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by Tara Hanover

Happy New Year! It’s 2018 and I seriously cannot believe it because I can vividly remember 1998… like it was yesterday. The hairstyle was “The Rachel”. We used a crimper instead of a flat iron, scrunches were right on trend, necklaces were in the form of a choker and jelly shoes were all the rage. Why am I flashing back? I am glad you asked. This past holiday season was a whirlwind in my household between the presents, the parties and the performances. My husband and I had to divide and conquer. He’d go in one direction and I’d go in the other. Then we’d meet back at home and give each other the play-by-play of what each of us had missed. My husband made a very interesting observation at one of these events where he had to fly solo. I honestly don’t think that he knew that he had made such a fashion forward observation in his post party wrap up, but I noticed it right away.

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Here’s the story: My husband walked in the door and was telling me how I would have loved the party because it was full of people I knew. He started naming all of the guests and telling me about fun conversations…then IT happened. The next thing he said was, “There was one woman that told me to tell you hello, but I can’t remember her name”. He kept assuring me that I absolutely knew her, and he kept saying how likable she was. So in my excitement to know who it was, I asked him to describe her physically. *Here comes the “check yourself moment”. He said, “She has brown hair and is attractive. I think she is probably our age, BUT HER HAIRSTYLE MAKES HER LOOK OLDER.” I then asked if her hair needed to be colored thinking she possibly had a random grey strand running through it. He quickly said no, “I told you it was brown. He then said this. “She probably has the same hairstyle she had 20 years ago and just thinks it still looks good”. He was not being rude or judgmental at all...he was, in his mind, simply stating a fact. I was mortified. She probably thought if it worked then, it works now. Why fix what is not broken, right? Well, if my husband was making this naïve observation-WRONG! It is time to fix it. I think there are many instances where we keep with a certain style because it is comfortable whether it be a hairstyle, a pair of shoes or an outfit. Listen, I have a closet full of items I desperately need to donate. Items that I haven’t worn in YEARS and for some reason I cannot let them go. But honestly, even if it still fits or even if it USED to look great- change is good. I know that you are familiar with the sayings, “What’s old is new again” and “It all comes back around”. I agree with them… to a point, but one should take note when a style goes away and then comes back- it has a different feel. It may be a blast from the past, but it has definitely been updated. Curly curls came back as beachy waves, stirrup pants came back as leggings and off the shoulder crop tops came back as off the shoulder shirts that were long enough to cover your booty.

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Many years ago, I had a philosophy professor who introduced to me the concept of “tabula rasa.” For those who aren’t familiar with this concept, it is the argument that when we are born into this world we come in as a ‘blank slate,’ or just a mental sponge awaiting to slurp up the spill of knowledge that will determine and define who we are. While this may seem like ‘stating the obvious,’ the argument, however, is that if this is the case then what role do parents and their genes play in this blank sponge; is it our ‘nature’ that determines us, or the ‘nurture’ that early influencers have on children that create us? I thought about this the other day when I asked my wife, “When did our 11-year-old learn sarcasm?”

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Sarcasm cannot be part of one’s genetic code. I cannot see where scientists will one day discover the DNA strand linked to snarky comments and the ability to re-state the obvious, but in such a way as to make it sound like you are doing it from a vantage point on a higher plane of existence. If our kids are truly ‘blank slates’ then the only place they could have gained access to sarcasm was from one, or both of their parents? And if that is the case, then this year, I must resolve to be less witty, less insightful and less astute. Or, as any entrepreneur of sarcasm will attest, less me.

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Sarcasm is broadly defined as mockery. But it is mockery clothed in a warm blanket of irony and feigned praise and is almost always verbal. The inflection of a perfectly timed sentence of, “No, no…on anyone one else that would look ridiculous, but on you? Purrrrfect.”


