Always Well Within

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

Good Links for a Happy Life: From Writing to Resistance


At the end of each month, I publish my favorite articles from around the web, books, and resources – ones that will spark your goodness and help you live with more confidence, clarity, and ease.

Outstanding Articles

Transformational Books

I’m reading The Soul of Money, Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources by Lynne Twist (affiliate link) and I think everyone should read it!  There’s a good chance it will completely change your whole outlook on money.  And, this new outlook could change the world in the best possible of ways.

Always Well Within:  Awards and Honors

Always Well Within was named one of the Top 100 Self Improvement Blogs of 2014.  I’m so honored!


And, I’m very grateful to Brendan Baker from the Start of Happiness who fastidiously compiles this list each year.  He considers a whole slew of objective factors, which together delineate some of the best personal development blogs you can read on the web.

Blog with Heart Award

Near the end of last year, Jodi Chapman from Soul Speaks created the Blog with Heart Award  to honor, “25 fellow bloggers who were showing up bravely on their blogs and sharing from their hearts. I was looking for those special souls who came from an authentic space of love and grace.”

I know Jodi threw her whole heart into compiling the nominated blogs and assessing the nominees using a mix of criteria over a period of several months.  Thank you, Jodi for including Always Well Within in the Top 25 Blog with Heart winners.  And, thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for me.

How was your January?  I would love to hear!

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  1. So grateful for your support Sandra! And so pleased that Always Well Within was listed in the top 100 self-improvement blogs. Your generosity and insight are inspiring. You have given me much to think about and consider since I happened upon your site.

    Love this list of resources as there is a lot out there to choose from and it helps to have a thoughtfully edited list from someone with similar interests and views. Thanks for that.

    January was a little rough: flu and a bout of food poisoning two weeks later. However, these times have a golden thread running through them–they force you into the now and make you more aware of all that you’re missing by habitually giving in to distractions of one kind or another. Beingness is largely unexplored territory for most of us and no bigger adventure awaits than time spent in this expansive, soulful place. Or so it seems to me.

    All the best!

    • You’re very welcome, Audrey. I love your articles and this was I found to be especially brilliant as there is such a movement now to make mindfulness a cure-all that doesn’t actually go to the root.

      I’m sorry you haven’t been well. Illness does have it’s way of forcing us into the present moment! For that, it does deserve some credit as otherwise we might just keep running and running and miss each precious moment. Thanks for this important thought.

      Enjoy the resources.

  2. Wow! What a rich post. First off, congratulations on your well-deserved awards! Second, thanks for featuring my retreat. And third, I, too love The Soul of Money-I think it’s time I retread it! Thanks for all the inspiration.

    • Thank you and you’re welcome, Charlotte. Isn’t the Soul of Money fantastic! I think it’s a good one to read more than once. I love the stories in the book.

  3. Sandra,
    I’m SOOO honored to be included in this post for my post on resistance! As you know, I’ve been your fan for a while now, so this is cause for BIG celebration for me! Thank you!


    • Jessica,

      You’re very welcome and it’s well deserved attention! That was a fantastic post on resistance. I’m sure I will return to it many times. It makes my heart happy to make you happy! 🙂

  4. Thank you Sandra, for the list you have compiled.

    I have only now discovered your website, through the link in another website.

    It is always great to have a list of good articles to read. No matter how much you have read, and how much you already know, it is always refreshing to read more articles and books and to see things from a different point of view.

    It’s funny, but sometimes, one might read a lot about a particular subject, and yet do nothing practical about it, and then, a particular article ignite the inner desire and the power to start doing something about it. This often happens with personal growth.

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