Lifestyles

Our temperatures in our community have only reached the 90s several times this year but history has told us our hottest days are yet to come. One of a mother’s nightmares is when she realizes her child or children have accidentally been locked in the vehicle. There are many 911 calls that th…

There are times when life gets to everyone; whether it be from the job, the home, the family, or a random 3 a.m. phone call that shatters everything you’ve known.

Can telling yourself positive things really help you boost your mood? Help you get out of a funk? Perhaps. Affirmations, those little lines of positivity that can be chanted in a mantra or just repeated as you meditate, can be a wonderful way of training your brain.

The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism is encouraging visitors and locals alike to get out and enjoy some of the more iconic sites across Rome.

The Berry College summer market on July 20 will feature more than 60 vendors with products ranging from fresh cut flowers and banana pecan bread to Angus beef and handmade wood décor.

The Rome-Floyd ECO River Education Center continues to expand its holdings in Ridge Ferry Park, however one of its most recent exhibits has been returned to the wild this week after showing some tendencies that led ECO Center Director Ben Winkelman to believe it could survive in the wild.

Have you heard about facial shiatsu? Chances are the only time you’ve even heard of shiatsu it was in conjunction with Western Massage, however, true Shiatsu is an Asian Bodywork therapy where energy meridians are cleared and pressure points are held to release muscle tension. Joints are als…

I noticed just the other day that most home garden sweet corn is either right or already silking. Silking in the world of corn is when very fine shiny, thread-like fibers grow out the tip-end of the ear of corn. Thus the warning about the corn earworm.

Amy Dawkins and Lisa Strack have found their way into homes all across Rome.

I was recently on Facebook and reading up on my favorite group. There was a lot of tension it seemed all centering on some type of competition about being a fan. “You don’t know their middle names/every lyric of every song/the chronological list of their albums? How can you call yourself a f…

I talk about a lot of things here; mindfulness, holistic therapies, and a host of other things, but one thing I haven’t touched upon yet is the pure and simple method of loving kindness. We all have the ability to stop the perpetuation of hate. We can stop the “Well, what about…” to things h…

If you’d like to look at brave local firefighters and adorable dogs every day for the next two years, there’s a new calendar you need to pick up.

So you hustle and bustle and things are wearing you down. It’s causing health problems and, perhaps, Western treatments aren’t giving you the relief you need. A friend recommends yoga, or meditation, or any of the wealth of complementary therapies out today and you shake your head, “Don’t se…

Even though millions of homeowners routinely use power lawn mowers every day without mishap, there is still a fairly constant parade of people into hospital emergency rooms with injuries and released. However, emergency surgery is sometimes required to treat severe injuries resulting from ha…

“Back when I was starting my fellowship, I weighed almost 100 pounds more than I do now,” says Dr. Gregory Harris of Harbin Clinic Medical Oncology.

My family, along with many others water-loving people, will be heading to the lake this summer. There have been a couple of boating accidents in our area recently that may have been prevented. I would like to share some tips to help make your time on the water a safe one.

On June 1, Katherine Knight walked down the aisle and was married to William Patterson at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Yes it will keep you alive, but breathing does so much more. Having the ability to control your breath and use it to calm you can give you a bit of refuge from things like anxiety but it will also help your body lower your blood pressure and reduce your stress levels.