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It is a powerful verbal weapon in anyone’s arsenal and is particularly dangerous in the hands of a pre-teen attempting to assert her independence from her parents. “Is that what you are wearing to church?” “No Dad, I am just using this outfit as a placeholder for the next round of clothes I am going to wear…geez.” “A simple ‘yes’ might have sufficed?” I replied. Like I said, it had to have come from somewhere and since my wife is truly awful at being indignant, duplicitous, supercilious and condescending I fear the arbiter of this behavior looks back at me in the mirror every morning. But from where did I gain this talent? If I already see the hints of it in my oldest child, then surely it must spring from something ‘coded’ in our being? A genetic propensity if you will and not an outright hard-wired physical attribute like hair, eye color etc… I thought about this for a long while, but then determined that none of this could be my fault and like any good child would do, decided to blame my parents.


That is why when my wife looked over at me at dinner one night when our oldest had commented on the meatloaf, “It’s not that it tastes bad, Mom,” she said, “it’s just that there are soooo many other things that taste much better,” I added, “Yep, sounds just like Nanna.”

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In January 2017, I got a call from my bank regarding some unusual charges that had been made with my debit card over the Christmas holiday. A few of the charges were legit (gas for the car while we traveled) but a few of them were obviously not made by me, namely a couple of airline tickets purchased in the UK and some electronics purchased in California. Banks and credit cards companies have some amazing software these days that watch for strange spending habits, compare purchase dates/times (you can’t make a gasoline purchase in Georgia AND another in Texas within a few hours of each other), and predict expenditures based on historical info (such as a restaurant charge for your weekly Friday date night). That said, the software isn’t perfect, and anyone who uses a credit card or makes online purchases is bound to encounter a fraudulent charge at some point in their life. I use my debit card almost daily, and I’ve linked it to a number of online businesses to make buying things easier. Amazon, for example, stores my debit card information so I can use their convenient OneClick button. No more entering name, address, etc… I just click the One-Click button and my order is on its way. Amazon has done a good job of protecting my information, but hardly a month goes by these days when we’re not hearing about a security breach at Company X or Company Y, and it’s made me nervous when I think about how many companies I provide my card number to for purchases or recurring monthly subscription charges, and I’m especially nervous about online sites where I’ve made only one purchase and nothing more. If this kind of thing worries you, I’ve got a great recommendation for you to try. It’s called, and it’s 100% free to use. Here’s how it works. After creating an account, you provide with the credentials you need to login to your bank. From that point forward, you use the service to create two types of digital credit cards – Privacy and Burner.


A Privacy Card is created for a specific merchant. It cannot be used anywhere else. It can be configured with a spending limit (one-time or monthly), and it works anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. If someone steals the number and tries to use it at another location, it won’t work. It’s locked to one vendor. If you have a recurring charge (a gym membership, for example), you create a Privacy Card, set it to a monthly limit (your gym’s monthly charge), and forget about it. A Burner Card can only be used once. You create the card, make your online purchase, and only a single charge can be made with the number. If someone takes the number and uses it again (even at the same vendor), it won’t work. Ever.


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Halpern Enterprises is excited to announce the grand opening of the Belmont Physicians Center anchored by Emory Healthcare. This 30,000-square foot Class “A” Medical Office Building is conveniently located in Belmont, Smyrna’s premier mixed-use development. The Belmont Physicians Center offers a unique combination of easy access, high visibility, and dense population surrounding the property. Emory Healthcare occupies the entire bottom floor of the building and provides a full range of primary care services, with focus on patients from ages five to adult. The building is also the new home to Gentle Care Dentistry, Cobb Pediatric Associates, and Smyrna Pediat-

