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Bring back that lovin’ feeling

Best Cause p. 26 Alzheimer’s Association Dancing Stars of Atlanta, June 18

Best Rx Atlanta doctors answer your questions

Expert advice to turn up the heat

over 40 & fabulous!

The Give-Back Guide p. 63 Tons of ways you can volunteer

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Cover contest winner Kim Bearden

We celebrate our top 40 amazing Atlantans p.36


by Dr. Matteo Taerri


by Dr. Eugene Hurwitz


by Dr. Marc E. Yune


by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta


by Dr. James W. Davis, Jr


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Over 40 and Fabulous! We celebrate our top fabulous Atlantans


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Get Your Sexy Back

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Over 40 and Fabulous cover winner Kim Bearden, co-founder and language arts teacher at the Ron Clark Academy. Photography by Sawyer Photography Makeup by Kiev Osborne of Carter Barnes at Phipps Plaza

Real Beauty

Business News The latest from the business community


Our ideas for getting out and enjoying life


by Dr. James W. Davis, Jr

Answers to your beauty questions

Healthy and tasty ways to nourish your body



Alzheimer’s Association and Dancing Stars of Atlanta

Fantastic locations for summertime fun


Best Rx Atlanta doctors answer your health questions

The scoop on what’s new around town



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Be the hero you wish to see in the world


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Give-Back Guide Charity events and volunteer opportunities


Reader Resources A complete guide to our advertisers by business category

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Be the hero you wish to see in the world Whether in the spotlight or unsung, heroes come in all shapes and sizes, nationalities and creeds. Whether it was your fourth grade teacher, your parents or a longtime friend, people who touch our lives and our hearts are never forgotten. My personal hero is my dad, who I will celebrate with on Father’s Day, June 19th. In this issue, we wanted to honor just a few of the amazing people in our community with our Over 40 and Fabulous feature (page 36). This extraordinary group lets us know there are many people out there making a difference to others and in their community. Summer is not only a time to enjoy with friends and loved ones, but also a time to travel. If you’re looking for some fun close to home, make sure to check out our Best Finds (page 14) section for a few great ideas. The summer is ripe with possibility, so don’t let another day go by without getting involved with your community, letting the people in your life know you love them and enjoying life to the fullest! Happy reading! Follow us on

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“I could have gone anywhere in Beverly Hills or Manhattan to get a gorgeous smile. But there’s no other dental office in the world like this.” —Toni Braxton, Grammy Winning Musician, Actress & Mother “Debra Gray King is used to TV cameras inside her Atlanta dental office. In fact, when ABC’s Extreme Makeover wanted the best female cosmetic dentist in the country, they called her.” —WSB TV “Most vacations aren’t this good.” —Time Magazine “I’m still waiting for a guy to treat me that good.” —The Wall Street Journal

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Feature: Weight Loss What works and what doesn’t

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Best Finds New skin care products and treatments

Best Cause July is UV Awareness Month We explore Emory Winship Cancer Institute - Melanoma Center

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Dancing Stars of Atlanta I will be dancing Saturday, June 18 at the Loews Hotel in Midtown to help raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. If you would like to join us at the event or donate (any amount is greatly appreciated), please visit my fundraising page at Thank you for your support, Sherri Adair


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The Artist: Debra Gray King, DDS, world renowned cosmetic dentist featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover and the only dentist in the Atlanta area who is an Accredited Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, which is recognized as the highest level of competence in cosmetic dentistry.

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the Artemis Guild of Young Professionals will celebrate the 17th annual Lost Oasis: Mythic Mambo benefit on June 11 at 8 p.m. This fun event, which benefits family and children’s programming at the museum, will feature live music, entertainment and salsa lessons, open bars, a silent auction and more. Individual tickets are $100 per person. Patron levels

Harnessing the power of argan oil, the hair care products from Moroccanoil aim to leave your hair silky and manageable. This oil, which is harvested from the argan tree, is rich in vitamin E, carotenes, and essential fatty acids. These hair products offer lightweight, naturallooking results and also help to eliminate frizz and static, and speed up drying time.

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Tea Time There’s nothing like a cup of tea to help you relax, especially soothing flavors like cooling peppermint, spicy ginger and refreshing lemongrass. These are the newest flavors from whole-leaf organic tea company Teatulia. The teas are shipped directly from the first and only USDAcertified organic garden in Bangladesh, and come ready to be enjoyed.

Life In The Park The musical play, Life in the Park makes its world premiere beginning June 3 – 26. The play follows Humphrey and Constance (a homeless man and woman) and the people they encounter in their lives as they endure another winter in a city park. Written by Gary W. Heath and directed by Atlanta native Allen Worthy, the play offers audiences an up-close look into homelessness not seen in the typical representation. Ticket prices are $42-$56. Details: 14th Street Playhouse, (404) 733-5000,

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Everyday Wisdom Find daily inspiration with this small coffee table book sure to provide you with fresh ideas on how to live your life to the fullest. From practical tips on diet, exercise, relaxation and more, this pocketbook-sized book is sure to awaken the mind and get your creative juices flowing. $9.99 Details: Your local Barnes & Noble

DASH4DAD Show dad your love and support by putting on those running shoes and heading out to the Home Depot/Costco in Sandy Springs on June 18 for the DASH4DAD. This race is part of the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge®, America’s Premier Men’s Health Event Series that is taking place in 27 cities in 2011. Check in at 7 a.m., the race begins at 8 a.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Joe Blumberg at (678) 6386388. Details: www.greatprostatecancer



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Helpful Tips On June 28, Emory-Adventist Hospital and Joan Roper of Patient Relations will host a seminar entitled, What You Should Know About A Visit To The Hospital. Come find out the facts behind hospital operations, including government regulations, patient rights and responsibilities, emergency room questions and answers, and services offered at Emory-Adventist Hospital. Details: Call (770) 319-2025 to reserve

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Protecting Your Pet Everyone wants the best for their pet, and the professionals at the newly opened Georgia Veterinary Rehabilitation Fitness & Pain Management Center aim to give your furry family members the best care possible. This 4,600 square foot rehab center offers rehabilitation, fitness and pain management solutions for pets. Additional services include bathing, day boarding, a pet gym, resistance pool and underwater treadmill. Details: 1230 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068, (678) 8032626,

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Give worn-out muscles some relief with Olehenriksen’s Muscle Comfort Lotion. This cream relieves tired muscles, while softening and hydrating overworked feet. Peppermint oils invigorate and soothe, while detoxifying seaweed extract helps reduce excess fluid accumulation around the ankles. Additional ingredients include geranium essential oil, which calms and strengthens capillaries, and lavender oil which heals and relieves pain. $28

If you are looking to clean your clothes using less chemicals and more natural ingredients, then Vaska’s Herbatergent may be the way to go. This liquid laundry detergent uses real lavender and potent botanical cleaning agents to clean clothing and linens without harmful chemicals. Other benefits include the product being biodegradable and hypo-allergenic. $9.99

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Hot Blogs There is a blog for just about any topic out there! Recommend your favorite blog at: Make sure to check out Best Self’s blog and hear from our staff as we bring you our fun experiences, advice on new products, expert information and exciting events from around the city.

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Heat Things Up Enjoy the benefits of hot yoga in the comfort of your own home. When lying on the SolarFlex mat you experience a soothing far infrared heat that penetrates deep into the body. Simply plug in the mat, lie down, then after a few minutes you will feel relaxed. Make any room your own private hot yoga studio. The lightweight mat comes with its own carry bag and an instructional DVD. $249.95

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If a private island getaway sounds like your speed, then head away from the mainland to the secluded Eagle Island off the coast of Darien, Georgia. Whether it’s a romantic weekend for two or a fun vacation with friends, there is plenty to do on this 10-acre island. The gorgeous, rustic cabin comes complete with both an indoor and secluded outdoor shower, full kitchen and sleeps 12. You can enjoy views of the Georgia salt marsh eco system from the deck while fishing, cruise around in a two-seater kayak or nap on the deck hammock. The island is only accessible via boat, which ensures the utmost privacy. Although you can bring your own boat, round-trip boat transportation is also provided. Details: (912) 222-0801,


A modern utopia just 30 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Serenbe offers the type of getaway that has something for everyone. Get closer to nature as you enjoy everything this 1,000 acre community has to offer including the Farm, the Inn, restaurants and shops, special events and much more. With a focus on land preservation, energy efficiency and green building, there is a real sense of community and fun. Enjoy the Serenbe Farmers’ & Artists’ Market every Saturday beginning May 7 where you can shop for organic produce. Details: (770) 463-2610,


The Rock

Ranch is a beautiful 1,250 acre cattle ranch located about an hour south of Atlanta in Upson County. Owned by Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, a day at The Rock Ranch is packed full of adventures including train rides, zip lines, cane fishing, paddle boats and horse rides. If getting back to nature is what you’re after, they also offer Conestoga Campouts aboard a Conestoga wagon. Each Conestoga wagon is fitted with four sets of bunk beds for a total of eight bunks per wagon. Camp out under the stars and enjoy a magical country night while you sit around a fire roasting marshmallows.

