This week for MWB, I have a couple of themes, and an introduction to an important coping tool. The first theme is coping after a setback or crisis–which fits in really nicely with my recent two part post about the fact that sometimes life just hurts. The second theme is looking at our friendships and deciding how we will continue to engage with friends. So, let’s get the resources rolling:
Mara, at Medicinal Marzipan, is connected with an incredible community of writers and thinkers. Her blog has a guest post this week from Carrie Hensley that was right on point for the “sometimes life hurts” series–it even starts with a Viktor Frankl quote. She shares some of her own struggle to remain authentic and present during the “falling apart” moments of life.
The Leadership Freak blog was a new find for me this week, but the title of this post, “I’ve Been Knocked Down, Now What?” drew me right in. I appreciate the perspective this writer brings to the hard moments in life, and I love the idea of “taking a knee.”
First, I found this article by Dr. Colleen Arnold, in which she outlines five “friendship litmus test moments.” I found this post thought-provoking, because I often work with clients on identifying which of their relationships are healthy, and then developing strategies to cope with unhealthy relationships.
Then I found this piece by Julie Fanning, in which she challenges us to look at our own roles and responsibilities in relationships. She suggests that, sometimes, we may eliminate relationships too quickly. I found that the two posts together provide a very balanced look at our relationships.
Dr. Lissa Rankin is the founder of the Owning Pink blog, and she shared this post about learning to be present in her body. This is a “part one” post, and includes a fascinating list of benefits of being in your body. If you enjoy it, be on the look out for the second part of post, in which Dr. Rankin promises some “how-to” suggestions.
That’s it for me this week! I hope that you found something helpful or inspiring. Please feel free to share your own favorite post or strategy for the week.
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