Thank you for your round-the-clock efforts during this difficult and unprecedented time, as the world faces the pandemic outbreak of the novel coronavirus, to keep the public safe and manage the disruption to people’s lives and the economy.

 

I am a Beatle fan. I often am taking one of their songs and dissecting the lyrics to understand what the lyricist wrote and to see what application to life it may suggest. The Beatles often tell stories with their songs and “Nowhere Man” is one of them. Who is he? Is he you or someone close …

With all the uncertainty going on in the world right now, it’s a good time to consider prepping meals for the upcoming week or stocking the freezer for easy-to-reach-for meal options. This type of pre-planning can help limit your exposure to high-traveled areas, like the grocery store, while…

I have always been fascinated with migrations that occur in nature whether it is bird migrations, large animal migrations or those migrations that occur in the world of the fish species. It also amazes me how one species in nature depends on another specie’s migration for their livelihood.

Magnesium is one of the most critical minerals in the body, and up to half of Americans are deficient without knowing it. In fact,The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine published a study finding those deficient in magnesium were twice as likely to die an earlier death compared to those who h…

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The top three teams finished within 1.2 pounds of each other at the Berry’s Tournament Trail out of Sugar Creek Marina on Lake Oconee on Saturday March 7. It was a tough day for many anglers as only 21 teams out of 112 could bring a five fish limit to the weigh scales at the end of the tourn…

Spring is just around the corner. It is that time of the year when Georgia comes alive. The flowers are budding, Bird’s sing and the sun is bright. As spring starts to blossom, people will start thinking of selling their homes.  If you are in the market to sell your home, we would like to of…

Ever had your heart broken? Most people have had a taste of that emotional impact and downturn. Some people never get over it and stay stuck in their lonely world. Others look for ways to move forward, releasing the pain of rejection, and re-opening their hearts to hope for a good relationship.

Taking good care of your skin is crucial if you want it to remain healthy and youthful. When looking for ways to help reduce the signs of aging, you do not necessarily need to invest in expensive creams or lengthy procedures. There are many simple, inexpensive steps you can take to help your…

Hunters are preparing for the upcoming start of the 2020 Georgia wild turkey season, which begins on Saturday, March 20, and runs through May 15. The eastern wild turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, is the largest gallinaceous bird in North America. The turkey is a native of North America and their…

I try each year to write an article about the importance of protecting yourself from the sun’s damaging rays. That applies to any activity that places you in the sun, and fishing is one activity that can account for many hours in the sun. We have had little sun over these last few weeks but …

I am all about self inventory, as my concluding Socratic statement suggests. I believe strongly in self examination. So, Respected Reader, I bluntly ask you to know yourself better by determining why you are a good person. If you are not one, perhaps you could make a conversion! There are a …

Neck pain is a common complaint and, when you take a moment to consider the anatomy of the body, it’s easy to understand why. The neck is comprised of a relatively small muscle group whose main purpose is to hold and support the head. Depending on a person’s frame, the head can weigh anywher…

Respected Reader, my goal in writing these articles is to inspire, educate, and stimulate thinking about topics that hopefully lead to greater understanding and connection within yourself and with others. Sexual orientation and lifestyle of the LGBTQ community are not well understood and acc…

Do you want to be happier? Research has shown positive psychological well-being is directly linked with lower blood pressure, lower risk of heart disease, healthier cholesterol profiles and stronger immune function. 

Anglers in the local area have two programs where they can gain recognition for their catches. One program, run by the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division (GWRD), is called the Georgia Bass Slam and recognizes black bass catches.

I have written before about the various viewpoints from anglers, landowners and recreational boaters about fishing tournaments and thought that since a new tournament season has begun on Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, I would again address the pros and cons of fishing tournaments. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the U.S., with almost 10 percent of women considered iron deficient. 

HOME INSPECTIONS are a vital part of the Real Estate transaction process, so it makes sense to learn as much as you can about them.

Over the years I have thought about how there are two sides to a coin when dealing with Real Estate. The buyer and the seller, who both want the best deal on the price of the home.  

For those of you who follow my writings you know that I strongly encourage people to be more aware, attuned — more conscious. To the extent that you develop high consciousness to that extent you are able to participate in life at a deeper and more profound level.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common nerve compression disorder of the upper extremity. One reason it is so common is because many daily activities require fast, repetitive use of the arms, hands and fingers. 

Injuries to anglers were almost unheard of just a few short years ago. Most injuries normally occurred when anglers were inadvertently hooked by a fishing lure or they took a spill getting in and out of a boat. I was once hooked by a lure while trying to remove a feisty hybrid bass and belie…

Well everyone, the 2020 awards season is unfortunately coming to an end this Sunday, Feb. 9, with the 92nd annual Academy Awards. This season has been both predictable and unpredictable in the best way possible, and what better way to celebrate the end of a great year of fantastic films than…

Everyone feels tired from time to time, whether due to a late night out, traveling, staying up to watch your favorite show, or putting in extra hours at work. Oftentimes you can pinpoint the reason you're not feeling your best, but what about times when you can’t identify the cause of your f…

One of the things I enjoyed about being a psychotherapist is listening to people as they share with me how they are living their lives. Some are overworked, exhausted, while many others are bored and have a life of ennui. 

Arthur Brisbane (Dec. 12, 1864 – Dec. 25, 1936) was one of the best known American newspaper editors of the 20th century as well as a real estate investor. He was also a speech writer, orator and public relations professional.

Most everyone enjoys a warm, soothing bath from time to time. So, what if I told you that by simply adding one ingredient to the bathwater, you can increase the healing power of your next soothing soak? And, what’s more, this ingredient can be found for a just a few dollars at your local dru…

Eating out is both a fun event and a social event, and an important part of life in the Lake Country. Many studies, however, have shown there is a significant link between dining out, overeating and poor food choices. So how do you eat out and still stay on track with your health goals? Here…

PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, is a reality and is not understood by many. It is a mental health condition that can be triggered by experiencing or witnessing something traumatic. Many people think PTSD as a disorder that only military veterans deal with, but it also occurs in reactio…

Patients often ask me which oils are the healthiest to use when cooking. This can be a confusing subject since there are so many different options, and marketing companies are focused on getting people to buy their “healthy” oil.  Take canola oil, which is often marketed as a healthy choice,…

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