500 Blogs in 500 Days—a time of reflection…


And a little celebration! This is my consecutive daily blog #

And those 500 include multiple blogposts in over 50 categories. We’ve also just passed a quarter million visits, are reaching people in 150 countries, and our readers have posted over one thousand comments.

A time of reflection. What does this daily blogging routine mean to me? What difference will it make in my future? What about the future of life on Earth as we know it? How great does it feel to know that you’re making a difference? I refer to the last page in the Introduction to our book:

Published by BenBella — October 2011

The primary objective of this book is to outline in simple, everyday terms the extent of the problems we face, how we got ourselves into trouble, and what each of us can do to make things better. Fortunately, despite the incredible complexity of our current dilemma, the solution is refreshingly simple.

All we have to do is educate ourselves, start making better choices about what we eat, and then share all that we have learned with everyone we care about. I am convinced that there has never been anything more important in the history of the world.

It’s that last sentence that keeps me going. And it’s this blog that provides me with a vehicle to reach people all over the world. But, as my friend Sal Liggieri in New York would say, we’re not reaching nearly enough people soon enough. Sal doubts that much is going to change in his lifetime (he’s 86) or mine (now 67). But I cheerfully disagree with Sal and know that news can travel really fast in this world. We just need to reach that critical mass—and maybe sharing some of these blogs will help us gain some traction.

All of those 500 blogs are still available on this website—and they’re easy to find—by searching the site or by searching on Google. There are two ways to find them on the site and they’re both near the top of the right hand column:

  • A “Search This Entire Site” panel where you can type in whatever you choose
  • Just below that is a drop-down list of over 50 categories.

Then there’s Google. After 500 days of blogging, Google seems to like me. Just try googling any topic along with “J Morris Hicks” and see what you find.

For example, try googling: cancer j morris hicks, steve jobs j morris hicks, diabetes j morris hicks, erectile dysfunction j morris hicks, saving fossil fuel j morris hicks, world hunger j morris hicks, children j morris hicks, suffering animals j morris hicks,water pollution j morris hicks, heart disease j morris hicks, bill clinton j morris hicks, protein j morris hicks, osteoporosis j morris hicks or finally…

humor j morris hicks (yes, one of my 50 categories is humor)

Or maybe you just want to find the blog I did about Michelle Pfeiffer. Try googling “hicks pfeiffer” and my article will be right on top.

A must-see movie by all responsible citizens of this planet. Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, it begins with the “three stages of truth.”

The next 500 days. When I reach the 1000-day mark, we will be nearing the end of 2013 and I am confident that this topic will have become much more publicized. We may even be approaching the second stage of truth as revealed in the movie Earthlings. Throughout history, this has been the pattern when new concepts were first explored—even though the thought pioneers were right every time:

Three Stages of Truth

  • Ridicule
  • Violent Opposition
  • Acceptance

We’re in the ridicule stage right now. But, working with Dr. Campbell and our T. Colin Campbell Foundation, I am confident that we’re going to enter the “violent opposition” stage in the next 500 days. And all we can say is, “Bring It On!” That’s because we know we’re right—and when the violent opposition begins, we know that lady truth is well on her way to the rest of the world.

An exceptionally well-done 2009 movie produced in France; has been seen by millions around the world, but not nearly enough Americans. It will leave you feeling differently about your responsibility as a citizen of this planet.

What can YOU do to help? Two things. Go back and watch HOME and Earthlings, even if you’ve already seen them. You can find both of them on this site by clicking here.

For the record, the movie HOME was featured in my 4th blog out of 500. I heard about it from my son, Jason, and remember doing that blog while sitting in the same room where I am now—at the Starbucks of Mystic, CT.

Finally, recognizing the urgency we face, you might want to share this this blog, hpjmh.com, and  this handy kit with everyone you care about.

Handy 4-piece take-charge-of-your-health kit—from Amazon.com

Want to find out how healthy your family is eating? Take our free 4Leaf Diagnostic Survey. It takes less than five minutes and you can score it yourself. After taking the survey, please give me your feedback as it will be helpful in the development of our future 4Leaf app for smartphones. Send feedback to jmorrishicks@me.com

International. We’re now reaching people in over 100 countries. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or get daily blog notices by “following” us in the top of the right-hand column. For occasional updates, join our periodic mailing list.

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J. Morris Hicks, working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

For help in your own quest to take charge of your health, you might find some useful information at our 4Leaf page or some great recipes at Lisa’s 4Leaf Kitchen.

Got a question? Let me hear from you at jmorrishicks@me.com. Or give me a call on my cell at 917-399-9700.

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Blogging daily at hpjmh.com…from the seaside village of Stonington, Connecticut – Be well and have a great day.

—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation

About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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4 Responses to 500 Blogs in 500 Days—a time of reflection…

  1. Denise says:

    Congratulations Jim! That is an impressive accomplishment – I DO believe the word is getting out there – slowly but surely. I am hoping that with the announcement of Jack Osbourn’s MS diagnosis, that Ozzy (already vegan) and Sharon will help him get on board with a plant based diet as a means of fighting his MS.

  2. Anne says:

    Congratulations on the number 500. I too hope you go viral. I am looking forward to the day when you and Dr. Campbell and all the other doctors and nutritionists mentioned in your book are sought after speakers on college campuses and television talk shows.

  3. Christine says:

    500 blog posts in 500 days is impressive. I admire your determination, and thanks for mentioning Home. I haven’t heard of this but will watch soon.

  4. Leo S. says:

    Congratulations on the growth of your blogs. Even though the average person does not seem to have the interest they need to help themselves, it is encouraging to see the little seed you have planted is continuing to grow. A quarter of a million visits and 150 countries is nothing to sneeze at. Many times people only read or view short segments and miss some points which they would find interesting. Time spent learning lifestyle changes may add many pain-free years to one’s life where medications may be reduced or eliminated. Your blogs show others have made changes and experienced improved health. The Internet can be a valuable tool. Here’s hoping you go viral.

    Wishinng you and all you touch the very best in health and happiness.

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