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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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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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YinYang and the Five Transformations

YinYang and the Five Transformations

Simon Brown talks about the practice of combining YinYang with the 5 Elements that is found in Chinese divination, astrology, medicine, feng shui and an understanding of nature. According to author Joseph Needham, the two are inseparable and need to be studied and understood together.
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What do the forest bear?

What do the forest bear?

There is only one path, Prof. Dr Vandana Shiva suggests, to survival and liberation for nature, women and men, and that is the ecological path of harmony, sustainability and diversity.
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Holistic Health with Macrobiotics

Holistic Health with Macrobiotics

Founder George Ohsawa created a holistic approach to health. Author Simon Brown talk about this approach and the 7 essential qualities in life to enjoy the best health.
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Book Review – Lightfood by Edward Esko

Book Review – Lightfood by Edward Esko

Lightfood: Eating for Consciousness & Enlightenment is now available. The new book written by Edward Esko is based on his teachings and writings over the past five years. In it He attempt to reposition macrobiotics as a method for achieving spirituality and consciousness, and not only a diet for physical health.
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MBA Spotlight: Emma Cunis

MBA Spotlight: Emma Cunis

Trish Dent interview Emma Cunis, an inspiring teacher, counsellor and practitioner of macrobiotics, a holistic system of self-healthcare and personal development.
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Nurturing nature to feed ourselves

Nurturing nature to feed ourselves

Imagine the UK declares we will ‘grow our own’ in a deeply sustainable way, growing food for people rather than commodity markets, where food providers have value way beyond money alone.
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