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Hallie Crawford, of Hallie Crawford, Co., shares her best advice about taking time off.

How does taking time off from work contribute to women’s overall well-being?

It’s essential to recharge both mind and body by taking a break from work. The real rest happens when you’re not taking phone calls, checking email or even thinking about work.

What day-to-day challenges arise from burnout?

Lack of motivation, drop in creativity, constant stress and anxiety can result from not enough time off. We have had clients experience physical illness from too much stress at work.

What is your advice for women who want to take more time off?

Talk with your boss about the specific benefits that will result from time off work and what you would like to see happen. It doesn’t have to be extra vacation time, but perhaps flex time on Mondays, for example, that would enable you to take a course outside of work. Consider a compromise, like working a few extra hours each week to be able to take a week off every couple of months.

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Joy Harden-Bradford, of Thriveworks Atlanta Counseling, shares her best advice for pampering.

How does taking “me” time contribute to women’s overall well-being?

It gives your mind, body and spirit time to recharge. It gives you the space to really connect with yourself, which is important as you move forward in both your personal and professional lives.

Why don’t women generally take enough time to pamper themselves?

Women tend to be socialized to put others’ needs before their own and see “me” time as being selfish. The difficult part for many women to understand is that if you don’t properly take care of yourself, then you can’t take care of others.

What is your advice for women who want to take more “me” time?

Make it a part of your schedule. Just like you schedule doctor’s appointments and meetings, schedule time to engage in pleasurable activity for yourself.

What is your personal favorite way to pamper yourself?

Manicures and pedicures, or catching up on all of my favorite podcasts.

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Prince Global Sports now calls Atlanta home from their new Headquarters in Terminus Buckhead. They have proudly partnered with non-profit Bright Pink this October in the battle against breast and ovarian cancer. Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. As part of their partnership, Prince is introducing a new TeXtreme Warrior 107L racquet in a special pink design, T22 Lite tennis shoe in pink and a coordinated pink design 3 Pack tennis bag. The items will be available for purchase starting October 1 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For a list of stores that support Breast Cancer Awareness visit


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After a four-year absence, the Party at Ponce event is making an indie-pop fueled return on October 10. Georgia-grown duo Indigo Girls and singer-songwriters Shawn Mullins and David Ryan Harris will take the stage while shoppers enjoy exclusive access to Ponce City Market’s shops. Party goers that work up an appetite can enjoy tastings from more than 25 nationally acclaimed chefs and local restaurants. This year’s party will raise funds for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Georgia Organics, The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Museum of Design Atlanta and more.

Details: Tickets are $85,

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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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By Lauren Carson Miller


“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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