Mid-Week Balance: 4 January 2012

Welcome to a brand new year of Mid-Week Balance.  The new year will look a lot like the past year–I’m still keeping my eyes out for some of the most helpful posts that I can find each week.  As always, I hope that this batch of posts contains something that you find helpful.

I have always been a collector of quotes, so I couldn’t resist this post by Dr. Elisha Goldstein–his gathering of ten quotes to set your mind on track for this new year.

During a time of year when many of us have faced struggles around eating and health, I thought that Michelle, who writes at The Fat Nutritionist blog, had some words worth sharing about putting food in its place.

If you’ve been around for a while, you’ve probably seen a post or three from Rosie Molinary.  This week, she’s been putting out so much wonderful stuff, that I couldn’t pick a single post.  So, you’re going to get a double-header!  First, I appreciated the invitation to consider how and why we give up our personal power in “If we are obsessed, we are oppressed.”  And then, Rosie shared a glimpse into her own past and encourages us to take risk and “Take the pie in the face.”

This post by Dr. Rick Hanson spoke to me, both because of my own life experience and because of the struggle I have seen for some clients in admitting–in a kind, loving way–when they own some fault in a situation.

Some of the best posts that I have read are those in which writers are willing to get raw about their own experience.  This post by Jenny, aka The Bloggess, is definitely in that category, as she talks about the ongoing struggle of major depression and the issue of self-harm.

I hope that there is something this week that speaks to you, inspires you, or lifts you up.  If you have something that touched you this week, please feel free to share.

 

Photo Credit: New Years Day 2012 by Bryn Pinzgauer via Flickra daisy blooming in the middle of winter.  Love it!!

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