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Explore Georgia: Tybee Island Tips No One Tells You About

Ever wonder how can you maximize your visit to Tybee Island? We have gathered the best insider tips so you can plan a dream trip to one of the most unique places you'll ever visit.

BEST PLACE TO LAY DOWN YOUR TOWEL
Park near the Tybee Beach Beach and Pavilion (Tybrisa St, Tybee Island, GA 31328) use the bridge in front of the Tybee Island Marine Center turn right and walk towards the rock formation close to the sand dunes. This portion of the beach has a smoother sand, lots of shallow areas that are perfect for little kids to bathe safely, is less crowded, and because it's close to the sand dunes you will see a large variety of seaside birds.

Happiness Explained: "The Looking Glass Self" Believing is Becoming

The looking-glass self is a popular theory within the sociological field that explains the formation of self-image via reflection or based on their understanding of how others perceive them. Because people conform to how they think others think them to be, it's difficult, or arguably impossible, to act differently from how a person thinks he or she is perpetually perceived. 




Three Main Components of The Looking Glass Self
The rudiments of Cooley's sociological theory can be reduced to three facets.


One imagines how they appear to others. One imagines the judgment that others may be making regarding that appearance. One develops a self-image via their reflection; that is, the judgments or critique of others.Next time you take a look at yourself in a mirror, try to understand that what you see in the mirror, is a result of the reactions to us that we have seen in people we spend time with.  The thing that moves people to pride or shame is not the mere mechanical reflection of th…

Family Friendly Easter Events We Love: Lobby Bar & Bistro Easter Brunch with the Bunny & Alice in Wonderland

Our Favorite Easter Brunch Event is Back! Gather your family and friends and hop on over to Lobby at Twelve. 
Make this Easter one that your family will never forget with the Easter Bunny and Alice in Wonderland at Lobby Bar and Bistro!  

Recognized on Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hot List”, “Best Hotel Dining” by Atlanta Magazine and named one of the “Top 50 Restaurants in Atlanta” by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Lobby Bar and Bistro is a stylish yet casual modern American bistro that entices guests with its tempting aromas and alluring atmosphere. 


Located at 361 17th Street in one of Atlanta’s hippest boutique hotels, TWELVE Hotel Atlantic Station, Lobby is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 


Last year we had the pleasure to take our familyfor brunch during Easter Sunday and it was a wonderful experience. The attention to detail was unbelievable. I loved how kid-friendly the whole experience was. I have been to several Easter events and Lobby Bar & Bistro …

Happy Places: Historic Oakland Cemetery

'OAKLAND IS ATLANTA'S MOST TANGIBLE LINK TO ITS PAST'
In a  attempt to raise awareness and rally support for Oakland Cemetery, the organization has started a new social media initiative, the Oakland Ambassador Program. Bloggers were invited to a special tour, where they learned about the history of the cemetery, volunteer opportunities, upcoming special events, restoration efforts, and the creation of a new iphone app,that lets guestsenjoy freeaudio tours.


For one year, Oakland Ambassadors will have the opportunity to attend special events and tours without cost and share their experiences to their readers via social media.


Oakland Cemetery is the oldest cemetery, as well as one of the largest green spaces, in Atlanta. Founded as "Atlanta Cemetery" in 1850 this 48 acres of land southeast of the city, was renamed in 1872 to reflect the large number of oak and magnolia trees growing in the area. 



The Historic Oakland Foundation partners with the City of Atlanta t…

Pinterest Pin Of The Week: Happiness Printable by Live Laugh Rowe

In the spirit of theFirst International Day of Happiness I want to share my favorite pin of the week, a free printable by  Live Laugh Rowe. You can download the 8 X 10 version at her website. Please make sure you stop by and show her some love and appreciation for creating this wonderful print. I love this quote because I can personally relate to it. During my aha moment on happiness, I talk about how it was not until I had the courage to make up my mind about the type of life I wanted to live, that I started to see changes in my life and feel happy. Courage my happy little bluebirdsis the gateway to happiness. The happier you are the more courageous you'll be. And the more courageous you are the happier you'll be.

