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MEMBER OF THE MONTH

ANNA FREEDMAN

Professional member

MEMBER OF THE MONTH

ANNA FREEDMAN

Professional member
Good Sleep

Good Sleep

Sleep is vital for good energy. Activity in the parts of our brain that control decision making, emotions and social interactions are greatly reduced during our deep sleep, suggesting deep sleep helps us enjoy optimal emotional and social functioning the next day.
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Healthy Body Movement

Healthy Body Movement

Our body is keen on movement and, often, a good level of movement increases our energy, instead of reducing it. But the challenge of modern life is precisely to have enough movement in our daily lives, to generate energy and through that energy, achieve our goals and dreams. The more we move in a conscious way, the more healthy we get.
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High Energy Foods

High Energy Foods

To enjoy more energy with macrobiotics the key component to explore are high energy macrobiotic foods, deep breathing exercises, good sleep, positive thinking, meditation and exercise. Foods provide energy in the form of calories which increase blood glucose. Oxygen combines with the calories to provide energy.
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Nature in every Breath

Nature in every Breath

The magic of breath; taking in precious oxygen to nourish ourselves and letting go of the air that has served us, every second of our life. We watch the rise and fall of the side of a cat or dog as the breath comes and goes, of a baby sleeping, and we can see it in birds too. It is our life force and without it we stop.
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Managing Energy

Managing Energy

Our world is made up of energy. Our time is a commodity and a very valuable one. Individually and collectively, we need to learn how to appreciate our time and also to manage and honor the energy we already have. We are the generators of our own energy. Energy doesn’t come from outside of us. We create it. Energy is impacted by our environment and food but ultimately it comes from within. We can learn how to better respect and nurture our energy and not to let it drain away.
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One macrobiotic mum’s journey in raising children

One macrobiotic mum’s journey in raising children

Bringing children into this crazy beautiful world can be scary and daunting in these difficult times. But if we trust in nature and our innate immune system’s healing ability, we can hopefully navigate these times together and perhaps create an even more beautiful planet for future generations.
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New Beginnings – a time for cleansing

New Beginnings – a time for cleansing

Spring is a time of new beginnings. We often feel the urge to eat lighter foods, detoxify, reorganise our homes and get outside. These cleansing activities actually help us to burn off the excess Winter energy and embrace the more lively energy of Spring.
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Five Elements – Tree and Spring

Five Elements – Tree and Spring

Chinese yin yang and the five elements started out as a clock, lunar calendar and solar calendar with the first evidence found on animal bones from around 2600bc. The five elements were used to describe the influences of the day, moon and seasons on our lives.
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Vegetables kids will love

Vegetables kids will love

This simple salad packs well in lunch boxes and is a great after school treat as well. And it is also perfect accompanied with a tasty sauce.
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Book Reviews – by Anna Mackenzie

Book Reviews – by Anna Mackenzie

Anna talks about two of her readings, she considers both humble and a profound, heartening wake up calls for those on a macrobiotic path. Essential and more effective if read close together.
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Two Simple Recipes for Spring

Two Simple Recipes for Spring

The amounts will be in “handfuls” as always. Such a lovely way to cook using the head and heart – and hands and just what we have, very down to earth cooking. Organic when possible, not vital. Sauce ingredients, preferences change often = experiment!
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The Wreath

The Wreath

The wreath always represents the circle of eternal life, a circular or spiralic formation used since life began.  Most living beings are entirely made from aspects of this shape. It is miraculous that green leaves and plants exist through ice and frost and snow – and we do too – for thousands of years with no gas or electricity.
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Wise Words

Wise Words

This article is all about us and nature being one organism. Reading the inspirational Bill Tara’s words, the planet that we live within is an organism. We do not live on it—we live in it. We are a part of it and for that reason we have to live and choose wisely.
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Wag Our Tails!

Wag Our Tails!

Something that often gets overlooked when we think of how to contribute to a sustainable world is what we are feeding our gorgeous dogs. Here are some of the benefits of home-cooking for both dogs and their owners.
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The Ecological Kitchen with Marlene Watson-Tara

The Ecological Kitchen with Marlene Watson-Tara

No one really knows when humans started cooking their food, but one thing is sure: every culture did it. For over a million years we have been learning the magic of food and fire. It doesn’t matter if you live in the frozen north or the jungles of the tropics, human beings cook their foods.
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MA Spotlight: Lara Holmes

MA Spotlight: Lara Holmes

Lara Holmes is the MBA spotlight of this month. She is a macrobiotic Health Consultant, cook and enthusiastic teacher; with a caring an nurturing approach to her cooking and teaching. She has worked with holistic healthcare for many years at Neal’s Yard Remedies in Exeter where she also gives consultations.
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Macrobiotics and the Environment

Macrobiotics and the Environment

This article explores how we can reduce climate change, extinction, pollution and waste through our food choices, preparation and cooking. It is written as an action plan for change. This green food and cooking revolution was agreed by macrobiotic teachers at the 2019 International Macrobiotic Conference in Valencia.
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Changing Seasons successfully

Changing Seasons successfully

Every year we have this opportunity of dramatic change to understand it more deeply in ourselves, in our relationship with all of nature and the Universe. In this alignment is one aspect of respect for Mother Nature and our own health and wholeness.
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