other than amazing!!! I met her when she opened her first restaurant…Heather’s Place. It had a verve all its own. Catering done from the old Florida house…BUT…on the weekends, she opened her backyard to the public…fellow villagers…her community. Fire pits, picnic tables, small bands and villagers…loyal villagers that loved the dynamics of this backyard venue and what it represented. Before going to Heather’s Place, I really didn’t know many of my neighbors. She created this type of backyard gathering that included…well everyone…everyone that wanted to become a part of the Safety Harbor family.

Now, Heather is all grown up…and is part of Nantucket Bucket–the new restaurant here in the village. She has taken all of her knowledge gained from her training at the New Zealand Culinary Arts Program, her family cooking contest and running Heather’s Place to put together a wicked smart menu with that Northeastern feel, but still has some of that Floridian Southern charm.

Unique and customized is the focus of her craft.

Heather can style catering for all occasions…small or large…AND, GET THIS…Nantucket Bucket is offering FREE…Yes, FREE…rental space Mondays through Thursdays with the purchase of catering. Off site catering is also an option, so that’s always something to think about now, as the holidays are fast approaching.

Moveable eats…available by Heather at Nantucket Bucket. Still with a “bakyahd”…BUT…without those Nor’easters.

Heather Conrad

Nantucket Bucket
519 2nd Street, South
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Lunch…”suppaah”…”whateva”…Heather can create it!!!

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