Consumerism As Self-Care: Is That Healthy?

Published: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 12:18pm
Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 12:31pm
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When you spend money on something that isn’t a necessity, how does it make you feel? Is there a burst of positive energy or a sense that you’ve lifted yourself out of the doldrums — even for just a few minutes?

Is pampering via consumerism a form of self-care? And just how healthy is that?

To explore that more deeply, The Show spoke with José Causadias, an assistant professor at Arizona State University’s Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics.

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