From scenic views to award-winning wines, Meinhardt Vineyards and Winery Winery in Statesboro, GA is truly a unique experience. Fun activities include wine tastings, hay rides, tours of the vineyard and more. They have also begun a dinner service which runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 5 – 10 p.m. Enjoy a delicious meal either inside in their dining room or on the outside patio. In September, Meinhardt hosts the annual Grape Stomp and Muscadine Festival. If you ever wondered what it’s like to crush grapes and see how wine is made, then you won’t want to miss this grape stomping good time. Details: (912) 839-2458,

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Explore the beautiful countryside and let someone else do the driving! All aboard for a ride you are sure to remember when you board an excursion train and take a fantastic journey through some of the most scenic routes in the state. The air-conditioned 1949 vintage cars of the SAM Shortline Excursion Train offer a comfortable setting as the train takes you through the Georgia Veterans State Park at Lake Blackshear, the Telephone Museum, Leslie GA, Americus GA, Plains GA, and Archery. The last stop is at President Carter’s Boyhood Farm. Details: (877) 427-2457,


For a pampering experience, drive just 40 minutes north to Braselton and you’ll find an oasis of relaxation. From their full-service spa and sprawling vineyards, to the gorgeous scenery, Chateau Elan is a must-see whether you are planning a romantic getaway for two or a fun trip with friends. There is something for everyone to enjoy including activities for the active traveler (bike trails and golf) and the not-so-active traveler (spa treatments and three swimming pools). Whatever you decide to do, this is sure to be a favorite summer destination. Details:


If outdoor fun is what you crave, then there is no better way than to enjoy the gorgeous landscape of this 13,000-acre Pine Mountain resort. Whether you come for the day or a weekend,

Callaway Gardens is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. The Farmers Market takes place each Friday afternoon from 4 - 7 p.m. and features farmers, food, and fun! Take a tour of the landscape which is home of the world’s largest azalea garden or take a walk or bike ride along one of the many trails. Cool off at Robin Lake Beach, the world’s largest, man-made, inland beach, and then top off the day with a relaxing spa treatment at Spa Prunifolia.


Let the professional guides at High Country Outfitters take you and your friends away on a sea kayaking trip you’re sure to remember! The

Cumberland Island Sea Kayaking Trip begins in St. Mary’s with an overnight stay at Riverview Inn. The next morning you begin your first paddle over the intercoastal waterway to Sea Camp. This three day adventure also includes camping at the Backcountry Camp site and overnight stays on beautiful Cumberland Island. There is also the opportunity to explore the island by walking or hiking. If you’re craving a little outdoor fun, this is the trip for you. Meals and gear are provided by High Country Outfitters. $550 per person. Details: (404) 814-0999,

Jessica Shops Pick of the Month Shop ‘til You Drop Boutique shopping is the perfect way to get outdoors while cooling off with some retail therapy! So, head out to your favorite neighborhood and make a day of shopping and dining on a dime.

Little 5 Points: My favorite stops include Junkman’s Daughter, Stefan’s Vintage Clothing (a must visit for vintage deals!) and of course, stop in for some zucchini chips at Vortex to refuel after all that shopping.

The Highlands: Mitzi & Romano has the best discount racks around at 30-60% off and you can cool off at Wired & Fired while making a pottery piece for you or a friend before grabbing lunch for around $10 at Yeah! Burger. Marietta Square: It may be OTP, but it’s definitely in-thefun with boutiques like Pendleton, whimsical gifts from Doodlebugz, trolley tours from the Historic Marietta Trolley Company and some of the best pizza for miles at Marietta Pizza Company. Buckhead: Don’t miss Brina Beads where you can make trendy jewelry at a fraction of the cost, pair it with a new outfit from Range Boutique or Poppy’s of Atlanta and then head over to Souper Jenny for a lunch combo under $10. Jessica Dauler For more info go to For more info on Jessica, visit

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White Clam Pizza

Ingredients: Use GF Cornmeal Pizza Crust Two 8-ounce cans chopped littleneck clams 2 cloves of garlic, chopped fine 1 cup sweet basil thinly sliced

Method: Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare GF Cornmeal Pizza Crust and cover with clams, garlic, basil and olive oil. Bake for 15-18 minutes.

GF Cornmeal Pizza Crust Ingredients: 1 ¾ cups warm water 1 tablespoon GF yeast 2 eggs 1 teaspoon sea salt 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup GF garbanzo or fava bean flour

Method: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, combine water and yeast. Let stand for a few minutes. Add eggs, salt, and oil to mixture and blend briefly. Add flour and cornmeal to food processor and blend about a minute on medium speed until combined. Leave dough in bowl, split in half, then cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 20 minutes. Place dough on greased pizza pan and, using wet hands, spread out dough to cover the full pan. Bake without topping for seven to nine minutes. —Recipe courtesy of The Gluten-Free Edge

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Heat Things Up Imagine the decadency of fondue coupled with the spicy flavors of Latin America and you got the new Big Night Out menu at The Melting Pot in Midtown. For a limited time only this favorite fondue spot will have you cooking up a delicious multicourse feast of meats, accompanied by Queso Fundido, a fondue version of a classic Mexican dish, a refreshing shrimp ceviche salad and so much more. Details: 754 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA, (404) 123-4567,

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We Used to ‘Do It’ More In the beginning of a relationship, people often fall in love with the newness itself—you know, the sweaty palms, butterflies in the stomach, endless laughter, stories never heard before, the first kiss. The list goes on and on. When sex is introduced, it is often exciting, pleasurable and frequent; the attraction is powerful and the passion is undeniable. Unfortunately, sex has a tendency to slow down as a relationship evolves. “Priorities change after awhile—the relationship that was once the central focus begins to take a backseat to other priorities, including work, family, self-care and even friends,” says Gerald S. Drose, Ph.D., of Powers Ferry Psychological Associates. “The most common complaint I receive from patients is that everyday commitments and stresses leave them too tired for sex,” Durrett says. “Differing schedules, preferences, business travel, and physical changes can alter a person’s interest in sex. Both women and men can experience loss of desire related to aging, as well as side effects of medications or chronic medical conditions,” she adds. According to Sarah Ghayouri, MD, medical director at Atlanta Wellness and Aesthetics, “Sex improves a person’s quality of life, well-being and longevity. Some causes affecting a healthy sex life include hormonal imbalance or deficiency, feeling exhausted from the constant demands of children, bringing arguments and complaints to bed, allowing oneself to be consumed with work or other stresses, and taking each other for granted.”

Problems on Both Mars and Venus Contrary to popular belief, women are not the only ones who suffer from a low libido. One in five men has a low sex drive, and 30 percent of women claim to be more interested in sex than their partner. While sexual dysfunction in women is more prominent and publicized, men who experience a low sexual desire are inclined to keep quiet. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) affects 20 percent of women and 10 percent of men. Individuals who are diagnosed with this condition can function sexually, but have little-to-no desire for sexual activity. “Many men may have low testosterone, which is a relatively common condition that starts between ages 35 and 40,” Ghayouri says. Other contributing factors of HSDD in men include androgen insufficiency syndrome, low calculated free testosterone (CFT), hypothyroidism, elevated prolactin, obesity, and psychological issues like low self-esteem. While men may suffer from a low sex drive, HSDD is more prevalent in women. “There is a saying that men need sex to relax, but women need to relax to have sex. Over exhaustion from daily responsibilities is one of the biggest reasons women lose interest in sex,”

notes Durrett. Other causes of a depleted sexual desire in women include medical issues, side effects from medication(s), psychiatric troubles, low testosterone levels and raised prolactin levels.

Forget the Laundry—Let’s Turn Up the Heat Google the term ‘how to improve your sex life’ and you will be provided with hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of websites. Don’t allow this to overwhelm you. Putting passion back into your relationship does not have to be complicated. Listen to your body, communicate with your partner, be completely honest and, most importantly, work together. “Both men and women need to feel desired. Steer clear of comfort and head into more unfamiliar territory. Comfort, which we all seek at some point, actually interferes with a healthy sex life. Good sex should challenge us,” Drose comments. “When trying to put passion back into your love life, I encourage people to focus on the relationship. Relationships evolve over time, depending on changes in family environment, work, stress, physical conditions, etc. One couple may be empty nesters while another may have young children that take the focus away. I highly recommend spending more time together outside of the bedroom—dining out, finding new hobbies… anything that deepens the relationship and sets the stage for more intimacy,” says Durrett. It is common knowledge that women seek greater intimacy than men. Women’s sex drives are influenced by social and cultural factors. Sexual satisfaction is not as direct as their male counterparts: women often require an emotional connection, and they experience orgasms differently. “Women typically want and need more foreplay in order to achieve the level of arousal that men can in a much shorter time,” Durrett comments. “If sex has become routine, both parties may lose interest. Men and women often have different baseline needs for the frequency of desired intercourse, so sexual needs must be communicated in order to keep everyone content,” she adds.

