Face Value

In life, many people take others for face value. That is until they begin to live with them. Then it’s almost like the floodgates open and what was once this sweet, compassionate, loving and endearing individual has turned into a wildly raging person without any consideration for the “one they … Read More

Organizing Life’s Bookshelf

In the world of technology, where books can be downloaded in such a short amount of time, the word bookend may soon become obsolete.  Me?  I still use bookends.  They are designed to hold books upright and steady on a shelf.  What about this image when thinking about your day?  … Read More

Encouragement Challenge

I think John Mayer said it best “Fathers be good to your daughters, Daughters will love like you do….So mothers, be good to your daughters too.” In other words parents your kids are watching how you love, encourage, and treat them and others. Even though you are not responsible for … Read More

Vacation Yourself to a Happier, Calmer You!

Great news you might want to forward to your employer to increase your vacation time this year. A research study concluded that “women who take vacations frequently are less likely to become tense, depressed, or tried, and are more satisfied with their marriage. These personal psychological benefits that lead to … Read More

GROW Interviews: Mike the Trainer

Mike Whitfield is a trainer at Freedom Fitness in Acworth, Georgia. His story is about an amazing life changing weight loss of 75 pounds in just 6 months, and another 35 pounds soon after. He can also be located at his website: cranktraining.com   GROW: Mike, would you please tell us how … Read More

Fear of relationships paralyzing you?

Fear is almost always connected to a bad experience; one you experienced yourself or one you heard about from someone else. This fear can be powerful, it can keep us safe from danger, but it can also keep us from needed change in relationships and life. The world would be … Read More

Helping a friend in an abusive relationship

Melanie had it all, great friends and family, worked from home, lived in a nice neighborhood; all of her friends secretly wanted her life.  But Melanie had a big secret of her own she hoped no one would ever find out about.  When Melanie and her boyfriend would fight her … Read More

Graveside Grieving

I remember scene from the movie Shenandoah where James Stewart visits the grave of his wife and talks aloud, recalling all events that have taken place in the previous weeks and months.  It is a poignant visual of the potential healing power of visiting a loved one’s grave.  This year … Read More


FPS & MMOG’s (If you know what this title means, you will benefit from reading…) Since we are officially in the Summer season, I think it is important to look at how routines change for the students of Atlanta. With the slowing economic tide that we are facing, many employers … Read More

The End of Photo-Shopping Bodies!

We’ve all read magazines and seen pictures that depict false bodies—the gorgeous model on the cover of a magazine, the new summer dress in that clothing catalogue. Can I get a show of hands of those who enjoy looking at perfectly, manipulated photographs? I know I’m not the only one … Read More