Letter from the Publisher
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.
John Polatz Publisher and CEO