We are only half awake. GRIT

We are only half awake. GRIT

White Paper Article below excerpts to allow you to investigate and learn more
about the Personality Trait of GRIT.

Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. Our fires are damped, our drafts are checked. We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental resources. . . men the world over possess amounts of resource, which only exceptional individuals push to their extremes of use.
(William James, 1907, pp. 322–323)

We define grit as perseverance and passion for long-term goals.
Grit entails working strenuously toward challenges, maintaining
effort and interest over years despite failure, adversity, and plateaus
in progress. The gritty individual approaches achievement as
a marathon; his or her advantage is stamina. Whereas disappointment
or boredom signals to others that it is time to change
trajectory and cut losses, the gritty individual stays the course.

Take Angela Duckworth’s
THE GRIT SCALE INVENTORY

What did you score?

In a qualitative study of the development of world-class pianists,

neurologists, swimmers, chess players, mathematicians, and sculp-

tors, Bloom (1985) noted that “only a few of [the 120 talented

individuals in the sample] were regarded as prodigies by teachers,

parents, or experts” (p. 533). Rather, accomplished individuals

worked day after day, for at least 10 or 15 years, to reach the top

of their fields. Bloom observed that in every studied field, the

general qualities possessed by high achievers included a strong

interest in the particular field, a desire to reach “a high level of

attainment” in that field, and a “willingness to put in great amounts

of time and effort” (p. 544). Similarly, in her study of prodigies

who later made significant contributions to their field, Winner

(1996) concluded, “Creators must be able to persist in the face of

difficulty and overcome the many obstacles in the way of creative

discovery

….

Drive and energy in childhood are more predictive

of success, if not creativity, than is IQ or some other more

domain-specific ability” (p. 293).

The qualitative insights of Winner (1996), Bloom (1985), and

Galton (1892), coupled with evidence gathered by the current

investigation and its forerunners, suggest that, in every field, grit

may be as essential as talent to high accomplishment. If

substantiated, this conclusion has several practical implications:

First, children who demonstrate exceptional commitment to a particular

goal should be supported with as many resources as those identi-

fied as “gifted and talented.” Second, as educators and parents, we

should encourage children to work not only with intensity but also

with stamina. In particular, we should prepare youth to anticipate

failures and misfortunes and point out that excellence in any

discipline requires years and years of time on task. Finally, liberal

arts universities that encourage undergraduates to sample broadly

should recognize the ineluctable trade-off between breadth and

depth. To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, the goal of an education

is not just to learn a little about a lot but also a lot about a little.

PDF: Grit-JPSP

Angela Duckworth

AngelaDuckworth
Angela Duckworth is Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Founder and Scientific Director of the Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. In 2013, Angela was named a MacArthur Fellow in recognition of her research on grit, self-control, and other non-IQ competencies that predict success in life.

GRITbook-cover

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is her first book.

Take Angela Duckworth’s
THE GRIT SCALE INVENTORY

What did you score?

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Doctor Suspended After Video Shows Her Allegedly Attacking Uber Driver

Video Shows Miami Doctor Allegedly Attacking Uber Driver

 

Published on Jan 22, 2016

A Florida doctor was allegedly caught on camera physically and verbally attacking an Uber driver in Miami. Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon apparently jumped into the Uber car ahead of another passenger. In the video, Ramkissoon can be seen trying to hit the driver and apparently knees him in the groin. He pushes her and she falls to the ground. She gets right up and climbs in the car, screaming at the driver to get back in. Ramkissoon, who specializes in headaches, has been put on administrative leave.

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Law of Vibration – Bob Proctor

Law of Vibration – Bob Proctor

” We literally live in an ocean of motion.” – Bob Proctor

Understanding the #LawOfVibration is essential for a fulfilled life. Watch and change the way you are, how you see things, your control of your emotions. It affects your Health, Relationships, Wealth, even Selling of your idea, product or service. Learn to be in harmony with the Universal vibrations of the cosmos and world and fulfill your purpose. #atlangerman


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Owner/Director of Atlanta Anger Management is passionate about helping people be intelligent with their emotions!

To get to that place that Mr. Proctor speaks about in this video. The “space” between situation and response. We do have a choice in how we react to situations, people, events. Even our own thoughts and feelings.

