Category Archives: Things I Quit

Greatest Lessons Learned in 2010

Life lessons learned in 2010 - life by design

2010 – What a great year! One the eve of the new year and having just finishing my goals for 2011 (will post on this shortly) I thought I would share some of my biggest lessons from this past year. Everything good starts with meditation – There were a lot of great days this year…

One Year Without Coffee

Almost forgot to celebrate yesterday was my one year anniversary of quitting coffee. Actually I forgot because I don’t think about coffee anymore. The first year was pretty easy and I see no reason to start drinking it again. I don’t need the caffeine and although it tastes and smells great, it does more hard…

Sugar is a Freight Train

Sugar is the jack hammer of cuisine. It is like a freight train to the taste buds. It is addictive and overpowering and our culture loves it. I know this because I had (still have) a crazy sweet tooth. I could eat ten cookies and then want more. I could eat a whole bag of…

Experiments in Clean Living

Was reflecting on all the ways I have reduced my exposure to toxins over the last few years and all the benefits I have experienced as a result. Here is a list of the things I have recently eliminated from my life either through diet and/or changing personal care products: Meat – Stopped eating animals…

Quitting Coffee and Coffee Alternatives

Messing around with video this morning and needed an excuse to upload a video so shared my thoughts about quitting coffee and what you can drink to break the habit. All natural, no chemicals!

Things I Quit – Antiperspirant and Deodorant

Studies show chemicals in antiperspirants and deodorants can lead to Alzheimer’s disease and cause cancer, but major government bodies say they are safe, so do I keep using them or not? I have thought about this off and on for years. Antiperspirants and deodorants are very different and I never really cared much for the…

Things I Quit: Energy Drinks

Last summer I was enjoying what was probably my second or third energy drink of the day, I took a moment to ponder the ingredients. It could have been a Red Bull, Monster or a Rock Star. I am not really sure which one, but they are all fairly similar and I was drinking about…

Why I Chose to Become a Vegan

In December 2008 I became a Vegan.  Many who heard about my diet were, and still are, confused about what it means to be vegan why I chose to live this way. First of all, being a vegan means eating diet consisting exclusively of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and seeds, or more simply, not eating…

Why I Became a Vegetarian

It was January 2005. I had just watched Supersize Me, the well known movie by Morgan Spurlock in which he eats nothing but foods McDonalds for 30 days straight…and appears to get quite unwell. The movie wasn’t that eye opening to me. You eat a lot of  food with little nutrition and lots of chemicals,…

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