Find Your Best Brain

After researching the positive and lasting effects of neurofeedback therapy, Dr. Candace Holmes decided to offer it in her office. Neurofeedback therapy is also known as EEG biofeedback. It helps patients retrain their brains using computer software so that their brains function at maximum potential. Prestigious universities such as Harvard, UCLA, and Stanford have researched neurofeedback therapy’s efficacy for more than 40 years on many neurological conditions including ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, insomnia, migraine headaches, chronic pain, and fibromyalgia just to name a few. It is a learning modality that is painless, drug-free, and non-invasive. It is considered safe and effective for both children and adults. The goal of neurofeedback is to transform an unhealthy, dysregulated brainwave pattern into a normal, healthy, organized pattern. Research demonstrates that dysregulated brainwave patterns may cause neurological symptoms. Dr. Holmes, D.C. is a certified BrainCore practitioner at BrainCore of Duluth in Duluth, Georgia. Schedule a complimentary consultation at BrainCoreOfDuluth.com or call 470.535.0506.

North Atlanta Vascular Clinic and Vein Center

At North Atlanta Vascular Clinic and Vein Center, Drs. Vivek, Mahajan, and Matthews (above) make patient care their number one priority. With more than 20 years combined vascular experience, they have the expertise to address simple and complex vascular issues. They see and evaluate a variety of vascular pathologies, including varicose veins, leg pain, peripheral vascular disease, carotid occlusive disease, aortic aneurysms, dialysis access, and others. The team provides specialized vascular surgical care and diagnosis in the outpatient and inpatient setting. The offices are equipped with the latest ultrasound technology and ARDMS-certified vascular technicians to diagnose vascular pathology.  We delineate personalized treatment plans that often involve medical management of vascular disease, endovascular intervention, or open surgical care. Three fellowship trained vascular surgeons offer Vascular Surgical services at North Atlanta Vascular Clinic – Drs. Vivek, Mahajan, and Matthews at  Johns Creek, Roswell, Cumming, Alpharetta, and Lawrenceville. 770.771.5260

Yoga for ALL

At the start of this calendar year, Grey Owl Mind-Body Studio has expanded its offerings for moms, kids and family to include 4-, 6- and 8-week yoga class series for babies, tots, kids, family, tween/teens and prenatal/postnatal. These programs serve as effective methods for stress relief, reducing anxiety, increasing confidence and positive self-image and strengthening mind-body connection (among many other benefits). This summer, the studio will offer new and innovative programs and events for tweens and teens to unplug from technology and reconnect with themselves through yoga, dance, meditation and wellness. Follow Grey Owl on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or contact the studio at info@greyowlmb.com. GreyOwlMB.com

Art Is the Drug

The Fighting Cancer with Hope Spring Fashion Show and luncheon will be held at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta Wednesday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 pm. Dillard’s will once again provide the latest spring fashions and the extraordinary models will be 15 cancer patients and survivors from right here in Georgia. You will be treated to an unforgettable fashion show, seated lunch, silent auction, and live music. New this year is a photographic narrative exhibit “The Warrior Within,” highlighting the courageous stories of the models. If you cannot attend, please consider donating a ticket to a cancer patient here in Georgia. More than 90% of the proceeds will benefit Feel Beautiful Today, a non-profit created in 2010 with the mission of providing love, hope and encouragement to women and girls affected by cancer through its award-winning Arts in Health programs. The programs provide patients with an art project prior to or during treatment. Patients claim that it reduces their anxiety and pain. Hospitals and treatment centers understand the positive impact of these programs but don’t always have the budget or resources to provide them. Tickets are $40. FeelBeautifulToday.org