Anger Classes and Private Sessions are offered.
In most cases we can help you quickly shift to that better place for more positive interactions and consequences.

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Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
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Equanimity

Equanimity

Equanimity refers to a state of being calm and balanced, especially in the midst of difficulty.

In Buddhism, equanimity (in Pali, upekkha; in Sanskrit, upeksha) is one of the Four Immeasurables or four great virtues that the Buddha taught his disciples to cultivate.

  • compassion

  • loving kindness

  • sympathetic joy

  • equanimity

 

But is being calm and balanced all there is to equanimity?

And how does one develop equanimity?

Laughing Raven of Pixabay. Used With Permission.

Laughing Raven of Pixabay. Used With Permission.

Thich Nhat Hanh says (in The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, p. 161) that the Sanskrit word upekshameans “equanimity, nonattachment, nondiscrimination, even-mindedness, or letting go. Upa means ‘over,’ and iksh means ‘to look.’ You climb the mountain to be able to look over the whole situation, not bound by one side or the other.”

Standing in the Middle

Another Pali word that is translated into English as “equanimity” is tatramajjhattata, which means “to stand in the middle.” Gil Fronsdal says this “standing in the middle” refers to a balance that comes from inner stability; remaining centered when surrounded by turmoil.

We are constantly being pulled in one direction or another by things or conditions we either want or hope to avoid. These include praise and blame, pleasure and pain, success and failure, gain and loss. The wise person, accepts all without approval or disapproval.¹ – The Buddha

 

Cultivating Equanimity 

In her book Comfortable with Uncertainty, Tibetan Kagyu teacher Pema Chodron said, “To cultivate equanimity we practice catching ourselves when we feel attraction or aversion, before it hardens into grasping or negativity.”

This, of course, connects to mindfulness. The Buddha taught that there are four frames of reference in mindfulness:

1. Mindfulness of body (kayasati).
2. Mindfulness of feelings or sensations (vedanasati).
3. Mindfulness of mind or mental processes (cittasati).
4. Mindfulness of mental objects or qualities (dhammasati).

Here we have a really good example of working with mindfulness of feelings and mental processes. People who are not-mindful are perpetually being jerked around by their emotions and biases. But with mindfulness, you recognize and acknowledge feelings without letting them control you.
 
Pema Chodron says that when feelings of attraction or aversion arise, we can “use our biases as stepping-stones for connecting with the confusion of others.” When we become intimate with and accepting of own feelings, we see more clearly how everyone gets hooked by their hopes and fears. From this, “a bigger perspective can emerge.”
 
Thich Nhat Hanh says that Buddhist equanimity includes the ability to see everyone as equal. “We shed all discrimination and prejudice, and remove all boundaries between ourselves and others,” he writes. “In a conflict, even though we are deeply concerned, we remain impartial, able to love and to understand both sides. [The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, p. 162].” I confess, that last one is really difficult for me, but that’s what we are called to do.
 
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REFERENCES
¹ The Buddha
SOURCE: http://buddhism.about.com/od/theeightfoldpath/a/right-mindfulness.htm
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(Richard Taylor Suggestion)

THE PRACTICE:
Catch yourself feeling a “HIT” or ACTIVATION”.

Notice it.

Talk to yourself called Self-Talk.

Say: ” Remain Calm. Breathe.”

Listen with empathy (Empathetic Listening) trying to hear the other person’s points. Try to understand the underlying feelings that are driving the words spoken. Is it fear, frustration, misdirected pent up stress? What is it?

Remain silent. Try to remain neutral. Try for either being Neutral or Nice. Refrain from Nasty.

These are the 3 N’s. = Nasty/Neutral/Nice.

If flooded with feelings and you feel like yelling or being nasty…say “I am taking a 10/20/30 minute break and will discuss this when we are both calm. Please allow me to take this break without chasing me. How about you calm down too. ”

Discuss things when you are calm.

Choose to cooperate and then compromise or harmonize.
 
REFLECT/EVALUATE:

How did I do? What could I do better next time?

