At A Healing Paradigm, wellness-focused practitioners collaborate to help their clients achieve optimal health, inside and out. Counseling sessions aim to lift inner spirits, and yoga classes burn calories and sculpt muscles. The center's walking group leads travelers along a nature trail featuring colorful foliage and the occasional lost yeti.
Blake “Top Dogg” Rashad has spent more than 30 years earning his nickname. At age 12, Blake began training neighborhood dogs, a talent that would later lead him to prep military pooches for action during his enlistment in the Army. After his time in the service, Rashad joined the Atlanta police force to train crime-fighting canines.
Today, the expert in dog behavior hosts a weekly Internet radio show about dog behavior, local pet businesses, and canine-related news—playfully called “You Talk I Bark”—and also heads up Top Dogg K-9 Academy. At the academy, Rashad teaches dog owners the training techniques he has accumulated over the past three decades. Pooches leave six- or eight-week courses with a better understanding of how to communicate their needs to owners, and owners leave with dogs that respond quickly to commands such as “heel” and “drop my wedding ring.”
The sixth-annual incarnation of the Alive! Expo has more than 150 participating local and national businesses representing every aspect of natural products and services. The Alive! Expo features exhibits and lectures from top green-industry experts that run the gamut of natural-product innovations. Join in an interactive yoga or Pilates demo, or watch in horror as a chef batters organic fruit into a deliciously bruised smoothie during a healthy-cooking demo. Participate in a complimentary health and wellness screening before sprinting down the aisles of exhibits, snagging free product samples along the way.
Ebony Dickens knows how many layers there are to running a successful business. She started EMD Group, LLC in 2007 to offer many marketing and management solutions for sole proprietors and businesses who need a little help smoothing out their operations or promoting their brand more effectively.