The Soft Addiction Solution (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 19, 2006 - Self-Help - 368 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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Review: The Soft Addiction Solution

User Review  - Brian Sullivan - Goodreads

A great book that brings together many life changing principles in a way you can grasp. However the first 90 pages I found unwieldy - which is why I think it is nit rated as well here as the book ... Read full review

Review: The Soft Addiction Solution

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

Contents

SPIRITUAL HUNGERS V WANTS
THE VOCABULARY OF MORE
DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN WANTS AND HUNGERS
SATISFYING YOUR SPIRITUAL HUNGERS MOMENT BY MOMENT
CONNECTING YOUR WANTS TO YOUR HUNGERS
ARE YOU GOING FOR MORE OR LESS?
HUNGER FOR A SENSE OF DEEP CONNECTION
FANTASYLAND OR VISIONS THAT ARE GRAND?

PARADOX OF OUR TIMES
CHOOSING UTOPIA OVER OBLIVION
FROM NOT WANTING ENOUGH TO WANTING MORE
ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES
PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING MORE OUT OF LIFE
BREAKING FREE OF SOFT ADDICTIONS AND PURSUING MORE
GOODBYE WILLPOWER HELLO FREEDOM
THE UNDECISION V THE ONE DECISION
LIFE LITE OR LIFE DEEP
THE RIGHT STUFF WITH THE WRONG DECISION
COMMON CHOICES
WHAT DOES A ONE DECISION LOOK LIKE?
DECIDING TO GO ON A JOURNEY
WHY YOU DONT NEED TO BECOME MOTHER TERESA OR GANDHI
CLAIMING A ONE DECISION
THERES MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
WHAT ARE SOFT ADDICTIONS?
CHANGING OUR PERCEPTIONS OF SOFT ADDICTIONS
SEARCHING FOR RED FLAGS
SOFT ADDICTION CATEGORIES
SOFT ADDICTION QUIZ
UNMASKING AND ACKNOWLEDGING THE COSTS OF SOFT ADDICTIONS
A WEB RATHER THAN A LIST
WHY MIND OUR MIND?
WHAT THEY DO
STINKING THINKING
A FILTER
MIND MANEUVERS
SNIFFING OUT OTHER STINKING THINKING
LIGHTEN UP TO THINK MORE CLEARLY
DEVELOPING YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR
THE SOFT ADDICTION TEMPLATE
DIRECTING THE FLOW
WHY THE WAITRESS IS STUCK IN HER NUTTY ROUTINE
MISTAKEN BELIEFS
THE HISTORICAL WHY STORIES
CONNECTING PAST WITH PRESENT
THE WHY OF YOUR MOODS
WHY NOW?
CRACKING YOUR CODE
LEARNING THE LANGUAGE OF SPIRITUAL HUNGERS
WHAT IS VISION?
CREATING YOUR VISION OF MORE
CRAFTING YOUR VISION
EXAMPLES OF VISIONS
MATH LESSON
LEARNING THE NEW MATH
THE FORMULA FOR MORE
ADD PERSONAL POWER AND SELFEXPRESSION
ADD INTIMACY
ADD BEING AWAKE ALIVE AND SPIRITUALLY NOURISHED
ADD ACTIVITIES SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO FULFILL YOUR HUNGERS
ADDING TO YOUR FORMULA
HOW IT ALL ADDS UP TO A PLAN
EXECUTING YOUR PLAN IMPERFECTLY
ACCOUNTABILITY
SUPPORT
HOW TO CREATE SUPPORT
CREATE FRESH SOURCES OF SUPPORT
TAKING SUPPORT AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE NEXT LEVEL
THE MANY USES OF YOUR SUPPORT NETWORK
DRAW SUPPORT FROM SPIRITGOD
PUTTING SUPPORT INTO ACTION
GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF SUPPORT
JAKES JOURNEY
BREAKDOWNS BECOME BREAKTHROUGHS
CHALLENGES ON THE ROAD TO MORE
BLOWOUTS ON THE ROAD TO MORE
PLAYING BY THE RULES
YOU ARE LOVED
LOVE AND PEACE ARE THE LEGACY OF PAIN
FEELINGS ARE DIVINE AND TO BE HONORED
GIFTS ARE GIVEN TO YOU TO DEVELOP AND USE IN THE DIVINE SYMPHONY OF LIFE
LIVING THE FOUR LOVING TRUTHS
CELEBRATE THE COURAGE TO BREAK FREE
THE BATTLE OF LIGHT AND DARK
THE REWARDS ARE MORE THAN WORTH IT
CREATING A WORLD OF MORE
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