Form a plan for next time. Say “Next Time I will_________________”

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5555 GLENRIDGE CONNECTOR – ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT

5555 GLENRIDGE CONNECTOR – ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT

While researching Power Numbers I came across this. The Power of our address
at 5555 GLENRIDGE CONNECTOR – ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT.

5555

The 5555 number sequence is a message from the Universe that your life is about to go through some major changes, with new freedoms and living your inner- truths.

The people who choose to change their lives with some coaching with me (Richard Taylor) helping them through education and learning wake up to:

  • Higher Degrees of Consciousness
  • Increased Awareness
  • Increased Emotional Intelligence
  • Less Stress
  • More Joy
  • Less Anger
  • Less Arguments
  • Less Conflict
  • Better Communication
  • Better Listening Skills
  • Mindfulness
  • Less Multi-Tasking
  • More Peace
  • Better People Skills
  • Less Aggressive Behaviors
  • Less Passive Aggressive Behaviors
  • Learning to Give and Receive
  • Learning to Feel Awkward (Not Doing Same Destructive Behavior)
  • Breaking Chaos Cycles
  • Learn to Love Learning
  • Increase The Positives
  • Embrace Change
  • Much More +

 

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Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management 
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

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More on 5.

Number 5 resonates with the influences and attributes of personal freedom, unconventional, individualism, non-attachment, major life changes, life lessons learned
through experience, making important life choices and decisions, courage, motivation, telepathy, the intellect, activity, influence, the adventurer, sensuality, the promoter, natural flair, vivaciousness, health, sympathy, motivation, competitiveness, idealism, non-conventional, curiosity, magnetism, experience, pleasure-loving, vitality, the visionary, expansion, opportunity, imagination, individualism, healing, choice, mercy, kindness, invention, resourcefulness, competitiveness, self-emancipation, physicality, impulsiveness, energy, travel, excitement, auspicious opportunities.

The number 5 symbolizes the principles of multiplicity, progression and passion and signifies the need for change, variety and new growth. The number 5 relates to personal freedom, making positive choices and major life changes, transformation and transmutation.

When Angel Number 5 appears consistently it indicates that there are changes for the better coming into your life. The energies are now building up to force much needed changes and these changes may come around with unexpected haste, but they will usher in positive energies and opportunities and will catapult you along on your path in the right direction.

Recurring Number Sequence – 5’s 5 55 555 5555

For more information on all the ANGEL NUMBERS visit:

ANGEL NUMBERS – Repeating Number Sequences and Their Messages and Meanings

http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/p/what-are-angel-numbers.html

KEY WAYS TO TURN ANGER INTO PEACE

Key Ways to Turn Anger into Peace

Characteristics Of An Angry Person

A = Aggressiveness
B = Blame
C = Criticism
D = Denial

Angry People deny they have a problem.

Do you yell frequently or have Rage episodes where you don’t remember everything you said? Admit it. You are not fun to be around as those you love the most have to “walk on eggshells’ to be around you.

You can live a better way and actually live longer. Yes anger and rage helps you die early. This is a fact.

Key Ways to Turn Anger into Peace

  • Don’t let things build up, Use Assertion Skills to address issues as you go along
  • Clear the “air’ once a week and have a weekly catch up chat about your weekly feelings
  • Understand the thoughts or ways you are perceiving things that are the true sources of your anger. i.e. Answer: “Why am I angry?”
  • Try to sense down to the softer emotions beneath anger, like hurt or fear; acknowledge those to yourself or express them to others.
  • If you feel like you’re going to blow up, walk away or call a friend.
  • Get professional help if you are directing anger at yourself or others in harmful ways.
  • Ask your heart for guidance.
  • Practice Positive Thinking; catch negative thoughts and change the channel to positive thoughts
  • Practice Gratitude. What are you grateful for?
  • Increase your Laughter and sense of play in your daily life
  • Release Stress with Stress Management
  • Choose to avoid arguing and keep feelings low on the stress and anger scales

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Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
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AGGRESSIVE DRIVING IN GEORGIA & GA LAWS

AGGRESSIVE DRIVING IN GEORGIA & GA LAWS

Be an informed driver and know the law and check your own driving habits
to see if you need some habit changing. Like stop talking on phone while driving
or other behaviors that lead to crashes and possible death of another because of your actions. Prevention and caution goes a long way to arriving safely and being alive.

