The Dojo with the Mojo

In our digital age, knowing how to code is like possessing a superpower. Clearly, it’s a skill most parents want their kids to have. But parents also want their children to thrive socially. Learning to code involves hours of screen time, and raising a "screenager" rightfully concerns parents. 

Retrieving Independence Gives Us Paws to Consider

What helpful skills can you learn in two years? Well, if you happen to be a service dog in training with Retrieving Independence, you can learn to get the mail, flush the toilet, do the laundry and put plastic dishes in the sink. (And, no, you can’t sign up your teenager for the program; it’s only for dogs.) Retrieving Independence…

Happy Birthday to You

Planning a birthday party during the summer can be magical and yet, as the season comes to a close and schedules are about to get more hectic, even the thought of planning something can be exhausting. Summer might be mostly for the kids, but there’s no reason adults can’t have just as good of a time—even while arranging the details!

Kids + Pets: What’s Not to Love?

For many of us, August is a bittersweet turning point in the calendar year. Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes and … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Spine & Sport Rehabilitation Institute Welcomes New Doctor Spine & Sport Rehabilitation Institute is delighted to welcome Dr. Brandon Reed to its thriving practice. SSRI specializes in concierge, one-on-one care for non-surgical injuries and sports medicine, covering everything from tendonitis to rotator cuff syndrome and offering a non-invasive approach to quality, hands-on, evidence-based treatment. For his … Continued

The Holistic Connection Grand Opening

The Holistic Connection, founded by husband and wife duo Jake and Kate Ducey, delivers alternative wellness solutions to their community and beyond. They celebrated the grand opening of their location at 1722 General George Patton Drive in Brentwood this June. Open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday from noon–5 p.m.  

Work-Life: Achieving Flexibility

Dr. Elizabeth Baker, owner of Maryland Farms Chiropractic, believes maternity leaves are unnecessarily short. So when her assistant, Melody Blackwell, had her daughter, Dr. Liz worked out creative solutions for all involved. 

Whiskey & Wheels Party

Brentwood and Franklin Lifestyle magazines spent time with clients and supporters at Porsche of Nashville during the inaugural Whiskey & Wheels event. 

The Henderson

Who says Brentwood doesn’t have a beach? Of course, we do! We just keep it in Destin, Florida, that’s all. Call it Brentwood Beach on the Emerald Coast.    


Logan Ryan, the Titans’ hard-hitting cornerback and two-time Super Bowl champion, is also a dog whisperer. He and his wife, Ashley, head the Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting animals in need of some extra help in finding their forever homes. RARF does this by providing educational and financial resources to partnering animal welfare organizations and by…