The Soft Addiction Solution: Break Free of the Seemingly Harmless Habits That Keep You from the Life You Want

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Penguin, 2006 - Self-Help - 343 pages
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Have you ever wondered how you might carve more meaning and purpose out of your crowded days? The answer is simple: cut out the "soft addictions." As Judith Wright reveals in this revised and expanded edition of her classic self-help book There Must Be More Than This, many of us are addicted to seemingly harmless and socially sanctioned habits such as shopping, watching TV, and gossiping-robbing us of our time, clouding our clarity of mind, and masking our deeper longing for lasting joy.

According to Wright, soft addictions are seductive because they satisfy powerful desires-and we easily become hooked because they are perceived as "normal" behavior, behavior that doesn't seem to demand the extraordinary measures of a drug or alcohol addiction. Yet soft addictions do call out for action and in this groundbreaking book, Judith Wright explains why they are so damaging and outlines an effective plan for overcoming these negative habits to discover more passion, love, commitment, and meaning in our lives.

  

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User Review  - Heidi - Goodreads

According to this book we all have some soft addiction or another, and they become problems when they keep us from living more full and abundant lives. I really like the premise of the book, though I don't agree with everything the author says. Read full review

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User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

It reads like a typical self-help book but goes a bit further. She forces you to look at your life from a quality stand point. She encourages you to form a ONE DECISION & life by it. Mine is corny: "I ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
vii
Getting MORE Out of Life
1
Make Your One Decision
19
Identify Your Soft Addictions
37
Minding Your Mind
60
Discover the Why Cracking Your Own Code
79
Fulfill Your Spiritual Hungers
96
Develop a Vision
111
The Math of MORE Add and Subtract to Achieve Your Vision
126
Get Support and Be Accountable A Little Help from Your Friends and Yourself
152
Detours on the Road to MORE and How to Get Back on the Path
175
The Four Loving Truths
189
The Heroic Quest for MORE
198
The Soft Addiction Solution Workbook
205
Acknowledgments
337
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About the author (2006)

Judith Wright is the author of The One Decision: Make the Single Choice That Will Lead to a Life of More. An internationally recognized speaker and seminar leader, she founded the Wright Institute with her husband after twenty years of developing innovative education and personal-growth programs.

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