Massage & Bodywork

July/August 2013

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editor's note To Thine Own Self Be True I recognize that this selfcare path is a vital journey for me, so I'm particularly proud of our self-care issue. It's a harmonic convergence What does it take for you to honor of wisdom to empower you— yourself? Lately, I've been surrounded to help you truly serve as a by reminders of how important selfrole model for your clients by care is. Life's near misses keep me mirroring a wellness lifestyle. I grateful, humble, and mindful. trust much of the information Among the prompts was here will be familiar to you, experiencing the tragedy at the but framed in approachable, Boston Marathon. When I shared my fresh, practical ways to help excitement about the upcoming race you implement and sustain in our March/April issue, of course, your health and your practice. I had no idea how that afternoon How do you embrace would end. There have been other Editor-in-Chief Leslie Young honors her spirit by exploring self-care? What steps up reminders, too, of how precious life is, the colorful reefs of Grenada. Photo courtesy of your game? Who in this including health scares and layers of Michelle Courington/Underwater Phantaseas South. community supports you? change. Life has a way of teaching us I invite you to share your lessons. If we're fortunate, we're able self-care story and learn from others on ABMP's to embrace these opportunities to listen, learn, and social networking site, take the action(s) necessary to honor ourselves. Like my family, friends, Cooper, and diving are In the past year, I've rediscovered my center, with for me, whatever it takes for you to honor yourself assists from scuba diving trips and quiet time with my and thrive, make that happen—you deserve it. horse, Cooper. Thanks to everything from mindful eating to increased movement and bodywork, I'm Leslie A. Young, Editor-in-Chief feeling stronger than ever on so many levels. contributors Peggy Lamb is an avowed selfexpression junkie. Dancing, writing poetry, and creating glass art bring her deep joy. Her favorite day of the week is when she teaches creative movement to women in prison. A native New Yorker, she lives in Austin, Texas, and enjoys the wonders of the Southwest. 10 massage & bodywork When not massaging, teaching massage, or writing about massage, David M. Lobenstine enjoys his amazing family and living in Brooklyn. He especially thrives on climbing rocks, drawing stories, battling villains, and piloting rockets with his 4-year-old son. july/august 2013 Diana L. Thompson is addicted to international travel. She loves meeting people, experiencing massage and bodywork specific to the culture, and sharing the latest research. Diana believes information is a powerful tool that enhances the healing experience and massage therapists are natural educators—a perfect combination.

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