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JUNE USUALLY BRINGS a bit of a slowdown to our busy
lives. We may have a little more time to relax, spend time
with our families, reconnect with neighbors and friends
and simply enjoy the great outdoors.
As you’ll discover in our cover story and in our For
Your Health special section, slowing down a little may
actually benefit our physical and mental health and help
us be more productive. How can that be, since “slow” tends
to imply “less”? The answer lies in the benefits of mindfulness—that is, living in the moment, focusing on our top
priorities and letting go of the rest. Mindfulness also
enables us to see and hear beauty that we miss while multitasking and running from one
thing to another. You’ll find a variety of life-changing, beneficial tips for a happier, healthier, more productive life starting on page 31.
The quest to achieve wellness has even created an entirely new category of travel.
Wellness travelers decompress, refresh and renew through fitness adventures such as hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, boot camps, yoga classes, meditation and healthy eating.
Our story on page 40 gives some examples of wellness trips. Costco Travel also offers
many vacation packages and cruises that include fitness opportunities. You can find
Costco Travel on Costco.com.
We celebrate dads on Father’s Day, on June 21. I’ve never met a dad who doesn’t love
barbecued ribs. This Father’s Day, I am going to treat my husband to the Competition Ribs
recipe on page 61. We also have a lot of great gift ideas for the dads and grads in your life.
Dads would surely enjoy the new Ultra HD TVs that Marc Saltzman covers on page 19.
Grads might appreciate an online investment account through our Capital One ShareBuilder program, described on page 81. Other dad or grad gift ideas: one of the films featured on page 74, or some of the items featured on page 66, such as Bose Noise-Canceling
Headphones, an Xbox One console, or the Invicta Speedway watch on page 18.
Wishing you good health and happiness this June! C
Ginnie Roeglin is Senior Vice
President, E-Commerce and
Publishing, and Publisher of
The Costco Connection.
from the editor’s desk
A DEAR FRIEND occasionally hosts dinner parties for a
small group of us who have known each other since college or earlier. We all look forward to these get-togethers,
as this friend is quite a foodie and uses these events to
cook up something new.
At our last dinner, there was quite a surprise, though
not related to cuisine: a basket on a table inside the front
door. A collection to cover costs, perhaps? No, the
instructions were that we all had to put our phones in the
basket—and not touch them until leaving.
It sounds simple enough, but there was some subtle discomfort with disconnecting
for a couple of hours. To me, this clever rule brought home the point that in much of
our lives these days—even during dinner with the best of friends—mentally we’re often
somewhere else, fading in and out of where we physically are like reception from an
unsteady radio signal.
This month’s cover story and the special section on health focus on antidotes to this
busy and distracted modern lifestyle—starting with the simple steps of being more
mindful of where we are, whom we’re with and what we’re doing. We hope our stories
will provide some real, practical tips to slow down your life, lessen your stress, regain
control of your days and help you feel better, physically and mentally.
There are solid reasons to consider these suggestions: Finding the right personal
pace is healthier and can actually increase productivity. And healthy employees are good
I especially appreciate a tip from psychologist Fred Bryant (page 33): “Time is always
time—you can just choose to spend it in a different way.” In short, he reminds us that
time is worth savoring. Just like a good meal. C
Tim Talevich is Editorial
Director of The Costco