Macrobiotics Changed my life!!!!!!!! It changed my husbands life by default (and he is in baby steps mode) and it enhanced the way I look at illness and disease. As a student doing her PhD in health education, it is important for me to have a very proactive way of living with regard to health and well being, to not just teach it but to live it. That's what Macrobiotics did for me, it helped to live this proactive healthy way and to truly understand the value of "Garbage in Garbage out" with regard to what I was eating and what I need to be eating to get a fuller quality of life for myself and my family.
I want to express my deep appreciation to Lino and Jane for having me be a part of the Great Life Mountain Seminar team. Being in the kitchen is it's own little microcosm of life and there is always so much to learn - not only in turning out amazing nourishing food, but in personal interactions. Both of you are my guru's in very different ways and what better teachers could I ask for!!!
Jane, you have taught me so much - not only about creating great menus and recipes, but about putting love into the food and beauty into the presentation. Your attention to detail carries over - particularly in making sure that people with special food needs get what they need. The confidence I have gained around my cooking skills have soared and I know it's a direct result of our working together. I thank you.
I am delighted to share my comments on my most recent Great Life Seminar and Macrobiotics.. As a Pharmacist I understand the importance of maintaining health. Attending a Great Life Seminar with Lino and Jane is an incredible experience for the body, mind, and the taste buds. The food is delicious and abundant in variety. Each meal is prepared with the highest standards and quality of ingredients. The atmosphere of the location is relaxing and healing which enhances your experience. This seminar will provide a wonderful all inclusive vacation that is educational and fun. It is also a great value for your money - you will not be dissapointed.
As always, it is a pleasure to work with Jane and Lino.
Although at first glance cooking for forty people for seven days appeared daunting, however, you made it pleasurable and exciting at the same time. Your guidance in the kitchen encouraged me to stretch my skills. Your willingness to teach and share whole-heartedly expanded my knowledge of the cooking side exponentially.
Last fall we went to the Great Life Seminar with Jane and Lino Stanchich in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The building where the seminar was held was really nice. The site of the seminar, high in the mountains was breathtaking. Lino led exercises each morning in clean, outside air. The food was great! All meals were interesting, varied and tasty. We learned how to chew well so that our bodies could better absorb the nutrients.Lectures were varied and well designed. Participation was encouraged. The intimate group was small enough so that we could get to know each other and feel comfortable in talking to each other.We have been to many large Macrobiotic Conferences during our 25 years of practice, but this was one of the best we have ever attended.
Sally and Don Weil
The seminar was jam packed with information and wisdom from three of the most respected and knowledgeable macrobiotic teachers/counselors! The food was delicious and awesome! I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to attend two of your seminars and they have truly been a "Great Life" experience!
- Dr. Maggie Cottrell