The Lenten Challenge

Instead of giving up chocolate or fasting give up self-neglect 

That’s what Columbia Theological Seminary professor Chanequa Walker-Barnes is doing to reverse the usual Lenten practices.

Committing to healthy eating, yoga, meditation, making do with what she had instead of getting something new.

Self-care is a workaround for the neglect of living in a demanding world that deemphasizes mental wellness.

Sacrifice has its place and adding psychologically healthy practices can also be beneficial.

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