What's Happy This Week: Planting Peace Equality House vs Westboro Baptist Church

Love thy neighbour? The Westboro Baptist Church has a new neighbour and he has painted his houseinall the colours of the rainbow. Planting Peace,  a progressive nonprofit organization founded by Aaron Jackson and John Dieubon in 2004 for the purpose of spreading peace in a hurting world, has launched a new project, "The Equality House".  
On their website they posted: "For too long, the Westboro Baptist Church has been targeting the LGBTQ community with messages of hate and discrimination. Often, protesting American soldiers’ funerals and organizations that support equality. This faction preaches extremism in our communities and directly targets our youth.

To combat their messages of hate and to support equality and anti-bullying initiatives in schools and in our community, Planting Peace has established the Equality House in Topeka, KS. 

Located directly across from the Westboro Baptist Church, the House is a symbol of equality, peace, and positive change. The house, which…

Some chase happiness, others create it! Celebrate the first International Day of Happiness by bringing happiness to others March 20 #happyday

The Day of Happiness is a global campaign to celebrate the very first United Nations International Day of Happiness, powered by Action for Happiness, in partnership with Cheers.  

It was co-founded by Lord Richard Layard, and brings together the latest scientific research and leading experts from the fields of psychology, education, economics, social innovation and beyond. www.actionforhappiness.org​.

Cheers is the world’s first happiness app and technology partner for the Day of Happiness campaign, www.chee.rs. Cheer your Happy Heroes by downloading the app, or online at the Happy Heroes and Happy Day celebrations via www.dayofhappiness.net.

The International Day of Happiness was officially decreed in July 2012 in a resolution agreed by all 193 member states represented in the United Nations General Assembly. Over 1,000,000 people have already been reached by our global campaign to celebrate those who bring happiness to others through Cheers, the world’s leading positivity ap…

Thought of The Day: Giving back

Giving back is a huge key to your happiness and success. How will you give to others to find your own happiness today? Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.


*Jim Robin free printable by Sunny Slide Up

[Photo Recap] Good Old Fashioned Family Fun at The Atlanta Fair

Fun slides, ferris wheels, funnel cakes and carousels, Oh My! We had the most wonderful time at the Atlanta Fair. Celebrating its 31st year at Turner Field in the grey parking lot the Atlanta fair is packed full of spectacular rides for every enthusiast, all your favorite carnival foods and fun games for everyone.

At the FAIR, safety is a top priority and a "Fair Parental Escort Policy" is strictlyenforced: Friday and Saturday evenings youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older from 8 p.m. until close. One adult may supervise up to 4 youth. During the Parental Escort hours, anyone 21 years or younger should be prepared to show FAIR Security a GA State or Government issued Photo identification card. 



Fair Hours of Operation Monday- Friday Opens at 5pm Saturday Opens at 12pm (Noon)Sunday Opens at 1pmFair closes at 10pm on Weeknights and 11pm on Weekends.  Times may be extended due to heavy crowds. Parking Parking is available for a fee at ou…

Harlem Globetrotters "You Write The Rules" World Tour Bring Amazing Basketball Fun & Family Entertainment to The Gwinnett Center [PHOTO RECAP] #GlobieFamily

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters showcased their 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour at the Gwinnet Center.  For the first time ever, fans were in charge and get to call the shots. The idea behind The Globetrotters new World Tour show, "You Write The Rules" is that fans decide rules for the game like two balls in play at the same time that could affect the final outcome.After the game, Globetrotters stayed on court and signed autographs and took photographs for 30 minutes with their fans.


If you attended the game don't let the fun end just because the game is over.  Here are the top 5 things to do after your Globetrotters game.

1.  Join Globetrotter Nation - Get deals, discounts, news and more delivered right to your inbox 2.  Keep in touch - On all of your favorite social media sites 3.  Leave them  a review - Share your experience with the Globetrotters 4.  Stay in touch with the players - They love hearing from fans 5.  Practice your moves - Get coached by the pla…