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Day 94 of the 365 Day Experiment. What Makes Someone Attractive?

Day 94 of the 365 Day Experiment. What Makes Someone Attractive?

Sep 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Tonight as we were getting ready to pack up for the day, my assistant popped into my office with her typical hysterical question of the day.  I value her sense of humor, because when I am completely heads down and mired in an impossible problem, she will enter at exactly the right time and ask me something completely outrageous.  And it will always crack me up and always put me in a great mood.  I truly value her for that ability. What started out as a ridiculous question about the movie Magic Mike sparked a more serious pondering between us…”What makes someone attractive?” It would be my assumption that men and women might answer this question very differently.  And I’ve learned through comparing notes with my girlfriends since I learned boys weren’t yukky in about 2nd grade that what I think is attractive is pretty different than the norm. It’s easy to default to celebrities, because they are an relatable frame of reference for people.  My mom, for example thinks George Clooney ranks pretty highly.  I get it.  He’s a handsome man, talented, accomplished in his field, home in Lake Cuomo, looks nice in a tux.  And yet that man does NOTHING for me. This year’s People Magazine “Sexiest Man Alive” lists Channing Tatum.  I’ll give the guy points for fantastic body, but again, I don’t get the appeal. I have a male friend suggest Helen Mirren was his celebrity crush.  THAT I actually understood.  Yes, she’s older, but she’s aged beautifully.  But you get the sense she’s smart, and great fun to be around.  And in her 60’s, she can still rock a bikini.  She woman exudes style and substance.  He’s in his 40’s, so choosing her, I applaud his choice. When prompted, my assistant had to think for a bit before coming up with Liev Shrieber.  Yes, good looking, but it’s his voice that turns her on the most about him.  Interesting! For me, looks actually play a small role.  There are plenty of nice looking people out there, but they have to have something pretty notable to back it up for me to find them attractive.  ...

Discover Optimal Health and Happiness in Atlanta

Discover Optimal Health and Happiness in Atlanta

Feb 20, 2013

Listen up, Ladies of Atlanta… Spring is nearly upon us and now is the time to get lean and luminous with Morgan King of G3 Wellness, an authority in female-specific fitness and nutrition.  Morgan draws from her background as a pilates instructor, personal trainer and pre & post-natal fitness specialist to sculpt your long and strong body using functional training techniques and postural principles of pilates.  As a holistic health coach, Morgan’s approach is refreshingly practical, steering clear of fleeting fad diets and working one-on-one to develop sustainable habits unique to your body and lifestyle.  Finally, a one-two punch for optimal health with a one-size-does-not-fit-all mentality! Best of all, Morgan travels right to your door, whether you live in an apartment, condo or home, eliminating the dreaded trip to the gym as well as any excuse keeping you from achieving your best body and life now. G3 Wellness was founded by Morgan King to teach women that their health is in their own hands. Born a student of health and fitness, studying everything from the gluten-free diet and biopsychosocial model to food harvesting charts and Pilates has sparked Morgan’s interest and has led her to consistently cultivate the tools that will help women lead their best lives. G3 Wellness is a multidimensional resource for the busy woman seeking optimal health and happiness with holistic health programs for permanent weight loss and whole-body well being, personalized fitness plans for a strong and lean body, and residential food gardening for backyard organic nourishment. Sign up for your FREE CONSULTATION at www.G3Wellness.com or email Morgan...

Balance for Atlanta Moms Set to Start in Buckhead

Balance for Atlanta Moms Set to Start in Buckhead

Jan 31, 2012

It’s easy to feel all alone sometimes when you’re trying to juggle the demands of life. Balance Atlanta Family Chiropractic will kick off Balance for Atlanta Moms, a meet up group that will be a fun and nurturing way for moms to meet other moms for friendship and support along their journey of healthy parenting, maintaining supportive family relationships, enhancing physical well-being and developing emotional peace of mind. Whether you are expecting a baby, you’re a brand new mom or you’re an experienced mothering pro, Balance Atlanta invites all moms to share your wisdom and friendship. Balance for Atlanta Moms provides a relaxed environment for support, advice and education so mommies can take a breather, unwind with like-minded women, and find answers to questions without judgement. Maybe you’ve been disappointed by the opinions of your doctors, relatives and friends. Perhaps you don’t feel like reading every parenting book listed on Amazon or what if you swear you are the only mother who ever wondered about a certain topic? Don’t stress. Balance for Atlanta Moms offers a look into the holistic side of health for baby and family now and in the years to come. The Meet Ups include time for moms to informally share ideas and support as well as a short presentations or demonstrations by invited experts in the health and parenting fields. Topics range from successful VBAC stories, having a healthy pregnancy, vaccination, allergies, breastfeeding, nutrition and baby’s first foods, stress relief, cosleeping, work-family balance, post-partum depression, fitness, and much more. Balance Atlanta will not market, sell, or convince. Instead, you will meet like-minded women, and in the process, learn some useful stuff to keep mind, body and family on the same page. By growing this group, they plan to create a community of people who seek a lifestyle that promotes balance for the whole family! Founder of Balance Atlanta Family Chiropractic, Dr. Caroline von Fluegge has been in practice for over 11-years. Her commitment is to empower patients towards optimal health by combining a specialty of family and sports chiropractic with nutrition, yoga, and neuromuscular therapy. The Balance Atlanta clientele includes pregnant moms, children, parents, business people, as well as celebrities in the entertainment industry. In...

Help a Senior Stay Safe and Warm This Winter

Help a Senior Stay Safe and Warm This Winter

Nov 18, 2010

According to Gary Galloway at Gwinnett County Senior Services, Project A.W.A.R.E. is working with Gwinnett Fire Services to make sure senior residences are suitable for portable heaters and have functioning smoke alarms. For more information, contact Adrienne Noble 678.377.4150 or adrienne.noble@gwinnettcounty.com Always Keeping Seniors Safe and Warm, 3rd Annual Sweaters for Seniors Help Gwinnett Senior Services and Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services assist Gwinnett seniors to stay warm during the bitter winter months by being a part of Project A.W.A.R.E. (Added Warmth Assistance for Residences of our Elderly).  Many seniors struggle to pay their increased heating bills along with their food and prescriptions. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation of a brand new portable electric heater to one of our local seniors. Drop off your donation to your local Gwinnett County fire station from November 1 – February 11, 2011. For more information on Project AWARE, please contact Melanie Miller at 770.822.8842 or e-mail her at Melanie.miller@gwinnettcounty.com. To make a monetary donation, visit the Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services’, the Health and Human Services’ nonprofit partner’s website at http://www.fogcss.com/ or send a check to Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA  30046. You can also help Gwinnett seniors stay warm by donating sweaters and blankets to Sweaters for Seniors, presented by Alternative Home Care for Seniors (AHCS). All donations must be made by December 1, 2010. For more information on Sweaters for Seniors, please contact Sharna Fulton, AHCS Director of Marketing at 770.736.7977...