Brown & White Pickup Friday, August 5

Friday, August 5, is the monthly Brown & unnamed (4)White pickup day. Bulk items can be left curbside by 7:00am. Place items including furniture, appliances, grills, lawn furniture, or other similar household items where you would normally leave your trash and recycling. Hazardous waste such as old paint cans, electronics, batteries, fluorescent lights, and old yard or household chemicals can be dropped off at the Maintenance area (adjacent to the Community Garden) that morning.

– Submitted by Tidelines Editor

The Charleston Museum-Black and White: Plantation Scenes of South Carolina – August 2 through Jan 31st

Black and White: Plantation Scenes of South Carolina

AUGUST 2, 2016 – JANUARY 31, 2017

South Carolina’s Lowcountry plantations, producing both rice and sea island cotton, were once a major source of revenue for the region’s wealthy elite. The use of enslaved labor to grow and harvest these crops created a unique existence between slave and owner that required a close but vastly different lifestyle. This exhibit will feature images of plantation houses and slave cabins along with the fields and rivers that once intertwined the lives of black and white inhabitants.

LOCATION:  The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., Charleston.


-Submitted by Tidelines Editor

Change Your Story to Create a New Habit: The Transformative Power of Using Your Inner Voice to Your Advantage

goyer header SAVEChange Your Story to Create a New Habit

The transformative power of using your inner voice to your advantage

Have you ever tried to adopt a new healthy habit but failed miserably? Most likely you were telling yourself a story that sabotaged your efforts.

Whenever we attempt to form a new habit, we tell ourselves a story about it. Think of a habit you have been trying to form or that you’ve failed at creating in the recent past — maybe exercising regularly, meditating, defeating procrastination, eating better, drinking less, etc. Now think about the story you told yourself when you began. What image did you see in your mind? Did you imagine yourself “crossing the finish line triumphantly” after overcoming all obstacles? Or did you tell yourself that this was going to be difficult and probably would not work?

We fail at creating new healthy habits because of the stories with which we saddle ourselves. They stand in our way, more than the actual bad habit we’re trying to replace. When things get tough or uncomfortable, we tell ourselves tales like: “It doesn’t matter, we don’t deserve it anyway, we’re not disciplined enough, we stink at this, we can’t do it, it’s too hard, life is too short to struggle, just one more won’t hurt in the total scheme of things”, blah, blah, blah, no new habit…

The truth is that what you think about and speak about come about (positively or negatively). Stories are powerful. They reflect your inner voice — in other words what you have come to believe. They can keep you stuck for a lifetime or they can inspire you forward to new heights. The trick when you have made a decision to embark on a new habit is to arm yourself with a positive and plausible story. Here is a process to follow:

• Begin by getting very clear in your mind why this new habit is important to you. How will it enhance your life? If you want to stop procrastinating for instance, how much more pleasant will your life be? Focus on the end result and be able to conjure that image in your mind.

• Find things to appreciate about the new habit and savor the successes along the way. Consider how you feel about yourself when you are using your new habit. “I am proud of doing this. I am learning a lot. I am appreciating the little things about this habit. This habit is improving my life in multiple ways.” All of these statements add vivid detail to your story.

• When your inner voice starts spewing out negative aspects of the new habit, acknowledge it and then pivot. Say something to yourself like, “ Well clearly I don’t want to feel that way. What do I want instead?” This is where you go back to your story and the positive feelings that you have accumulated about the new habit.

If your story is on balance more positive than negative, you’ll be more resilient and you will be able to handle the negative stuff with grace. That will make all the difference; not only will you want to stay with the habit longer, you’ll enjoy it more each time you do it.

April Goyer is life coach, health coach and personal trainer. She provides a complimentary consultation to help you gain a fresh perspective on everything you have at your disposal to lead a strong, healthy life. You can reach her on her cell at 614-893-8519 at

-Submitted by April Goyer

King of Pops Free Yoga in the Park – August 3rd

YogaKing of Pops Free Yoga in the Park

#KOPYOGA Charleston is back! Thanks to the City of North Charleston, you can come join us at the beautiful Riverfront Park every other Wednesday for free community yoga.

The class will be taught by the talented Beth Cosi, founder of Bendy Brewski Yoga. So grab your mat, a friend, and some money for pops after class and join us for this FREE community family friendly event!

LOCATION: Riverfront Park, North Charleston


(Photo Credit: CVB website)

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor

Freshfields Village – Music on the Green – Hot Pepper on August 5th

Music on the Green
08/05/2016, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us each Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for a complimentary concert on the Village Green! This week’s Music on the Green features Hot Pepper. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket for the event. Click here for the full summer concert schedule.

-Submitted by Tidelines Editor

Speed Monitoring Study: 15mph speed zones

Speed Monitoring Study: 15mph speed zones

In the interest of the safety of our property owners and guests, speed limits are posted at 15mph in several areas of Seabrook Island. Some of the reasons for those lowered speed limits include heavily congested areas, such as the entrance/exit gate, congested beach access areas, sharp and/or blind curves and hidden driveways.

To give us data on current compliance and determine the effectiveness of the 15mph signs, Seabrook Island Security monitored the 15mph speed limit compliance on Seabrook Island Road, between The Haulover and Up Da Creek for the period 6-24-16 to 6-27-16. The results of the study confirmed that the 15mph signs have minimal impact on controlling vehicle speed. Of the 2,846 vehicles monitored during the study period:
* Only 17% (473) were in general compliance, traveling 1-19 mph.
* 83% (2,373) were not in compliance, with speeds in the range of 20 to 40 mph

The Safety & Security Committee is evaluating more effective traffic calming alternatives to the 15mph speed signs, which have proven generally ineffective in controlling speed.

-Submitted byBill Bryant, Secretary and Dennis Nagy, Chair, Safety and Security Committee