ric Dentistry. Cobb Pediatrics Associates is a welcome complement to the building as they provide care for the youngest patients. And the two dental practices meet the needs of patients from children to adults. The two-story building was designed by Lyman Davidson Dooley Architects and constructed by Benning Construction. It is the newest addition to the growing Belmont development, a 48-acre mixed use development at the intersection of Windy Hill Road and Atlanta Roads. The project includes The Shops at Belmont, a unique collection of restaurants and shops that serve the surrounding community. In addition, Belmont features the 900 student Smyrna Elementary School; The Village at Belmont, a 153-home single-family residential subdivision by David Weekly Homes and Belmont 400, a 274-unit luxury rental development. A second phase of single-family homes are planned as well as an additional 12,000 square feet of retail space. With lush landscapes, a community green space with walking path, pavilion, and pond; a variety of housing options; and a unique collection of restaurants and shops, Belmont is the destination of choice for Smyrna and the surrounding community. Leasing inquiries for the Medical Office building should be directed to Mike Tallant, 404.791.9994 Leasing for the retail space is being handled by John Brozovic, 770-508-3314


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THE SCIENCE OF BEAUTY 7 NIGHT TIME SKIN CARE TIPS TO GUARANTEE BEAUTIFUL SKIN by Eliana Ocheseanu With each passing year we become more aware of how important it is to keep our skin looking young and flawless. After all our skin is the true foundation under our makeup and if you keep your make-up simple, the condition of your skin will play a huge role in the complete look. Keep reading to find out what you need to do before you curl up in bed to get the most out of your beauty regimen.

1. Cleanse. Wash off the make-up and the grime of the day with a milky or oil based cleanser. This will break down your make-up and prepare the skin for your nighttime treatments 2. Tone. Unless your cleanser is PH balanced, spray a bit of toner all over your face and neck to restore your skin’s acidic PH. This will act as a protective barrier and help with product absorption. 3. Treat. If you’re treating stubborn acne, age spots, uneven texture or anything in between, then load up on your facial treatment products in the evening on freshly cleansed skin. Because the body is going in repair mode around our bedtime, these products will be under optimal conditions to work their best. 4. Apply Serums. Now that your skin has been cleansed, primed, and treated, you’ll want to apply your serum at this stage. Serums are products that contain very concentrated active ingredients, and usually come in smaller containers because a little bit goes a long way. Doing this on clean skin, but before any moisturizer or heavy creams, means those concentrated (and often expensive) ingredients will be able to penetrate the skin without any roadblocks.


5. Apply Eye & Neck Treatments. The eye and neck areas are very delicate and easily damaged by intrinsic and extrinsic factors, so applying serums or creams to these areas now will prevent you from spending a lot of money later. 6. Mask yourself. Once or twice a week take your time to apply a hydrating mask. You can use an individual packaged cellulose mask or a gel mask applied in a thin layer, almost like a moisturizer. If possible go to sleep with your mask on. This will help keep your skin soft and smooth and give you nice glow the next day. 7. Seal everything under a moisturizer. Your nighttime moisturizers should be SPF free and rich in active ingredients such as antioxidants, collagen, retinol, or alpha hydroxyl acids. Your moisturizer will also provide the added benefit of locking in all the ingredients you previously layered under it, as well as some much-needed moisture. If you ever forget the exact order, don’t panic—a general rule of thumb is to simply apply your products in order of consistency, starting with the lightest, and ending with your heaviest or thickest product.

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2018 BATHROOM TRENDSby Jaclyn Crawford While there are plenty of timeless elements you’ll need to include in your bathroom remodel, there are plenty of ways you can introduce the latest trends into your look. This year, there’s a focus on easy-to-clean and modern-looking bathrooms. “People are starting to realize just how much they can get out of their bathroom design,” Emily Hoefler, kitchen and bath specialist said. “With more functional storage and easier-to-clean items, bathrooms can work for homeowners more than ever now. With a little bit of smart design, a bathroom remodel can drastically improve your life.” Bathroom trends tend to stick around for some time, so don’t be afraid to try a few of these out if they pique your interest.

HERE’S WHAT’S TRENDING IN 2018 1. NAVY BATHROOM PAINT COLORS Did you see this one coming? Incorporating navy blue into the bathroom may surprise some, but the look will leave you loving your updated space. Navy blue compliments white and metallic accents, which are perfectly trendy in 2018. While neutrals are always a timeless style, a fresh coat of navy blue paint is just what you need to dress up your space.

