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How I stopped consuming alcohol, coffee, sugar, and smoking

Everything in excess is opposed to nature.


There was a time when I made the worst mistakes of my life. During my last two years of primary school and during high school I cared the least about my health.

  • I smoked 10-20 cigarettes per day;
  • I drank weekly - a lot;
  • I drank 4 cups of strong coffee daily;
  • I ate a lot of sugars (sweets, soft drinks, desserts, cereals, fruits, etc.).

Whenever people see me now and I tell them about my past, they don’t believe me. I can’t believe what I was myself.

I am actually glad that I tried all these substances because it helped me distinguish good from bad.

The only thing I didn’t do is consume drugs.

The truth is, it doesn’t really matter the substance or activity you are engaging into; as long as it is reinforcing, rewarding, and you need it in order to feel good, otherwise, you are incapable of sustaining day to day activities, you are addicted, my friend.

Why holidays have gone wrong

It’s Christmas! What a joy… or is it? When I was a little boy I couldn’t wait for holidays to come. No school, presents, right? Growing up, I have started to get in touch more with adults. I realized one thing: what was an excitement for me is a terror for adults.

What's your excuse?

A loss is not a failure until you make an excuse.

Michael Jordan

You receive what you are not what you want

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Wayne Dyer

When I was a little boy in primary school and a test was on its way I was always relaxed and smiling. Even if I received a bad grade, I still was trying to focus on being happy. Then, an inner (grown) voice started saying: “Hey Razvan! You just got a bad grade. Why are you smiling?”. Even my friends wondered “How can you smile when you got a bad grade?”. Some of my colleagues even cried.
We are raised with the wrong mindset that something good needs to happen in order to be happy and smile. No, no, no my friend. It is exactly the opposite.

The healthcare system is a lie

I watched the film “What the health” a few days ago and it blew my mind, both in a good and bad way. I heard about the film on a Shawn Stevenson’s podcast episode in which he also discussed it and debunked some controversies. The most amazing thing revealed in the movie, (spoil alert)

Your life, your rules

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I…I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

Appreciate what you have

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

Denis Waitley

Let go, forgive, and be free

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

Lao Tzu

I was watching an episode of The Flash, in which Berry Allan had to accept his mother’s death in order to be free, and I got really inspired. He kept saying that his mother’s death was the reason we has running, but it was actually the reason he was not running fast enough. In order to become his best version of himself

Ignore the naysayers

If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.

Malcolm X

I know you’re afraid. I know your pain. I know your sadness. I know your disappointment. I know your anger. I have them too. You have an idea or more ideas, but don’t have the courage to pursue them. You probably told your friends what you want to do or your ideas and they laughed at you. So what?

Do you believe in destiny?

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have seen so many movies and cartoons with characters who lived average lives until out of the sudden some ancient guru or messenger appeared and revealed a prophecy in which they would be heroes and save the world of some chaos. In other words, their destiny was to be grater than average. So many ideas and fictions about destiny made me wonder… is destiny a fact or a fiction?

Trust yourself no matter what anyone else thinks

The Man who says he can, and the man who says he can not.. Are both correct


There are so many things I would have done in the past and which I would still do, but I was afraid to do it. I was afraid aboout what others might think of me. I was paralyzed by the fear of failure. I did not trust myself enough and still don’t and this is the biggest sin one could ever commit. You know why?

What is food and why do we eat?

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.


We are all aware of the importance of nutrition in our life in order to maintain health. Actually, nutrition is one of the most important, more important than exercise, and nutrition is accomplished most of all through eating food. Thus, food should, by definition, provide nutrition to our body and eating should be the process of offering food to our body. But do these definitions apply to the so called “food” that we so called “eat” today?

Be the star of your own movie

All things splendid have been achieved by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.

Bruce Barton

When we are children, we see ourselves as superheros from comic books and cartoons. I enjoyed imagining myself as Batman and Spider-Man. I also wished I could fly or have superpowers like those from X-Men. I don’t know if kids nowadays still play like this, but I know this is what made me dream. Me, seeing myself as something greater, bigger, stronger, is what gave me energy.

I remembered I used to look up in the sky an imagine myself being anything. This started to fall apart though as I grew up and as teachers and adults have been started to tell me that I can’t be whatever I want. I have to go to school, go to college, get a degree, get a job, start a family, and, eventually, die.