Hello everyone–hope this edition of MWB finds you doing well. Today, we’ve managed to move from snow to spring here in the Kansas City. This week’s round-up edition features several double-headers. Normally, I choose one post per author per week, but this week I just couldn’t choose. This week is a whole lot of focus on self-care. There is also a really interesting infographic about the impact of social media. I hope that something fits a need for you.
The first double header is from Dr. Elisha Goldstein, the mindfulness blog expert for PsychCentral. He first took a mindfulness approach in examining the new Dove “Real Beauty” commercial. And then he offered this powerful reflection on what doubt is and how how we might deal with it.
The second double header is from the amazing Rosie Molinary. She begins by encouraging us to explore the ways that we define and look for love–and suggests that we have something to offer ourselves. Then, in addition, she had this amazing piece encouraging you to think about how and when you might say “no.”
Mara Glatzel offers a wonderful take on how, sometimes, we define things as self-care that are actually self-punishment. This reminded me of a post I wrote last year.
I often talk about the power and value of meditation. If you want to give it a try, you could join the Mindful in May meditation challenge.
Finally, this post from AnneMarie Ciccarella includes the infographic that I promised earlier.