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Smile It Forward Aspire Orthodontics

Smile It Forward :: A Chance to Win Free Braces

Dr. Michael Weathersby, of Aspire Orthodontics with offices in Cleveland and Ooltewah, recently launched a new initiative called ‘Smile It Forward’ which will provide a deserving student in the area with free orthodontic treatment. “Orthodontic treatment is an important investment, not only from a health perspective but from a confidence and self-esteem perspective. I want […]

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Midlife is What You Make It

Midlife is What You Make It: A GenXer Responds to Oprah.com

Heads up, GenX Fam! In case you missed it, the over 40 crowd should feel miserable. Sad. Angry. Maybe even bitter. Definitely jealous of your Millennial colleagues and resentful of your peers who live seemingly better lives than your own. And pretty much ready to off yourself. Or your partner…if you managed to get one. […]

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Conquer your fears

Confessions of a Reformed Scaredy-Cat or 5 Lessons I Learned When I Faced My Fear

Last May, with most of my belongings in storage, I loaded my two boys and our 80 pound Rhodesian Ridgeback in the minivan and headed into the next little chapter of our lives – a near-epic road trip meant to fill the gaping expanse of being between homes for three months as we moved from […]

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I’m a Mom to a Teen that Needs Braces

I’m a Mom to a Teen Who Needs Braces

It’s no secret that teenagers are particularly self-conscious and sensitive. In the social media age, appearance matters more than ever—just think about how today’s teens live in a world of shared selfies and cultivated Instagram personas. If this sounds like your teen, you’ll likely hear some grumbling when it becomes apparent they need braces. Thankfully […]

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Oprah Winfrey or How I Learned to Stop Stressing and Parent More Mindfully

Oprah Winfrey or How I Learned to Stop Stressing and Parent More Mindfully

Okay. I admit it. Oprah really has very little to do with how or why I parent with greater intention and use mindfulness practices to reduce the stress in my life and hopefully, with time, in my children’s lives. But, the inspiring speech Oprah gave to the Agnes Scott College Class of 2017 on Saturday, […]

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