Let­ter from the Pub­lisher

American Senior - - NEWS -

It’s fair to say that most peo­ple ex­pend more time and en­ergy on oth­ers than they do on them­selves. The ide­al­ist in me be­lieves this be­cause, in my opin­ion, peo­ple ev­ery­where tend to be nat­u­rally com­pas­sion­ate and sen­si­tive to their fel­low man or woman. At the same time, the prag­ma­tist within me also knows that most of us are just so “busy” ev­ery day that we’re left with lit­tle time or en­ergy for our­selves.

As we ma­ture from one stage of life to the next, we’re also very good at low­er­ing ex­pec­ta­tions when it comes to tak­ing care of our­selves. In my per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence, I can still chan­nel the feel­ing from my early twen­ties when I be­lieved I needed 5 evenings of ex­er­cise a week in or­der to stay healthy. To­day—a won­der­ful mar­riage, three beau­ti­ful chil­dren and a grat­i­fy­ing ca­reer later—I’m feel­ing like an Olympic cham­pion if I can just slot a fast-paced dog-walk in to my daily rou­tine. Like most of us, I’m OK with this be­cause I, too, whole­heart­edly be­lieve that by do­ing good for oth­ers, I am also tak­ing care of my­self in a round­about way. Such is the ex­am­ple I try to live out in my own life and, with any luck, one that my chil­dren will pick up and con­tinue in their lives.

With all of that be­ing said, we do all need to prop­erly bal­ance our giv­ing to oth­ers with some healthy, in­vig­o­rat­ing fo­cus on one’s self. Do­ing so not only strength­ens and cen­ters our core but also em­pow­ers us to be mind­ful of our own needs.

We at PS Mag­a­zine want to show our sup­port for these ef­forts, so this time around we’re Cel­e­brat­ing You, and we in­vite you to in­dulge your “self” with the in­spir­ing se­lec­tion of ar­ti­cles within this is­sue.

Happy read­ing!

John Po­latz Pub­lisher and CEO

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