There is nothing sexier than a confident man or woman, and the payoff is in the bedroom. According to Rachel Payne of House of Payne Personal Training, “Exercise definitely improves your sex life. In addition to improved endurance, more energy and a healthy libido, exercise boosts a person’s self-confidence—the key to keeping your sex life hot. There is nothing sexier than a confident man or woman, and the payoff is in the bedroom.” Make an effort to look your best; reserve a little time for the two of you; and flirt like you did in the early stages of your relationship. Payne firmly believes in the many benefits of exercise, including its ability to increase one’s stamina. “Everyone wants to feel an intimate connection with his or her partner. Women want time; men want attentiveness. Try to recreate what you did when you first dated, because when you date, you are always at your best.”

Foreplay, Positions and Toys, Oh My! Oftentimes, infrequent sex and lack of desire are not the result of exhaustion, hormonal imbalance, anger and resentment, or physical changes. Instead, couples merely find themselves bored in the bedroom. If your sex life is about as exciting as watching paint dry, it’s time to experiment. Without passion in the bedroom, your relationship is borderline ‘just friends.’ Bring sparks back into your love life with foreplay (and don’t be afraid to get creative). “Foreplay is very important for the sexual

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Lifestyle Changes Question: My husband just turned 60 and is pretty healthy except for high blood pressure and high cholesterol but he is very good about taking his medications. He is a little overweight but we eat a healthy diet with no red meat and lots of fruits and vegetables. The problem is that he is having a little problem in bed. He has prescriptions for Viagra and Cialis, but I’m worried about all the side effects I’ve heard about. Is there a natural way to fix his problem? Answer: Erectile dysfunction is a common but complex problem. The most common cause is decreased blood flow into the penis, but this physical problem can lower a man’s self-esteem and lead to emotional problems that further diminish sexual performance. Erectile dysfunction is not a normal sign of aging. It is a sign of clogged inflamed arteries that can be healed with lifestyle changes. To understand this you have to understand some basic male physiology. • When a man is aroused his brain signals the arteries in his penis to relax and allow blood to flow in. • As the arteries fill up they squeeze off the veins to keep the blood in and maintain the erection. • The stronger and faster blood flows in, the firmer the erection will be. • Anything that slows blood flow into the penis weakens the erection. • The arteries in the penis are smaller than the arteries that supply the heart so they show signs of clogging earlier. High blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and erectile dysfunction are actually all early warning sign of heart disease and stroke. In addition, the medications he takes to lower his blood pressure and cholesterol may decrease arousal and prevent arteries in the penis from opening to allow in flow of blood. Drugs like Viagra work by widening arteries to increase blood flow into the penis but your husband can do this without the side effects by simply changing to a plant-based diet. Eating fish is slightly better than chicken which is no better than red meat. The research evidence is abundant and clear, eating a plant based diet is the only way to permanently unclog your arteries. Along with unclogging your arteries you have to examine your relationship. Interestingly, less than 50% of prescriptions for drugs like Viagra are actually refilled each year because emotional issues such as long-standing unresolved resentment and anger cannot be fixed by a pill or unclogging your arteries. —Jennifer Rooke, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACOEM is the Medical Director of Atlanta Lifestyle Medicine. She is a board certified Preventive Medicine Specialist.


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satisfaction of women, as it helps to raise oxytocin,” says Ghayouri. “Oxytocin plays an important role in orgasm, which in turn helps with passion and the couple’s overall bond.” As long as the sexual act has been communicated and agreed upon, nothing should be off limits in the bedroom (or kitchen, or dryer, or car). With sex toys, you will find a whole new world you never knew existed. While they may not be your personal preference, be willing to at least try them out. (Who knows, you may actually enjoy them!) Don’t be timid—ask the sales associate for a few of the store’s hottest items and why they are popular. Couples often use sex toys or watch pornography together to reach a higher climax that could not otherwise be achieved. “Again, this is where communication is key. Both partners must be comfortable with trying new things; otherwise, one partner may feel intimidated or uncomfortable with too much variety. The goal is to find what works and is fun for both of you,” Durrett says. Finally, if the ‘missionary’ position has become the norm, consider trying new positions. If you’re simply stumped for ideas, check out 101 Sex Positions: Steamy New Positions from Mild to Wild by Samm Taylor. This book reveals various ways to spice up your sex life, from straightforward to downright adventurous. Changing your love-making routine is a surefire way to turn up the heat in your relationship.

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It’s important to conduct a ‘quality check’ on your sex life every so often, because a sexstarved relationship is in grave danger of falling apart. The good news is you and your partner can enjoy incredible, mind-blowing sex at any age. “[Sigmund] Freud referred to the drive to have sex as the life force, or libido. He believed it was a basic instinct that, when suppressed, caused depression and other maladies,” Drose says. “While I'm not a Freudian, I am convinced that he is right about this. Stated more positively, sex invigorates our lives and everything we do, and certainly helps sustain our relationships.”

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U Beautiful surroundings U Fantastic food U More independence U Higher quality of life U Comfort and security U Laughter and fun

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Fab Factor: Kim is the inspirational co-founder, executive director, and language arts teacher at the nonprofit Ron Clark Academy. Over 10,000 educators have visited RCA to receive training and watch Kim and her staff teach. –Nominated by a volunteer What inspires you? I have managed to surround myself with the world’s greatest faculty and staff. Their passion, creativity, and dedication is unparalleled, and they inspire me to do more, be more, and give more. I am also inspired by my husband, daughter, and students; they teach me more about what is truly important in life. Your best piece of advice? Cherish your family, your loved ones, and your faith. Take time to nourish the mind, the heart, the body, and the soul-- no matter how busy life gets. Lift up others. When facing life’s challenges, I have found that the greatest way to heal is to focus my energies on helping other people-- it gives my life purpose. Favorite workout: I just discovered P90X. I do it with a group of my students four days a week. Name something on your Bucket List: I completed number one on the list on my 45th birthday-- I went skydiving. What makes you laugh: I laugh a lot at myself—I don’t take myself too seriously!


Fab Factor: As the Executive Director of Bert’s Big Adventure, a wife and mother, Stacey is an all around busy lady. But she manages to keep herself fabulous every day. Throughout the years, Stacey has spearheaded the development and growth of Bert's Big Adventure through several new programs and is truly an amazing, giving person. – Nominated by a friend What inspires you? My sons and the Bert’s Big Adventure families. Your best piece of advice? The best advice I can give is to try and live in the moment. Life goes by so fast and we miss so much because we are always so worried about the next thing that we miss the moment we are living right now. Favorite Movie: True Romance. Name Something on your Bucket List: Dance in a music video. What makes you laugh: The Bert Show.




Photo courtesy of Rustic White Photography Age: 44 Fab Factor: She embodies a healthy lifestyle by taking care of herself and others. As Medical Director of Child Wellness at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Dr. Walsh leads the hospital’s efforts in preventing and treating childhood obesity. – Nominated by a co-worker What inspires you? I am inspired by so many things and people, but the one thing that inspires me most consistently is children. Kids see the world with a positive outlook, value genuineness and appreciate falling into fits of giggles. It’s probably why I’m a pediatrician at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Your best piece of advice? If you are trying to improve your life, be true to yourself and do something you love. I’m very lucky to be in a profession with a huge purpose I truly love. I encourage my patients to do something they want to do and find an activity that they like when trying to develop a physical activity plan or habit change. Favorite workout: Triathlon training. Name something on your Bucket List: Going to the Grand Canyon with my family. Who do you admire: My father.

PAMELA ATKINS Age: 44 years young and counting.

Fab Factor: Pamela is in great shape physically and mentally. In 2010, she summited Kala Patthar and trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp. She is a wonderful single mother to her son, TJ. By profession, she is an attorney advocating on behalf of persons with disabilities. –Nominated by a friend What inspires you? Nature, beauty, masters of the written word, travel, new born babies, a mother’s love, children, life’s simple gifts, and my son. Your best piece of advice? Think about what you really want for your life (your best self ) and then ask the question Are my actions consistent with my desired path? On any road, true kindness, honesty and love never fail! Despite difficult challenges or tragedies, “write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” (R.W. Emerson) Name something on your Bucket List: a year of living abroad engaged in cross cultural volunteerism. Who do you admire: I admire aspects/characteristics of different people such as the resiliency and fortitude of my disabled clients. I have great admiration for people who have achieved success and taken a place in our society as true philanthropists. What famous historical person would you want to meet: Thomas Jefferson or Leonardo da Vinci.


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CAROLINE KING Age: I just celebrated my 44th birthday. I love being in my forties!

