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Sounds like a Purpose Driven

Sounds like a Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren :-)

I can't tell you how many times

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Sy Sperling

Yet addicts—at first—often reach higher in life than the sober.

You mention using the power of habits and mindfulness to starve addictions.
Yet the very definifion of a habit is something done automatically, without mindfulness…

t the very definifion of a habit is something done automatically, without mindfulness

You're right - habits tend to be automatic actions, but I believe that we know when our habit is becoming problematic, so we do become mindful. The decision to break the unhealthy habit leaves an opening for a new habit or ritual. My experience is that the new "habit" remains a mindful process for a very long time - maybe forever.

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Peg O'Connor, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.


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