Dunwoody Preservation Trust is delighted to present Dunwoody Authors & Friends Bookstore from 10am – 6pm on April 20th and 12 noon to 6pm on April 21st at this year’s Lemonade Days Festival. Visitors can chat with and purchase signed books from over twenty local authors including Jenifer Golding – Anonymous Mom Posts, Andrea Lane – Abby the Crabby Tabby Discovers Gratitude, Kathy Manos Penn – The Dickens and Christie Mystery Series, Steven Andrews – That’s Me in the Closet, Sunsheray T.… Read More »

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The Mental Health Connection: Breaking Free from Shame

by Meredith Metscher, MPH of Atlanta Specialized Care for The Aha! Connection

Shame is a universal part of the human experience and yet, it lies in the shadows, often undiscussed. It is important to make the distinction between shame and remorse. Remorse can be a healthy part of someone’s emotional experience. It can help you reevaluate your thought patterns and behaviors when they cause problems and hurt others or yourself.… Read More »

Book Reviews….my last 3 most recently read books!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I think by now everyone knows I love to read.  Seems like my reading is more sporadic the last few years but I’ve been reading a lot more consistently in 2024 and wanted to share thoughts on the last three books I’ve read…including one that made me mad and I can’t stop thinking about it.… Read More »

We have 50 Admit 2 Passes to see We are the Lucky Ones!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I LOVED this book!   So I was super excited when asked if I wanted 50 admit 2 passes for the Hulu premiere at Sandy Springs Cinema and Taphouse.    Act quickly if you would like to go because I’m guessing these will go fast!


Advanced Screening

Thursday, March 21 at 7PM, Line forms at 6PM

Click the following link to claim your passes: http://gofobo.com/WWTLOsAHARead More »

The Academic Connection: What Are Executive Function Skills? (And Why Do They Matter)

by Maggie Wray of Creating Positive Futures for The Aha! Connection

As a parent, you’re likely very aware of the impact your student’s GPA can have on their ability to get into college, earn scholarships, and even save on car insurance. What you may be less aware of is the impact your student’s executive function (EF) skills can have on their GPA.… Read More »

Travel Talk: Scotland

by Susan Johnson of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

Scotland is known for many things…magnificent castles, wild natural beauty, distinct whisky, Highland bagpipes and some of the best golf in the world.  This stunning country is the birthplace of golf, where the sport dates back to the Middle Ages.  

My empty nester years have opened up many travel opportunities and allowed my husband and I to focus on our dream destinations. … Read More »

March Lunch & Learn with Alan Mothner – Culinary Dropout & Spruill Center for the Arts

by Audra H. Anders and Peggy Smith for The Aha! Connection

Our most recent Lunch and Learn was last week with Alan Mothner, the CEO of Spruill Center for the Arts.  I’ve known Alan for over 20 years and it was fun to catch up on a gorgeous sunny day at an outdoor table in the newest Ashford Lane restaurant: Culinary Dropout

We shared three delicious appetizers…Gochujang Brussel Sprouts, Marcona Almonds,  & Marinated Olives.  … Read More »

Jewelry Artisans

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

This past summer my husband and I were walking off our Hobnob lunch by causally window shopping in the Perimeter Place development.  The skies unexpectedly opened and POURED rain, so we dashed into Jewelry Artisans for cover.  Neither of us had ever been there.  I am typically a more costume jewelry kind of gal, but I happened to be in the market for a new wedding ring. … Read More »

Chris Boivin a helpful, honest, hardworking family man who wants a win/win/win for his Real Estate transactions

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

One of my favorite parts of The Aha! Connection is meeting new people and connecting them with others who NEED to know them!  Back when my kids were young, participating in sports and attending the local schools, it was so easy to meet way more than one new person every single day. … Read More »

February Aha! Lunch & Learn with Tom Bass & Jake Hill

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Peggy and I invited Coach Bass and Coach Hill to lunch at North Italia on Tuesday.  Both men have coached my sons over the years so I’ve known them for awhile but I wanted to introduce them to Peggy since her oldest will be attending DHS as a 9th grader next year.  … Read More »

The Mental Health Connection: Is it Tech Use or Abuse?

by Ross Mills, MS, NCC of Atlanta Specialized Care for The Aha! Connection

Is it Tech Use or Abuse?

Technology is ever-present in our lives. Everyday items like phones, laptops, tablets, and video games are used daily by individuals of all ages. Advancements in technology have enhanced how we communicate, entertain ourselves, and work, making daily tasks easier and more enjoyable.… Read More »

The Academic Connection: Better FAFSA: The New Financial Aid Process for 2024

by Brian Eufinger of Edison Prep for The Aha! Connection

Note: This blog post was originally written before the incredibly unfortunate news about the delayed Better FAFSA rollout was announced. Therefore, these first two paragraphs are about how the delay is being handled, and the overall info re: the new Better FAFSA and financial aid process (the original article) is below! … Read More »

The Mental Health Connection: What to Know About Disordered Eating vs. Eating Disorders

by Megan McKinney, LMSW of Atlanta Specialized Care for The Aha! Connection

In the age of dieting, thin ideals, and injectable weight loss drugs, dialogue around body shape and size is just as prevalent as ever. Through social media, conversations with friends, and even from medical providers, many people are feeling the pressure to change how they look in order to meet societal standards.… Read More »

Book of the Week ~ The Covenant of Water (Giveaway)

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

It’s been over 10 years since I read Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.   I remember thinking I may never (ever) read a book that good ever again. I’ve been waiting more than 13 years for him to write another book!   After reading an article about his new book, The Covenant of Water, I could not download it to my Kindle fast enough.   … Read More »

Travel Talk with Danielle: Airline Travel Etiquette 101 – Let us hear from you!

by Danielle Garrett of PlanIt Travel Designs for The Aha! Connection

Over the years my favorite travel companions and I have had a lot of fun compiling a list of “DON’T DO’S” when flying.  Of course, I will put up with almost all pet peeves to travel, but I sure do wish the airlines would come out with a travel etiquette list! … Read More »