Public Service Posting – Laws Do Change So Always Stay Current

Georgia

May 2014

Below is a list of the key highway safety laws in Georgia. For more information, contact the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

AGGRESSIVE DRIVING IN GEORGIA

  • Intent to annoy
  • Harass
  • Molest
  • Intimidate
  • Injure or obstruct another person


While doing one or more of the following:

  • Overtaking and passing another vehicle
  • Violating traffic lane markings
  • Following too closely
  • Violating signal
  • Lane change
  • Slowing or stopping laws
  • Impeding traffic flows
  • Reckless driving.

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Aggressive Driving
Aggressive Driver Actions Defined by Statute Comments
Intent to annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure or obstruct another person, while doing one or more of the following: overtaking and passing another vehicle; violating traffic lane markings; following too closely; violating signal, lane change, slowing or stopping laws; impeding traffic flows; reckless driving.  

Sources: National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and State Highway Safety Office.

Cell Phones and Texting
Hand-held Ban All Cell Phone Ban Text Messaging Ban Crash
Data
School Bus Drivers Novice Drivers All Drivers School Bus Drivers Novice Drivers
  Yes
(Primary)
<18
(Primary)
Yes
(Primary)
Covered under all driver ban Yes

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Child Passenger Safety
Child Restraint Required
unless indicated, # refers to Yrs.(Lbs.)
Adult Safety Belt Permissible
unless indicated, # refers to Yrs.(Lbs.)
Maximum Fine 
1st Offense
<8 (and <57″) in rear seat if available >57″; >40 lbs. in rear seat can use lap belt if lap/shoulder belt unavailable $50 + points

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Drug Impaired Driving
Per Se Laws for Drugs (Forbidding Prohibited Substances in Driver’s Body) DEC/DRE Programs
(Providing Law Enforcement Training)
Yes Yes

Source: State Highway Safety Office.

Drunk Driving
Inc. Penalty for High BAC Admin. License Susp. on 1st Offense Limited Driving Privileges During Susp. Ignition Interlocks Vehicle and License Plate Sanctions Open Container Laws* Repeat Offender Laws* Alcohol Exclusion Laws Limiting Treatment
*Meeting Federal Requirements
.15 1 year Yes Mandatory for repeat convictions Vehicle confiscation Yes Yes Yes

Sources: Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol ProblemsInsurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and State Highway Safety Office.

Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)
Learner Stage Intermediate Stage Full Privilege
Min. Age
(Years/ Months)
Min. Age
(Years/ Months)

  1. Duration
    (Months)
Required
Supervised
Driving Hours
(Night Hours)
Min. Age
(Years/ Months)
Nighttime Driving Restriction Passenger
Restriction
(except family, unless noted)
15 12 40 (6) 16 Midnight – 6 a.m.
(secondary enforcement)
First 6 mos.–no pass; second 6 mos.–no more than 1 <21; thereafter–no more than 3
(secondary enforcement)
18

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Helmets
Motorcyclists Bicyclists
Universal Helmet Law (Year Enacted) Partial Law Universal Helmet Law Repealed
1969     <16

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Mature Drivers
Length of Regular Renewal Cycle (Yrs.) Provisions for Mature Drivers
Choice of 5 or 10; veterans valid until 65 yrs. >60: renewal every 5 yrs.
>64: vision test

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Seat Belts
Type of Law Who is Covered (Yrs.) In What Seat Maximum Fine 1st Offense
Primary 8 – 17 All $15
>18 Front

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway and State Highway Safety Office.

Segways
State Law
Permitted

Sources: Segway LLC and State Highway Safety Office.

Sobriety Checkpoints
Checkpoints Conducted? Frequency Legality
Yes Weekly Upheld under state and federal Constitution

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Speed Limits
Rural Interstates Urban Interstates Other Limited Access Roads
Cars
(mph)
Trucks
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Trucks
(mph)
Cars
(mph)
Trucks
(mph)
70 70 55 55 65 65
Georgia ‘Super Speeder Law’ adds on $200 in state fees for any driver convicted of speeding at >75 on any two-lane roads or >85 on multiple lane roads anywhere in the state.

Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Speed and Red Light Cameras
Violation / State Law Permitted Locations/Criteria Citation Issued To / Liability Image Taken Penalties (Traditional Penalties)
Speed: No state law or programs
Red light: Permitted Statewide Registered owner/
Owner
License tag, intersection and light $70 max.; not conviction or record offense; no points; not moving violation; not used by insurers
($1,000 max.; 3 points)

Sources: National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and State Highway Safety Office.

Work Zones
Violations Affected Enhanced Penalties Workers Must Be Present Signs Must Be Present
Speeding $100-$2,000 and/or up to 12 months in jail Either work zone personnel, or barriers, work vehicles or shoulder or pavement drop offs Yes

Sources: National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse and State Highway Safety Office.

Georgia Points and Points Reduction

Point System

The Georgia Point System ranges from 2 to 6 points. A driver with 15 points in a 24 month period will be suspended.

Points are assessed for each conviction pursuant to O.C.G.A. §40-5-57(c)(1)(A)

The State assesses no points for speeding convictions less than 15 miles-per hour over the posted speed limit and for convictions of driving ‘Too Fast for Conditions’, as per O.C.G.A. §40-6-180. No points are assessed against non-residents of Georgia.

Offense Code Conviction Points
§40-6-397 Aggressive Driving 6 Points
§40-6-390 Reckless Driving 4 Points
§40-6-163 Unlawful Passing School Bus 6 Points
§40-6-45 Improper Passing on Hill or Curve 4 Points
§40-6-181 Speeding:
15 to 18 mph over speed limit 2 Points
19 to 23 mph over speed limit 3 Points
24 to 33 mph over speed limit 4 Points
34 mph or more over speed limit 6 Points
§40-6-20 Failure to Obey Traffic-Control Device 3 Points
§40-6-2 Failure to Obey Police Officer 3 Points
§40-6-253 Possessing an Open Container of an Alcoholic Beverage while Driving 2 Points
§40-6-248.1 Failure to Adequately Secure Load (except fresh farm produce), resulting in an Accident 2 Points
§40-8-76 Violation of Child Safety Restraint
1st Offense 1 Point
2nd or Subsequent Offense 2 Points
§40-6-241.1 Violation of usage of wireless telecommunication device requirements 1 Point
§40-6-241.2 Operating a Vehicle while Text Messaging 1 Point
§40-6-54 Improper Use of Designated Travel Lane –  4th and Subsequent Offense 1 Point
  All Other Moving Violations 3 Points

Points Reductions

How do I obtain a Points Reduction?

In accordance with O.C.G.A §40-5-86, licensed Georgia residents may request that DDS reduce the number of points assessed against their Georgia driver’s license up to 7 points once every 5 years.

To qualify for a Points Reduction, you must successfully complete a certified Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course and present the original certificate of completion to the DDS by mail or in person at one of our Customer Service Centers.

If you request a Points Reduction by mail, please mail the original Driver Improvement (defensive driving) certificate of completion to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, P. O. Box 80447, Conyers, Georgia 30013.

A list of certified Driver Improvement (defensive driving) course can be found at the following link:http://www.dds.ga.gov/DUI/SchoolMatrix.aspx

Last Updated On: 4/10/2012

Source: http://www.dds.ga.gov/drivers/dldata.aspx?con=1749471757&ty=dl

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Rage Help
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Stress Management
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CONTACT:

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200 (2nd Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA

Office Phone: 678-576-1913
Fax: 1-866-551-1253
Web: www.atlantaangermanagement.com
E-mail: richardtaylor5555@gmail.com

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ROAD RAGE IN ATLANTA

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ROAD RAGE HELP  – ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT

Call Richard Taylor at 678.576.1913 and get some professional help in a Private Individual Session before you ” blow” and make the news and ruin your life and the life of another.

