Letter from the Editor - Eric Von
New year, New Faces!
It’s our way of saying ‘Thank you’; of celebrating the victories enjoyed by some of the men we’ve come to know through the pages of Brain Brawn & Body.
We have many stories to tell and we can only thank the courageous people who have submitted their stories and those of their friends who have overcome some of the most devastating ailments known to the medical world.
We do this through a new invention – something we call The New Faces of Brain Brawn & Body. Twenty-four men and some boys will be introduced to you through this fascinating new feature.
I must admit, I’ve been tempted to tell my story – again – but I have been so moved by the stories we’ve received from our readers that I want to make sure we have ample space to present these jewels to you.
As I think about it, I have met many men over the last year who have told me their stories in passing – some have even sent them to me. I ask those of you who may have conversed with me to, please, forward them to me as quickly as you can. I understand that it is not easy to share some of the deep and emotional details of a person’s ailments, injuries or maladies, but in finding the strength to tell your story, you open the path for others to share theirs.
I found the experience to be cathartic and while I know it’s not for everyone, for those who do it can be life changing.
We are excited to start sharing the stories of our New Faces with you. You may recognize Dr. Tito Izard and Dennis McMurray, our new faces for March. Their stories will be found under Personal Profiles and you will hear from them or more about them during the entire month of March. This month they will challenge you in ways they feel are important.
Now, let me tell you a little bit about what’s inside Brain Brawn & Body in March.
Last month many of you celebrated Valentine’s Day. Hopefully you received and gave those things that made your heart whole. Well, we want to keep your heart intact so this month in our story, How to Wreck Your Heart, we show you some of the ways we hurt our hearts. Now we wouldn’t leave you hanging with that downer, so we bring you up with ways to keep your heart healthy.
Know someone with dementia? Many families are coping with the challenges of caring for a loved one who suffers from dementia. Those suffering from heart disease, particularly women, may have other risk factors to consider. Learn more as you read, “Dementia, Heart Disease Linked to Older Women?”
It’s an eye-opening report.
She is one of America’s most successful people and undoubtedly one of the most popular. She is Oprah Winfrey. This month we republish a story from the pages of Huffington Post about this remarkable woman, “What Oprah Can Teach Us About Living Well.”
And as we head into the start of the second quarter and many of you are waiting on your tax refund to make major purchases where your credit score will be critical in receiving a yes or no response from a lender or in determining what your interest rate will be on the money you borrow, we present The Truth About Those New Free Credit Scores.
Read it to find out just why how you might receive different scores from different credit rating services and what “free” really means.
That’s just a bit of what’s inside Brain Brawn & Body in March. Click the banner and read it all!
Read, learn and enjoy!