Ask Tatiana: Coping with Anxiety During Coronavirus

Tatiana asked one of her fellow counselors to share with us an article regarding coping with anxiety during  the Coronavirus. Neitcha Thomsen is an LCSW and certified in treating anxiety. She sees clients in both their Dunwoody and Alpharetta locations.

by Neitcha Thomsen, LMSW, LCSW, Atlanta Specialized Care

   Stress is a reaction to something happening now.… Read More »

An Aha! Style Moment – Nail Polish Colors for Spring ~ Which one would you like to win?

Written by The Aha! Connection Style Editor for The Aha! Connection

I wonder if the folks at Essie had an almanac when they were creating their Spring 2020 Nail Colors?  They are all appropriately named in a Rain Theme!  While you are out stocking up on toilet paper for the impending “social distancing” due to the Corona Virus, make here you stock up on the Essie Spring 2020 collection so you can do your nails while at home:)  Here is the rundown:


Rainwear Don’t Care

A nice  creamy putty color, Essie calls it a “Dirty Neutral.”… Read More »


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Worshiping Online: I do it all the time!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I watch and/or listen to church services online and via podcasts all the time.  In fact, when visiting my girlfriend, Leigh, last weekend we decided we wanted to have double “pajama church”.  We each picked a service and watched both together!   I chose Levi Lusko’s Fresh Life Church and she chose Ron Carpenter of Redemption Church.… Read More »

Audra’s Trip to Shoppes of Dunwoody: Breadwinner, Taqueria Los Hermanos, Under the Pecan Tree, and My CBD Store

By Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

Taqueria Los Hermanos

Today I was lucky enough to have lunch with the leasing agent for Shoppes of Dunwoody at Taqueria Los Hermanos.   The waitstaff was friendly, welcoming, and attentive.  The food was simply delicious…delicioso.    I believe this is the fifth location for this Mexican family who’s great grandmother supplied most of the amazing authentic recipes.   … Read More »

Book of the Week: Oona Out of Order

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve said I wish I had all the time in the world to read.   Some folks have a lot of time on their hands due to our current international health crisis.  Rather than stressing out watching the news, I’d like to suggest you grab that book you’ve been meaning to read.  … Read More »

Recent Highlights from Lunch with Lauren: Pack Lunch, Eating Intentional, Cultural Awareness, GS Cookie Recipes and more!

Recent excerpts from our Lunch with Lauren Facebook Group

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It’s National Pack Your Lunch Day! Moms be like…yeah that’s erryday. I do try to pack my lunch, but then I forget to eat breakfast so I eat my lunch at like 10 and end up eating desk cookies for the rest of the day.… Read More »

Life is too Short to be Anything but Happy and Healthy

Xlibris is thrilled to announce your new favorite book has been published … “Brilliantly researched and impassioned with real life experiences, Life Is Too Short to Be Anything but Happy and Healthy is a collection of reflections, remedies, and recipes that will touch your heart and your health.”
“Take a deep breath and exhale slowly as Deanna shares her enjoyment of life over food and drink with family and friends.… Read More »

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Ask Tatiana: Trends in Teen Substance Abuse

Tatiana asked one of her co-workers to share with us an article regarding trends in teen substance abuse. I am so thankful for her desire to help our community with mental health issues……

By Erin Mills, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Atlanta Specialized Care

As an addiction therapist who works with teens and young adults, I have a seen a huge shift in teen substance use within the past few years.… Read More »

Last minute free movie passes: MYSPY on Thursday night!

Nine-year-old Sophie catches JJ, a hardened CIA operative, spying on her family during a routine surveillance operation. In exchange for not blowing his cover, JJ begrudgingly agrees to show the precocious girl how to become a spy. What at first seems like an easy task soon turns into a battle of wits as Sophie proves you don’t need much experience to outsmart a seasoned agent.… Read More »

Ask Tatiana: A full presentation and video on “Parenting Effectively”

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

Tatiana spoke on Sunday at Dunwoody Presbyterian Church.   I was curious to see the inside of this “new” church on Peeler Road and also wanted to support my amazingly talented friend, Tatiana.  The church meets in the odd looking building on Peeler Road between all the dentist offices and Brook Run park. … Read More »

Lunch with Lauren: NFA Burger

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

I finally stopped into the Chevron on Chamblee Dunwoody to try NFA Burger. Despite the hype, I hadn’t made it in. Obviously I have no bias to it being in a gas station, more so that I’d heard that it’s busy all the time. For those who don’t know, NFA Burger is helmed by Dunwoody resident, Billy Kramer, who is well known for his burger pop-ups around Atlanta.… Read More »

Lunch with Lauren: Field Day

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

I was excited to see Field Day pop up in my Eater Atlanta feed, especially given it’s close ties to a Dunwoody family. It’s no surprise when you look at the pedigree of staff associated with the Fourth Ward eatery. Mike Pitts (co-owner and executive chef) is associated with BeetleCat, Nobu and Townsend family favorite, Momofoku while bar manager, David Petro, hails from One Eared Stag. … Read More »