All of sudden it's August in New Bern, NC and no one warned me! There is still so much fun to be had before Summer ends and I don't want to miss a thing.
Here is what is left on my Summer bucket list. Do you think I can fit it all in?
1. Take my Grandson Noah to the beach for a few days. His 3rd birthday is in August so the timing is perfect. I like to stay close to the beach because a toddler at the beach needs a lot of fun stuff.
Here are a few places that we are thinking about staying.
Palm Suites 602 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC
Islander Hotel & Resort 102 Islander Dr, Emerald Isle, NC
The Inn at Pine Knoll Shores 511 Salter Path Rd, Pine Knoll Shores, NC
2. Movies on the Lawn. Almost like the drive-ins of old but without the station wagons.
Here are a couple of good ones coming up:
August 29TH-Bring the Kids and the popcorn
TRYON PALACE IS OFFERING MOVIES ON THE LAWN.
August 10TH-Date Night
DATE NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK FEATURING THE PROPOSAL
3. IT'S MY HUSBAND'S BIRTHDAY IN AUGUST
We both love to check out live music and here is what is coming up in August.
August 9th 2019 YPG River Jam with Trainwreck and Spare Change
August 10th The Bears are playing at the Garage. Fun Fact: The drummer lives next door and guitarist lives down the street so being a groupie is easy.
August 16th Footloose On The Neuse – Summer Concert Series with Lewis and Clark
Live music is booming the rest of the Summer and my favorite place to find out more is
The New Bern Music Calendar.
Back to school is in the air (and the stores) but there is still some time to fit everything in....if I hurry.
If You Still Need Some Ideas for your List...
Happy Monday ladies! I wanted to get a jump start on our Wild About Girls Night Out Networking Social and share everything we have in store for Wednesday! For starters, we'll be at The Garage, a fairly new venue here in New Bern (James City to be exact!) The Garage is a family friendly arcade bar with golf simulators, virtual reality systems, a full backyard space all accompanied with 10 beers on tap! We're so excited to hosting a Girls Night Out at a new venue for our ladies to check out. The Garage is even offering us 20% off all of our tabs!
Look forward to seeing you ladies Wednesday! Click here to find out more about our event!
Talk soon! -Brittany
From Bethany: Finding out years ago that my father has PD, I attached a donation box to my bicycle and began pedaling towards a cure. In just 4 years I have raised over $50,000! My goal is to pedal to every small town USA, spreading awareness and raising money to support people in the community with PD and to help fund research to eliminate PD.
Donations collected go to assisting people locally with Parkinson’s Disease and to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. Over 5 million people worldwide have Parkinson’s Disease. Thank you for your consideration in contributing to this important cause.
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So I turned to one of my favorite blogs/podcasts (The Confused Millennial by Rachel Ritlop) for some help. Lo and behold, I found exactly what I was looking for with a blog titled “10 Quick & Easy Ways To Cut Stress From Your Life ASAP” yes please! But instead of listing all 10 (I will leave the link to the full blog here,) here are the 5 things I decided to turn to to get out of my own little depressed funk I found myself in that was most definitely brought on by stress.
“The scalp has so many nerve endings and I’m going to assume most of us forget about on a daily basis. While it can be comfortable to throw your hair up in a messy bun or ponytail and forgetting about your scalp all day, try mixing things up this month! Take a minute or two each hour to get in there and really massage. If you can, close your eyes, breath deeply, and notice how you feel afterwards. It’s a great way to bring fresh energy into the cranium and is often an area we neglect!”
2. Ask For Help
“Sometimes we can’t do all the things by ourselves – as much as we’d like to. The truth is, people need people. We need community and support in order to reach our fullest potentials and reduce stress...Asking for help is a healthy habit and a sign of strength.”
Oxytocin! You never realize how important human touch is until you need it, like actually need it. “Oxytocin is a feel-good chemical in the brain that’s been known to strengthen positive traits like trust and generosity and reduce things like anxiety and depression.”
4. Incorporate Nature as Much as Possible
I know for me, being outside even just for a little bit tends to reset my mind. Get out there and take a walk, get on a boat, go for a bike ride. “If you can’t get outside every day consider ditching the fluorescent lights in your office and opt for natural light and crack a window! Another way of bringing nature is to spring for some house plants to re-oxygenate your space.”
5. Dance It Out
Dancing is the go to in my house when me or my one of my friends are feeling down or are overwhelmed by something out of our control. Pump some loud music and just get moving, you have no choice but to feel happy once you get into it. Kick the sitting habit!
I hope these tips help you like they did me. I encouraged you to take a look at The Confused Millennial blog!
Until next time -Brittany