Mid-Week Balance: 16 January 2013

Can you believe that we are already halfway through January?  Me neither.  But we are.  And since time flies, whether you’re having fun or not, I’m hot on the trail of good resources to support you as you move through your year.  I have two primary sections this week.  The first are a few posts to remind you that you can begin positive change and healthy focus at any time.  The second section is focused on coping with illness and supporting self-care.

100_1039Anytime is a Good time to Start Caring for You!

Did you boycott the resolution train this year?  Or did you set a resolution (intention, focus, goal, you name it) and already feel like it has slipped from your grasp?  Well, these suggestions from Laura Schenck, MA offer some concrete guidance for increasing your chances of helping positive change stick.

If you are in the group of people who didn’t set an intention or make a resolution because you didn’t want to fail at it, this reflection from one of the participants in the 100 Day Meditation Challenge might be helpful.

Coping with Illness and Choosing Self-Care

If you are a mom with post-partum depression (or just a mom, period), the world can feel like it is full of judgement.  Susan at Learned Happiness shares information about a resource for all moms to help reduce isolation.

Patient Andrew Griffeth has some powerful things to say about some of the challenging dualities faced by cancer patients.  I suspect that patients with many diagnoses can identify with this list.

Anna Guest-Jelley takes time to explore a barrier many people identify to trying yoga–and to remind us that our journeys with our bodies are unique, personal and valuable–whether you can touch your toes or not.

And finally, another beautiful post/poem from blogger Lisa Bonchek Adams with a powerful reminder that the way we phrase our questions can affect how our support is perceived.

That’s what I’ve got this week.  As always, I’d love to see your favorites in the comments.

Comments

  1. says

    It is indeed hard to believe we’re already halfway through January of 2013! I couldn’t agree with you more than anytime is the “right” time to start making positive changes that will last. It can be challenging to develop healthy habits, as I discussed in my recent blog post. Thank you for sharing a link to the post on your site. I enjoyed reading your article on positive change, coping with illness, and self-care.

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