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Your Low Calorie Diet Could Lead to a Weight Loss Plateau

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO Hot weather is here, and it feels like the only way to survive the hot, sticky humidity is to show some skin. But maybe, like me, you’re loath to let go of

It’s Race Season: 5 Ways To Look Like A Pro

By JENNY PRUITT CLEVELAND My husband Mark just competed with me in the Chattanooga Ironman 70.3. His first triathlon ever. That meant I got to pretend to be the expert on race-day prep. Here are

How to Survive (and Thrive) When You Work from Home

By ALLIE MYSZKA Working from home is becoming increasingly common, both for small businesses and large corporations. It comes with its perks, but it’s also a huge change if you’re used to working in an

Is Comparison Blurring Your Perspective?

By ALLIE MYSZKA Our society constantly pushes us toward more. Bigger. Better. BEST. Many of us are in the habit of measuring ourselves against other people, and unfortunately, the connected world of social media makes

Shelter is over capacity with kittens; offering adopt one, get another deal

WILLIAMSON COUNTY ANIMAL CENTER Williamson County Animal Center in Franklin is overflowing with adoptable kittens. Shelter Director, Ondrea Johnson reports that the number of kittens taken in during the first two weeks of June already exceeds

Two Become One: The Art Of Decorating And Compromising

By KENDALL GILFILLAN Whether you’re moving in with a roommate or a significant other, combining two people’s different decor styles in a space can be difficult. We’ve all seen those awkward, mismatched apartments where it’s

Body Balance With V: Vacation Workout Ideas

By VANESSA HAMPTON School is out which means it’s time to gear up for vacations! This is the time of year when I am frequently asked by clients to help them figure out some workout

5 Signs It’s Time to Seek Out a Therapist

By ALLIE MYSZKA In light of the recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, the conversation surrounding mental health is swelling up across our nation once again. Life gets tough, there’s no doubt about

Forget Ordinary, Get Lit And Streak

By JENNY PRUITT CLEVELAND I often wonder about my grandparents, or others’ grandparents. Did they realize, when they started the car engine and put it into drive that very last time, that it would in

5 Things You Need to Know About the Peach Truck

By ALLIE MYSZKA (all photos via The Peach Truck on Instagram) As a Georgia girl, I have long appreciated peaches. My family loved peach cobbler growing up, and I married a Georgia boy who could

Bobby Hotel Opens Downtown

By KENDALL GILFILLAN Nashville's latest hotspot hotel has opened its doors- and not just to the hotel itself, but to the four dining options that call Bobby Hotel home! The lifestyle concept-hotel boasts a rooftop

Swimsuit Season Stress

By VANESSA HAMPTON Summer has (unofficially) arrived. Woohoo! I really do love not having to throw on a coat, gloves and big boots to walk my dog. I also love getting outside for runs and

Cool and Caffeinated: 6 Summertime Coffee and Tea Recipes

For many of us, a daily cup of coffee is just as much part of our routine as rolling out of bed and getting dressed. I love my morning cup of joe—and tea in the

Your Credit Score: What It Means and What Impacts It

By Caren Poletti Williams, CPM® Financial Advisor and Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley   Your credit score, a 3-digit score ranging from 300 to 850, indicates to lenders the risks they may be incurring in

CMA Fest: No Pass? No Problem

By KENDALL GILFILLAN It's officially the week of flux in Middle Tennessee-- people passing through or leaving Nashville en route to Bonnaroo, or making their way into Music City for CMA Festival. If you haven't

Mewsic Kitty: Nashville’s First Cat Cafe Is Open!

By KENDALL GILFILLAN Nashville has officially solidified its status as a hip city and has opened its first "cat cafe." Mewsic Kitty Cafe is open for business in the Woodbine neighborhood. For those unfamiliar with

Cute, Crazy Affordable Swimsuits For Summer

If you frequent social media, chances are you've come across sponsored advertisements for insanely cheap swimwear. (ROMWE, Zaful, Boohoo, etc.) So insanely cheap, in fact, that you probably don't believe it. But should you be

6 Ways to Freshen Up Your Outdoor Patio for Summer

By ALLIE MYSZKA Summer and outdoor parties go hand-in-hand. Even if you’re not the entertaining type, spending time on an outdoor patio with your family can be a great way to take advantage of those

Body Balance With V: How To Be Fit For Life

By VANESSA HAMPTON Being fit doesn’t come easy for many people. It’s not something that doesn’t require work, persistence, or commitment either. Sometimes, even if we do start down the fit and healthy path, it

Mindfulness Meditation: What is it, and how can you try it?

By ALLIE MYSZKA What do you think of when you think of the word “meditation”? Is it that brief period of unison “om” at the end of your yoga class? Is it a cloaked monk

Healthier, Natural SPF for a Safe Summer Tan

By ALEXANDRA MATZKO All of my Southern friends are sun worshippers who value a good summer tan, and I don’t hold that against them. However, I’m the first to dispel their unfounded belief that a

Habitat for Humanity Auction Website is Now Live for the 2018 “Hammers and High Heels” Event

Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury has launched the 2018 "Hammers and High Heels" Auction site that is now LIVE and ready for bids. The auction includes original artwork, items from Franklin's finest retailers, and sports memorabilia including a 2018 team-signed Nashville

How To Reset Your Calm, Energy & Sanity While On Vacation

By JENNY PRUITT CLEVELAND Here’s a multiple choice:  When it comes to fitness while I’m on vacation, I: a) throw caution to the wind and live it up (bring on the crème brulee) b) stay

Summer Fun: Canning and Preserving

By ALLIE MYSZKA Have you ever tried your hand at canning fresh fruits, vegetables, and spreads? It may seem old-fashioned, but there’s a reason your grandmother was a master of canning and preserving! It’s not

Body Balance With V: CrossFit Explained-It’s Not As Crazy As You May Think

By VANESSA HAMPTON This weekend, the CrossFit Central Regionals will be held in Nashville at the Music City Center. Many CrossFit enthusiasts and fans will attend to watch some amazing athletes compete for the opportunity