To Wayne Diotte
…who led me to the river and the lilacs.
One of the reasons I choose to come here is for the bonus of witnessing the fineness of your relationship with Avalyne.
“What an excitingly decent manner of parenting,” I’ve thought trying a bit of the same on myself… with excellent results!!
ADMIRATION and GRATITUDE TO YOU and ALL YOUR FATHERS and MOTHERS.
"I'm convinced that - No matter where you are, how you are, or what you are, with Wayne's guidance, the excellent educational services and fabulous food, Macrobiotics Canada can make a difference in your life. There is a quality of honesty, integrity, truth and love available here that are rare and precious gems. They are waiting to be shared and enjoyed by you. I'm in a unique position. I'm living the Macrobiotics Canada Life! And, I'm ready to share it with you.
Corinne Van Der Velden - Almonte, Ontario
"If you want to see a Macrobiotic counselor who will tell you the truth and will not try to sell you any expensive potions or pills then go see Wayne, he's real; if you want to spend three times as much money then get in an airplane and go see someone who is famous."
Effie Warshavsky - Ottawa, Ontario
"Thank you.For simply being there, available and interested, always without the aura of 'Rule and Task Maker'; for your evident faith that I too can heal and have life abundant, such a large part of sickness is the belief that this is the only possible world; for sharing information and insights. Tonight, I feel hopeful and strengthened.
Jane Fawcett - Kingston, Ontario
THE 'IMMEASURABLE VALUE' OF MACROBIOTICS CANADA SUMMER CAMP
I had been seriously ill for several years when I first was introduced to macrobiotics. I knew almost instinctively that it offered me the possibility of regaining my lost health. For this reason I did not want to waste precious time in transition. Having learnt about macrobiotics just weeks before, I wanted it to become an immediate part of my life. So I decided to go to Wayne's Summer Camp. I can now say that it was the essential key to beginning my new way of life.
The value of that one single week is immeasurable. The meals were absolutely delicious. Cooking classes made the transition much easier, as new recipes and cooking methods were explained. In that week my old unhealthy pattern of eating was interrupted and a new more positive pattern began to emerge. By week's end I was regaining energy. Most importantly, I was surrounded by an enthusiastic, sharing group of people who had made the same choice as I had. This was a terrific confidence booster.
It was a totally wonderful and relaxing week - a fitting introduction to a way of eating and thinking which has become my inspiration to renewed health. I am convinced that without this week I would not be where I am today!
Betty Anne Tyas, London, Ontario
MY MACRO JOURNEY
My name is Gunars Kazaks and I am 22 years old. I was introduced to Macrobiotics in the summer of '98 while my best friend was visiting me in Nova Scotia. This introduction came by the way of a woman named Susan Galloway, who was counseled by Wayne Diotte 15 years earlier. My initial introduction was one of doubt, not able to grasp the simple practicality of it all, while my stomach was saying I had found something good here. I was not in a bad state of health, nor did I think I was looking for something better for myself. The main pull towards Macrobiotics for me is that IT MAKES SENSE and you needn't get involved with any gimmicky potions or pills. It is what it is and it is just about how you feel and how to take care of yourself. The answer to how you feel starts with what you eat. Having incorporated a Macrobiotic diet and lifestyle for over a year now I have experienced many milestones to reassure myself that this is good for me ... my mind clearing up, my insight improving, my confidence building and the increase in physical endurance that I experienced this winter, which is beneficial to my job as a professional ski instructor.
Upon returning to Ottawa I started volunteering at Macrobiotics Canada. Being able to work in this environment has accelerated my understanding and solidified my trust in the everyday approaches of this lifestyle as well as the ongoing, practical, intuitive suggestions of my counselor, Wayne Diotte. Through the support of the Macrobiotics Canada team, Wayne, Corinne and Jennifer, I am going into this winter stronger than ever. Thanks to Wayne for his ever present good advice and shiatsus, which really hit the spot.Corinne for her tastebud blowing cooking and enthusiasm that is ever present.and Jennifer who is a silent and reassuring reminder of the benefits of Macrobiotics.
When learning about Macrobiotics, please for your benefit, make an informed and balanced decision and CALL WAYNE.
Gunars Kazaks - Prof. Ski Instructor, Ottawa, Ontario