Letter From the Publisher
September’s reappearance stirs my imagination. Seasonal changes in tropical weather patterns are reminders the planet is tilting; fall 2019 in Tampa Bay will again arrive, right on schedule. The rhythms of life are comforting.
National Yoga Awareness Month is observed on September 1. Our fit body feature this month is “The Power of Yoga: Tapping into the Life Force”. Writer Marlaina Donato tells of ways yoga contributes to mind-body fitness and how it is a reliable defense against age-related loss of mobility, cardiovascular disease and depression. (See page 28 for special recognition of the outstanding practitioners in our community.)
On page 24, we learn how to “turn back the clock” through “Age-Defying Bodywork”. Fortification of the nervous system through therapeutic modalities can improve quality of life, promote cellular integrity, and help combat age-accelerating stress hormones.
Writer Yvette Hammett offers timely insight in “The Re-Use Revolution: Plastics Peril Drives New Strategies” (page 32). With growing awareness of a plastics crisis, there is increasing pressure to come up with creative thinking in this respect.
September is National Senior Center Month, a time to reflect on the work and services of the many senior centers in our community and across the nation. Senior centers in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties help connect people to vital community services and stimulating activities that promote health and wellness in body, mind and spirit. (Good to know for people of all ages.)
As always, open your mind and heart and read on.
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