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Mid-Week Balance: 11 July 2012

Mid-Week Balance is back where it was intended to be–in the middle of the week.  I hope that you had fun prowling through my archives last week, and that there was some useful material there for you.  This week, we’re back to the grab-bag format, with all kinds of interesting and good stuff for you.

Dr. Rick Hanson reminds us that, even though our brains are set to notice the negative, we still have the power to choose to focus our attention on those things in life that are positive, that bring joy, that lift us up.

On the Zen Habits blog, guest writer Brad Pilon presents some interesting questions about how we think about heath and fitness.  I liked the post as it is, and I think that it applies to more than just our physical health.

Anna Guest-Jelley, the Curvy Yoga diva whose voice I like to share with you so often, has a new book out, and I really appreciated her “Curvy Yoga MAT-ifesto,” which is an impressive commitment to self-love and self-caring.

Mara Glatzel, of Medicinal Marzipan, was also inspired by Anna’s new activities, and she gives us this lovely list of self-permissions.  I’d love to hear your additions to the list.

Diana Lee identifies one of the many challenges that those of us with chronic conditions face: whether or not to “out” herself in order to make use of services.  Have you ever faced that challenge?

And finally, from Dr. Ashley Soloman, of Nourishing the Soul, this lovely, compassionate exploration of how to know when it is time to give up, on a dream, a project, a job, etc.

That’s it for me this week.  If you have a response to one of the posts, or a resource of your own that you would like to share, I’d be happy to hear from you in the comments.

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