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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 it is healthy to accept your emotions, reflect on them, and release them, sometimes it’s […]

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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 the technique is that an urge never lasts forever – usually, no more than 20-30 […]

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Hedonism In Moderation

Allowing ourselves to occasionally indulge in pleasures without feeling guilty can be a healthy practice in the long-run.

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Cognitive Liberty And Self-Ownership

Cognitive liberty is the concept that an individual has absolute sovereignty over their state of consciousness, as long as it does not infringe on the rights of another. This includes the use of meditation, prayer, and psychoactive drugs.

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