Publisher’s Note

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3rd Quarter 2017

I started writing my publisher’s note over a month ago, and then I put it away and decided to wait and come back to it closer to the end of production this issue. I also started yoga again at the same time, which was something that I have not been doing. After my daughter closed her yoga studio in Rehoboth I just couldn’t bring myself to go anywhere else, and when I tried to do yoga at home it didn’t seem right, more excuses. Then I purchased a magazine written by supposedly some of the best yoga teachers around. I also went to some yoga classes while on vacation, and something clicked. I have been doing yoga almost every day. The book said even if you only have 10 minutes to spare hit the mat, so what started as 10 minutes has now grown in to an hour and I feel like a new person. My body is much more flexible, and my thoughts are much more positive. I can’t say that my writing ability is any better, but I thought I would share the results of my self-imposed test. If you ever want to know why you should be doing yoga every day of your life, just stop and watch children as they play. Can I do what they do, no, but I know they should start doing yoga at a very young age, so they can.

I believe children should start practicing Yoga at a young age for mental health as well. I celebrated my birthday this past week, and the day of my birthday a close friend called me to tell me that her 26-year-old grandson had committed suicide. This is the third friend of mine that has had a grandchild commit suicide. It makes me think that as parents and grandparents we really need to have close communication with our children and grandchildren to see how they are doing. All of my friends said they had no idea this was coming. I talk to my children almost every day, sometimes more often, but I realize that I need to spend more time with my grandchildren just to make sure that I know what is going on in their lives. I pray that I never get the call that my friends got, but I realize that there is so much crazy stuff going on in this world that can influence our children in bad ways that we don’t realize. Thus I do feel that children as young as possible should be taught the value of yoga, and mediation to preserve their sanity in life. Family dinners with conversation and no electronics should become part of our life again, that way you can have better communication with your family. If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255).

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    -Thank You, Pamela Rizzo, Publisher

 

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