The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics

When I first encountered macrobiotics, decades ago (dinosaurs still roamed the earth!) the teachers were nearly all men in dark suits. And while they have my respect, I’m glad that’s no longer true.   People of varied styles and genders teach today, among them, Jessica Porter, a woman who obviously refuses to take herself too seriously since she’s titled her book, her web site and her blog, “The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics.” While I haven’t dipped into her book yet, it’s apparent from her web site and blog that she’s a talented communicator. In addition to being a macrobiotic teacher, she’s also an actress, stand-up comedian and hypnotherapist specializing in smoking cessation. She has a 12-hour series of cooking classes available to purchase for download from her web site.  I enjoyed watching a recent segment she did on KGO-TV  on how “laughter can heal all ailments.” You’ll be laughing too! Continue reading