Tag: NC

Finding Balance As A Military Spouse

If you’re a military spouse, you already know how challenging life can be.  And if you’re a mother, your primary focus is usually your children’s well-being:  are they doing well in school, are they participating in the right activities… are they getting enough social interaction? The checklist for your children is endless, however, have you stopped to check in on yourself? Continue reading “Finding Balance As A Military Spouse”

Finding Fresh: Local Farmer’s Markets in Wilmington and Beyond

There’s nothing better than biting into a fresh, juicy apple that was grown on a local farm in your city, is there?  Shopping at farmer’s markets is fun.  It’s almost sensory overload, all of the gorgeous colors, fresh produce, artisanal food products… and you’re getting fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season. This means produce is at its freshest and tastes the best. The food is typically grown near where you live, not thousands of miles away or another country. And shopping at farmers markets also support your local farmers and keeps the money you spend on food closer to your neighborhood. Continue reading “Finding Fresh: Local Farmer’s Markets in Wilmington and Beyond”

Tai Chi in Jacksonville, NC

Martial Arts have been popular in the US for a very long time.  But did you know, besides the benefits of cardio exercise and learning self-defense and discipline, there are forms of martial arts that are great for reducing stress? One of the best martial arts for your mind, body and soul is Tai Chi. Continue reading “Tai Chi in Jacksonville, NC”

Finding Peace on Base: Meditation on Camp Lejeune

In 2014, Jacksonville’s Daily News wrote an article about Greg Matos, a clinical psychologist who began a weekly meditation group at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune’s Chapel.   Though Matos is a practicing Buddhist, meditation can be useful to anyone, and you need not be a Buddhist or any particular religious denomination to enjoy the benefits. Continue reading “Finding Peace on Base: Meditation on Camp Lejeune”

Finding Yoga East of Swansboro

Locating places to practice yoga East of Swansboro and on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast may seem daunting at first, however, it’s pretty easy to find a class or two at almost every local gym and fitness center.  But for the diehard yoga practitioners, it’s slim pickings. Continue reading “Finding Yoga East of Swansboro”

Where to Meditate in Wilmington, NC

The seaside town of Wilmington, NC is home to four locations to practice mindfulness… and counting. Some listings are free, while others require a small fee.  Depending on what you’re looking for, religious affiliated or not, small group or one-on-one guidance, there’s a little bit of something for every interest. Continue reading “Where to Meditate in Wilmington, NC”

Is There Yoga in Jacksonville, NC?

Jacksonville is a small town, mostly made up of US Marines and their families.  And you’d probably think you’d have to travel to Wilmington to find a decent yoga studio.  However, your assumption would be incorrect.  While the number of yoga studios in this area is small, you can find several studios and very passionate teachers. Continue reading “Is There Yoga in Jacksonville, NC?”