Mid-Week Balance: 19 September 2012

Hello all–I hope this finds you well.  I always celebrate September 19th with a special smile, because this is the anniversary of the day that a judge told the world that our son was part of our family forever.  It’s almost better than a birthday.  :)  This week’s roundup is a pure grab-bag.  There’s a bit of something for everyone.  I hope that I picked something that speaks to you!

Grab-Bag of Goodness

You know that I had to have one post about meditation or mindfulness.  It almost wouldn’t be my round-up if that weren’t the case.  So this week, I couldn’t pass up this piece from Wildmind’s blog.  The author, Bodhipaksa, offers suggestions for building meditation into your daily routine.

From Susan, at the Learned Happiness blog, comes this lovely post about post-partum depression (PPD) and marriage.  PPD, and other serious medical conditions, can create major relationship stress, and Susan takes a fantastic perspective.

Sleep affects all levels of health, and so many of the folks that I work with struggle with sleeping well.  So, I appreciated this post from Leo Babauta of Zen Habits with practical suggestions for getting a good night’s sleep.

I have talked in other posts about our own inner critic–and how the pressure to never fail can wear us down.  Then I found this post from Dr. Christine Hibbert, in which she explores some of her own mistakes–and why they are not the end of the world. I think that if we made more room for mistakes, we’d be healthier and smarter.

And finally, from Rosie Molinary, this lovely post is a visual hug, and a reminder that there is something lovely to find in each day.

That’s it for me this week.  I’ll be learning all kinds of patient-centered good stuff at the Partnership with Patients Summit this weekend.  As always, please feel free to share your favorite resource in the comments.

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