The Brookhaven Retreat, which treats women with substance abuse issues, recognizes Buy Nothing Day on November 24 as a way of shining a spotlight on the harm shopping addiction causes in women’s lives. In a culture of materialism where consumption and ownership have been equated with happiness, it is important to focus on the way some people use shopping to deal with feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, depression and trauma. Buy Nothing Day was started by Adbusters Magazine as a way to bring attention to this aspect of the shopping tradition that has grown up around the day after Thanksgiving.
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Carrie Rattle is a Principal at BehavioralCents.com, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence.