By Nina Hemphill Reeder, For the AJC
As the pandemic lingers, Atlanta families are getting creative about how to spend time off.
Enjoy a staycation
Sometimes just a change of environment is enough of a getaway — without going that far. Mercer University professor Pamela Larde says she’s opting to take her 14-year-old and 24-year-old to a lake house rental. Larde, who is also an author, business owner and certified life and relationship coach, frequently helps her clients find their joy and balance. In her pursuit to practice what she preaches, she divulges that rental homes have been her go-to option to break away from the daily grind during the pandemic.
“Taking a break from the norm is extremely important because we need moments of fun to release the tension of sitting in front of a screen for much of the day. We need activities that invite exercise and get our bodies moving. And we need to find ways to create moments of joy,” she says.