Therapist on the Move: Unwinding in Florida's Best Kept Secrets – Rosemary Beach and WaterColor

Therapist on the Move: Unwinding in Florida's Best Kept Secrets – Rosemary Beach and WaterColor

Kym Tolson, LCSW, Traveling TherapistBoss Biller 🙂

As a traveling therapist on the move, my adventures have swept me off to many corners of our diverse and beautiful country. I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the invigorating energy of New York City, with its never-ending hustle and bustle, vibrant culture, and iconic landmarks. I’ve also been able to soak in the serenity of the Midwest, where the expansive landscapes and tranquil scenes offer a delightful contrast to the busy city life. But among all these amazing destinations, there is one that stands out and has found a special place in my heart – the '30A' area of Florida, particularly the charming towns of Rosemary Beach and WaterColor.

A Therapist's Paradise: Rosemary Beach

Rosemary Beach is a quaint beach town with a distinctive New Orleans-esque ambiance. Its cobblestone streets, lined with gas lanterns illuminating the courtyards at dusk, create a picturesque backdrop that could grace any postcard. The town's boutiques and cafes are a delight to explore, and I found myself spending a few days just meandering through their charming interiors.

But the true highlight of Rosemary Beach for any traveling therapist is the seamless blend of work and leisure. A sturdy internet connection and peaceful environment make it a perfect spot for remote sessions. On days when I wanted to change my working environment, I took my EnergyCell Portable Charger to a nearby cafe and continued my sessions without any hassle or worrying about needing an outlet if my battery died.

Watercolor: The Perfect Place to Unwind

WaterColor is the perfect antidote to a long week of therapy sessions. The town is home to a fantastic restaurant, Fish Out of Water, which caters to gluten-free requirements. As someone who follows a gluten-free diet due to Celiac disease, this was a delightful surprise! I think we ate there about 10 times!

The iconic row of airstream food trucks in the town center adds to the fun and relaxing atmosphere. And after a hearty meal, what better way to unwind than to take a leisurely stroll along the beach? I always carried my LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle from my Traveling Therapist Essentials list. I always want to stay hydrated during my beach walks.

As a self-proclaimed cinephile, one of the highlights of my visit to WaterColor was stumbling upon the famous house from The Truman Show. This iconic pastel-colored home is situated right in the heart of the town, impossible to miss for anyone familiar with the film.

In case you're not aware, The Truman Show is a film starring Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, a man who unwittingly lives his entire life on a reality TV show set. To me, the film is a profound exploration of the human condition, the illusion of choice, and the blurry line between reality and fiction.

So, you can imagine my excitement when I saw the actual "Truman House" right before my eyes! It was as though I had stepped into the movie itself. I remember standing there for a moment, half-expecting Jim Carrey to walk out the front door with his signature cheery expression, saying, "Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!"

That day, I was reminded not just of the film's thought-provoking themes, but also its underlying message of breaking free and venturing into the unknown. As a traveling therapist, this resonated with me on a deep level. Just like Truman, we are all on our unique journeys, discovering new places, meeting new people, and writing our own stories. And for me, that's the beauty of travel and the essence of life

The Therapist's Outdoor Playground

The activities in these towns are endless. From biking and paddle-boarding on the clear-as-day Gulf waters to hiking through the pine forests and navigating trails through Grayson Beach State Park, there's something for every adventurous spirit. As a therapist, it's vital to maintain a balance between work and personal life, and Rosemary Beach and WaterColor offer ample opportunities for that.

One of my favorite activities was hiking through the trails in Grayson Beach State Park. Armed with my Primasole Folding Yoga Travel Pilates Mat, I often ended my hikes with a calming yoga session amidst the serenity of nature.

On my travels, and as a therapist on the move, I've found that yoga is much more than just a fitness regimen; it's a lifeline that keeps me grounded amidst the whirlwind of life on the road. From the bustling streets of New York to the serene beaches of Florida, my yoga mat has been a constant companion, providing me with a sanctuary of calm wherever I go.

Yoga, to me, is a beautiful blend of art and science. It's the science of well-being, the art of conscious living, and a journey of self-discovery. Every asana, or pose, is an exploration of my inner landscape, revealing strengths and weaknesses I wasn't aware of. It's a practice that gently nudges me towards self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-love.

The morning sun salutations breathe life into my day, while the evening meditative poses help me unwind and disconnect from the digital world. Amidst the ebb and flow of travel, yoga gives me a sense of stability, like an anchor in the ocean. It aligns my mind, body, and soul, bringing a sense of harmony and balance that I often lose in the chaos of constant travel.

Yoga is not just a part of my daily routine; it's an integral part of my lifestyle, my therapy practice, and my identity as a traveling therapist. It's a reminder that no matter where I go, I carry a sacred space within me - a space of peace, tranquility, and serenity.

And the best part? All I need is a yoga mat, making it the perfect companion for a traveling therapist like me. From the airport lounge to the beach, I can strike a pose anywhere, transforming any place into my personal yoga studio. So whether it's the Warrior pose in the mountains or the Tree pose by the beach, yoga allows me to connect with myself and my surroundings in a deeply personal way.

The Verdict

If you're a traveling therapist looking for a getaway that's equal parts adventure and relaxation, Rosemary Beach and WaterColor are definitely worth checking out. But don't just take my word for it, go see for yourself and let me know what you think!

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I hope you enjoyed this post, Therapist on the Move: Unwinding in Florida's Best Kept Secrets – Rosemary Beach and WaterColor, and that you will explore there as well.

Therapist on the Move: Unwinding in Florida's Best Kept Secrets – Rosemary Beach and WaterColor
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