Mid-Week Balance: 25 July 2012

Okay, I have a fully-packed edition of MWB for you this week.  This is what happens when I stay right on top of my blog reader–I find even more great stuff to share with you.  I have a few posts that touch on eating/body image/self-criticism, a few posts that fall into the mindfulness and meditation realm, and then several that are interesting thoughts, poetry, or other good stuff.  There’s so much here that I’m going to dive right in:

Body Image and Self-Talk

First, from Anna Guest-Jelley, is this lovely exploration of how we risk limiting ourselves if we define our entire personal success with one narrow criteria–whether that is weight, or something else.

Then from Mara Glatzel, this meditative reflection on why it is so hard for us to focus on mindfully experiencing our food, without distractions, especially when we are alone.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Dr. Rick Hanson unpacks a new piece of meditation research, which suggests that the ability to accept emotions as they are happening may be one of the factors that contributes to higher levels of self-control in regular meditators.

Laura Schenck, MA, uses mindfulness principles as a foundation for her post exploring some suggestions for letting go of judgement and fear.

Grab-Bag Good Stuff

Dr. Brene Brown shares a powerful quotation from Pablo Picasso, which points to a key goal for many parents: building a world worthy of its children.

Seth Godin offers an interesting and challenging reflection on the relationship between risk, fear and worry.

And finally, from the T Minus Two blog, this lovely poem exploring the contradictions faced by people with chronic illness.

That’s it for me this week.  As always, please feel free to share any favorites of your own in the comments.

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