So many thoughts, so much to do, not enough time, and so much stress. We work hard and play hard every day, our brains never taking a break. Stress one of the largest factors of deteriorating health. The silent killer they call it, and I don't know about you, but that scares me to no end. We all need a break in our chaotic world to be alone with our thoughts. Many don't realize the outside sounds that we hear even when we think we are having a "quiet" moment. It isn't until you truly take away all noise that you start listening to what is important. I took this journey recently, and I wanted to share it.
I step into Levity in Squirrel Hill. The owner David greets me and takes me on a tour of the place him and his wife Amanda created. I am instantly relaxed in the space. Decorated by Studio Am, it gives a person the sense of calm with no clutter and no distractions. Honestly, I want my office to look exactly like it. I sit with David, (who may be the nicest and down to earth man I may have ever met) and proceed to talk about what floating is, and why everyone should experience zero gravity. I prepare myself for my very first float and step inside the beautiful rooms they put together. Tune into the podcast to hear the before and after of Marta On The Move's experience with Sensory Deprivation "Floating".
Levity has become a sponsor to Marta On The Move. When you book your next Float on www.floatlevity.com, be sure to put in Promo Code MARTA. Every time it is used a small donation is made to the show. Thanks Levity for the support! Go Float everyone!
My husband and I meet Jennie Benford Director of Programming at the Homewood Cemetery on a beautiful summer day. We greet each other kindly, and proceed to walk the grounds of the cemetery. Jennie Benford is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the history of the cemetery. As we walk she can't wait to tell us about how it got it's name, it's layout, and the various architecture forms of the tombstones. As my husband and I walked along with her, we learned so many glimpses of Pittsburgh's past. Join us on our stroll to highlight pieces from each of three tours that the Homewood Cemetery Historical Tours offer. Their Founders Day Celebration is this coming Saturday the 22nd. Take a tour around the world and discover the rich history Pittsburgh's past residents.
I recently hosted a photo submission for this podcast. I could not wait to feature the photographers from local people. I posted them below. The winner of the private tour for you and 15 of your friends is-Joey Kennedy! Congrats! www.joeykennedyphotography.com
Thank you to all who mailed in their photos. They are all so beautiful!
My husband Phil and I have, over the years, tried make everything in terms of food and drink ourselves. Whether it be beer, wine, mead, food. You name it, we have tried it. We also have been trying to take the approach of cleaner eating. Kombucha has live cultures that help as probiotics, and Barre Bars are the closest thing to what I make at home to boost energy. Unfortunately, we do not have all the time on our hands to make everything, so it is nice to know there are products locally that are just as good and clean as making them yourself. I wanted to bring these two companies together to chat about what it is like opening a small business in Pittsburgh, and how they came about creating success from what they made in their kitchens. This was a super fun, and engaging group, just four people doing there thing in Pittsburgh, and loving it. Tune in to hear why you should check out their products, and how our city is awesome for small business owners.
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