Balance Roundup: 5 June 2013

What’s that you say?  Mid-Week Balance didn’t show up last week?  And you noticed that the name changed?  Well, so the thing about that is . . .things are changing.  As I get busier around here, I may not always have time to do two posts a week.  And my Friday posts are my top priority.  But I want to continue sharing good content, so we will have the balance round-up as often as I can.  Maybe not every Wednesday.  However, as you’ll see today, if I miss a week, you’ll get a super-size serving the next week.  I have some meditation and mindfulness resources, some self-care resources, and some health care voices.
Inspiration

Meditation and Mindfulness

One of the things that I hear from clients when I bring up meditation is, “But I don’t have time for that.”  This post from the Wildmind blog offers ten unusual ways to incorporate meditation into your daily routine.

I often write about how important it is to find tools and support that help us through life’s challenges.  Laura Schenck, MA explores this in her post about the quality of “hardiness.

I have been sharing posts from the “100 Days of Lovingkindness” challenge, and I was particularly taken by this post.  It explores the issue of resentment, and offers suggestions and strategies for managing resentment.

Self-Care and Healthy Habits

Rosie Molinary offers a poignant story of her own experiences to remind us that self-care is not a luxury.  It is an essential element of sustaining our own light and talents in the world.

Do you feel overwhelmed by your daily routine? Leo Babauta offers some suggestions for reframing your responsibilities so that you can build a simpler day.

Dr. Ashley Soloman invites all of us to join in and make June a month of spreading kindness-both for our own good and for the communities around us.

Voices From Healthcare

This post from Dr. Michelle Sorenson is aimed at folks who are dealing with hypoglycemic anxiety.  However, as I read the post, I found myself thinking that her suggestions would work well for many types of anxiety.  They are clear and straightforward.

In a similar way, this post from Valerie Rudiak on Kathy Morelli’s Birthtouch blog offers suggestions that are true for many of us.  She talks about the sadness she felt when she realized that she had not noticed a friend’s struggle with postpartum depression.  Her wry reflection about her “cluelessness” may ring true for many of us as well.

And here is one last post that is written about a specific illness, but offers tools that can help people responding to many illnesses.  This post includes an interview with the author of “How to Be a Friend to a Friend who is Sick“–and it speaks to a friend with cancer, but offers suggestions that apply to many conditions.

 

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