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Do you ever get stuck in a rut mentally? Negative thoughts seem to play on a continuous loop, and it’s tough to feel joyful and passionate about life. Author Panache Desai wants to help you overcome that with a day-to-day spiritual roadmap in his new book “Discovering Your Soul Signature.” Desai, who has been featured on Oprah Winfrey’s “Super Soul Sunday,” shares his own struggles and stories alongside 33 meditations in the book. He also brings the message to life here in Atlanta from Oct. 16-18. Visit for full details.


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There’s a new retailer on the Atlanta lingerie scene. London stylists Rigby & Peller Lingerie opened an Atlanta flagship store this fall, bringing their 75 years of experience and quality product offerings to Phipps Plaza. In addition to helping customer find their favorite styles, shapes and colors of lingerie, Rigby & Peller U.S. will also be a one-stop shop for swimwear and nightwear. And the best part? They have more than 90 sizes ranging from A to K cup, so their styles and service are open to every woman.

Details: 3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA, 

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Stanley Fineman, MD, of Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, answers a reader’s question about food allergies.

Is there a difference between food allergy and food intolerance?

A food allergy is caused by an immunologic reaction triggered by a protein, resulting in an allergic reaction. Symptoms can be rapid and include itchy mouth and throat, generalized hives, GI symptoms and breathing difficulty with loss of consciousness. Intolerance is not triggered by an allergic mechanism. GI reactions to the food or a component of the food usually cause them. A trained allergy specialist’s accurate diagnosis is important since such reactions may be life-threatening.


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Kam Throckmorton, from Glam Kam, shares her best advice on how to have a winning wardrobe.

How does a winning wardrobe contribute to women’s overall well-being?

When you look good, you feel good. There is nothing like the transformative power of a great outfit. I have seen women go from crying in the dressing room to strutting around the store, and the only thing that changed was her outfit.

What is your advice for women who want to have a winning wardrobe?

Know your body, accept it and embrace it. When shopping, be realistic: don’t buy four-inch heels if you can only walk comfortably in two-inch heels. Also, remember you will never love something more than you love it in the dressing room.

What do you love most about your own wardrobe? 

I have built a wardrobe full of pieces that compliment my body shape and, more importantly, make me happy. Getting dressed is my favorite part of my day – I love to express my style and creativity with each outfit I wear.

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Leslie Walden, from It’s Time to Get Organized, shares her best advice for getting organized.

How does good organization contribute to women’s overall well-being?

Women juggle many roles. When they are organized, they are in a better state of mind and able to focus on what is important. Being organized reduces stress and helps people think clearly.

What is your advice for women who want to be more organized?

Create a master list of to-dos and write down all of your tasks (either on paper or electronically) so you won’t forget them. Now you can use your mind for high-level cognitive tasks such as thinking through ideas, writing reports and researching and summarizing information.

What organizational tip helps you the most?

What a difference it makes when I plan my day first thing in the morning or even the night before! I choose two to three tasks that are the most important and focus my efforts on getting them done. At the end of the day, I feel a sense of accomplishment knowing that I got the important items done.

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“Why feel blah when you can feel BLAM?” asked celebrity makeup artist Bethany Karlyn when we discussed the issue of post summer skin. As an answer to that question, she created Prtty Peaushun (pronounced like “pretty potion”), a luminous body lotion that’s gaining international attention. Her natural, vegan formula is infused with organic botanicals, essential oils and antioxidants to hydrate, pamper and revitalize your skin. You can temporarily create a sun-kissed effect on any skin tone or preserve, protect and extend a natural tan. The sunny grapefruit scent is as uplifting as a beach vacation, so for just $39, summer doesn’t have to end.



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The best fitness advice around town! Samantha March-Howard D.C., C.H.C., of 100 Percent Chiropractic Dunwoody answers a reader’s question.

How can chiropractic help to increase my strength, speed and performance?

Brain impulses travel through the spinal cord to the nerves to feed your organs, and muscles. When bones pinch nerves, impulses lessen, and the body’s function is compromised. This is called a subluxation, and at 100 Percent, we use x-rays to find and correct them. This allows the body to heal and get stronger. With strength, speed and performance follow, because the body is able to function optimally. This is why top athletes have chiropractors.

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Katie Miner, Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, shares her best advice for sprucing up your space.

How does a spruced-up space contribute to women’s well-being?

When I walk into any room in my home, I want it to evoke an emotion. My study was finished in a deep navy lacquer that evokes a feeling of luxury and seclusion and invites you to curl up with a book.

What is your advice for women who want to spruce up their space?

Declutter and add wallpaper! Decluttering creates a stress-free environment, and stylish storage solutions allow for simple clean up. And while many people say a fresh coat of paint instantly transforms a room, I say wallpaper. There are so many high-design options, whether it is a bold graphic print or subtle texture.

What do you love about the décor in your home?

That I went for it! I took risks, I followed my dreams. There are spaces that make a statement, like the black powder room, but there are also spaces that are light and crisp, which create balance. Every day when I walk into our home, I simply feel proud.

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Atlanta author Chris Cole explores mental illness – everything from bipolar disorder to substance abuse – in his new memoir. The title, “The Body of Chris,” comes from the author’s first psychotic episode at age 18, when he suddenly believed he was the Second Coming of Christ. This honest, reflective book is enhanced by the fact that Cole now holds a degree in contemplative psychology and is a certified strategic intervention coach.

Details: $16,

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Pull on your grippy socks, fitness fiends! Exhale Inman Park opens October 1, giving you a third Atlanta location to complete your core classes, cardio training and barre workouts.

Details: 280 Elizabeth Street NE, Atlanta, GA, (678) 539-1220,


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