Rituals for Healthy Living – What are yours?

Sao Miguel Island, the AzoresMy friend and neighbor, Ashley Cooper, has created a new blog to share what she learned when she asked her network, “what rituals do you do to invite balance and well-being into your life. She was so taken by the responses, she is compiling them into a blog, Rituals for Healthy Living.

When I work with people who are using the internet for work (and play, and life) the topic of “balance” often comes up. That tension between “face to face and online life.” (I cringe when the word “real life” is applied to F2F.) I realized about a year ago that I was ignoring the invitation to balance, so I have added some rituals to my life, like dance-like exercise, walking, simple daily meditations and trying to have the machine shut off one day on the weekend. However, reading Ashley’s new blog, I can see there are wonderful inspirations. So if you are looking for an invitation to balance and well being, take a read. Here is a snippet from the blog introduction:

Rituals to Invite Balance and Well-being

By changing the way you do routine things
you allow a new person to grow inside of you.
~Paulo Coelho

This site is a compilation of rituals and stories from many different people around the world. Each post is a different person’s response to an invitation to share their rituals for healthy living, activities or behaviors they do regularly for the purpose of bringing value to their well-being. Perhaps there is a ritual in these pages that will catch your attention and find its way into your own life. To help keep this site alive, comment on what you read, share your story if you try one of the rituals, and submit new rituals.

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