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Living Ethically

Beginning the Journey Living ethically, according to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, is the first step on the true path of yoga. By Judith Lasater When our children were young, my husband and I would occasionally summon up the courage to take them out for dinner. Before entering the restaurant, one of us would remind them to […]

Feeling Grateful

Last weekend, I found out that a friend of someone close to me had a stroke. This woman is somewhere in her mid-40′s with 2 beautiful daughters. We went to visit her in the hospital and were shocked to see her partially paralyzed with slurred speech. She’s a pretty spunky lady, so we expect she’ll […]

Namaste

“The goddess in me greets and honors the Goddess in you”“I salute the divine qualities in you”“I salute the God within you”“My soul bows to your soul”“I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells”

I’m rich beyond belief

Monday night, Sept. 26th, 2005 changed me in a profound way. I went to give a private cooking lesson for a family whose patriarch is suffering from cancer. We had our cooking lesson, and I left the house really in a daze. Suddenly, I realized that I have everything that I could possibly need. I […]

Things that have been happening lately

I can’t believe how long it has been since posting my last message. I have emails to send to people that I’ve neglected…. One of those people, if she’s out there reading, is in Europe! I think about her often, and will write soon! Where does the time go? Since my last posting, I have […]

My dear friend

P7290210 Originally uploaded by macro808. My long-time friend, Reni, came all the way from Japan to Poultney, VT for our conference. It was so great to be in her aura again. I love her so much! When life gets rough, and people look at me like a counter culture weirdo, I can count on her […]

Paige and Sean

P7310237 Originally uploaded by macro808. While at the conference, I got to meet Paige and Sean. They were such COOL people and made the conference an amazing experience for me.

My teachers

P7310236 Originally uploaded by macro808. At the Kushi Summer Conference, I got to see my amazing, generous, beautiful teachers, Hiroyuki and Mie Naka. They are coming to Hawaii in January to teach us all macrobiotics and give consultations.

Zen Retreat Leader

P7310233 Originally uploaded by macro808. When I was in Japan, I met Danjou-san, the amazing and incredible monk who tends Saijouji temple near Hiroshima, Japan. He came to the American Macrobiotic Summer Conference and he blew me away. This man is magical and talented. He played guitar with the band, chanted for all, danced to […]

The cooks in the kitchen

P7300216 Originally uploaded by macro808. Kathy, in her petite and powerful glory, was the cooking class coordinator, and I was one of her assistants. We worked sooo hard, and we all did a great job. There were several other volunteers who made the experience very memorable for me. Hope to see everyone next year.