From Publishers Weekly
Between family, professional work, housework, working out, e-mail and the simple essentials like bathing, eating and even sleeping, there is always too much to do. Readers who identify with the above and lament their lack of time will find themselves engrossed within the first few pages of this spiritual self-help title, as Seixas describes with candor and personal experience the unhappy life situation so many women face today. A psychotherapist by profession and founder of Deep River seminars, Seixas outlines the steps for slowing down in today's world by drawing from case studies in her work, outlining the basic spiritual principles of her seminars and providing a range of helpful, easy exercises for readers to practice. Getting to the spiritual within is not easy in a culture that favors multitasking, endless activity and the pressure to strive for perfection, but Seixas advocates what she calls "dropping down" as key to this process, which involves "moving from a more outward focus at the surface of our lives, to a more inward focus deep within ourselves." Seixas's accessible prose and the slow, lasting journey she advocates are welcome in light of the many self-help books that teach us to snatch moments of rest while still keeping on the go, go, go. (Sept.)
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"Seixas offers no quick fix or hollow slogans. Rather, she delivers carefully considered, gently explained, and tested tools for simplifying life via small but meaningful steps." --Boston Globe, October 2006
"Psychotherapist Abby Seixas ... won't tell you how to tick more items off your to-do list or find time for more activities. Instead, she counsels women to pare down their lives by learning to say no, quieting their inner perfectionists, and taking alone time every day. Seixas' program is a practical antidote to our culture's obsession with having--and doing--it all."--Ladies Home Journal Online
"If you can wait at a red light without applying makeup or practicing Italian verbs with a CD, this book is not for you. For the rest of us, Seixas has a message: Slow down!" --Brandeis University Magazine