Learn the Power of Positive Thinking with Roswell-based program, "Imagine If..."

Learn the Power of Positive Thinking with Roswell-based program, “Imagine If…”

The Imagine If… Program, a Roswell-based social-emotional educational program, focuses on empowering youth by enhancing their emotional intelligence. Sponsored by the United Intentions Foundation, the course’s 20 units and lessons use discovery-based learning to tackle higher-level goal setting, bullying, character building, and enhancing everyday leadership skills. It is currently being offered at Cumberland Academy of Georgia, The Premo School, and Unity North Atlanta. Parents interested in having their children go through the program can sign up for June and July sessions now.

Details: 11205 Alpharetta Hwy., Ste. F5, Roswell;
ImagineIfProgram.org

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New Sports Motion Analysis technology at CHOA

New Sports Motion Analysis technology at CHOA

Get ahead of sports injuries with the help of the new Sports Motion Analysis technology offered at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta locations. Using video footage taken during in person visits or via cellphone, physical therapists can offer customized exercise plans for young athletes, which will help improve motion inefficiencies now in an effort to prevent injuries in the future.

Details: CHOA.org

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GirlStrong Nation Athletic Apparel features female empowerment messages to inspire women of all ages.

GirlStrong Nation Athletic Apparel 

Girls, get dressed for a good cause! The local sustainable clothing and activewear company, GirlStrong Nation Athletic Apparel LLC, features female empowerment messages to inspire women of all ages. Created by fashionistas Lisa K. Crossley and Ayse Sukola, the line’s T-shirts, tanks, hoodies, hats, and leggings are branded with slogans such as, “You can change the world, girl” and “She is fierce.” Whether you purchase something for your daughter or your bestie, you can’t go wrong!
Details: GirlStrongNation.com

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Kim Bearden's new book, "Talk To Me".

Kim Bearden’s new book, “Talk To Me”.

Honest and open communication between parents and children is a crucial part of a healthy relationship, but finding the right words to develop rapport can be far from easy. National Teacher Hall of Fame member and 2011Over 40 & Fabulous! cover winner, Kim Bearden, has released an instructional book to help guardians do just that. In “Talk to Me: Find the Right Words to Inspire, Encourage, and Get Things Done,” the mother of four shares six key principles for effective communication to help adults gain respect, provide support, engage listeners, and more.
Details: KimBearden.com

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Bad Axe Throwing in Atlanta Makes For Memorable Networking Events!

Bad Axe Throwing in Atlanta creates memorable experiences for all occasions!

An out-of-the-box option for networking events or date night, Bad Axe Throwing boasts a memorable experience that easily chops down typical outing ideas. Reserve your spot ahead of time and upon arrival, your party will be greeted with a dedicated coach and throwing lane. After each member is taught how to safely wield a variety of hatchets, your group can launch into free throwing to see who scores the most point on the dart-like setup or play a variety of games to challenge your new lumberjack and lumberjane skills. A major plus? Each lane has its own minifridge so you and your gang can bring drinks and a smorgasbord of bites to feast on while you play.

Details: 1356 English St. NW., Ste. C, Atlanta; BadAxeThrowing.com

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ShinglesThere’s a lot of buzz around the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, which has led to a nationwide shortage, but what exactly is shingles?

According to Leslie C. Gray, MD, if you’ve ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for developing shingles. The founder of Dermatology Center of Atlanta says when the varicella-zoster virus lies dormant in the nervous system, it can come back to life years later in the form of the herpes zoster virus, which causes shingles.

Shingles can be incredibly painful and can cause long-lasting complications. Candance Kimbrough-Green, MD, of Dermatology Consultants, notes to look for symptoms such as pain, burning, and tingling on one side of the body or face with or without a red rash with blisters.

Those most at risk for developing shingles are adults over 50 and those with weakened immune systems. Gray notes that children who have had chicken pox can develop the disease and those who have never had chicken pox before and haven’t been vaccinated can get chicken pox through direct contact with the open sores of the shingles rash.

The new Shingrix vaccine is given in two doses, two to six months apart and is advised for all healthy adults over 50. If you’ve already had shingles, you should still receive the vaccine to lower your chances of developing it again. Those who received the old Zostavax vaccine should also get the new vaccine. The great news? Gray explains that Shingrix is incredibly effective and can lower your chances of getting shingles by more than 90 percent.

Details: Dermatology-Atlanta.com, DermatologyConsultants.org

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KarmaFarm, farm-to-table eatery in Buckhead, features food that gives back.

KarmaFarm, the farm-to-table eatery in Buckhead, features food that gives back.

For fresh food in a flash, turn to the new fast-casual restaurant, KarmaFarm. Founded by Atlanta couple McCall and Scott Wilder, the farm-to-table eatery serves local, organic and sustainable proteins, sides, and salads like Southern black-eyed pea caviar with jalapeño. Plus, for every meal purchased, an entrée is donated to children in need.

Details: 54 Pharr Rd., Atlanta; EatKarmaFarm.com

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Whole Foods 365 Stores Now Open in Buckhead and Decatur

Whole Foods 365 Stores Now Open in Buckhead and Decatur

Grocery store giant, Whole Foods Market®, recently opened two affordable Whole Foods Market 365® stores in Buckhead and Decatur.

Visitors can expect Global Animal Partnership 5-Step Animal Welfare Rated meat, sustainably caught, responsibly farmed seafood, a large selection of produce and more.
Details: 3535 Northside Pkwy., Atlanta; 1555 Church St., Decatur; WholeFoodsMarket.com/365

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