Mindful Eating Through Chopsticks

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People have been eating mindfully since religions started dietary restrictions. <span class=”small”>Katherine Pioli, <a title=”writing for <I>Catalyst</I>” href=”http://www.catalystmagazine.net/shorts–occasionals/food-shorts/the-year-of-chopsticks.html” target=”_blank”>writing for <i>Catalyst</i>
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<font color=”#800080″>Bennett Gordon</font>
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