All my life I’ve been busy quitting things and so I have become a self-proclaimed quitting expert ; ) Alcohol was the first to go. Alcohol was easy for me, it was not an addiction. The fact that I had given up alcohol was harder to accept for those around me than it was for me.
I often hear that people strive for silence in meditation; the ambition to be thoughtless, to silence the mind. My starting point however is being with my thoughts. Look at the thoughts that pass by; what issues are thoughts associated with? The subject of your thoughts is what occupies your mind but you can look at them, research them, as they are the ones you have not yet found peace with.
Happy food. What is that anyway? There is plenty of discussion going on. Vegans are a hot topic. Junk food, sugar, gluten… Food which we label right or wrong is also news of the day. For me there is no right or wrong food. There is food that makes me feel really good and food that makes me feel really bad, and everything in between.
It’s a family affair, it makes all of us happy. My sister, mother and me, we are extremists. In my opinion it is slightly different for my brother and father but we all love to find a good second-hand treasure. Whether it’s online, a second hand shop, or outside on the street somewhere; there is no wrong place to find second-hand treasure.