At the present, I am rushing to finalize as much as possible for the Oct Issue 175 of PH, prior to travelling to Montreal, Canada to visit my elderly mother, aunts and my brother, sister and large number of family members in Canada. It is difficult at the best of times to squeeze all the work involved in each issue of PH into one month; imagine trying to do it in 3 weeks instead of 4.
Being an owner of a publication such as PH means that the buck stops with you. At this time of recession and belt tightening, credit has expired for owners who are digging into their own pockets, who are selling their assets to fund their businesses. This is difficult for non-entrepreneurs such as myself who have over time grown to become entrepreneurs by default.
What has happened to the supposed work-time balance for people with impossible deadlines, rigorous professional standards and diminishing financial rewards? This includes almost everybody I know and encounter in my capacity as Positive Health PH Online Editor and co-owner. Especially me. Not to rant, but it seems to me that just about everyone else has holidays and gets paid for their work.
One could ask "Why do you continue to work if it doesn't reward you adequately?" That is a fair question; however in the 17 years during the publication of PH, there have been many highs and lows, business-wise, and real potentially lucrative opportunities online internationally in the future.
Publishing PH is incredibly dramatic and exciting - we continue to strive to create the opportunity to manifest the long-term support to continue and expand this valuable online archive of research and clinical information about natural medicine approaches. Please get in touch if you think you have what it takes to continue PH Online for the next 20 years.