Judith Sewell Wright

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Judith Sewell Wright in 2006

Judith Sewell Wright is an American author, speaker, lifestyles expert and life coach.[1][2][3]

Soft addiction[edit]

Judith Wright coined the term "soft addiction" in 1991.[4] Soft addictions are defined as addictions that are harmful to an individual’s life but not potentially fatal, such as overeating or procrastinating.[1] Hard addictions are those addictions, like alcohol or drug addiction, which can be fatal.[1]


  • Transformed! : The Science of Spectacular Living (2013) (ISBN 1618580752)[5]
  • The Soft Addiction Solution: Break Free Of The Seemingly Harmless Habits That Keep You From The Life You Want (2006) (ISBN 158542532X)[6]
  • There Must Be More Than This: Finding More Life, Love, and Meaning by Overcoming Your Soft Addictions (2003) (ISBN 0767913396)[7]
  • The One Decision : Make The Single Choice That Will Lead To A Life of More (2005) (ISBN 1585424811)[8]

Personal life[edit]

Wright was born in Flint, Michigan and was valedictorian of her high school class.[2] Wright received a BA in psychology, MA in education and counseling, and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Change. She lives in Chicago with her husband Dr. Robert "Bob" Wright.[4][9]


  1. ^ a b c Kylie Carberry (17 June 2007). "At All Costs". The Sunday Mail. 
  2. ^ a b Evelyn Theiss (8 June 2005). "Soft addictions ; Such pastimes as watching CNN or bidding on eBay can rob our lives of meaning and joy". Times-Picayune. 
  3. ^ Carly Harrington (20 July 2012). "U.S. Cellular campaign helps people break free". Knoxville News Sentinel. 
  4. ^ a b Melissa Ruggieri (3 January 2010). "TV, social networking and the Web can mean soft addictions". Richmond Times-Dispatch. 
  5. ^ "Transformed! : the science of spectacular living". WorldCat. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "The soft addiction solution : break free of the seemingly harmless habits that keep you from the life you want". WorldCat. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "There must be more than this : finding more life, love, and meaning by overcoming your soft addictions". WorldCat. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "The one decision : make the single choice that will lead to a life of more". WorldCat. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Transformational leaders Dr. Judith Wright and Dr. Bob Wright". Mackinac Journal. Retrieved 3 February 2014.