Bogeys for Bosley’s

Bosley’s Place will host its first annual fundraising golf tournament on Monday, April 16, to raise money to assist with their rescue efforts. The event will be held at The Standard Club. It will include a luncheon, an 18-hole scramble, and an awards ceremony. Registration begins at 11 a.m., and tee-off is at 12 p.m. Organized by Bosley’s Place volunteers and Board Members, the golf tournament is part of the annual campaign to raise funds to cover standard operating expenses, including medical expenses. Collier Animal Hospital will be the presenting sponsor for the event, continuing their long tradition of partnering with Bosley’s Place on lifesaving efforts. Bosley’s Place is a nursery for homeless and orphaned neonatal puppies that provides bottle feeding and 24 hour care.  Recognized as the only rescue in the United States with an exclusive focus on newborn orphaned puppies, Bosley’s Place is serving an integral and essential part of the animal welfare 
community.   BogeysForBosleys@gmail.com

The Glass Guru

Cracked or broken glass? Check out the new glass repair business just opened in Johns Creek, a one-stop solution and the best source for glass repair and replacement glass, windows, doors, screens, mirrors, showers, in glass pet doors, and more. The Glass Guru can fix your foggy dual-pane windows caused by condensation or residue between the panes. When window restoration isn’t the best option, their full-service location offers high quality, name brand replacement window products at great prices. Residential and commercial services offered. 678.648.0005.  
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Public Art

The Johns Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau (JCCVB) in collaboration with the City of Johns Creek has received authorization to incorporate a mural inside the pedestrian tunnel under Medlock Bridge/SR 141. This project will be funded with a specific portion of the hotel/motel tax allocated to fund new tourism projects in Johns Creek and approved by the City Council.  The JCCVB has partnered with Atlanta artist, Willam Massey, and Urban Catalyst Lab to connect this tourism project to multiple public art movements. Given the diverse demographics of the City, all are working together to bring well-known Indian artist, Hanif Kureshi, to Johns Creek to design and ultimately paint the mural. This will be Kureshi’s first ever work completed in the U.S. The tunnel is set to be unveiled on April 21, to coincide with the Johns Creek International 
Festival. JohnsCreekCVB.com

History Guru?

In May 1918, U.S. troops, commonly known as the Doughboys, fought in their first major battle in Europe during World War I. The war was a turning point in U.S. history, establishing the nation’s influence and prosperity in the 20th century. By the end of combat in November 1918, more than 4 million Americans served. Now, 100 years later, “Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys, 1917-1918,” an outdoor photography exhibition opening March 16, 2018, in the Atlanta’s History Center’s Goizueta Gardens, honors the sacrifice of those men and women who served in the conflict that shaped the world in which we live today. Featuring the work of British photojournalist Michael St Maur Sheil, “Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace” tells of the healed scars of World War I through our only remaining living witness: the land on which our heroes fought. The exhibition, in its only Southern appearance, remains on view through July 5, 2018. The exhibition features historical content as well as archival images to support the beautiful contemporary landscape photography of Michael St Maur 
Sheil. AtlantaHistoryCenter.com.

Billy’s Back

McGruff the Crime Dog is an icon of the 1980s. Children across the nation helped to “take a bite out of crime” with McGruff, who taught kids about safety procedures and what to do in the event of an emergency.  After 30 years, McGruff retired, leaving many communities without an engaging mascot to teach young children about safety. In 2012, the Johns Creek Police Department and the organization Leadership Johns Creek created Billy Badge, their own version of the famous dog detective. The project features a full Billy Badge suit, coloring books, and a website for parents. Billy appeared at community events and schools, educating children about emergency situations and when to call 911. However, Billy Badge eventually fell into a state of disuse. In 2017, Student Leadership Johns Creek, the high school chapter of Leadership Johns Creek, worked with the JCPD to revive Billy, giving him a new, modernized image and a refreshed program. One member of the group, Rane Hill, says “I really believe in Billy Badge, and I hope that he will be able to help kids stay safe.”  Billy Badge has officially been reinstated, so keep an eye out for him at schools and community events around Johns Creek. For more information on the Billy Badge program, visit BillyBadge.net, the newly renovated website about all things safety, featuring games for kids and safety tips for parents.