Make 2018 the Year of You

Sawyer PhotographyIt is hard to believe the new year is around the corner. I have been thinking a lot about this upcoming year. For the first time in a long time, I have decided to make this year about me.

That’s right! I am going to give myself permission to be selfish in 2018! I mean this in a good way. It’s time to turn the focus inward to self-care, self-love, and self-worth. Sometimes we get so focused on taking care of everyone else or so passionately immersed in our work, we forget that if we don’t value our own health and well-being now, we may not be in a position to care for others in the future.

This is something I’ve lost sight of for a while. If you feel like I do and are ready to renew, refresh and reinvent yourself, you’re in the right place.

This “Best of 2017” issue has everything you need. From fitness to health checkups, dental upkeep, back pain solutions, cosmetic enhancements, and beyond, you have the best of the best in Atlanta right here at your fingertips. These professionals and businesses are here because thousands have given them their stamp of approval.

Join me and make 2018 the year of you! Don’t apologize for it either. After all, your family and friends will directly benefit from you being your best self.

Here are a few of the places and people that help me be my best self on a regular basis.

Best Two-Hour Attitude Adjustment

Concourse Athletic Club

I’m not kidding when I say this place is like a third home to me. I have worked out here since the early ‘90s. Suzanne Cypert and her team have established more than just a top-of-the-line fitness facility, they’ve created a place to retreat from the day-to-day. It’s a great place to be social but to also go for alone time. A quick 30-minute workout, followed by a leisurely steam and shower, and then a healthy drink (the fruit-filled Club Smoothie) and bite (grilled chicken salad) take me to my happy place every time. concourseclub.com

Best Make-My-Body-All-Better Massage

Elements Massage-Buckhead

When the aches and pains can’t be ignored, I visit the Elements Massage near my home and office at Chastain Park. Chuck McNulty is a miracle worker! elementsmassage.com

Best Media Besties

Christine Pullara, Tom Sullivan, and Nyssa Green

Our friends at 11 Alive “Atlanta & Company” are amazing. This great show highlights so many of our favorite people and places in the city. These media professionals are at the top of their respective fields. We are honored to work with them to provide helpful information, support great causes, and have fun! 11alive.com/atlanta-and-company

NEW! Partners in Health

As part of the “Year of You” we are excited to announce that we have partnered with the city’s leading experts to deliver even more health-focused content to you. Not only will you receive high-quality information, but you will also know where to go for solutions to a variety of health issues. From back pain and gastrointestinal disorders to dental care and physical fitness, we, along with our 2018 Partners in Health, will help you nurture your body from the inside out. Meet them all in the February/March issue.

Sherri Adair, Publisher

sadair@bestselfatlanta.com

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