GA Injury Advocates August 2019

Auto Injury T R I B U N E

August 2019

Lessons from My Life Coach THE CONFIDENCE TO SUCCEED E arlier this summer, I attended a three- day seminar presented by my life coach, David Neagle. When I came home, my

tastes gross, they learn to avoid it in the future. When we fear failure, we keep ourselves from having learning experiences. That spoke to me. It can be difficult to take time off work and attend a three-day conference, but the beautiful thing is that many life coaches give their messages away for free, often through blogs or podcasts. I actually first heard David Neagle on a podcast. Download a couple of different podcasts and listen for someone who really speaks to you. They might have a message that resonates with you, one that makes you think, “Oh man, that’s completely me!” When you find a life coach who’s speaking your language, look for other resources they’ve put out and see what you can learn. It’s a big step to becoming a better version of yourself. “I believe everyone can benefit from a life coach, but they need to find their life coach …”

friends had a lot of questions for me. Some people hear “life coach” and picture some sort of new-age guru. This isn’t accurate, at least not in my case. If we want to get better in school, we turn to a teacher or a tutor. If we want to get fit, we look for a trainer to guide us in the right direction. Life coaches are similar: They’re respected, experienced individuals that offer you advice on the challenges in your life. Life coaches can help improve your confidence to move toward your goals. The best life coaches will even call you to check in and make sure you are actively working on achieving your dreams. They hold you accountable for your success. Working with Neagle has helped me in a lot of ways, personally and professionally. He even helped me really understand my business’s purpose and come up with the core values for GA Injury Advocates: compassion, empathy, and gratitude. When I hire for my team, I look for people who have compassion for and empathize with our clients. Almost 80% of my team has been in an accident before, so they really know what our clients are going through. Furthermore, I believe that no matter what hardships we face, we should always remember to be grateful for the good stuff in our lives. It was refreshing to be able to put my message into words so concisely with Neagle’s help.

I believe everyone can benefit from a life coach, but they need to find their life coach, the person who really speaks to them. For example, I recently talked with a young lady whose life coach is a businesswoman who connects things back to being a mom or a woman in business. This message really connected with her because she shares that life experience. I chose David Neagle as my life coach because the first time I heard him speak, he was talking about something I’d already been thinking about. I don’t remember his exact words, but Neagle was talking about how we shouldn’t fear failure and should instead see it as a learning opportunity. This is something I’ve believed for a long time, but Neagle took it a step further. He pointed out how humans are designed to learn through failure. Babies are always touching things or putting stuff in their mouth. When they find something that’s too hot to touch or

–Ramiro Rodriguez, Jr. El Abogado Ramiro (El Abogado Amigo) y su equipo hablan español


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What’s Next for Marvel Movies?



For the past 10 years, Marvel movies have delighted families and comic book nerds alike with their memorable characters, incredible action scenes, and sprawling, interconnected storylines. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is the story of the Avengers so far, told through 23 movies. Even though this year marked the end of a massive arc that Marvel Studios dubbed “The Infinity Saga,” there are still more movies coming out that will feature everyone’s favorite heroes. Here are a few films coming up next in the MCU. A Black Widow Solo Movie International assassin Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, was the first female member of the Avengers and made her debut appearance in “Iron Man 2.” She never got her own movie, but Marvel announced recently that a Black Widow movie is officially in the works for the next phase of Marvel movies. Besides the fact that they’ve started filming, there’s not much information about it yet. But for many excited fans, this movie has been a long time coming. ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot, and the gang are all back in the third installment of this smash-hit franchise. Without getting into too much detail, “Avengers: Endgame” and the post-credits scene of the second “Guardians” movie provided some clues about the plot and possible main villain. Though details are slim, “Vol. 3” is sure to be another rollicking ride through the cosmos. ‘Black Panther 2’ “Black Panther” was immensely popular (it earned nearly $700 billion domestically), and its success removed all doubt that there would be a sequel. Audiences will journey back to Wakanda and see the newest adventures of King T’Challa and crew, although not much is known about the plot or the release date as of now. But you can rest assured that the creative minds behind the sequel are taking their time to make it as good as the first. The future storyline of the MCU is up in the air, but, if the previous movies are any indicator, families, fans, and audiences everywhere have a lot to look forward to.


We seek balance through many methods, like morning yoga poses and guided meditations before bed. But another important part of a balanced, holistic lifestyle is diet. When your body is missing nutrients, you suffer from all kinds of physical and mental ailments. Based on a holistic nutrition perspective, here are some foods you can pair together to promote better body balance from the inside out. Citrus Fruits and Dark, Leafy Greens The vitamin C in citrus fruits helps your body absorb the iron in kale, spinach, and other leafy greens. Unlike the iron found in animal proteins, the iron in leafy vegetables isn’t as easy to absorb. Get the most out of those greens by tossing your spinach salad with a lemon vinaigrette or brush some lemon or orange juice onto your grilled kale. Beans and Rice This simple staple meal for many Latin American families is prevalent for a reason. Together, beans and rice make a nutritious and protein-packed meal to fuel your body. Keep this dish interesting by creating new combinations with avocado, zesty sauces, cilantro, and radishes. Peas and quinoa is another pairing that completes the essential amino acid profile, and the two work well together in a salad or scramble. Cherries and Spirulina You may not always think about your blood health, but you should because your blood distributes crucial nutrients throughout your body and floods toxins out. Iron, folic acid, vitamin B-12, and protein are the building blocks for better blood. You can find these nutrients in dark red foods, such as cherries, raspberries, beets, and kidney beans, and in dark green foods, like spinach, spirulina, and wheatgrass. Holistic nutritionist Sarah Britton, author of “My New Roots: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes,” suggests starting the day with a refreshing smoothie made with some of these foods. These ingredient combinations bring out the best in each other, so your body can function at its best. Pair them together and enjoy!



