Only Living In The Moment – And Why It Can Be Dangerous

You don’t have to look very far in the psychology world to find advice about “living in the moment.” And the truth is there is a lot of scientific evidence showing the physical and mental benefits of mindfulness and why … Continue reading

The Psychology of Impulsive Spending

There is a lot of overlap between psychology and economics, because both focus on certain aspects of how we make decisions. When I look at the current state of our economy – especially growing personal debt and low credit scores … 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

The Scientifically Proven Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a state of deliberate and conscious awareness directed toward the present moment. The practice is incredibly simple on paper, but with diligent practice can reap many, many benefits. A great entry level exercise to mindfulness is the 100 … Continue reading

Realigning Your Locus of Control

“Locus of control” is the extent to which individuals believe that they have control over an event in their lives. Having a more internal locus of control means we believe we have more control over the event. Having a more … Continue reading