2. RAINFALL SHOWER HEAD Relaxation is key to a tranquil bathroom; so naturally, a rainfall showerhead is a must-have in 2018. A rainfall showerhead is now one of the top-trending items for your bathroom. It’s an upgrade you won’t want to live without. The average cost of a luxury showerhead is between $150 and $250.

3. INDUSTRIAL LIGHTING Lighting can make a statement in your bathroom. While soft, spa-like lighting was once trendy, 2018 is bringing industrial lighting into the bathroom. It gives a rustic look, especially if paired with the trendy bathroom color of the year, navy blue. An upgrade in vanity lights is the perfect way to start incorporating this look into your bathroom

4. BIGGER NATURAL STONE TILES Subway tile has been the must-have look in trendy bathrooms, until now. As one of the trends this year is making a bathroom easier to clean, larger stone tile is taking over for bathroom tile trends in 2018. “I’ve been hearing the need for more easy-clean materials,” Hoefler said. “A lot of people are shying away from tile because they don’t want to be cleaning grout. If a homeowner does want to do tile, they’re opting for larger format tiles to reduce the amount of grout needed.”

5. WARM METAL FAUCETS & FIXTURES As an overall home trend, warm metals are hot this year. “One of my absolute favorite things that are becoming increasingly popular is warm metals,” Hoefler said. “Brass is back along with bronze, copper and even satin nickel for a softer take on the trend. For warm metals, my suggestion is to go bold. Pairing these metals with contrasting colors such as black or dark blue or even bright white is a great way to make them pop. And while I’m usually not one to shy away from mixing metals, I think it’s best to stick with one finish for this trend.” You can incorporate this trend into your bathroom by replacing your faucets and fixtures. It’s also a budget-friendly upgrade. The average cost to install or replace a faucet is $235, with most homeowners spending between $174 and $250.

6. BATHROOM TECHNOLOGY With every year, technology advances in almost every area of the home. The bathroom is no exception. One of the must-haves in 2018 is digital shower control, where you can get the right setting for the water temperature every time. While digital shower control is not new in 2018, the look of it is. The latest models are sleek and are easily disguised in your bathroom’s décor.

WHAT’S OUT IN 2018 As new trends emerge, old ones must go away. In 2017, we saw tranquil colors and white bathrooms at the top of the list. Now, that’s changing with deep, bold color taking over. Another item you will be seeing less of is the medicine cabinet. “People are opting for shower storage or linen closets with a larger square footage of storage over the few inches of depth one can get out of a medicine cabinet,” Hoefler said. Other trends that you can say goodbye to include: • • • • •

Subway Tile Backsplash Granite Bathroom Countertops Chrome Faucets & Fixtures Floral Patterns Oversized Bathtubs If you’re planning a bathroom remodel this year, these trends are a great place to start when determining décor.


