Saturday, October 22, 2005

Not an easy thing this blogging

It seems hard to think of things to say on this blog, yet I always seem to have a concersation going on in my head. These conversations usually happen during yoga class. I have been working through a rough spot in my life and trying to keep to my macrobiotic principles. I find "easy does it" works best for me, but i need to be careful not to stray too far from the macrobiotic principles that make sense to me: keeping meal times regular, sitting down. I don't chew too well, I have to work on that one.

I also give myself alot more space in what I eat, if that's what I feel like. The problem with the foods that are not usually found on the macrobiotic "eat often" lists is that they are pretty addictive, for me at least. Yet, I find that conversation going on in my head until I give in. Sorry, sweet vegetable drink just isn't a piece of carrot cake.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

how do YOU do macrobiotics

Are we outside the mainstream of the world? Should we be outside the mainstream of the world. We all know that this practice takes time. It was developed in a time when 1 person stayed at home cooking. Is it reasonable to have the same expectation? Or, if you live alone....

Simply an mb meal is a grain , a veg, often a bean or bean product, some soup once a day, some sea veg often, etc. Sounds simple. Three such meals a day can be overwhelming. Then I talk to the MB's who go on vacation with an enormous reserve of food supplies and equipment...almost make me feel like not traveling or taking a holiday. Then again, when I haven't taken the proper precautions in what i will need to keep me in balance, I am always sorry. I feel fine for a few days, but after many years of macrobiotic practice, I can feel the subtle shift: more anger, lower energy, etc.

Thoughts and ruminations, thinking out loud...that's what blogs are for.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

not just food

I was listening to a woman while I was in the elevator of my building today. She was railing against all the "craziness" in this world, in particular about an accident in upstate NewYork that claimed the lives of 6 young people. I really didn't respond to her, except to nod a bit as I didn't want to really dialogue. She wasn't seeking an answer or any insight...rather, she just wanted to stew in her own unhappiness.

Yes, of course, I can feel that much of the world is out of balance. But I do not have to be a part of the imbalance. If I can maintain a center in my surroundings then I am doing my part to a degree, my part to help bring the world to center, to understanding and eventually to harmony.

It is about my daily life and my activites. I try to maintain balance in my meals ( grain, vegetable, bean, some soup). I try to chew and to get some exercise every day. The body rub opens my physical presence to the messages from the universe. These simple steps keep from stewing in the unhappiness of the world. These simple steps help me to be of service.

Monday, July 25, 2005


Hi there

I started this blog to begin talking about the daily journey that is macrobiotics. Every day is a new challenge and a day filled with new opportunties.....I'd enjoy hearing from others.

Usually, I cook for several different people a week and hope to expand the counseling practice. i think you get a larger view by counseling people.

I just wish that people would begin a healthier lifestyle before the "S" hits the is so much easier when you work with someone who has an idea of how to cook and take care of themselves...event if they do get sick, they can really help self manage their progress.