Fulfilling commitments to self and others makes you a different person Read More
Sounds like a Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren :-)
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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…
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.
When and how should we open up to loved ones?