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Updated: 6:23 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Posted: 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Dad Dies After Road Rage Shooting Near Cheshire Bridge in Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA, Ga. — Police believe it was road rage that caused a driver to shoot into another car near Cheshire Bridge Road in northeast Atlanta.
Demetrius Wright, Gwinnett father of a 10-year-old girl, died three weeks after the shooting. Police believe he was trying to get onto I-85 near Cheshire Bridge when a grey Pontiac Grand Prix, carrying three men, pulled up and opened fire.
Wright’s family gave their first interview since the March 16 shooting.
“It is the worst feeling ever to know that someone you love was on their way home from doing something they love and then they were shot,” Wright’s fiancée Alexis Laney told Channel 2’s Ryan Young on Tuesday.
Laney is supposed to be preparing for one of the happiest days of her life. She was close to marrying, Wright, her boyfriend of 10 years. Instead, she’s planning his funeral this weekend.
“I never would have imagined having to watch my fiancé be buried on Saturday,” Laney said. “I thought he would live forever. I thought we were going to grow old.”
Loved ones are pleading for witnesses to come forward to help police make an arrest in this case.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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Two Young Women Killed In Separate Road Rage Incidents In GA

Posted: Oct 14, 2013 3:21 PM EDTUpdated: Oct 14, 2013 5:15 PM EDT

By WBTW News Staff

Two young women died in two different road rage incidents in Georgia on Friday – one in a shooting and another in a head-on crash, authorities say.

Cobb County officers say road rage is the reason behind a fatal shooting near Kennesaw, Georgia that killed a female college student.

Meanwhile, another the second road-rage case occurred near Gainesville Friday morning in which a 22-year-old woman was killed in a crash.

College student Kim Kilgore, age 21, is dead after authorities say she was shot inside the gates of her apartment complex early Friday morning.

The suspect, 22-year-old Lindsey Sparkles Lashayla, has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting.

Police say a case of road rage incident between people in two vehicles led to a fight at the apartment complex where Kilgore was shot.

Friends say Kilgore who was a student at Kennesaw State University died after being taken off life support.

The incident involved two carloads of females and an altercation started near the gate to the apartment complex, said Sgt. Dana Pierce, a Cobb police spokesman.

“There was a whole lot going on out there,” he told the Atlanta Journal. “You have two carloads or groups of people who are at one another.”

Kilgore was studying communications at Kennesaw State University, where she was a former member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

The sorority issued a statement on Twitter Friday about the Paulding County High School graduate: “Our prayers go out to our dear friend Kim Kilgore!” The university also issued a statement, expressing condolences and announcing that it was preparing to offer grief counseling for those who knew Kilgore.

Police do not have information indicating the suspect and the victim previously knew each other, Pierce said.

In the second incident, an out-of-control pickup truck driver repeatedly rammed a couple from behind on a highway in Gainesville. The couple then called 9-1-1:

Caller: We have got a red pickup truck following us
Caller: He just hit us! He just hit us!
Driver: He’s about to hit somebody head-on.
Caller: He just hit somebody head-on. No! No! No!
Dispatcher: Ma’am, ma’am. Calm down.
Driver: He just hit somebody head-on going about 70 miles an hour.

Investigators say that’s when 48-year-old Michael Williams, the driver behind the wheel in the pickup, hit 22-year-old Chelsea Gerrish head on killing jimself and Gerrish.

The couple heard on the 911 calls has not been identified.

Funeral services for Kilgore be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM, from West Ridge Church in Dallas, GA, with Pastor Gene Evans and Pastor Mark Evans officiating.

Interment will follow in Peaceful Meadows Memorial Park. The Kilgore family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home, on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 between the hours of 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements.

Photos & Source: http://www.wbtw.com/story/23686992/2-young-women-killed-in-separate-road-rage-incidents-in-ga

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ROAD RAGE HELP  – ATLANTA ANGER MANAGEMENT

Call Richard Taylor at 678.576.1913 and get some professional help in a Private Individual Session before you ” blow” and make the news and ruin your life.

Who Would Benefit: 

–> While driving you get angry at the least thing.
–> You experience anger or rage frequently
–> You experience anger or rage with too much intensity
–> You experience rage often (irrational over reaction to an activating event)
–> Your driving becomes reckless
–> You want to drive fellow ‘idiot’ drivers off the road
–> You want to slam your auto into another vehicle
-> You speed up then slam on your brakes so car will ram you

–> You honk the horn everyday, multiple times. This is not Manhattan.

