Finding the Deep River Within: A Woman's Guide to Recovering Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 28, 2007 - Self-Help - 256 pages
For over two decades, Abby Seixas has taught women how to slow down and reclaim their lives from the tyranny of their to-do lists. Based on the experiences of women whose lives have been transformed by her workshops, this highly anticipated first book presents her comprehensive program to nurture contact with the Deep River Within, the soul-nourishing dimension in each of us that flows beneath the busyness of daily life. With gentle encouragement, practical guidance, and compelling stories of struggle and success, Finding the Deep River Within details the three preliminary doorways and six core practices for inviting the rich resources of our deeper nature into everyday life.
 

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Contents

Thirsting for the Deep River Realm
1
The Disease of AThousandThingsToDo
3
The What I Have Done List
12
The Deep River Within
15
Reliving a Deep River Experience
28
Getting Started
31
Moving Beyond I Dont Have Time for This
44
Touching the Deep River The Practices
49
Breathing to Befriend
102
Tame SelfExpectations
109
A Few Ways to Identify Expectations
126
Practice Presence
133
The Amazing EatingaRaisin Experience
149
Do Something You Love
155
What Do I Love?
169
Keeping the Deep River Flowing
175

Take TimeIn
51
Making Time to Take TimeIn
64
Make Boundaries
69
Finding Your Inner Boundary Maker
82
Befriend Feelings
89
Beyond SelfCare
177
Victory Log
193
Selected Reading
213
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Abby Seixas is a psychotherapist specializing in issues of life balance. Her work has been featured in national and local media, including NBC's The Today Show, the Hallmark Channel, O. The Oprah Magazine, Self, Body + Soul, Woman's Day and The Boston Globe. She is the mother of two grown children and lives with her husband near Boston, Massachusetts.

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