Here’s a look behind the curtain at how a MWB post is created. I keep a blog reader feed that collects posts from all kinds of blogs that I appreciate or learn from. Every week, as I scan my feed, I star the posts that I think I might want to share with you the following Wednesday. That’s why you get some weeks with themes and others that are grab-bag. This week is definitely a theme week. Each post that I starred over the week has something to do with meditation or mindfulness (or is close enough to count, in my book). That’s not a huge surprise, since these are favorite tools of mine. I hope you find something useful!
I thought that this post from Dr. Elisha Goldstein was an interesting reminder that meditation is a coping tool. And like all coping tools and strategies, meditation can be used in healthy and unhealthy ways.
Dr. Rick Hanson integrates a bit of neuroscience with his invitation to take the practice of “liking” offline and into everyday choices.
Dr. Ashley Soloman reminds us that being a beginner is something to enjoy and explore–and that we all return to “beginner” status as part of our efforts to grow.
In a similar post, Christy Matta, MA, invites us to use the practice of “child’s mind” to interact with our world and decrease our mental clutter.
Not-Quite Meditation Posts
This is not specifically about meditation, but since I get to set the criteria, I’m including this post from Leo Babauta. I believe that his thoughts about how we treat ourselves actually work well with the compassion and mindfulness that are key components of meditation.
And finally, from Brene Brown, another not-quite meditation post. But, in this short and simple post, I think she makes an observation that applies to meditation (and all kinds of other life roles) just as well as it does to parenting.
I hope that you found something useful this week. As always, if you have a favorite resource to share, please feel free to do so in the comments.
Image Credit: Ann Becker-Schutte