About Susan

Welcome to my blog! My name is Susan Waxman and I am a macrobiotic chef and teacher living in Philadelphia.

I want this blog to be a guide for better eating and, ultimately, better living. I believe that when we have our health we have no limitations. We are capable of creating the life we want through the daily choices we make in our diet and lifestyle. Every week I will share a blog entry with you that explores the health benefits of a plant-based diet and living a macrobiotic life. That is, living life from the perspective of “the larger view”. The content may be in the form of a philosophical idea, a recipe, or a lifestyle practice. Most importantly I want to have fun with it and want to share my fun, so let’s play together!

We need food in order to live. Many things in our lives are beyond our immediate reach of control. The single thing that is within our reach, of which we can obtain the most control, is our daily food. This is unique because our food choices have the most ability to determine our destiny. At any given time we are either moving toward health or away from health by the food choices we make.

My mission is to promote a grain and vegetable plant-based diet that explores the principal of balance and utilizes Macrobiotic philosophy. Because I love to cook, I will be focusing on food and cooking- that is, high-quality, (mostly) vegan cuisine made delicious and simple!

About Susan Waxman

Susan Waxman is an internationally recognized macrobiotic teacher, counselor and health educator. She is also the co-director of and executive chef at The Strengthening Health Institute (SHI) in Philadelphia, PA, a center dedicated to macrobiotic education whose goal is the promotion of personal and planetary health. Widely recognized for her culinary expertise and understanding of the energetic properties of food, she has taught throughout the United States and abroad. Susan’s innovative style and attention to detail shows through in the flavor and healing power of her food.

As a teacher and health educator, Susan has worked with everyone from mothers hoping to improve their families’ eating habits to the cast and crew of the Hollywood movie Standing Ovation to people with serious illnesses.

Before dedicating her life to macrobiotics, Susan worked with children and young adults in the field of social services. She holds degrees in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Susan is a graduate of  The Kushi Institute and The Strengthening Health Institute.

She also is a level I graduate in Zen Shiatsu.

Susan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, the Philadelphia Phillies, going to concerts, a good bottle of wine, her cowboy boots and well-fitting jeans.

At Citizens Bank Park