Fab Factor: Caroline is a mother, her family is her number one priority. She is also an entrepreneur, and one of the founding members of the non-profit Chastain Park Athletic Club. She is also a passionate servant leader and loves helping others to be successful. – Nominated by a friend What inspires you? I get inspiration from a lot of sources but an important one is the people I surround myself with. My husband- he is incredibly passionate about serving others. My mom- she is an amazing woman who has taught me that we have more strength within us than we know. My friends- I have been blessed with incredible friends who see the best in others and genuinely strive to make a difference in other people’s lives every day. Your best piece of advice? Find a mentor for the areas in your life where you strive to be your “best self.” For me, those areas are my faith, my family (at this point, primarily raising three teenagers gracefully), and business. Favorite movie: The Blind Side - I love how everyone grows into a better person. Photo courtesy of Sawyer Photography Name something on your Bucket List: Travel - there are too many places to name. What makes you laugh: My kids - they are awesome!


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Age: 48 Fab Factor: She is the owner of Vintage and Vogue - a Second Chance Boutique in two locations. She turns clothes into cash and gives back to the consigner’s charity of choice - she now has 17 charities. She also offers internships to youths with troubled and challenged pasts. A different way of fundraising. –Nominated by a friend What inspires you? People who try to make a difference by living generously with their heart, soul and mind. Your best piece of advice? Know God. Favorite book: A Man’s Search for Meaning. Name something on your Bucket List: Hike in Nepal. What makes you laugh: A lot of things! I love to laugh and giggle when I can.


Age: I am 58 years young. Fab Factor: My purpose is to educate and adjust as many families as possible toward optimal health through natural chiropractic care, whole food nutrition and active physical exercise rehabilitation. What inspires you? My passion is for my family and for delivering the best chiropractic health care to my patients. Your best piece of advice? When you become one with your innate intelligence you become dynamic and that is essential to being the best that you can be. Favorite book: The Road to Success Begins In The Heart. Favorite workout: Fast Twitch with Roman at The Forum Lenox. Who do you admire: Those that pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and come out swinging for more.



Fab Factor: She is perhaps best known for opening up the all adult dance studio, dance 101. She has helped strengthen the dance community in Atlanta and helped bring dance back into the lives of those who held it so dear in their childhood. She’s amazing because of her sacrifices (to others before herself ), determination (to succeed), passion (to dance) and her killer homemade chicken noodle soup! – Nominated by her daughter What inspires you? I am inspired by people who face life’s challenges with love and empathy. Your best piece of advice? My best advice for anyone wanting to improve their life in all respects is to dance! Name something on your Bucket List: 10 days at the Hotel Nui in Bora Bora. What famous historical person would you want to meet: The Mata Hari. What makes you laugh: My daughter’s quick wit!



Fab Factor: Through training, coaching, boot camps, and wellness seminars, Brian helps others to achieve their fitness goals. He founded AMPUCAMP, a non-profit that provides support and resources to anyone personally affected by or caring for someone with limb loss. – Nominated by his wife What inspires you? I’m inspired by a myriad of things, which include people, music, motivational messages, underdog victories, and anyone who chooses commitment over compromise when it comes to really making a difference! At the top of my list isn’t ‘what’, but ‘who’ inspires me to be a great husband and father – my wife Julie, and my child, my hero, Brennan. Your best piece of advice? That’s easy, “Find your strength and make it freaky!” In simple terms, focus on (and be grateful for) what you have and forget about what you don’t! Favorite workout: Arms and calves / jumping on the trampoline with my son! Name something on your Bucket List: Learn to play electric guitar. Who do you admire: Anyone who’s ‘taken it on the chin’ somehow through accident, illness or circumstance and absolutely refuses to stay down, accept defeat, whine and complain but rather converts the energy or experience into something for a greater good.


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Age: I turn 43 on June 20. Fab Factor: He is a professional speaker, entrepreneur and musician. Based in Atlanta, he has been teaching and inspiring people all over the country to grow personally and professionally for over 17 years. Doug recently completed the Tough Mudder run in Georgia. – Nominated by a friend What inspires you? Helping people grow personally beyond where they thought was possible; singing and playing my banjo. Your best piece of advice? Create an inspiring, definite future for yourself- one that will give you meaning, purpose and passion right now. Then get to work and don’t expect it to be easy or fun. It is the often tedious, mundane, monotonous act of consistent discipline that significant breakthroughs occur. Favorite workout: Workouts with my trainer, Day Adeogba. Favorite weekend getaway: Really looking forward to Tough Mudder Northern California September of this year! Who do you admire: Johnny Cash and Donald E. Grady, Sr. BEST SELF ATLANTA

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Age: 46 Fab Factor: Above being beautiful on the outside, she also has a beautiful heart. She is loyal, giving and truly a lifelong friend! She also volunteers with many charity organizations. - Nominated by a friend What inspires you? For inspiration I need only look towards my husband, family and friends. My parents always made great efforts to instill good values and a strong work ethic in me. One of my dad’s favorite quotes is, ‘winners never quit and quitters never win.’ It is a favorite of mine as well and good words to live by. Also anyone going through cancer is an inspiration to me. Your best piece of advice? Definitely share with those less fortunate than you. It gives you a feeling that is indescribable. Give back however you can and hope that your efforts make a difference. Even if nobody knows what you are doing, you know down inside that you have given your all. Take care of yourself. You can’t be good for others if you aren’t good to yourself. And last but not least, set goals and work towards achieving them. What makes you laugh: My husband Gary. Name something on your Bucket List: Shark diving. Favorite fictional character: Why, Ms. Scarlett O’Hara of course.


Fab Factor: She is a corporate attorney with Chamberlain Hrdlicka. She has been a champion dressage competitor and is now a champion amateur ballroom dancer. – Nominated by a friend What inspires you? Unconditional love. Your best piece of advice? Take responsibility for everything you do. No blaming! Never settle for mediocre - shine! Avoid drama. Decide what’s important to you and follow your heart, and in that process, forgive yourself. Be keenly aware and grateful of the fortunes that you have been given and let the joy and sheer delight of knowing that you are here for yet another day inspire you. And most importantly, surround yourself with smart, compassionate people, who are talented in ways that you are not, and who are not afraid to constantly remind you of all of the above, so that you can keep working on it. Favorite workout: Until recently I thought it was galloping through the finish line of a cross country course at a horse show on my horse Taz, but now that I started ballroom dancing I find that waltzing on the competition floor is just as Photo courtesy of Stephen Marino exciting. What makes you laugh: When others laugh - so infectious to see joy! Who do you admire: My husband. The kindest, smartest and most patient person I know who makes me want to be a better person every day!


Fab Factor: She’s a personnel administrator, clinical research coordinator, artist, photographer, wife, mother, nana, and friend. Barb’s co-workers and friends know they can count on her. For the past eight years she has been her company’s team captain for the Susan Komen Race for the Cure. – Nominated by a friend What inspires you? I inspire myself and I’m self motivated. When I see something unique or interesting I’m inspired to paint. When I see something beautiful, I’m inspired to take a photo. When I hear a conversation about a relationship, good or bad, I’m inspired to write poetry. When I see or hear of a person in need, I’m inspired to help. I’m inspired by the thought of a positive outcome. Your best piece of advice? People need to learn to believe in themselves. They need to take a chance - It’s 50/50 if they do take a chance and if they don’t, it’s 0%. It seems obvious to me now, but I wish I would have taken my own advice earlier in life. Favorite weekend getaway: Going to the mountains and staying in a cozy cabin, with a hot tub, of course. Nature is soothing to my soul. Name something on your Bucket List: Snorkeling and experiencing the breathtaking beauty of Australia’s most remarkable natural gift, the Great Barrier Reef. Who do you admire: I admire my friends; Friends who have made my life easier, more enjoyable and love me, for being me.


Age: 45 Fab Factor: Amy is the Chastain Horse Park President and Founder, and has a strong dedication to serving the Atlanta community. – Nominated by a co-worker What inspires you? New ideas and inventions, old traditions passed down for years, and personal touches such as handwritten notes. Your best piece of advice? Find the silver lining in each situation - and in each person (especially those you work and/or live with). That’s an ongoing daily effort which will take your focus away from the negative which sometimes tends to be easier to see. What famous historical person would you want to meet: Jesus. What makes you laugh: The bright side of every situation, someone’s true wit, and my own follies. Who do you admire: The people I know who possess genuine character, morals, and a true sense of what is valuable.

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Age: 55 Fab Factor: She is an extraordinary mom, friend and community volunteer. She eats healthy and is committed to fitness. In addition to taking care of herself, and her two sons, she spends countless hours serving as President of the Athletic Association at Wheeler High School and working with the SCAN Foundation. –Nominated by a friend What inspires you? I am inspired by seeing, feeling and knowing that I am making a difference; having an impact as a mother, daughter, sister, friend, colleague, school parent, employee, community volunteer. This means giving my all, doing my best, being my best in all aspects of my life. Your best piece of advice? You must begin with a solid ‘personal’ foundation, starting with a strong body, mind and spirit. Do whatever it takes to get in shape and stay in shape; to feel good physically; to be physically fit. Feeling good physically is a pre-requisite to nurturing a healthy mind and to be able to truly connect with one’s spirit. Favorite weekend getaway: California Coast Bed & Breakfast with an ocean view! Actually, any Bed & Breakfast, anywhere. Name something on your Bucket List: Italy Who do you admire: My mom and dad and my friend Allison.


