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THE BATTLE WITHIN

My dad just sent me this message through email. I thought it was very interesting and wanted to share it with you all. One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between 2 wolves. One is Evil. It is anger, […]

Relationship thoughts

Sometimes I think that for women, their lives revolve around their relationships. Is this just a gender stereotype? I don’t know! Observing my female friends, knowing myself, and noticing how often we all talk about relationships, it seems like we all place very high value on our relationships. I just finished reading “Kaleidoscope” by Herman […]

How healthy are you?

In American culture, so much emphasis is placed on body image. There seems to be a common belief that if a person is thin, then they must be healthy. It is true that obesity is becoming an epidemic in the States, causing many debilitating health effects. For a long long time, I also held this […]

Why I don’t eat …

Since I am leaving Japan soon, many people have been inviting me for lunch or dinner to enjoy being together before I leave. Recently, a teacher from the English Department invited me over to her home, a rare treat in Japan. Several people from my department know that I have a diet different from their […]

Thoughts on Kaleidoscope and Sugar Blues

I have only been macrobiotic for two years now, so there is a lot for me to read and learn. I go through phases of reading voraciously whatever I can get my hands on and then setting things aside for a while to let it all percolate. Right now, I am just through the beginning […]

Healing Your Kidneys

Speaking of kidneys, my great friend and incredible cook, Reni, who is in Switzerland at the moment is going to cook for a shiatsu workshop. The theme of the shiatsu workshop is “Healing Your Kidneys.” On that note, foods that heal your kidneys are: Miso or tamari soupAzuki or black beansBuckwheat, barley, and oatsPressure cooked […]

Macrobiotic Movies

Could These be Considered Macrobiotic Movies? Can anyone think of more? Star Wars “The Force” bifurcates into Darth Vader’s “Dark Side” while Jedi Knights use the other (unnamed?) aspect. Though seen in terms of “good” and “bad” the two energetic concepts originate from the same source. Jedi Knights trust their feelings and intuition to do […]

What is macrobiotics?

Someone left a comment asking, “What is macrobiotics, anyway?” It is good practice for me to try and answer this question. To me, “macrobiotic” means several things. From my experience, it is a diet, a philosophy, and a lifestyle. (For another point of view, go to www.kushiinstitute.com.) Regarding one’s diet, macrobiotics is a whole foods […]

Inspiration

You are the entire universe. You are in all, and all is in you. Sun, moon, and stars revolve within you. Swami Muktananda