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You can help me keep writing in my blog by donating to me.  Donate by clicking on the “Donate” link below.  Your donations are NOT tax-deductible.  They are a personal gift and show of support to me to help pay my modest bills while I write.


Why I decided to seek funding from you, my blog readers:

I was thinking of various ways that I could financially support my writing.  I thought of getting sponsorship and selling advertisements. But in the end, I realized that I would be at the mercy of whoever was paying me.  It would mean that my voice would have to be limited and censored so as not to offend my sponsors. I did not like that idea.  I believe in free speech and I like to be able to write whatever I please, even and sometimes to my own embarrassment.

I also thought of offering subscriptions but I didn’t like that idea either. I prefer to keep my blog open, free and accessible to everyone without any restrictions or requirements.

The only way that I could see resolving this situation and address my mounting stack of bills is to ask you, the readers, for your help.  With your help I can pay my bills and continue to write in blog as I have been doing.  I can’t promise you that you will like everything I write, but I can promise that I will continue to devote time to writing.

Thank you and sincerely,

Phiya Kushi

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Kate Foye Blackwell permalink
    October 30, 2010 12:57 am

    I will do my best for you.

  2. Alessandro permalink
    December 17, 2012 6:48 am

    Stavo pensando di darti una donazione sig.Phiya,sono quasi convinto,le tue motivazioni e scelte di indipendenza sono apprezzabili e quello che scrivi un importante occasione di confronto. Distinti saluti Alessandro

  3. Ton Jansen permalink
    November 22, 2014 1:47 am

    Thank you so much. Much of this is what I felt, working at the Kushi Institute in Amsterdam in 1980. Thank you for your beautifull, open, warm, truthfull, and radically honest observations. I cured myself from 0% funktioning in both kidnays, starting with Macrobiotics, then many years of emotional work, healing very strong fears and emotional pains and ending up with an enlightened master, meditating one hour a day and understanding life from a different plane. ALL af this is adding to achive a healthy complete human life.

  4. December 30, 2014 12:12 am

    What your parents did was amazing. Looking back, the environment you all grew up in was pretty intense. The first house was Gardner Rd. yes? All those adults around wanting your dad and mother’s attention. I have my own thoughts regarding Lilly and Avaline’s cancer, why it happened and what could have been different. Lilly was amazing with her photography. Did those photos get saved? They certainly show most of the folks that were there in the early days. I never knew she was ill until I heard of her death.
    From the outside looking in, what your parents did was sacrifice themselves for the dream of “One Peaceful World”. You and your family also paid a price and for that I thank you for
    I learned so much from both of them.

  5. Lisa permalink
    January 21, 2015 9:47 pm

    Thank you for this detailed explanation of what are real possibilities for cancer.

    As a newcomer to the Macrobiotic philosophy it now seems “easier said than done.” However, I am grateful for each day that I try to eat and live better. It sure beats sitting around waiting for the final demise.

    I live on the East Cost of the United States and have attended the Kushi Institute, read pamphlets, books, and attnded lectures. It seems strange that no two books or couselors say the exact same diet. Some eat grains and vegetables as a balanced meal. Others eat grains, beans, and vegetables as a balanced meal. Some add daily soup, some say no smoothies. I hope that the community that Avaline and Michio started continues to educate our community to more healthy lives.

    Thanks again for a real conversation about the yin and yang of life.


  1. Cancer In The Family: How and why it happened (Part One) « Phiya Kushi
  2. Cancer In The Family: How and why it happened (Part Two) « Phiya Kushi

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