Tag Archives: Lent

Worry: What I’m Giving Up for Lent

worry giving it up

Fourteen years ago, not only did I quit making New Year’s resolutions, I also stopped giving up stuff for Lent. Instead of the annual ritual of temporarily sacrificing some arbitrary thing (chocolate, frou-frou coffee, eating out, whatever), I took a class on mediation at a Buddhist Monastery and discovered that there was a better option. […]

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Gratitude for Lent

Gratitude Practice (Art by Vladmir Volegov)

If you want to create a life you love, then let me be straight with you: you are going to have to do the work to tend your life. Sometimes, the focus needs to be on your body or career, but you can’t leave out that thirsty mind of yours or that beautiful soul. If […]

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Tending Soul Needs For Lent

Morning Beauty by Anatoly Piakevich

The year I stopped making resolutions was also the year I stopped giving things up for Lent. That year, I spent regular time at a Buddhist Monastery in order to learn to meditate. I promise this won’t be a post about the rights and wrongs of religion or how anyone should practice express or practice […]

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