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denny and susan waxmanDear Friends,

After speaking to several of you, we realized that our recent communications may have caused some confusion regarding the status of SHI. Although we are moving out of the space that has been our home for 8 years, we remain very much alive and well! Here's what's going on, in greater detail:

SHI is transitioning to the educational model of the world’s leading universities by offering all of our courses online. In addition, we will continue offering on-site seminars at different locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. This means we are now able to offer a greater variety of classes in a variety of settings. We are moving online in order to expand the possibilities of creating a more dynamic, fluid macrobiotic organization. Our goal is to bring our unique approach to macrobiotic practice and education to our expanding client and student base, to continue spreading the word to new and old macrobiotic practitioners alike.

We are also improving our website so that we may provide a comprehensive and quality macrobiotic education online. We are very excited to involve all of our friends and members into SHI’s new and progressive approach towards macrobiotics, and feel that this transition will help us to better adapt and align with our rapidly changing world. We thank you, as always, for your continued support and will continue to be the leading macrobiotic educational organization serving the global community.

Yours in continued good health,

Registration is now open for 2015!

Our Master Your Health certificate program will be moving online and we will offer limited-site learning, including our Discovery One Day Seminar and the Strengthening Health Intensive, as well as two hands-on sessions to supplement the Master Your Health program.

We are also currently working on a COMPLETELY re-vamped, streamlined website that will be unveiled VERY SOON to better suit our new program structure, and also to better serve all of YOU!

If you have any questions, would like to register or receive more information on the EXCITING things happening at SHI, call 215-238-9212, e-mail AND stay connected with our newsletters.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to continuing to lead the globe in Macrobiotic education in 2015 and beyond!



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Macrobiotics is not a diet. Macrobiotics is an orderly approach to diet and lifestyle. Through principles of harmony, balance and change we continually learn how to make healthier choices in our eating habits, diet, activity and lifestyle. We plan our meals around grains, vegetables, soups and a variety of other plant based foods.

Macrobiotics is also based on the understanding that spiritual health, the development of endless appreciation for all of life, leads to mental, emotional and physical health. The healthy choices we each make on a daily basis also benefit society and the environment.

The Strengthening Health Institute (SHI) was founded in 1997, by Denny Waxman, to teach others how to create lasting health and how to discover and live fully their life's dream. In 2002, SHI was incorporated as a not-for-profit school with a mission to:

Empower people to make their own wise choices for life and health.
Create the model for macrobiotic education for the present and future and to move macrobiotics into the mainstream.
Demystify and simplify macrobiotics to allow access to a much larger number of people

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