chocolate

A 2-post collection

"We are what we repeatedly do." - Aristotle

THE CHALLENGE I’m going to be honest, the subject of this particular post, habits and their underlying beliefs, is largely over my head, which is one of the reasons I decided to challenge myself in contributing to Not at the Dinner Table in the first place. Ever hear the quote, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten?” I have no idea who said it, but it seems to be the story of my life. And I know I’m not alone. Habits are so hard to change, and from my experience the reason is two-fold. First, habits directly represent underlying beliefs. Often times we try to change our...

Chocolate - Brought to You by Child Slavery

Not long after Halloween I was walking through the aisles of Kroger when I saw it. A whole aisle of chocolate on clearance. This wasn't just Halloween candy that got left behind because no one likes it (I'm looking at you Whoppers) but this was the good stuff. I'm talking Snickers, Reese Cups, Take 5, and it was all 70% off! Now, I'm not much of a chocolate consumer, in fact, outside of the chocolate I may consume in ice cream or the occasional chocolate chip cookie, I would say my consumption of chocolate would be near 0. But I know I'm an anomaly. The average American consumes 11 pounds of chocolate a year, so someone is picking up my...