Letter from the publisher

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Wealth, one of this month’s themes, is a very rich topic indeed. One that evokes many thoughts and emotions. Our main feature, the thought-provoking piece “True Wealth: Living a Life We Love is Real Affluence,” by Judith Fertig (see page 24), will hopefully inspire readers to do some soul-searching about what prosperity means to them and to engage in some deep discussions. The meaning of being rich when we’re young often takes on an entirely different significance as we age. Thoughts of having lots of bright, shiny things and plenty of money in the bank may very well be a young person’s idea of what it is to be well-off, but somewhere along the way, it is more than likely that this same person will come to the realization that wealth is health. But being healthy doesn’t just mean our body is sound, it means the whole enchilada.

I love that we have an article about emotional well-being in our Healthy Kids section (see page 22)—“What’s Your Child’s EQ? Six Ways to Raise Emotional Intelligence,” by Teal Swan. I wish I would have learned how to understand and embrace my emotions when I was growing up. It would have made life a little less of an uncomfortable hormonal roller coaster ride. It wasn’t until I was about 25 years old that I started reading books about healing from the inside out. Then four years later, I was studying yoga and pursuing my dream of being a yoga teacher.

Learning how to discern our feelings from our thoughts can have a profound impact on our ability to listen to our heart, trust our gut and be brave while moving forward into a new chapter in life. Imagine how empowering it will be for our children to have this tool to use to check in with how they feel before they reach adulthood.

Gratitude floods over me as I write this letter. I am so grateful to be a part of a family of publishers that are sharing the message of true wealth and gratefulness with more than 3.8 million readers worldwide.

May you appreciate every breath and all of your awesomeness by being kind and loving to yourself and those around you.

Wishing you a heartwarming Thanksgiving,

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