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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Changing Old Habits for Good by G. Alan Marlatt, Deborah S. Romaine

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Chapter 8
In-Dependent
In This Chapter
• Your mind has amazing power!
• Needs, wants, and habits
• Changing perspectives on addictive behaviors
• A “back to the breath” mindful meditation
Remember when you first left home? Not the time you stuffed your bedtime bunny and a package of graham crackers into your Power Rangers backpack and marched resolutely into the far reaches of the backyard. Rather, the time you packed everything that was yours to claim and moved it to your own place—a college dorm room, an apartment, or maybe even a house.
Whether you wanted to actually go back home or not, there were times when you missed it more than anything. In that part of your memory where fun things float to the surface and chores sink beyond the level of ...

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