Age: 51 Fab Factor: She is a wonderful role model and the best mother and friend ever. She lives a healthy lifestyle and encourages others to do the same. – Nominated by her daughter What inspires you? My inspiration for living a healthy lifestyle is biblically based. My body is my temple and I feel that I need to take care of it as such. It’s a reflection of my walk with my Lord. It’s difficult at times, but when I remember why I need to take care of myself, it’s not so difficult. Your best piece of advice? To improve your life in all aspects starts with a deep rooted faith and a meaningful desire to achieve peace at all times and at all costs. I believe that there is always something positive that you can take away from any situation in life. Favorite movie: Braveheart - can’t get any more romantic than that! Favorite workout: Tennis, tennis and more tennis.


Fab Factor: She’s a business owner, wife, mother and grandmother and balances it all with grace. She chooses a healthy lifestyle as a vegetarian and regular exercise. – Nominated by a friend What inspires you? I am so inspired when I talk to individuals who have been through great difficulties in life yet they remain positive and giving. Your best piece of advice? Other than the obvious (nutrition and exercise) I think one of the greatest benefits you can give yourself is to learn to be content in life. Happiness is a great anti-aging element. Learn to embrace and enjoy every phase of your life. Favorite book: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. (It really makes you think). What makes you laugh: Anyone or anything with a “quirky” sense of humor. Let’s put it this way, I love Far Side humor and British movies! Favorite weekend getaway: I guess I go for extremes—it’s a toss up between the sun and sand at Hilton Head or hiking the mountains around Asheville, NC.


Fab Factor: Among his many accomplishments, Murphy runs two successful salons and spas in the Atlanta area. He also conducts tremendous fundraising efforts each year and puts tens of thousands of dollars back into his community for important, child-centric programs. A family man through and through, he enjoys vacationing with his wife and two children and coaching his son’s football team. – Nominated by a friend What inspires you? My children. Your best piece of advice? Stay positive and use negative to inspire successful thinking. Always believe in yourself. Favorite book: Body Confidence by Mark McDonald. Favorite weekend getaway: Fort Lauderdale, Florida. What makes you laugh: I find humor and inspiration everyday through my work, my staff and my family. Photo courtesy of Willian David Salon

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Fab Factor: Billy is the Senior Vice President and Chief Animal Officer at Georgia Aquarium. His most recent achievement is helping create and manage the Aquarium’s largest expansion since opening, a $110 million dolphin gallery and show. He has traveled around the world helping conduct conservation and research projects in the field and transport animals to the Aquarium. – Nominated by a co-worker What inspires you? My wife. She is arguably the best motivation in my life to be a good person, partner, and father. I also find inspiration from the animals I am so fortunate to work with; Mother Nature gets me every time! Your best piece of advice? Start anywhere, any day. One small step becomes a journey if you keep taking the small steps consistently. Name something on your Bucket List: Climb Everest. What makes you laugh: Almost everything, but most certainly my children. Who do you admire: My father. BEST SELF ATLANTA

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Fab Factor: There are five primary characteristics that Bobbi brings that not only define her outstanding qualifications, but also describe her extraordinary abilities. These are personal commitment and integrity; embracing challenge; professional experience and expertise; passion and energy for the work; and leading in the community! - Nominated by a friend What inspires you? Observing acts of human kindness, especially when extended to strangers and when nothing in return is asked or expected. Your best piece of advice? Be intentional about spending time with friends and developing authentic and meaningful friendships. Also, maintain a positive outlook and attitude. It is not about what happens to you, but how you respond to what happens to you that matters. Favorite weekend getaway: The Georgia mountains, although I prefer the Montana mountains but that is way more than a weekend. Favorite book: Lonesome Dove. What makes you laugh: My husband’s corny jokes.


Age: 48 Fab Factor: Mother, marketer, philanthropist, advocate for children with disabilities, author and athlete. What inspires you? My daughters inspire me every day with the way they approach the world, love so openly, learn so quickly and face different types of challenges with surprising maturity and determination. I’m also inspired daily by all the parents of children with disabilities I come in contact with through my foundation “Reaching for the Stars.” Your best piece of advice? The best advice I could give someone is to live life fearlessly and without regret as much as possible. Don’t be afraid to fail or try something new. Develop a love of learning. If you have children, love them unconditionally. Be authentic. Teach them the Golden Rule. Unconditional love is the greatest gift of all you can give them. Favorite book: To Kill A Mockingbird. Name something on your Bucket List: Visit Bhutan. What famous historical person would you want to meet: Cleopatra.

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Age: 45 Fab Factor: Dr. Pruni takes excellent care of his patients, his personal training clients and his family. At the gym he is always willing to help anyone with questions and is always encouraging to those who want to better themselves. – Nominated by a friend What inspires you? I can say with certainty my inspiration comes from the role I play in helping others achieve their goals. As a rehab sports chiropractor I have treated athletes from all over the world and not only helped them but learned from them. Your best piece of advice? The best most simplistic advice I can give to anyone I walk with on their path to better health is don’t beat yourself up over perfectionism but strive for excellence in everything you do. Striving for excellence will bring fulfillment knowing that you have accomplished your goal to the best of your ability. Favorite workout: Plyometric body weight and military style obstacle course workout with walls and cargo nets and rope climbs. What makes you laugh: My two year old daughter. Who do you admire: I admire people who try and make the lives of others better selflessly and Albert Einstein.


Age: I’ll be 48 on August 18. Fab Factor: Her big heart and never-ending compassion has shaped who she is today and how she treats the people around her. Professionally, she takes dentistry to a new level with her patients, using a dose of empathy and perfects her craft with an artist’s delicate touch. She is also a wife and mother of three active kids. – Nominated by a co-worker What inspires you? The miracles, hope and grace of God. Your best piece of advice? Always follow your passion. Get your priorities right. Your spiritual life has to be number one; your family is number two; and your work number three. Once you have health and balance, your life will be positive, rewarding, productive and fun! Name something on your Bucket List: The Kentucky Derby. What makes you laugh: My family, we are a reality show. Who do you admire: Women who do it all. Photo courtesy of Parish Kohanim


Fab Factor: She is president-elect of the Junior League of Atlanta and a fabulous, fun-loving woman who has made a significant impact in our community helping take care of others. –Nominated by a friend What inspires you? I’m inspired by people who make other people’s lives better in any way. And by my kids--watching them in their activities makes me know the choices I’ve made make a difference to them. Your best piece of advice? On improving life: simplify, simplify---you cannot do everything, trust me, I’ve tried. Focus on one thing you want to improve at a time and you will achieve it. Then you can move onto the next. Favorite workout: A long tennis match. Favorite weekend getaway: Rosemary Beach (well a long weekend) Who do you admire: I admire anyone who sticks her neck out for the benefit of others.

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Fab Factor: Not only does Beth take great care of herself, with a career focused in medical marketing, she also takes great care of her Atlanta community as well. – Nominated by a co-worker What inspires you? Witnessing growth inspires me. Whether it’s personal growth from challenging myself to try and learn new things, or watching others grow using professional advice I’ve given them to help improve their businesses, it makes me all the more passionate about what I do. Your best piece of advice? Try your best to have a good attitude (it makes people more likely to want to help you and also makes challenges easier to deal with); improve your intelligence by continuing to regularly read and actually listening to what people share with you; show initiative and go after what you want, but don’t lose sight of your ethics in doing so. Favorite book: I would have to say Atlas Shrugged, because it scares me while at the same time reminding me how much I appreciate our freedoms. Favorite weekend getaway: Lake Hartwell. What makes you laugh: My husband’s amazing sense of humor.


Fab Factor: When I asked Gail what she would like to be remembered for, she replied, ‘Being the best single mom I could be.’ Besides juggling a business and eating healthy and staying fit, her two kids are a testament to the type of role model she is. – Nominated by a friend What inspires you? Inspiration to me seems to be constant and constantly changing. It can be watching a random act of kindness, laughing at an adorable video of animals, spending time talking with a best friend, eating cake or watching how “grown-up” my kids can be now that they’re in their 20s. Your best piece of advice? Chill out! The stress level of the normal person these days is crazy, and oftentimes it seems to be over the smallest things or things they simply cannot control. Save the stress for the big things. When life’s hiccups occur, take a deep breath, drink a glass of wine, and chill out! Favorite movie: Thelma & Louise. Gotta love those crazy, strong women. What makes you laugh: Too much wine. Then, everything is funny. Who do you admire: Believe it or not, my ex-husband.


Fab Factor: Jeff truly cares for other people in his efforts to raise funds for – Nominated by a co-worker What inspires you? I’m inspired by people who recognize the needs of others in our community and step up to the plate to assist in any way they can. If we don’t help those who need a hand, who will? Your best piece of advice? Recognize that every single day presents another opportunity to start a new and exciting chapter in the autobiography of our lives. That said, don’t expect to fit everything into one chapter in a single day – that’s not how great books are written. Favorite book: Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris. Name something on your Bucket List: Skydiving. Who do you admire: Anyone that sets their sites on something seemingly impossible and goes for it. Whether or not they succeed is beside the point.

