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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 among consumers – I often wonder what psychological factors are driving this behavior.

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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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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 Breaths Meditation. It teaches you how to use your breathing as an object of focus, […]

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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 external locus of control means we believe that outside forces (other people, the environment, God, […]

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10 Personal Development Blogs You Should Check Out

As someone who keeps a very watchful eye toward the personal development blogosophere, I can tell you first-hand that there are a lot of really great (and often underappreciated) sites out there which offer incredible amounts of information, wisdom, and perspective. I feel I’d be doing my readers a big disservice by not mentioning these […]

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