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New Year, SAME You! I don’t know about y’all, but when January approaches I start to see the phrase “New year, New you” everywhere! It’s in magazines, hashtags on social media, gyms, health facilities, and just about everywhere else. Don’t get me wrong, I totally understand the concept - January 1st is generally seen as a great time to become a “new” you. It’s an easy starting point to make the changes you’ve been trying to make for months and just haven’t gotten around to. BUT I will be honest that a majority of the time, I see people fall away from this within just a few weeks. Why? Well, becoming a new person is a pretty lofty goal. You’ve been you for 20, 30, 40, maybe even 50 years, so completely changing yourself won’t just happen magically happen in one day. What if this year instead of trying to become a new you, you committed to being a better you today than you were yesterday? To acknowledge the fact that you were created the way you are for a very specific reason; with gifts, talents, and qualities that make you special and set you apart from every other person on this planet. What if you made a decision to spend 2018 really focusing on the qualities you already possess that make you awesome and then building on those? Now I want to speak specifically to all my mama readers here: When it comes to managing marriage, mommying, and everything in between, it’s hard work. Some days it feels like I can hardly take care of myself much less my family! When you pair those challenging days with all the (seeming to be) perfection strewn across social media or you go to a girlfriend’s house and her kids are bathed and sitting calmly in her spotlessly clean house while she prepares a beautiful home-cooked meal, it’s easy to fall into the trap of ‘I failed as a mom today’ or ‘She’s such a better wife/mom than I am’ or ‘Why can’t I be just like her?’ Trust me, I get it. I’ve had my fair share of those days. But let me remind you of something… YOU ARE AMAZING! You definitely aren’t perfect, but you are amazing. There will never ever be another person exactly like you!! This year, instead of comparing myself to other women and focusing on what I don’t love about myself, the many things I could do better, or my “failures,” I am going to implement the following action steps to help me build on my strengths, recognize my accomplishments, and become a better me. I encourage you to do this with me! First, in a notebook or journal write down your five favorite qualities about yourself (e.g. You’re funny, you’re organized, you love to cook, etc.) Keep this notebook next to your bed.

NOW EVERY DAY IN 2018, DO THESE THREE THINGS: 1. As soon you wake up, pull out your notebook and reflect on those five qualities… How can you utilize at least one of those qualities that day to make someone else’s day better? (That someone else can be your spouse, your child, your neighbor, your co-worker, or even a stranger!) 2. In that same notebook each morning write down three things you are grateful for. 3. At the end of each day, in that same notebook, write down three things you accomplished during the day and/or three ways you felt successful. I am confident that by taking just a few minutes out of your day to complete these simple tasks, you will begin to appreciate yourself for all the fabulous reasons that make you you and 2018 will be your best year yet.

Happy New Year! :) Dr. Kimberly is a chiropractor, toxin-free living educator, natural mama, and co-owner of American Row House fitness studio in the Marietta Square. If you have comments, questions, or topic suggestions for Simply Thriving Mama, please email


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PREPARE NOW FOR SPRING ALLERGIES! Allergy Drops Targeting Spring Allergies now available at The Center for Allergy and Asthma Many adults and children suffer from severe spring allergies and cannot fully enjoy spring weather. Symptoms include nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy watery eyes, sinus problems coughing and wheezing. While medications may help relieve these symptoms, including antihistamines, they are sometimes not effective, leading to suffering when the tree pollen in the spring peaks in late February through May. Now there is relief available for these symptoms in the form of spring allergy drops. The Center for Allergy and Asthma now offering allergy drops to reduce spring allergy problems. These drops, if started 4 weeks before spring and continued through the season (typically lasting 3-4 months) can dramatically reduce spring allergy symptoms. Drops are also available for year round allergies. Drops are taken under the tongue daily during the allergy season The drops are safe, and are less expensive than allergy shots or drops for those who suffer from year round allergies. If you or your child suffer from spring allergies, schedule an appointment with our office to be evaluated for our spring allergy drops, in January if possible, so the drops can be fully effective when the pollen count begins to rise. Spring time can be enjoyed by everyone with our spring allergy drop program. • 404-948-3410 PAGE 19 SMYRNA MOPS (MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS): Smyrna First United Methodist Church’s MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group will now offer a Night Group in addition to its traditional program. Keeping up with the program demand and meeting the needs of working Moms, the Night Group will meet once a month on Wednesday evenings. All Smyrna-area Moms of kids age birth to Kindergarten are welcome, both SFUMC members and non-members alike. If you are interested in joining the MOPS Night Group, please contact or visit NORTH COBB MOCHA MOMS: offers local support to mothers of color. Mocha Moms, Inc. is the premier national support group for mothers of color. Cobb County Mochas are a mixture of over 70 working and stay at home mommies. We offer an array of opportunities to connect with other moms through Mom’s Night Out, Sister Circles to that allow us to discuss issues affecting us on our motherhood journey, single moms support, couples’ nights, family community service projects and MORE. We have planned a truly exciting and enriching year. The annual membership fee is $50. To learn more you can visit our website at or email us at SUPPORT GROUPS OFFERED THROUGH VISIONS ANEW: Visions Anew, a non-profit which assists women through the divorce process, sponsors a number of free support groups around the city each week. Please see for places, dates, and times in your area. Support Groups offered by Visions Anew for Men only at the Vinings Fire Station, 4336 Paces Ferry Rd Atlanta, 30339. Meets 1st & 3rd Friday of each month, 7:00-8:00 PM BREAKTHROUGH FELLOWSHIP: Are you looking for something real? Searching for community? If so, The Breakthrough Fellowship is your answer! We are a new church serving the Smyrna/Vinings and metro Atlanta communities. Our vision is simple: Seeking God. Building Community. Achieving Wholeness…through a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Join us every Sunday at the AMC Parkway Pointe 15 (3101 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339). Hugs and coffee start at 9:30AM; worship begins at 10AM. For more information, please visit www. EMAIL US WITH YOUR EVENTS! INFO@OURTOWNMONTHLY.COM. Deadline is the 15th of the month for the following month’s issue.

