Life Enrichment
A Kidney Donation Story: Saving a Life

A Kidney Donation Story: Saving a Life

The gift of life came from an unlikely source for Donna Burchfield, who was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease in 1998. Color technician Brittany Reed first heard of Burchfield’s need for a kidney transplant in November 2009, as Reed was applying Burchfield’s hair color at Buckhead’s Carter Barnes hair salon.… Read more...
The National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation

When was the last time you gave thought to your health, or for that matter gave thought to your kidney health? In the United States alone, more than 26 million Americans – that’s one in eight adults – battle chronic kidney disease (CKD), with 20 million more at an increased… Read more...
Gifts From The Heart For Mom

Gifts From The Heart For Mom

Jessica Shops Pick of the Month Very Vera’s Cake of the MonthConsidering all Moms do, there’s no better gift than that of indulgence for Mother’s Day. A delicious way to treat yours comes from Very Vera, an amazing bakery based in Augusta, GA. My pick also happens to be their… Read more...
The Incredible Journey of Emily Giffin

The Incredible Journey of Emily Giffin

When Emily Giffin first laid her fingers on a keyboard, there was no telling where it would lead her. But a change in direction can sometimes be the best thing to happen to a person.  Whether it’s a change in career, a move to a new place or a chance… Read more...
My Best Self: Tiffany Terranova

My Best Self: Tiffany Terranova

For a sun worshiper like Tiffany Terranova, sun protection was not always the first thing on her mind. However, after developing Stage II Melanoma, she was forced to re-evaluate how she enjoyed time in the sun.  She still wanted that golden glow, so she turned to spray tanning,but quickly became… Read more...
A new definition of success

A new definition of success

During a time when Americans work 40 to 50 hours a week, social networking has become the new phone call, and texting makes an individual accessible at all hours, it is easy to become wrapped up in the daily grind.  However, there is a growing movement of individuals who see… Read more...

Mitchell Anderson: Cooking up a fresh experience

Sometimes two elements come together so seamlessly, it makes you wonder why they haven’t been together all along. Such is the partnership between the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Mitchell Anderson’s eatery MetroFresh, which opened its second location at the garden in the beginning of March. New Successes During his nearly… Read more...
Marcus Autism Center

Marcus Autism Center

For years, parents have known that when their child reaches the age of two, their pediatrician will begin asking serious questions about his development. Does he use two-word phrases? Does he respond to his own name? Does he play well with others? These seemingly simple questions help identify possible symptoms… Read more...
My Best Self: LaLona Hughes Richards

My Best Self: LaLona Hughes Richards

When it comes to multi-tasking, LaLona Hughes Richards is a pro. From taking care of her family to being a literary consultant to teachers and administrators, she is tireless in her efforts to better the community and herself. LaLona speaks about her full life as a mother, fitness instructor, educator… Read more...
40 Tips for Finding Love After 40

40 Tips for Finding Love After 40

"Enjoy yourself—that’s what your 20s are for. Your 30s are for learning the lessons. Your 40s are to pay for the drinks." —Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City: The Movie That’s certainly one way to look at it. However, if you’re like the many single 40-somethings… Read more...