Always Well Within

Calm Your Mind, Ease Your Heart, Embrace Your Inner Wisdom

Best of Always Well Within – 2010

Exceptional blog posts

“Dig within. Within is the wellspring of good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

I believe wholeheartedly that every single one of us can learn how to be Always Well Within.

With encouragement, insight, and dedication, we can reconnect with our own inner spring of lasting happiness and profound well-being.

Never doubt the goodness that lies within you.  At times, it may seem like a buried treasure, but it’s always there to be found.

This is the underlying message of every post at Always Well Within, and the driving force behind this blog.

Thank you for reading my blog. I genuinely hope that my articles have influenced your life in a positive way, bringing more meaning, perspective, inspiration, and happiness to you.

I’m enormously grateful for all the joy, love, and insight you have given to me!   Your comments are truly remarkable in their depth of feeling, profound perspective, creative ideas, and uplifting spirit.  You enrich my life each and every day.  Regardless of whether you’ve ever left a comment or not, I appreciate your readership and support.  If you have a moment, I have some questions for you at the end of this post.

Exceptional Posts from Always Well Within 2010

Over the last 9 months, I’ve published 142 posts.  These are the ones that shine the brightest in your eyes and mine.

Top 20 posts based on the number of views:

  1. 100 Inspirational Quotes to Celebrate 100 Blog Posts
  2. High Oxalate Foods Can Trigger Pain and Inflammation
  3. Retraining the Brain for CFS, FMS, MCS, PTSD, GWS
  4. The Low Oxalate Diet
  5. 11 Ways to Reduce Your Oil Use
  6. The Health Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths
  7. Timeless Blogging Advice: 12 Great Links
  8. Are You A Highly Sensitive Person?
  9. One Powerful Word: A Simple Approach to New Year’s Resolutions
  10. Bird Safety, Teflon, and a Teflon-free Rice Cooker
  11. 5 Steps to Diffusing Anger
  12. 21 Ways to Simply Be
  13. Low Oxalate Greens
  14. Expert Advice on Writing Faster Blog Posts
  15. Are Hidden Food Sensitivities Making You Miserable?
  16. The Revolution Begins Within
  17. Is Attachment Destroying Your Happiness?
  18. Energy Medicine for a Wacky Immune System
  19. How to Meditate: Eight Simple Steps
  20. Happiness Is An Inside Job

Special Series

Mini-Mind Challenges

In September, I began a weekly series of reflective exercises – Mini-Mind Challenges – to help us uproot our limiting thoughts, emotions, views, and habits.   Here are a few favorites:

Guest Posts, Collaborations, Special Mentions

I enjoy being part of a vibrant community of personal development bloggers.  These are some of the special interactions I’ve been honored to be a part of in 2010.

My Guest Articles

Guest Posts at Always Well Within


Special Mentions

Do You Have Any Suggestions ?

If you have a few moments, I would love to hear any feedback you have about the content offered at Always Well Within.  I’m not seeking compliments!  I’m just curious to know more about your interests and how my writing can better serve you.  Here are some questions that have been floating around in my mind.  Don’t feel you need to answer them all.

  1. What brings you to Always Well Within?
  2. What would you like me to focus on in 2011?
  3. Which are your favorite topics?
  4. Which topics interest you the least?
  5. Do you think I focus on too many different topics?
  6. Do you like the word “mini-mind challenge”.  If not, do you have a better suggestion.
  7. Any other suggestions?

Thank you so much for your input.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year! May all your dreams come to fruition in 2011.  May you always be well, happy, and safe.

If you liked this post please share the link with others.  Thanks so much.  Sandra


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  1. Hi Sandra!

    Wishing you also a wonderful New Year – may it be filled with peace, joy and happiness!

    What a wonderful way to look back at the year and share some of the best of “Always Well Within”. It was such a pleasure and honor to have you and your story featured in the Evolving Being in Action. And as well, it was a wonderful experience to be a guest author on your site this past year.

    Thank you for everything that you do. My suggestion for the new year, is just to continue doing what you do. You touch upon important topics that help so many find inner peace, happiness and wellness.

