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- Jana Svoboda, LCSW
- Sporadic photos and notes from a Psyche-midwife, cheerleader, anthropologist--aka clinical social worker in therapy practice. Photos are usually mine except for those of historical events/famous people. Music relevant to the daily topic is often included in a web video embedded below the blog. Click on highlighted links in the copy to get to source or supplemental material. For contact information, see my website @ janasvoboda.com or click on the button to the right below. Join in the conversation.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
A few things to consider giving up for Lent
It's traditional to give up a pleasure during Lent: sweets, liquor, meat. May I suggest you consider other sorts of indulgences?
You could practice:
1) Living without judging others as better or worse that you. Seeing us all as connected and born with inherent worth and dignity.http://www.firstparishnorwell.org/sermons/inherentworth.html
2) Refraining from self-deprecation. Accept compliments. Be aware of your strengths, and use them.
3) Going complaint-free. Make an honest effort to express your gratitude and resist bitching. http://www.acomplaintfreeworld.org/
4) Stepping back from looks-oriented culture. Refrain from commenting on your own or other's physical appearance for a week and instead focus on character, actions, talents. This tip from Miss Represented Action Alerts: http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/816967/5bd8540c55/ARCHIVE
5) Ditch sarcasm. From the Latin roots for "ripping flesh", this sort of humor can be a way of separating yourself from pain or inflicting it.