What does wellness mean to you?


Salads, sit-ups, CBD and sleep? Meditation and meat-free meals?

While my fellow magazine editors splash out their trends for 2020 in their January issues, may I jump on the media bandwagon and toss out an idea?


I am going to try to push for more balance in the new year.

Yes, I’ll add crunches and yoga. But, I won’t cut my consumption of buttery croissants from Evergreen Butcher + Bakery in my neighborhood.  I want to increase the time I spend on community-building projects at my church, but I won’t give up evenings watching The Crown with my husband, parked on the sofa for hours. 

Last month, our publisher Jim Newman and his wife Darce joined my family and a few friends to make brunch at the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities house on Gateway Road. Jim cooked French toast with bread donated by our friends at H&F Bread Company. We met families staying at the house with young children recovering from heart surgeries and life-saving treatments. They were bright and appreciative.

Read about how you and your family can volunteer ARMHC.org. 


Make 2020 count!





That’s Jim and Darce with their grandchildren!