JON ROSS Age: 42

Fab Factor: Jon left the corporate world to follow his dream of working in the endurance industry. He has been a motivational speaker and continues to deliver his message of motivation, determination, and the mindset that age is just a number. – Nominated by a friend What inspires you? Much of my inspiration comes from the possibility of one day having earned the responsibility of being in a position to inspire others. Your best piece of advice? Set goals for yourself that are attainable, but approach achieving them with the mindset that they are always just beyond your reach. Favorite workout: Running long miles on the trails Name something on your Bucket List: To ‘buckle’ at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run in California with a sub 24-hour finish. Who do you admire: My parents, of course, and anyone who has ‘been there, done that’ when it comes to personal goals that I hope to accomplish.


Age: 45 Fab Factor: She’s an amazing woman, a wonderful mother, and a great role model. She loves to run marathons and tries to eat healthy and exercises as much as her schedule allows. She always reminds us how important living a healthy lifestyle is. –Nominated by her daughter What inspires you? My life! I always wanted to be a mom, (check). I always wanted to have a lot of children, (check times five). My children and I live in town in our “love shack” that we are truly blessed to have. We are surrounded by amazing people who are beautiful inside and out. Above all else, my faith. Favorite book: 4:8 Principle by Tommy Newberry. Favorite weekend getaway: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Name something on your bucket list: Ride the Leadville 100 before I’m 50.


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Age: 59 Fab Factor: Fit, fun and all around fantastic is how I would describe my friend and mentor, Karen. Not only does she take good care of herself, but she has been an active volunteer her whole life. –Nominated by a friend What inspires you? As co-president of the Alpharetta Junior Woman’s Club, I am inspired by the enthusiasm and joy I see in our younger members when they perform service for others. Your best piece of advice? I believe that if one wants to improve their life, they must first take care of themselves - both mentally and physically. Try to reduce stress, which is always a challenge. Make time to exercise - and it is crucial to find an exercise you enjoy. If you don’t enjoy it, you won’t make it a part of your routine. Lastly, I believe you must make time to serve others less fortunate. Favorite weekend getaway: Watching baseball (Braves, preferably) or college football (Go Dawgs!) Name something on your bucket list: To travel to the Netherlands to do genealogical research on my mother’s ancestors (she was a Holocaust survivor). What makes you laugh: My two sons - Josh and Travis.


Age: 42 Fab Factor: She is a beautiful woman, inside and out. She is also an exceptional registered nurse. She always makes sure her patients have the utmost quality of care. She is very dedicated to her job and her family. –Nominated by her daughter What inspires you? I enjoy helping people and seeing a cosmetic patient feel beautiful when their procedure is completed and how it makes a huge difference in their lives. Every day I drive over 200 miles a day so that I can run Plastikos Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Plastikos Surgery Center, Millennium Healthcare, Avatar Industries and a few smaller companies. I also am inspired by my wonderful family who I love to come home to every night. Your best piece of advice? Don’t let anything hold you back and shoot for your dreams. No matter what position you’re in it is never too late to accomplish your goals. Favorite workout: Taking my two dachshunds for a long walk with my husband. Name something on your Bucket List: Scuba diving in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. What famous historical person would you want to meet: Princess Diana.

LADELL HILL Age: 46 (in June)

Fab Factor: He is the founder of Taste of Earth and has an extensive background of more than 20 years spent as an herbalist, wellness consultant, fitness trainer and speaker. Hill grew up learning about natural health practices from his grandfather. –Nominated by a friend What inspires you? My grandfather is my biggest inspiration. He lived a strong and healthy life until the age of 98, and I am lucky to say that he passed his knowledge of herbs and plants on to me. He always turned to herbal remedies to maintain his health and heal his body. He helped others too and was basically a medicine man. Your best piece of advice? You are what you eat! When judging how you feel on a daily basis, you will find that you will truly feel better, healthier and stronger if what you consume comes from the earth - fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts. Favorite workout: Mountain biking. Name something on your Bucket List: To study with an ethnobotanist. Who do you admire: My friend Dr. Sanjay Gupta.


Fab Factor: Over the last two years, Susan has helped create crosswalks, get crossing guards hired and get the state of Georgia to modify the stop lights to help make the walk to school easier. She also helped create a Nutritious and Wellness committee at school and has contributed to the overall health and welfare of our community. –Nominated by a friend What inspires you? People working together to get things done. Over the past several years, I have realized the power of community activism. Your best piece of advice? Do what you love. I’ve seen too many people struggle with the notion of success and end up living “successful” lives as defined by society, but they are really miserable. I think that each person defines success. Don’t worry about what other people think or say; if you are doing what you are truly passionate about you will make a difference. You need to set aside time to take care of yourself. If you don’t feel good about yourself, you won’t be a good role model for your children. Favorite weekend getaway: North Georgia camping trip (Vogel State Park). Name something on your Bucket List: Write a book. What makes you laugh: My daughters being silly.


Age: 42 Fab Factor: Her strong, unyielding faith has carried her through several personal hardships. She is currently studying to be a nurse and she is one of those people, even after only a brief encounter, you leave feeling good and with a smile on your face. –Nominated by a friend What inspires you? Having faith and determination. Your best piece of advice? Take nothing for granted, be a blessing to someone else - and live, laugh & love! Favorite book: The Bible. What famous historical person you would want to meet: Malcolm X because when he went to Mecca, he saw that Muslims were people of all races living together in peace; hence, he then became an advocate for world brotherhood. Favorite workout: Power walking outdoors so I can relieve stress and take in some of natures sights.

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Fab Factor: He’s “young at heart;” absolutely, he’s hip; no doubt he’s current to the minute, but what makes him glow is that every morning, he wakes up and looks at the world and sees possibility – he’s a walking ball of yes! – Nominated by a friend What inspires you? My inspiration comes from the friends and extended family I have surrounded myself with, and of course that dynamo Mitchell Anderson! Your best piece of advice? Stay true to your goals, don’t let people talk you out of any ideas you may have. I wouldn’t have gotten this far if I listened to the advice some “experts” have told me. Favorite weekend getaway: My lake house and jet skiing on Lake Hartwell. Name something on your Bucket List: To live in Sorrento, Italy for at least five years. Who do you admire: My parents.


Age: 48 Fab Factor: She’s a brilliant attorney; she’s a devoted wife and mother; she volunteers in the community; she’s passionate about life and making the most out of each and every day. –Nominated by a friend What inspires you? The strength of the human spirit and the ability to transcend adversity. I witness this human spirit as I learn of those who look in the face of death, illness and poverty and who push forward to achieve their dreams. I am inspired by laughter; my own, my children’s. Your best piece of advice? I believe any movement toward improvement begins with a positive attitude. Being positive and making thoughtful decisions has always led to improvement in all aspects of my life. It is also important to make things happen. We all need to live in the moment and make those moments count. We also need to be mindful that our children are watching us and being proactive sets a great example for them to follow. Favorite workout: Running with my buddies in the morning that have different political views. Don’t know what is racing faster our hearts or our mouths. Name something on your Bucket List: Spend a year in South America or Central America. Who do you admire: My grandmother.


Age: 43 Fab Factor: The CFO & co-owner of House of Payne Personal Training, Steve not only looks fabulous but he helps others be their best! From working with special needs clients to ordinary people of all ages looking to improve their health or lose weight, Steve reflects that his reward is in their results. –Nominated by his wife What inspires you? Helping people reach goals beyond what they ever thought they could. Your best piece of advice? Invest in others, the feeling you get from that is your greatest reward. Favorite book: Guinness Book of World Records Name something on your Bucket List: Go to Kansas to eat the best BBQ Who do you admire: My dad. Contest winners named but not pictured here: are Andrea El Fatin and Chuck & Beverly Williams

Publisher’s Pick Our Over 40 and Fabulous winners were chosen by nominations received via email and through our website. One day I received a call and was asked if I would receive a nomination over the phone. I let the person on the other end know that I really needed to have the nomination in writing. That is when I learned that Nina Fishman did not "do computers" but wanted to nominate herself and husband, Herman for the Over 40 and Fabulous contest. Shortly thereafter, I received their photo and nomination in the mail. The act of using regular mail to send in the nomination was simple and refreshing at the same time – in this electronic world, the hand written nomination stood out. Nina and Herman have been married for 60 years, raised three children who significantly contribute to their community, and have seven grandchildren, in school or working toward their education. They have been honored over the years for their community endeavors. For their obvious ability to focus on what is truly important, I have named them as my Publisher's Pick for the 2011 Over 40 and Fabulous contest. —Sherri Adair, Publisher