–> When you rage you lose time and don’t remember what happened
–> When you get ‘very angry, rant ‘ [RAGE] you alienate everyone around you
–> When you get ‘angry’ you want to destroy
–> You can’t help but break objects, kick doors, punch holes in the wall
–> You stuff feelings fairly well but need rage to let off steam
–> You don’t have many emotions ‘Mr Spock’
–> I like myself but not many others don’t
–> People seem to avoid me, or walk on “eggshells” around me
–> Stress is my middle name
–> People tell me I need Anger Management
–> I know it’s the other driver, not me that is stupid
–> I text and drive
–> I talk on the phone 90% of the time while driving
–> My car is a wreck and I’m bound to have an accident

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Lesbian Charged With Killing Kennesaw Student During Road Rage Incident

Sparkle Lindsey and Kim Kilgore

A 22-year-old Cobb County woman was charged with the shooting death of a Kennesaw student during a road rage incident that is slowly attracting national attention.

Kimberly Kilgore, 21, and Sparkles LaShayla Lindsey’s lives couldn’t be more different. The popular Kennesaw State University student loved country and western music, and she took pride in her vast collection of cowboy boots.

Lindsey emulated the thug life that was glorified by the rappers she idolized. According to published reports, Lindsey, of Austell, had a criminal record that most rappers would envy.

The two women’s lives intersected on a darkened stretch of Shiloh Road in Cobb County, GA, early Friday morning. A road rage incident involving 2 carloads of women ended with shots fired just inside the gates of Shiloh Green Apartments around 2 a.m.

Witnesses say the two drivers — Lindsey and Kilgore — got into a physical altercation in the parking lot of the apartment complex. At some point, Lindsey pulled a gun out of her waistband and fired a single shot, striking Kilgore in the head.

Kilgore was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Lindsey and her friends fled the scene before police arrived.

Detectives secured an arrest warrant for Lindsey later that day and she was taken into custody without incident. Lindsey was charged with aggravated assault and murder.

Kilgore’s friends struggle to understand the senseless violence committed by a young woman who had at least 2 prior arrests for assault and battery.

Kilgore was scheduled to work Friday night at Johnny’s BBQ in Powder Springs. One of her co-workers was a passenger in Kilgore’s SUV that night.

“She works every Friday night and here it is Friday night and we’re walking around … just can’t even describe the feeling,” Manager Alisa Pannell told Channel 2 reporter Ashley Swann.

Cobb County residents vented their frustrations on social media and message boards. Most of the angry chatter centered around Kilgore and Lindsey’s skin color and the perceived media bias that suppresses race when a black kills a white.

Lindsey’s friends defended her on social media networks. “My old co-worker, Sparkles Lindsey, killed a girl over a road rage incident. While she was wrong, people need to watch how they drive,” tweeted Natasha Hall.

Lindsey is being held without bond in the Cobb County jail.

Source: More from Sandrarose.com: http://sandrarose.com/2013/10/lesbian-charged-with-killing-kennesaw-student-during-road-rage-incident/

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Georgia Boy, 4, Shot in Road Rage Incident

PHOTO A frustrated man driving down an Atlanta, Georgia road shot into a minivan, injuring a four-year-old toddler strapped into his car seat.

 

 Atlanta police are hunting the impatient driver who became enraged when a mini van didn’t move quickly enough when a light turned green and then fired a gun at the mini van, injuring a 4-year-old toddler strapped into his car seat.

The mother of Korda, the boy who was hurt, said that the driver behind her turned angry when she didn’t accelerate at a green light fast enough on Tuesday.

“Once he blew his horn, I blew my horn back like, ok I hear you,” Tammitha Williams said.

When Williams made a turn, the angry driver followed her.

“The next thing I know, he’s behind me, he’s weaving back and forth in traffic like coming beside my car and I’m like, what’s wrong with this man? He jumped back behind me and that’s when I heard the gunshot,” Williams said.

The bullet penetrated the back door and then went through the backseat of the van. It was strong enough to go through Korda’s car seat.

“I was panicking, I was praying because I didn’t know where he got hit or anything, so I’m just praying, asking God to make sure he’s OK,” Williams said.

Williams said that Korda remained surprisingly calm.

