Attitudes and Habits

Why Nothing Will Ever Feel Like Shopping

I’ve met many women who shop too much by their own estimation who say they want to find something that replaces shopping not only in their behaviour but in the hearts and minds as well. They are looking for the high that shopping brings. They’re seeking to get the sizzle, the spice, the excitement, the … Continue reading

How to Stop Buying Junk Clothes

Imagine that your object of desire is food, and not clothes, shoes and shopping. Here’s the trap many folks who over eat or eat the wrong foods fall into: they know they should eat healthy, unprocessed, natural food, increase their physical activity, get better sleep, drink more water, and lessen their daily stress.  They know … Continue reading

The Most Beautiful Woman

The other day I was skipping through the channels on TV when I caught the music channel.  k.d. lang was singing Hallelujah. I’d heard this song before of course, it’s a very evocative and beautiful song, and I love it and how it makes me feel when I hear it. But this time I noticed … Continue reading

Give It Up!

I’ve recently been pondering the significance of subtraction.  The power of paring down.  The advantage of abolishing. Most of us have too much of what we don’t need.  Too much stuff.  Too much stress. Too much of other people’s ideas, opinions, dreams and priorities masking our own. We are squeezing too much into our time, our … Continue reading

Working on Willpower

I’m fascinated by willpower.  If you’re a regular here at the Shop Your Wardrobe blog, you will have likely read other articles I’ve written on this topic.  In case you want to catch up on those articles,  here’s some of my favourites: Never Give Up.  Ever. Setting Yourself Up To Succeed The Problem With Willpower Why … Continue reading

3 Ways To Make It Stop

In a recent post I asked When does it stop? referring to the constant thinking and planning and searching and strategizing and rationalizing and justifying that goes through the shopaholics mind as she stays on the treadmill of buying more and more. In this post, I’d like to share some ways you can make it stop.  Nobody’s life … Continue reading

When Does It Stop?

This post was inspired by a comment made by Renee on my friend Debbie Roes excellent blog, Recovering Shopaholic.  In a post about redefining your style, and the definite downside that can come with that if you have a tendency toward shopping too much, Renee commented with this stop-in-your-path insightful comment and question: “So here’s … Continue reading

Being Perfect

A quick scan of the titles that came up when I did an online search on being perfect, as preparation for writing this piece,  came up with these: Perfection is Overrated – Be Happy Instead I Don’t Believe in Perfect Perfectionists Make Themselves Miserable On the bulletin boards for our premium program, My Year Without Clothes … Continue reading

No Body Is Perfect

This video made me cry.  It touched something magical and vulnerable within me. The video was made by an organisation called Pro Infirmis, who work with those who are non able bodied (they call them disabled, a term that seems to be politically incorrect in many circles these days). This video shows the making of … Continue reading

If I Knew I Couldn’t Fail

At a recent creative writing masterclass, we were asked to write about what we would do, or attempt, if we knew we could not fail. Even the question got me scratching my head, before I even considered what my answer might be.  For a start, the concept of failure.  What is failure?  At the very … Continue reading