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The Club at K-9 Coach by Amber Burckhalter Happy 2018! We hope that you and your family had a GREAT holiday season and that you’re excited about all that 2018 has to offer. We are! A few months ago, we wrote about growth and change in the canine profession. We discussed the evolution of care over the last several years. We revisited our nearly 20-year history of innovation in the field of canine care and training and we alluded to championing an even greater level of canine care for our clients and our community! While a well-exercised dog is an enjoyable companion for our families, the side-effects of unstructured, inexperienced group play can be vast and in some cases, damaging. Myself and other industry leaders have become increasingly aware of facilities and self-appointed canine experts doing more harm than good all while advertising the same services as others, but not offering the same level of knowledge, skill or care. Mainstream boarding and daycare practices, where companies put far too many dogs in far too large of play groups and ask inexperienced, hourly staff to essentially serve as lifeguards does not support our mission, nor does it meet the demand of care for the discriminating families we serve. We care for many dogs every day. They are all different and unique in their own way. Like you, your family, your children, these dogs have their own needs. We want to meet those completely and with the utmost attention to providing an enriching experience. Some of your pups are big. Some are small. Some are happy. Some are nervous. Some are just tiny fur balls of fun. Some have never


been to group play before. Some come often. Some come with concerning stories and experiences from life outside of our canine camp. Regardless of their dog’s differences, our families want a well exercised, well cared for pup that leaves at the end of the day, or at the end of a long stay, healthier, happier and better than they arrived. The trust and support many of you have given K-9 Coach is nothing myself, nor my team, take lightly. This trust is the motivation behind the evolution of canine care we are unveiling. Now, in the spirit of the season: a new year, new opportunities, new possibilities… we are proud to unveil The Club at K-9 Coach. The Club at K-9 Coach is an exclusive, members-only club providing private access to incomparable care and lodging services at K-9 Coach. Membership includes comprehensive enrichment services so that every member can enjoy individual and customized experiences. Pup peer groups are very small (less than 10 dogs per) and include carefully structured training, enrichment, rest and exercise schedules that meet individual dog’s physical, mental and behavioral needs! Offering these select, limited, members-only programs means that members have peace of mind knowing that their pups are safe and healthy; that they are paired within small, similar groups of dogs that are companions to them, and enjoy the same activities; that they are more than just another dog or customer in the building; and that ALL the families and clients that come to K-9 Coach share the same vision and mission for their dogs! We invite you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and our website over the next few months as we fully unveil the next generation of canine care and as K-9 Coach once again proudly innovates and creates the best for you and your pups. You do not want to miss this! Established by Certified Canine Behavioral Consultant and Certified Pet Dog Trainer, Amber Burckhalter, K-9 Coach is Atlanta’s ONLY complete canine experience, providing industry-leading: Training, Playcare, Lodging & Grooming. K-9 Coach has been recognized as the Cobb County Small Business of the Year/ Voted: Atlanta Magazine’s Best of Atlanta Dog Training, Boarding & Daycare, every year since 2008. Voted: Best of Smyrna/Vinings Doggy Daycare and an Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner every year since 2011.