Since e-scooters first descended on cities across America, people have been divided. Are these dockless vehicles a revolutionary step in public transportation, or are they a menace to society? Both fans and opponents of e-scooters have strong opinions. Many cities have taken an active stance against e-scooters, including Marietta. In February 2019, the Marietta City Council unanimously voted to ban e-scooters entirely. For many people, the problem with e-scooters boils down to a question of safety. Consumer Reports examined data from 47 cities and found that at least 1500 people have been injured in an e-scooter accident since 2017. Doctors who participated in the study claimed to often see “serious” injuries after e-scooter accidents, from broken bones to brain injuries. It’s worth noting that Bird, one of the biggest e-scooter companies, claims it had 10 million scooter rides in its first year of business. This still begs the question: Are e-scooters safe? That depends on what you’re comparing the e-scooters to. The National Safety Council reported that around 40,000 people died

due to car crashes in 2018 alone. Meanwhile, there have only been three e-scooter deaths as of January 2019. However, medical records from UCLA hospitals in Los Angeles and Santa Monica noted there were 249 emergency room visits between Sept. 1, 2017 and Aug. 31, 2018. In that same timeframe, there were 195 visits for bicycle injuries and 181 pedestrian injuries. The data suggests that e-scooters are more dangerous than similar modes of transportation. The trouble with e-scooters often comes down to a lack of responsibility from the rider. Only 10% of e-scooter accidents involve a collision with a car. Most accidents are due to riders who fall or crash while riding on the sidewalks. This poses another problem, as e-scooters are only meant to be ridden on the street. Additionally, despite the max speed of 15 mph, only 48% of e-scooter riders wear a helmet while riding. If you enjoy riding e-scooters, make your safety a priority and use caution. And if you live in Marietta, don’t count on seeing these vehicles zooming around anytime soon.





Gazpacho, an Andalusian soup made of blended vegetables and traditionally served cold, is the perfect refresher on a warm summer day.


2 1/2 lbs ripe tomatoes; cored, seeded, and cut into 1-inch chunks 1 small cucumber; peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch chunks 1 red bell pepper; cored, seeded, and sliced into ribbons 1 small Vidalia onion, peeled and cubed 1. Place a blender and medium mixing bowl on your workstation. 2. Divide the tomato chunks, cucumber pieces, and bell pepper slices evenly between blender and bowl. Place entire onion in blender. 3. Add basil, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper to blender. Blend on low, gradually Directions:

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1/4 cup basil leaves 1 clove garlic, peeled

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 tbsp sherry vinegar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

raising speed to high until smooth, about 2 minutes. 4. Add blender contents to bowl and mix until just broken up, about 10–20 seconds. 5. Let mixture sit in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. Transfer to bowls and serve.

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It’s hard to say exactly what makes a story everlasting, but popularity certainly has something to do with it. When it comes to popularity, few stories have garnered more enduring and loyal fans than Margaret Mitchell’s literary classic “Gone with the Wind.” Mitchell’s book about southern belle turned industry titan, Scarlett O’Hara, was published in 1936. Just three years later, the movie adaptation was released to audience and critical acclaim. Despite being released in 1939, “Gone with the Wind” remains one of the highest grossing films of all time when adjusted for inflation. There is still a great love for this romanticized story of the American South. That love is even more present at the Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum. This unique museum collects memorabilia from both the novel and the famous film. When visiting the museum, guests can view a number of Margaret Mitchell’s personal copies of her novel, foreign editions of the book, international promotional materials for the film, an educational display dedicated to the African American cast members, and the personal script of Ona Munson, the actress who portrayed Belle Watling in the film.

For many guests, the highlight of the Gone with the Wind Museum is the original Bengaline Honeymoon Gown, worn by actress Vivien Leigh in her role as Scarlett O’Hara. It’s believed that only seven costumes Leigh wore in “Gone with the Wind” survived to this day. The Bengaline gown is the only piece on display for the public. The man behind this incredible collection is Dr. Christopher Sullivan. Dr. Sullivan watched “Gone with the Wind” for the first time in sixth grade, and he’s collected memorabilia ever since. His grand collection was originally a traveling exhibit before Dr. Sullivan found a permanent home for the collection in Marietta. This is appropriate, considering “Gone with the Wind” played a big part in cementing a certain version of antebellum Atlanta for generations of Americans. Originally housed in the Old Thomas Warehouse Building, this celebration of a pop culture icon relocated to the Historic Brumby Hall in 2018, where it remains open to the public. Visit for hours of operation and admission rates.

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