“How Can I Recover When I Slip Up and How Can I Keep From Slipping Up in the First Place?”

How Can I Recover When I Slip Up and How Can I Keep From Slipping Up in the First Place?

Question: Scott, I’ve had several slip-ups lately concerning my personal goals. The most recent slip up occurred when I was attending a baby shower. I knew they were going to have alcohol, but I had decided to not drink as I usually have my “splurge day” on a Friday or Saturday evening and the shower was on a Thursday evening. As soon as I got there, everyone had a beer or wine glass in their hand, so I went ahead and got one too. I really like beer and wine, so I just couldn’t resist…and as … [Read more...]

The Real Story Behind Why You Can’t Quit Smoking

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At any given moment, there are hundreds of thousands of people trying to quit smoking. Likewise, there are countless numbers of people who are giving in to the temptation to start smoking again after going a few hours, days, weeks, or even months of not lighting up. I'm guessing that millions of people attempt to quit smoking every year, and every year, the urge to start up again is just too powerful to ignore. If you're a smoker, you might be expecting to read about typical things like the … [Read more...]

6 Tools to Help Beat Addiction

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Recently, I've turned my attention to addiction. This is a subject that I have yet to fully take apart. Because I know people who are struggling with addictions of various kinds, and because I sometimes get just a little hooked on sugar and carbohydrates (especially in the form of chocolaty goodness) and find it difficult to turn off those urges, I'm very curious about addiction and the behaviors that support it. Since I've only just begun my examination, I don't have much to go on just yet. … [Read more...]