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This is Jasper, our kitten who thoroughly enjoyed climbing our Christmas tree and knocking off ornaments this past Christmas season. He loves following us around the house and chase his older sister. Jasper is full of energy earning him the nickname Spaz. He loves everyone and always finds something to play with.

Cave, our high energy 7 month old German Shepherd, loves attention, meeting new people, catching balls and enjoys chewing on just about anything!   He is always ready for play, even in the recent snow! Hi, My name is Chelsea and I moved to Smyrna a year ago.  I am an “Old” girl but I LOVE my new home and my new grass.  I have made a lot of friends and we like to hang out and bark at each other.  I have decided that Smyrna is “COOL”!


My name is Maximus. I am a 2 year old, “almost” 5 pound Yorkie that absolutely loves walking through the neighborhood & barking at the sound of the doorbell. Did I mention ANY doorbell...including those on tv? Most of all though, I love dog cookie treats & nestling up with my family. I’m happy to bark that they love nestling with me too!

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STAYING MOTIVATED IN 2018 Getting to gym is the hardest part of working out. What do you do if you can’t find your motivation to lift? Keep reading... Ever feel the rush of motivation after you set a new goal? No matter how lofty, new goals often come with an overwhelming sense that you can take on the world. You’re refreshed and committed, ready to tackle anything that gets in your way! And then… life happens. Your motivation comes screeching to a halt, and your willpower takes a nose dive! Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to hop from point A to point B without hitting any motivation speed bumps? In reality, maintaining high motivation over the long term is hard. You will likely experience some lows along the way. What can you do? How can you keep your motivation going as strong as the day you started? First, you must understand how your habits impact your mindset. The habit loop consists of a cue or reminder, a routine, and a reward. For any habit you have it starts with something that reminds you to perform a behavior. Once reminded, you carry out the habit in a routine way in order to reach some type of reward.

Example 1: Your alarm goes off at 6:00 am for your morning workout (reminder). By 6:30am you’re at the gym for a tough workout (routine). After your workout, you move on with your day feeling energized and fantastic (reward)!

Example 2: You arrive home after a long day at work. You’re starving (reminder)! You immediately reach for any easy-access food in your pantry to nosh on, and easily over eat (routine). The immediate relief of having that snack acts as your reward, but afterward you feel awful. Where in this loop could you intervene to keep yourself on track? When you understand this loop and each individual component (reminder, routine, reward), you can address each with strategies to keep you mind aligned with your goals.

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IT’S A SELLER’S MARKET: THAT’S NOT STOPPING NEW HOMEBUYERS The housing market showcases the number of homes for sale in different areas, their prices, and the general leaning. There are two types of markets: The Seller’s Market and the Buyer’s Market. Saying that the market is a Seller’s Market usually means that prices are rising, there’s a shortage in inventory, and that houses are receiving multiple offers. A Buyer’s Market means that buyers have more control over the negotiation, prices are lowering, and that there’s a surplus of houses for sale. 2017 has ended in a Seller’s Market, and the trend in 2018 seems to follow suite. This isn’t stopping new home buyers and their participation is affecting the market. We’re actually seeing a unique trend emerging. While home prices are rising, buyers are experiencing an advantage in the form of interest rates. Mortgage rates this year are definitely on the low end. A 15-year home loan hovers around 3.2 percent, and a 30-year loan is around 3.9 percent. Furthermore, new home buyers are finding lenders who require less of a down payment. Low costs are opening the door to more affordable monthly payments, and this makes buying a home more feasible to many people. New home buyers however, have a different impact on the market than current homeowners. When an individual who owns a home buys a new one, they usually


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