Yep, this was me 17 years ago! I might be smiling but I was very unhappy, I was overweight, just 35 and suffering with horrendous joint pain, allergies and don’t even mention hormones.
My confidence was at an all time low, my self-esteem was zero, I suffered with depression, mood swings and life was a continual rollercoaster of extreme highs and extreme lows. The thing is I thought that was ‘it’, I thought everyone must feel this way, not knowing which person you would wake up and be each day! Not knowing if it was a day laying on the sofa in pain, whether you could muster up the energy to go out or whether you could even face the world that might seem a little too much.
I was then introduced to Macrobiotics, my heart sank, I honestly couldn’t think of anything worse. I loved my food, it had comforted me all my life, been there when I was sad to cheer me up, chocolate was my friend! The thought of eating ‘health foods’ just didn’t do it for me, I didn’t want to drink soya milk or eat tofu, yuk! I just didn’t want to change.
The thought of eating ‘health foods’ just didn’t do it for me, I didn’t want to drink soya milk or eat tofu, yuk! I just didn’t want to change.
I was lucky though, I was living with a huge force of nature, David (my now husband) was super healthy, he’d already been vegan for 12 years, he ran marathons and ate brown rice! He wasn’t going to take no easily, he was so patient and gently persuaded me that all would be fine, I could change, would change! Living with him was different, so many strange new things appearing in the kitchen cupboards, beans of all colours and sizes, grains I’d never heard of, nuts and seeds, so many jars with ‘healthy foods’!! But help, what to do with them? I knew how to warm food, but how to cook? I couldn’t eat bland. I’m not bland and I needed to learn quick!
But that’s the thing, Macrobiotics is the furthest thing from ‘bland’. It’s an alchemy of colours, flavours, textures, and then the mind blowing stuff like the energy of food and how it can change your mood, you can learn to become whoever you want to be, changing your health, your ‘condition’. All this from the food on your plate..
It wasn’t long before my ‘condition’ changed, I entered into this study feeling low, tired and exhausted, I was very negative and after just a few days these delicious, colourful meals were changing me…
It wasn’t long before my ‘condition’ changed, I entered into this study feeling low, tired and exhausted, I was very negative and after just a few days these delicious, colourful meals were changing me… I learned how to cook, and this wasn’t any old cooking, this was learning a whole new language in the kitchen and the fascinating lectures made me wonder why we had never been taught this stuff at school! Surely everyone should be allowed to have access to this information, it shouldn’t be a ‘secret’!
This was the beginning of my journey to health and freedom from the limitations that had held me back. Changing my diet has changed my life. I was destined for a life full of doctors visits and pills & potions but finding Macrobiotics turned my life in a different direction. I’m now 52, haven’t taken any medication in 16 years and so grateful to be living a life free of pain. I am a woman of a certain age, and with that has brought no hot flushes, none of the horrid symptoms of menopause I am supposed to have experienced. My own teacher once told me ‘eat in a balanced way and you will hardly notice any ‘change’, my husband didn’t even know’, well it’s true, hormonal fluctuations are a direct result of our inner balance and I believe all can be resolved by living this way.
I was destined for a life full of doctors visits and pills & potions but finding Macrobiotics turned my life in a different direction.
I was taught that nothing comes easy, cooking is an art but once you ‘get’ this everything and I mean EVERYTHING in your life changes. You see the world with different eyes, a student once said ‘everything around me has became colourful’, another said it was ‘like I am now looking above the clouds’, my own experience was a huge sense of inner calm, a calmness and peace I had never experienced before, the veil was lifted from infront of my eyes, answers just came to me and life became crystal clear.
If you want to experience the profound transformation that Macrobiotics can have, eating and living in balance and peace then look no further.
We will be teaching our prestigious Level 1, 2 & 3 courses in Spring 2020 in Ibiza. If you’re considering it, just do it! You are worth it, make the change, we only have one life and our visit here on this planet is a brief one, make it wonderful!