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“Can I just have a mini-lift or do I need a full facelift?” Facelift techniques have been around for many years. Throughout this time, the evolution of the procedure has been significant. Initially, it was not uncommon for the patient to be hospitalized and on strict bed rest for several days. Much of this was due to the fact that older techniques resulted in more bleeding and swelling. This required prolonged dressings and drains. Another downfall with early lifts was an incomplete correction of the aging or sagging of the skin–as only the skin, and not the underlying muscles and ligaments, were treated. The two major advances in face-lifting were understanding of the role of the ligamentous layer (termed the SMAS) to support a more substantial, longer lasting lift and controlling the bleeding with special instrumentation. For the traditionalists, these techniques were not readily embraced because treating the SMAS required more skill and time and newer instruments were not always welcomed. For those who embraced these advancements, we owe a great deal of credit for developing the most significant and lasting facelift, commonly termed the SMAS lift or deep plane facelift … what many of my patients refer to as a full facelift. Utilizing modern instrumentation and understanding the SMAS ligament has enabled specialists in facial plastic surgery to create the most significant amount of lifting with the longest lasting results while maintaining a very natural appearance. The procedure is more involved and therefore requires more healing time than a “mini-lift.” The usual “downtime” for the procedure is 10 to 14 days until the patient feels comfortable with their public appearance. This is primarily due to swelling. Bleeding is drastically reduced when the surgeon uses a laser-like scalpel. The patient has a very important role in the healing process and end result of their facelift. It is imperative that the patient refrains from taking any blood thinners, including alcohol, and discontinue the use of caffeine, nicotine and strenuous physical activity around the time of surgery to avoid causing more swelling and bruising. The payoff is substantial for the compliant patient that elects this procedure as their results would be undoubtedly more rejuvenating and again, longer lasting. The level of activity enjoyed by today’s younger cosmetic patients has widely popularized less invasive procedures such as the mini-lift. The principles are similar. However, the amount of lifting and the longevity of the results are oftentimes much less than a true SMAS lift. The amount of loose tissue that is corrected is less, therefore the result is less bruising and swelling and a slightly shorter period of “downtime.” Patients feel comfortable with their public appearance in a few days to one week and need to take the same pre- and postoperative precautions as a SMAS facelift. The mini-lift can be done under a local anesthetic which is appealing to many patients but most elect for a general anesthetic. The key for choosing the right procedure for you is to understand the results that are achieved from both procedures and the amount of time you are willing to devote to your recovery. In summary, the

traditional SMAS lift is safe as long as the patient refrains from blood thinners, caffeine, nicotine and straining. The results are more significant and longer lasting. The patient requires a general anesthetic and approximately 10 to 14 days of healing time. The mini-lift is also safe with slightly less downtime (a few to several days), but may require a tuck up sooner than a SMAS facelift. The mini-lift can be performed under a local anesthetic with less cost. Knowing these factors will help the patient and the surgeon choose the right procedures for each individual’s needs.

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BUYING THE RIGHT HELMET Although helmets can cost between $13 and $50, they can save money by possibly preventing a visit to the emergency room. When shopping for a helmet, make sure it meets the following requirements: The helmet should be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Approved helmets meet stringent safety standards. The helmet should fit your adolescent’s head so that when the straps are snug, the helmet does not move around on the head. Some helmets are multi-sport, which can be used for in-line-skating, skateboarding, bicycling, or other wheel sports. Helmets that specifically are called “bicycle helmets” are designed only for that sport. Helmets come in many sizes and varieties, including many infant sizes.

PROPER HELMET WEAR Helmets come with sponge pads that adjust to fit the head. A properly-fitted helmet should meet the following requirements: • The helmet should fit snug, not moving on the head. • The front edge of the helmet should be two finger widths above the eyebrows. • Front and back straps of the helmet should form a V just below the ear. • Front straps should be vertical and the rear straps should be flat. • The chin strap should be snug when you open your mouth (one finger should fit between the chin and chin strap when the mouth is closed).

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How to Choose a Cosmetic Surgeon Q: What’s the first thing I should look for when searching for a QUALIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON? You need to find out if the surgeon is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is the only board certification in the cosmetic field recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. There are many other boards but often a doctor just needs to send them a check to get that certificate on their wall!! A qualified plastic surgeon must have at least 5 years of general surgery training and a minimum of 2 years of plastic surgery training. Many cosmetic surgeons have done no training in general or plastic surgery but the law allows them to practice in our specialty field. Look for the logo, if the surgeon you’re seeing doesn’t have it on his letterhead or business card, keep looking. IT’S A BUYER BEWARE SITUATION!!

Q: What should I ask the doctor regarding my surgery? First ask “am I a good candidate for this procedure?” What are the risks of complications with this procedure? Make sure the surgeon has a full physical history on you and what medications you’re taking. You should ask what your recovery will entail, as well as how would a post operative complication be handled. Make sure to tell your surgeon if you have any trips/vacations planned and if it is okay to travel while recovering. Also, ask to see before and after photos.

Q: Should I be concerned if the doctor wants to do the surgery in his/her office? You should be somewhat concerned. The surgeon should have privileges at the main hospital. If the surgeon has his/her own operating room in their office, it should be accredited by a nationally or state recognized accrediting agency, or is it state licensed or Medicare certified. If their operating room is not, then do not do the surgery with that doctor. Beware, there is something wrong if the surgeon does not have hospital privileges.

Q: How do you feel about traveling to foreign countries for the purpose of having plastic surgery done? A: I feel it is not a wise decision. First of all, how would you know if the surgeon is properly credentialed? You would probably have no way of knowing if the facility they use is properly credentialed or safe. I strongly suggest you have your procedure performed close to home.

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Dr. James W. Davis, Jr., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. James W. Davis, Jr. is board certified with The American Board of Plastic Surgeons since 1989. He is a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, and The Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Davis received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, and his medical degree from Tulane University. Dr. Davis was fully trained as a General Surgeon at the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill where he spent five years training. He was the Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor in 1982. Dr. Davis finished his plastic surgery training at the University of California, in San Francisco. He also was the recipient of the Gold Scalpal Award, an award given to one surgeon in the country once a year. Dr. James W. Davis, Jr. is the son of the late Dr. James W. Davis, Sr., a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon from Chattanooga, TN. Dr. James Davis, Sr. was one of the first Plastic Surgeons of our generation and had not only the first, but the largest training center in the country specializing in treating burns, cleft palates, facial deformities, all reconstruction, and all cosmetic surgeries. Dr. James W. Davis, Jr. was so inspired by his father’s surgical talents and his heartwarming outreach to under privileged children and young adults, that he went on to become a plastic surgeon as well. While finishing his surgical residencies, Dr. James Davis, Jr. went on many of these trips with his father. Within a two week time frame, they would perform as many corrective surgeries as they could. Changing the lives of many children and young adults, who struggled with facial deformities. The two doctors were featured on several television segments in the 1980’s, documentaries dedicated solely to the countless, and heart-warming surgical cases Dr. James Davis, Sr. and Dr. James Davis, Jr. were afforded to have. Dr. James W. Davis, Jr. is located in Atlanta Georgia near St. Joseph’s Hospital. Dr. Davis has been in private practice for over 21 years. Due to his impeccable training and education as well as the experiences he had with his father, Dr. James Davis, Sr., Dr. Davis is considered an expert in the Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery field by Jezebel Magazine, The Atlantan Magazine and Best Self Magazine. He specializes in all Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeries. His expert “eye” in his field also awards him tremendous success with not only surgeries, but all facial injections as well. Including Botox, Juviderm, Restalyn, Radiesse, Sculptra, Fat Injections as well as laser resurfacing.

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Woodstock, Ga—Metro Atlanta parents planning on sending a child to college in the next few years, but who aren’t quite sure how to pay for it can now rest a little easier. Jason Flurry, CFP® founder of the National Center For College Planning and Legacy partners Financial Group has been educating parents about what to do if they haven’t saved enough for college and retirement. ‘It’s really sad, but most parents we talk to have done really well financially, but never found the time to save for college, and now they’re facing a bill of $18,000-$50,000 a year. They don’t know who to turn to for help,’ he says. ‘Furthermore, most of the time, all they hear is to not even bother applying for any aid because they make too much money. However, most of the time, that is simply not true…even if they make a good six-figure income.’ Jason would know, because he’s worked with over 1000 families in the last 16 years ranging from single moms to corporate CEO’s, and he swears he can help anyone get through the process and save a bundle….no matter how good of a student they have or how much money they make. ‘Simply put, we show parents the truth that they aren’t hearing anywhere else about how the college process really works, and how they

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MUTTS & MORE FESTIVAL Humane Society of Forsyth County. Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, 30041. 8 am.

2011 WORLD GAMES A multi-sport event open to competitors of all ages and skill levels, including Hoop It Up basketball and Kick It soccer. World Children’s Center and School for Niger, Africa. Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, 30144. 8 am.

June 5 CAN DANCE FOR CANCER A dance event that features dance instruction, professional performances, a ballroom dance party with a DJ, live music, light hors d’oeuvres and more! The American Cancer Society and The Nancy Falco Fund. Defoor Center, 1710 Defoor Avenue NW, Atlanta, 30318. 3 am.

