New Dietary Guidelines

The “new” USDA dietary guidelines have been released.  “New” is in quotes because it’s not really new information.  It just now has the stamp of the USDA on it.  Here’s the short version:

  • Eat a plant-based diet
  • Reduce red and processed meats
  • Eliminate added sugar
  • Don’t worry about the cholesterol in your food
  • Pay attention to your portion sizes (here’s a great guide)
  • Dietary plans are individualistic – all food types can work

Meditation and a Getaway

Meditation101_short_PosterI’m excited to announce a couple of upcoming events that might be of interest. I’ll be teaming up with Emilie Amstutz from Borealis Yoga in Medford, MA to co-lead an introduction to meditation workshop on Apr 11.  If you’ve ever wanted to try meditation this is for you.  If you already have some experience please consider it.  It will be a fun and interactive sampler of styles.  Get the details.

Also super excited to be co-leading a summer equinox retreat to the beautiful Stowe Mountain Ranch in Vermont.   Save the dates, June 18-21st.  More details coming.

Get Your Nap in Today?

nappinginfographicI’ve written about ways to get the many benefits of sleep elsewhere.  Just wanted to bring your attention to a great reminder on the benefits of napping, 5 kinds of naps and the unofficial holiday for napping.  Check out this great infographic (click on it for the full and  larger view) and read the accompanying article.