Believe it or not writing the monthly newsletter is one of my more challenging tasks. I want it to be interesting, engaging, and at the same time brief. Each month as I see the “task” approaching in my calendar I start to feel the pressure. What should I write about? Then, like magic, the idea comes, and it all flows. This month that didn’t happen.

I had a couple of topics in mind, but as I started to write them my intuition said no. Next, I decided to put it out to social media. I received several ideas which you will see below. And then this morning my own idea came, so now I have a newsletter!!

On another note of interest, I have several out-of-town workshops scheduled for the summer (my Summer Tour??). There will be a mix of nutrition, yoga (The Five Tibetans), and meditation. For more details follow the links below:

Kalamazoo, Michigan – Sangha Yoga (June 26-27)

Nutrition Facts & Myths, June 26, 2:00-5:00 PM

Holistic Health: The Synergistic Relationship Between Nutrition and Yoga, June 27, 2:00-5:00 PM

The Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation, June 27, 6:45-8:00 PM

For more information and to register click here

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Devanadi Yoga (July 16)

Nutrition Basics, 9:30-12:30 AM

Nutritional Anatomy, 2:00-5:00 PM

For more information and to register click here

Rhinelander, Wisconsin – The University of Wisconsin School of the Arts (July 20-21)

Rejuvenation and Relaxation, July 20, 8:30-11:45 AM

What the Heck Should I Eat and Why, July 20, 1:30-4:45 PM

From Head to Toe: What Your Body is Telling You, July 21, 8:30-11:45 AM

Meet Your Hormone, July 21, 1:30-4:45 PM

For more information and to register click here

The Top Suggestions for Articles

Thanks for the suggestions for newsletter topics! Interestingly enough a majority of the ideas had to do with exercise/fitness particularly for the summer. One of my potential themes for this issue was sports nutrition. I had even begun the article:

“With the arrival of summer many of us become more active. From the leisurely walker to the marathon runner it is important for all to watch their nutrition.”

However, nutrition for athletes is different than a general discussion of fitness. I discuss exercise with all my clients and provide suggestions. Interestingly enough, I have not written an article on it. I have more research to do to write a meaningful article – so that will be the topic for next month!

Another suggestion was an article about changing your yoga routine for the hot weather. Yes – that is advisable. Yoga practices should be developed not only for the season of the year, but with the time of day as well. I’m sure Yoga Journal or Elephant Yoga has some great information along those lines.

One other idea I liked was “the importance of acting today. Having a sense of urgency and changing your life.”

The Summer Rerun

Summer is the season of the TV reruns. Growing up I remember that during the summer you were given a second chance to see the best shows of the year that you may have missed. Remember this was way before the days of the DVR and other home video recording devices. If you missed it, you missed it, unless the networks were nice enough to show it to you again.

Throughout the course of the year I offer many “programs” here in the newsletter. It is likely that you’ll not see them all, yet they are still important. Fortunately the “rerun” is available for you to see at any time!

So, in case you missed them, here are a few programs worth watching (so to speak)!

I began the fall with a series of articles reviewing the basics of nutrition. I would encourage you all to read them. These are the universal truths about the foods we eat and what they do in our bodies.

The next series was the simple things we could learn by observing our own body, particularly our nails and our skin.

The next group of articles addressed some of the major nutrition myths – The China Study, superfoods, and antioxidants.

Take the time to go back and enjoy these articles.