Experience Junkies: The Futility of Searching for Every New Thrill and Sensation

An experience junkie is a type of person who always finds themselves seeking new and thrilling experiences. These experiences could be anything: traveling to new places, meeting new types of people, attending big music festivals, experimenting with drugs and sex, … Continue reading

Healthy Escapism: The Emotional Intelligence Behind Fantasy and Distraction

One important aspect of emotional intelligence is knowing when to engage with an emotion vs. when to disengage from an emotion. By changing how we respond to our feelings, we can exercise more effective self-regulation and emotional management. While often … Continue reading

Urge Surfing: A Mindful Approach to Overcoming Addictive Behaviors

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost In mindfulness-based psychotherapy there’s a technique called “urge surfing” that’s used to help individuals overcome addictive and impulsive behaviors. The main assumption behind … Continue reading