HARRIS JACOBS DREAM RUN Join us for the 18th annual Harris Jacobs Dream Run on Sunday, June 5. Run for fun! Support childrens scholarships for MJCCA sports programs. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, 30338. 7:45 am. FALL FOR YOUR TYPE AT TEN PIN ALLEY Lungevity Foundation. Ten Pin Alley, 261 19th St. NW, Atlanta, 30363. 6 pm. www.

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Thousands of youth and adult weekend warriors from across Metro Atlanta will head to Kennesaw State University on June 4th for the 2011 World Games, presented by Chick-fil-A. The World Games is a multi-sport event open to competitors of all ages and skill levels, held on the same day at the same location. Proceeds benefit two children’s charities: the World Children’s Center and Schools for Niger, Africa. Last year’s inaugural event raised more than $50,000. The World Games will grow from just two sports in 2010 to eight this June, and is expected to expand to 40 sports in the next five years. This year’s competitions include two national touring tournaments: Hoop It Up basketball and Kick It soccer. Winners receive trophies and free Chick-fil-A combo packs for a year ($285 value). Registration is now open and available at the event’s website:


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9TH ANNUAL BACK TO THE CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER RACE & FESTIVAL Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Garrard Landing Park, 8000 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Alpharetta, 30022. 9 am.

PLAY KICKBALL TO END ALZHEIMER’S The Alzheimer’s Association. Hammond Park, 705 Hammond Dr., Atlanta, 30328. 10 am. www.

June 13 CADILLAC GOLF CLASSIC TOURNAMENT The National Kidney Foundation Cadillac Golf Classic is the nation’s premier amateur golf event for charity. The National Kidney Foundation. The Golf Club of Georgia, 1 Golf Club Drive, Alpharetta, 30005. 9 am. ACYA ANNUA GOLF TOURNAMENT Atlanta Colt Youth Association. Berkley Hills Country Club, 2300 Pond Road, Duluth, 30096. 8am.

June 17 SOLDIERS IN STILETTOS W.E.A.L.T.H. College Park City Auditorium, 3631 Main St., Atlanta, 30337. 12 pm. www.entertainment.

June 18 DANCING STARS OF ATLANTA Fundraising event comprised of 10 local celebrity dancers paired with 10 professional dancers, all raising funds by gaining votes in a one night gala dance competition. Alzheimer’s Association. Loews Atlanta Hotel, 1065 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, 30309. 7 pm. www. POSSUM TROT 10K Chattahoochee Nature Center. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, 30075. 7 am. www.

Dancing Stars of Atlanta Saturday, June 18, 7 pm at Loews Atlanta Hotel, 1065 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta Some very philanthropic Atlantans will show their moves on the dance floor for one exciting evening to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. The event, “Dancing Stars of Atlanta” will take place on Saturday, June 18 at the Loews Hotel Atlanta. Mirroring the popular TV show Dancing with the Stars, this event pairs local Atlantans with professional dancers to raise money by gaining votes in a one-night gala dance competition. Celebrity Dancers are currently in training and will perform with professional dancers from the Daza Dance Academy, Allure Dance Atlanta, and Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta. The People’s Choice Award will be accepted by the dancer who raises the most individual dollars ($1.00 donated = 1 vote), while the Judge’s Choice Award will be given to the dancer with the highest score. Individuals can vote for your favorite dancer now and purchase tickets as well at http:// Tickets are $150 and a table of 10 is $2,000. For more information contact Jeanne Hastings by phone at 404.728.1181 or by email at

For ongoing volunteer opportunities, and more events, please visit

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Lace up your running shoes, grab the sunscreen, and join the SCAN Foundation (Skin Cancer Awareness Network) for the fifth annual “Save Our Skin” 5K Walk/Run. The event offers food, entertainment, and fun for all ages. Board certified dermatologists will be on hand to provide complimentary skin spot checks for all participants. All participants will receive a free T-shirt and will be eligible for prize drawings, trophies, and awards. According to the American Cancer Society, the number of skin cancer cases has been on the rise for the past few decades. Currently, there are more than 1 million skin cancers diagnosed each year in the United States; that’s more diagnoses than breast, lung and prostate cancer combined. But with early detection, the 5-year survival rate is 98 percent. For more information about SCAN, skin cancer, and the 5K Walk/Run, visit

June 19 REAL MEN COOK Various non-profit organizations. Atlanta Civic Center, 395 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, 30308.

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THE MELTING POT - FATHER’S DAY EVENT Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Various Melting Pot locations. Times vary.

DASH 4 DAD Mens Health & Wellness Center. Sandy Springs Home Depot/Costco, 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, 30346. 8 am.

Brunch: Saturday 11 am-3 pm Sunday 10:30 am-3 pm

June 25 SAVE OUR SKIN 5K Family and pet-friendly 5K that also offers skin spot checks pre and post-race. Postrace area will have beverages, snacks and great raffle prizes! Skin Cancer Awareness Network Foundation.Perimeter Place, 4500 Olde Perimeter Way, Atlanta, 30346. 8 am. 4TH ANNUAL HBCU 5K RUN/WALK Scholarship programs of HBCU. Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, 30315. 7:30 am.

GWINNETT COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT’S 5-ALARM 5K & FUN RUN Gwinnet County Fire Department. Town Center Park, 370 Buford Hwy. NW, Suwanee, 30024. 8:30 am.

ROCK-N-RIDE Grady Health System. Killer Creek Harley-Davidson, 11480 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell, 30076. 11 am.

June 27 BMA 2011 PUTTING CHILDREN FIRST CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC Benevolent Missions of Atlanta Inc. Standard Club, 6230 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek, 30097. 10 am.

July 2-July 3 PEACHTREE HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO Peachtree Road Race. AmericasMart, 230 Spring St. NW, Building 2, West Wing, Atlanta, 30303. Times vary by day.

July 16 ATLANTA BELTLINE SOUTHWEST 5K Atlanta BeltLine. Rose Circle Park, 917 Rose Circle SW, Atlanta, 30310. 7:30 am.

7TH ANNUAL PINK RIBBON WALK Sisters… By Choice, Inc. Piedmont Park, 400 Park Dr. NE, Atlanta, 30309. 8 am.

July 30 PEOPLE’S HEALTH DAY 5K Fearless Philanthrophy. Piedmont Park, 400 Park Dr. NE, Atlanta, 30309. 9 am.

For ongoing volunteer opportunities, and more events, please visit 4920 Roswell Road, Suite 55 • Altanta, GA 30342 404.705.8444 • www.


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Total Health Care ........................... 60

Parc Communities ....................34, 35



Marena Activewear ....................... 21 Vintage & Vogue ........................... 21

Body Awareness Studio ................. 50 Circus Arts Institute ........................ 50 Concourse Athletic Club .............. 67 OPT Wellness .................................. 56



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DENTISTRY MAKEUP ARTIST/IMAGE Atlanta Ink & Lash ......................... 58 Authentic Beauty ........................... 62

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MASSAGE THERAPY Tuscan Sun Massage and Wellness Center ..................... 56

VEIN REMOVAL Vein Center of Georgia ................. 50 VeinInnovations ............................... 9

Sawyer Photography ..................... 64

Harley Anti-Aging Institute ............. 42


SUPPLEMENT RETAILERS GNC ..........................................21, 29 Super Nutrition .............................. 62

House of Payne Personal Training............................ 62 OPT Wellness .................................. 56


LifeWorks School of Coaching ...... 61 Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry ..............10, 11 Dazzling Smiles .............................. 58 Dr. Dina J. Giesler, D.D.S., M.A.G.D. & Associates ........ 25 Kimball Bridge Dental Commons . 54 Mansell Family & Cosmetic Dentistry..................... 44

Venus Hypnotherapy, LLC.............. 65

Carter Barnes Hair Artisans ............. 7

DANCE Ballroom Dance Clubs .................. 17


LifeTest Atlanta ............................... 32

Bellatrix ........................................... 30 Good Measure Meals ................... 19 Her Health Matters......................... 48

WELLNESS CENTERS The Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine ..................... 28

WELLNESS NETWORK Kaiser Permanente ........................ 68

YOGA Mandala Yoga Studio ................... 54


DERMATOLOGY Aesthetic Specialty Centre ........... 55 Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, P.C. ................................ 52 Dermatology Center of Atlanta .... 28 Dr. James Davis, Jr.......................... 59 Gardner Dermatology..................... 5 John’s Creek Dermatology & Family Medicine......................... 17 North Atlanta Dermatology .......... 15

EQUINE THERAPY Flying Change ............................... 23

Dermatology Center of Atlanta .... 28 Gardner Dermatology..................... 5 Institut’ DERMed ............................. 27 JeJu Sauna ...................................... 4 LaserMed Skin & Vein Clinic.......... 48 Nirvana Med Spa .......................... 56 North Atlanta Dermatology .......... 15

ORTHOPAEDICS/ SPORTS MED. Northside Hospital Spine Center .. 15 Pinnacle Orthopaedics................. 30

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