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Self Denial

Giving Up Something, Or Not Giving Up Something, for Lent

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.23.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

I am not suggesting that we just suppose that everyone around us can be trusted and we need not worry about our personal safety or the security of personal belongings. But I do propose giving up the practice of focusing on the faults of other people and, instead, looking for their good qualities.

Why Feeling Competitive Is A Good Thing

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Competitive feelings are an indication of what we want, and acknowledging what we want is key to getting to know ourselves.

If It Takes So Long, Why Do We Call It A Fast?

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 12.04.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

Jews can enjoy food and physical pleasure almost every other day of the year, and on this holy day, I just can't get that kugel out of my thoughts. Shame on me, right?

The Anti-Diet: Healthy Eating ≠ Self Denial

Telegraph | Diana Henry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

I have dieted all my life. Not only do I love food, but I hate exercise (though I have managed to make myself endure it, on the grounds of health). I ...