Consume or Consumed? See it, Want it, Need it, Have it.

Disclaimer to my dad: Do not read this....more

The No-Shopping Ground Rules Pt. II - The Fine Print

  I shared the concept of my year (almost) without shopping to some friends, and the overwhelming responses involved words like 'brave', 'bold', 'seriously!?!'   I shared the c...more

A Year (Almost) Without Shopping

For most people, New Year's means drinking champagne and making a half-hearted resolution to lose that last ten pounds. For me, it signals the end of the month-long retail bacchanal known as the holiday season. I'm not against buying gifts for the kids and family, but unfortunately for me, spending time in the shopping arena means constant temptation to buy stuff for myself. And by stuff, I mean clothes. I celebrated New Year's Eve by making one last night-before-the-diet stop at my favorite store, picking up only a navy open cardigan, on sale....more

What is Shopping Addiction + 10 Ways to Fight Back

About the only thing that psychologists can agree on is that an "obsessive buying disorder" actually does exist. The definition of shopping addiction varies from expert to expert too, but the core factor is impulsive, uncontrolled spending that has a negative, unwanted impact on your life....more