Mid-Week Balance: 22 May 2013

Hey all–I hope that your week is going well.  I’m in kind of a blurry state this week between end of school activities and a crazy full schedule myself.  But I have managed to round up some good stuff this week.  There is a section of grab-bag goodness and a section of patient and provider voices. I hope that you find something that speaks to you.

16765d1350889131-inspirational-quotes-aeaRandom Good Stuff

The Rarasaur blog is a new find for me, but someone sent me a link to this post, and I knew I wanted to pass it along.  The author offer an invitation to step back and look at the pressure we sometimes put on ourselves to achieve.

I know that I have mentioned the 100 Days of Lovingkindness project that is being sponsored by Wildmind.  In view of several other posts I’ve written recently, I really connected with this piece that asks why we are so hard on ourselves.

Robin at Farewell Stranger reminds us that, when we ask for and offer help, the world feels warmer and safer.

Voices in Health Care

One of the reasons that I enjoy group therapy is that it provides a powerful opportunity for healing through shared experience.  Lizabeth Wesley-Casella shares her own story of learning about shared experience in this post on the Nourishing the Soul blog.

Dr. Anita Gupta recognizes that pain is a significant problem for many people during hospital stays.  She offers several practical suggestions for patients to help decrease pain risk.

Robert Pederse offers his own self-reflection about a moment of “accidental jerkiness” to encourage all of us to think about how we use language.

Ellen Diamond explores how it feels to live with an illness that does not have a cure. I think that many of you will relate to her reflections.

That’s all for me this week, folks.  I hope something this week connected for you.  As always, please share your own favorite resources in the comments.





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