September/October 2015 Publisher Letter

And just like that, it is September. Changes abound now—the changing seasons, the changing leaves, even the changing traffic patterns with the school buses and students back on the roads. I do love this time of year; to me, it’s another time of new beginnings. I find it interesting that there seems to be three times each year that signify new beginnings—the new year, of course, with its resolutions and goal-setting; spring, with the Earth waking up from winter and new life bursting forth; and then September, with the beginning of a new school year and the chance to get re-motivated and better-organized to finish the year out strong. It’s been a long time since I’ve been a student and yet I still get that new school year thrill when September rolls around each year.

Having moved this summer, I look forward to the opportunity September will bring for me to settle into this new space and get into more of a routine. As much as I enjoy having my boys around during the summer, I do find I am more productive when they are back in school. This year, they will both be in high school. I am happy to have them in the same school again, but it sure makes me realize how fast the time is passing by. It’s truly bittersweet. It’s times like these—when I am faced with changes and the challenges that can arise from experiencing new things and situations—that I am glad I have yoga. Yoga grounds me and gives me a sense of calm.

September is National Yoga Month and this issue celebrates it with several yoga-specific articles. The feature article, Ageless Being: Staying Vibrant in Mind, Body and Spirit, reminds us to engage in life and experience it fully without the fear of falling or failing—just jumping in and truly living.

Kahlil Gibran so aptly states, “Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”

I wish for you a season of living life to the fullest, amidst any changes or challenges that may come your way!

Happy Reading!

Jessica Signature

Jessica Coffey, Publisher

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