Every week during Lent, I will focus on one of Abby’s Seixas’s six steps (in her book “Finding the Deep River Within”). As part of “Mindful Monday,” I will expand on one at the beginning of each week so that you can follow my program of simplification, if you’d like. Here they are.

  1. Take Time-In. Taking time for ourselves. Again, I’m starting with one hour a week.
  2. Make Boundaries. Taking back some control over daily interruptions.
  3. Befriend Feelings. Getting still enough to confront some of the ugly feelings.
  4. Tame Self-Expectations. The killers that lead us to perfectionism that can cripple our creativity.
  5. Practice Presence. Mindfulness … trying to be present to what is going on right in front of you.
  6. Do Something You Love. When I’m grounded and rested, this means writing from my heart.

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