    Thank you again and all the best!

    • Evita,

      I always love to see your sunny smile when you leave a comment. Thanks for your wonderful wishes for the New Year. Connecting with you, your expansive heart, and caring blog has been a highlight of my year. Thanks for your suggestions for 2011. May you have a perfect 2011 – filled with light, love, and laughter!

  2. Hi Sweet Sandra,
    I would answer all your questions….but the only answer that come to mind to almost all your questions is YOU! I come here for YOU…You the person, you the big beautiful heart, you my dear friend….I love your writing cause its an extension of You. If your writing is so exceptional, how can You be any less.
    I love you so much…and your presence this past year has been a blessing. Thank you!
    Happy new Year…may you and AlwaysWellWithin keep soaring and shining 🙂
    So Much love,

  3. Zeenat,

    You are so remarkable in your love and kindness. Thank you for all your love and appreciation. I’m tickled pink to know you! You have really touched and changed my life in more ways than you will ever know. It’s far easier to shine and soar with friends like you. Have a beautiful New Year in 2011, the year of your new ebook. Can’t wait for that!

  4. Hi Sandra, I haven’t been coming here very long but I can tell you why I like your style– You’re real, your genuine, and you seem completely non-judgmental. It’s always easy reading and frankly, that’s what I’m looking for when I stop in here and there.

    Thanks for all you do, wishing you a wonderful 2011.

  5. Marcus,

    Thanks for your input! I really appreciate it a lot, and I appreciate your visits too. May all your dreams come true in 2011. Be well!

  6. Hi Amy .. I come for solace .. I come because I learn, I find empathy and I find a loving heart – all necessary adjuncts to life ..

    I see have some posts that I’d love to read .. as I only came over part way during 2010 .. I’ll be around – following your wisdom in whichever direction it takes you ..

    With love and hugs for a happy New Year .. Hilary

    • Hilary,

      You’ve expressed your “input” is such a beautiful way. I am really touched and am moved that my sharing touches you in this way. I will definitely keep all of these qualities in mind as I write. It’s a special aspiration for me to make. Thank you so much!

      The New Year is here! May it be a very special one for you.

  7. Sandra,

    This was a wonderful read because I have missed some of your wonderful articles over the past year – thanks for highlighting the most popular and your guest-posts particularly. I have some catching up to do 🙂

    I hope that you and your family have a wonderful New Year.

    All the best in 2011,

    • Karen,

      I’m glad you like the wrap up for the year! It was an important exercise for me in terms of celebrating what I’ve created over the year.

      Thanks for your good wishes for the New Year. I also wish you another “meaningful” year! Yours is one of my favorite blogs. You really give your all and have a unique voice – a very grounded one.

  8. Sandra, you have indeed had a wonderful year, and it has been my pleasure to discover your blog in 2010! Cheers!

  9. Joshua, That’s so kind to say. Thank you so much. Wishing you the best.

  10. Sandra,

    Sounds like you had a wonderful and productive 2010. I am so happy for your success and wish you much more in 2011 going forward. I like seeing reflection posts as we can see how much we have learned and achieved. Keep up the great work!


    • Hi Preeti,

      I really learned so much about myself through blogging this year. It’s been very rewarding that way and I hope my writing has benefited others at the same time. I like these year-end reviews too. A blog is a really handy way to keep track of one’s movement forward. Thanks for your comments.

  11. Viviana Vargas

    Hi Sandra!

    Your blog has been for me my first journey thorough inspiration. Your talent to write, motivated me to seek with passion the well-being to my life.
    Keep Sandra that beautiful way to see life and keep sharing with us, the amazing person that you are ~ because, every article has your heart and every word has your vision.

    Thank you for your kind friendship. 🙂 I wish you the best for this 2011. That all your dreams made come true thorough this year.


    Viviana ~ x

    • Hi Viviana,

      Thank you for such sweet words of appreciation. You bring such beauty, passion and inspiration to your blog too. I have really loved the beauty of your blog as it has evolved over the year. You have such an impressive sense of style.

      Wishing you a wonderful 2011!

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