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Grounding

Here’s one way to find your footing: try “grounding”

When I move, it is with purpose: To get stronger, to get leaner, to get somewhere, and to get there now. So to think I might try walking intentionally—as slow as humanly possible, barefoot, and without a destination in mind—is almost laughable. Yet I do it sometimes.
Chastity Garner Valentine

My Style: fashion influencer Chastity Garner Valentine

In 2008, when blogs were first blowing up, Chastity Garner Valentine launched GarnerStyle to share tips and advice with the plus-size community. Today, she boasts more than 300,000 followers on Instagram alone.
Deklah Polansky

My Style: Deklah Polansky, creative director at studio’farrell

After an idyllic childhood in a tiny kibbutz community of 300 in Upper Galilee, Deklah Polansky made her way to MTV in Manhattan. Now, the creative director and partner in Atlanta-based studio’farrell calls Midtown home.
State the Label

This free-spirited Athens label makes clothing meant to be lived in

Since founding her brand State the Label in 2010, designer Adrienne Antonson has created free-spirited handmade clothing that is meant to be well-lived in.
Miss the gym

The gym helped me cope. Now that I need it more than ever, it’s gone.

The blistering-hot yoga class I took every Friday? It helped me take my mind off negative messages. With the studio shuttered, I was required to face some of my worst thoughts—the world is in trouble, your family is in danger, you might get fired, there is no end to this in sight—without my most reliable coping tool at my disposal.
Drew Huggins Tattoo

My Style: Drew Huggins, Toki Tattoo artist

In an industry known for attitude, illustrator Drew Huggins is challenging the status quo.
At home fitness workouts Atlanta

Stay fit at home with these online workouts from Atlanta fitness studios

The gyms are closed but the internet is open for your workout needs. Here are some local studios who are offering online workouts and classes, both for free and with the purchase of memberships.
Coronavirus FAQ Atlanta how do I prepare for coronavirus COVID-19

Don’t panic: Your guide to navigating coronavirus in Atlanta

Do I need a mask? Does hand sanitizer work? How much will it cost me to get tested? All of your COVID-19 questions, answered.
Bridget Lyons Belyeu

Atlanta dentist Bridget Lyons Belyeu is among the 25 fastest women competing in this weekend’s Olympic marathon trial

On February 29, more than 700 athletes will toe the starting line in Atlanta for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials Marathon. Among the hopefuls is 31-year-old Bridget Lyons Belyeu, a member of the Atlanta Track Club elite team whose 2:31 qualifying time puts her among the fastest 25 women in the field. Her feat is especially impressive given that Belyeu is an amateur athlete and working dentist. Here’s how the top runner has been preparing for the event.
Ruth E. Carter H&M Collection Atlanta

Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter arrives in Atlanta to show off her new H&M collection

Ruth E. Carter, who won the Oscar for Costume Design for her work in Black Panther, hosted a party for her new H&M collection at Georgia Railroad Freight Depot on February 21 that featured props, personal memorabilia, and costumes she designed for Black Panther, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Dolemite Is My Name, Do The Right Thing, and Malcolm X.
Chastity Garner Valentine

My Style: fashion influencer Chastity Garner Valentine

In 2008, when blogs were first blowing up, Chastity Garner Valentine launched GarnerStyle to share tips and advice with the plus-size community. Today, she boasts more than 300,000 followers on Instagram alone.
JJ’s Flower Shop

JJ’s Flower Shop offers new ways to buy blooms

Building your own bouquet just the way you want is the premise of JJ’s Flower Shop, which operates both out of a storefront at Ponce City Market and the back of a spiffy 1968 Volkswagen drop-side pick-up truck named Bev.
Deklah Polansky

My Style: Deklah Polansky, creative director at studio’farrell

After an idyllic childhood in a tiny kibbutz community of 300 in Upper Galilee, Deklah Polansky made her way to MTV in Manhattan. Now, the creative director and partner in Atlanta-based studio’farrell calls Midtown home.
Goodgrief app

What creating a grief app taught me about connection

Western culture idolizes feeling good, making us chronically incapable of facing human fragility. People shun discussions of death. They fear talking about grief. If you haven’t yet squirmed in grief’s grip, I’m sorry to say, it’s ahead.
Grounding

Here’s one way to find your footing: try “grounding”

When I move, it is with purpose: To get stronger, to get leaner, to get somewhere, and to get there now. So to think I might try walking intentionally—as slow as humanly possible, barefoot, and without a destination in mind—is almost laughable. Yet I do it sometimes.
Jenné Shepherd

Too many Georgia women die in pregnancy-related deaths. Will the state be able to fund one life-saving measure?

The number of Georgia women who die from pregnancy-related causes is startling: According to 2018 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state’s rate of such deaths was more than double that of California, and, in many recent years, that rate has been the highest in the country.