Hara Hachi Bu

I learned a new principle last week. It’s a Japanese philosophy called Hara Hachi Bu. They have been following this principle for generations. They almost use it like a prayer and quietly recite it prior to their meals. It means you only eat until you are 80% full. It’s also a form of self-restraint and self-discipline for them. Some people have asked me, "How do you know when you're 80% full?" Well, I can't really say with any certainty, but I have a feeling it might be when you still might want...

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Healthy Dieting Tips

Healthy Dieting Tips are imperative for Weight Loss. As you know, weight loss is a HUGE topic as evidenced by the multi-million dollar industry: books, weight loss products, and the continual search of many on this quest. I know many women, in particular, who want to lose anywhere from 20 to 50 pounds, yet are unable to do so, for a myriad of reasons. The weight is stubborn and won’t come off, they get discouraged and don’t stick with a plan or they lose the weight on any number of diet...

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Why I Became Vegan

A glorious spring day in Naples, and I'm thinking about why I became vegan. As I sit here writing, the bougainvillea are in brilliant bloom and the scent of gardenias and jasmine are wafting about me. A truly magnificent day. Sigh! I’m content when I encounter nature such as this, and yet on the other hand, I'm dismayed....

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