“He didn’t cry at all, he was a big boy…I cried like a baby myself,” she said.

Korda was shot in his buttocks.

“I got a big hole in my van, not only in my van. I got it in my heart because they really hurt my baby,” Williams said. “I don’t know this person, but he hurt me…it could have been a whole different outcome, he could have been dead and gone, I could have been burying a 4-year-old.”

Dekalb County Police Chief Bill O’Brien said it was only a matter of inches that saved Korda’s life.

“We are very lucky because we could just as easy be working a homicide case today,” O’Brien said. “He’s [Korda’s] extremely lucky, a matter of inches in any direction, it could have hit him in the spine. Iif the shot had been fired a little higher, it could have even hit him in the back of the head.”

Police have recovered ballistic evidence and believe the shooter was a man driving with a woman in a white SUV.

Korda will return to the hospital next week for a procedure, but doctors say the bullet hit soft tissue and luckily, he will fully recover.

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Road Rage Turns Violent, Toddler Shot in Car Seat

This isn’t the first time road rage has taken a violent turn.

YouTube videos show countless video of drivers coming unglued, viciously punching each other, spitting and throwing everything from coffee to crutches.

In 2008, Thomas Timko was shot in front of his 8-year-old daughter by a driver who said he’d cut him off at a Philadelphia toll plaza.

A former Marine, Christian Squillaciotti, pleaded guilty to the shooting in 2010 and was sentenced to 13 to 26 years in prison.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/atlanta-georgia-boy-shot-road-rage-incident/story?id=13316647

ROAD RAGE IS…

Road Rage is often called intermittent explosive disorder, a term used to refer to violent incidents resulting from stress caused by accidents or incidents on roadways. It is often a natural extension of aggressive driving.

Road Rage frustration and aggression are often triggered by traffic conditions, being in a hurry, stress related to other pressures. Road Rage is a feeling of retaliating of awlfulizing the other driver. The other driver deserves retribution. We make a free choice in what we do. We choose how we are going to respond. 

Road Rage:

  • Occurs when a driver reacts angrily to other drivers
  • You cut off another driver
  • Tailgating
  • Gesturing or waving fist.
  • Flip off someone
  • Aggressive driving
  • Excessive speeds
  • Scream at another
  • Chase another car
  • Honk continuously at another car
  • Make threatening gestures
  • Try to injure or kill another driver
  • Name what you do: _______________

Road Rage is an symptom of an underlying issue with a driver. Impulse Control is a major issue. They are unable to remain in control of themselves or their emotions. Often stress is very high in your life. Perhaps your personal or business life is not going very well. Your anger spreads beyond driving creeping into other aspects of your life.

See: What is Anger.

See: Do I Need Anger Management?

See: Rage Management

See: Road Rage Management

Road Rage: Choose to Calm Down and disengage from your stress. See above blog article.

For drivers who do not experience Road Rage knowing what might trigger a person is equally important. Do not flip someone your middle finger. They may have a pistol in hand waiting for an excuse. Some people may just not like your look. Your race. Your hair color.

Atlanta has now become an aggressive driving city with too many cars and not enough roads. Vote for more MARTA, High Speed Trains, Other Public Transportation ideas when they come up in Voting. Use MARTA when you can.

WHEN DRIVING:

  • Be calm
  • Listen to soothing music
  • Slow down
  • Become a better driver
  • If you have anxiety while driving take a driver education course in defensive driving
  • Take more time to get to your destination and expect delays
  • Be courteous while driving
  • Make appointments in non traffic times
  • Stop multi-tasking while driving
  • Stop talking on phone while driving
  • Stop looking at your phone while driving
  • Allow a car beside you to get ahead of you when lane narrows
  • When a driver cuts in front of you abruptly, let it go and expect that again
  • Drive with 360 degree awareness paying attention to all sides, front, back, left, right (Zen Driving)
  • Anticipate traffic incidents with attentive awareness “reading” the traffic ahead of you
  • Arrive safely to live another day

Remain Calm and Carry On.

CONTACT:

Richard Taylor BS, CAMF

Director Richard Taylor BS, CAMF
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Diplomate American Association Anger Management Providers

Atlanta Anger Management
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