Always Well Within

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

Good Links for a Happy Life: From Loss to Freedom

Winter Landscape

Welcome to my monthly (or so) collection of exceptional posts from around the web, a good book or two, and practical resources to help you live the best possible life.  Enjoy!

Exceptional Posts

Enriching Programs

Holiday Joy BundleCigdem Kobu’s Holiday Joy Bundles include some of her most popular courses and programs plus super sweet bonus gifts – all at a discount.

There are three versions:  personal growth, business growth, and a mix of the two.  Each one has the power to influence your life positively in 2015 and help you make major personal or professional breakthroughs. Learn more about the Holiday Joy Bundles.

I’m sharing these program with you because they’ve made a difference in my life.  I’m very selective and only recommend the best programs to you.  These are partner links so if you use the link and purchase, I will receive a commission and thus we all win.

Thanks for your support and if you decide to gift yourself, please enjoy!

Lava Update

I live on the Big Island of Hawaii.  As many of you know, lava has been flowing directly toward Pahoa, my closest town, touching its edge.  But now – at least for the moment – nature has changed her course, and the lava is moving in a different way.

I’m wishing you a good holiday season filled with joy, meaning, and ease.  And, if this isn’t your holiday time, I hope these qualities will still fill your world.

I would love to hear what resonated for you from among these links.  Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for being here!  If you have a moment, please help me touch others by sharing this post.  Thanks!  If you’re new, please subscribe for free updates by email.  With love, Sandra



The Secret to Equanimity: Everyone Is Another You


16 Questions to Help You End the Year Well


  1. Jean Sampson

    Oh, Sandra, I am so glad to hear that the lava has changed its course! May it continue to avoid the little town! I am looking forward to checking out the link about not being enough because life sometimes asks you to stretch beyond what you think you are able to do! 🙂 And there are several others that caught my eye, too! Thank you!

    • Hi Jean, Isn’t it interesting that the lava has changed course for now! I heard a brief talk by an Hawaiian teacher on Thanksgiving. She said they never think of the Goddess Pele as being destructive, She said Pele cleans the land and builds the land. Hawaiians new this and thus had portable homes.

      The issue of not being enough comes up for so many of us. I hope you find the link useful. Wishing you a good holiday, Jean!

  2. Good news about the lava redirection! I’ve been following its powerful progress, marveling at amazing photos and videos online.

    Thank you, Sandra for including my ‘flexible restraint’ post on your impressive list!

    • Dear Carolyn.

      I’m so grateful to the lava and Goddess Pele who made this island! I’m glad she took a new course, but I won’t forget she was here first and respect her work and flow.

      I’ve always loved your posts, Carolyn. They’ve become even more relevant for me now!

  3. Thanks for the exceptional posts, Sandra! I really liked “Why You Creating Stuff Matters.” Keep inspiring us!! <3

    • Hi Jessica! Glad you like that one in particular. We do need encouragement to keep creating. Hug and love and best wishes for the holidays.

  4. Thanks so much for including my post in your links round-up, Sandra! I look forward to checking out some of the other posts you link to, as they all sound great. I’m very happy that the lava has changed its course. Hopefully, your local town and surrounding areas are now out of harm’s way.

    I love your new blog theme and header. The photos are gorgeous and everything looks so clean. I may have to spring for a new theme soon!

    • You’re welcome, Debbie. That was such a raw, heartfelt post. Thanks for your courage. I’m glad you like the new theme! May we all stay safe and happy!

  5. I always LOVE this collection of resources you create Sandra. So much goodness in these posts. I’ll dig into them over the week.
    I’m glad to here you are out of harms way Lava wise. May nature just calm down.
    Happy Holidays to you too love.
    Much Love,

    • Thank you dear Zeenat! I love sharing my discoveries around the web. Nature, I find is very much a reflection of us. When we calm down, she responds!

      Thanks for your sweet wishes. It’s always so lovely to “see” you.

  6. Oh, Sandra, I’m so happy the lava has changed course. That must have been nerve-wracking, to say the least. I was unaware that you lived so close to the flow. I will check out all your wonderful links, as usual!

    • Hi Charlotte!

      Thanks for your concern. We’re fortunate because we live 10 miles away. My concern has been for those living and working in town. And, of course, the knock on effect if the main highway gets closed. That would make me more remote, but I don’t think that’s all so bad!

      A big hug and lots of love to you!

  7. My favorite from these links is discovering Jasmin Cori’s website – her message resonates well with me, and her site feels like a beautiful gift. Thank you!

    I also really like the other links you have shared – I am familiar with the authors and very much appreciate the energy and messages they are sharing. Thank you for including my “wolf” article in this list! It’s always fun for me to go back to see (and learn from) what I have written.

    I am glad for you that the lava has changed direction!

    • Hi Joy,

      I loved your “wolf” article! I felt like I got to know you even more, be a part of your of your process, and be inspired all at the same time.

      I love Jasmin’s writing too. She doesn’t post all the time, but whenever she does, it’s helpful, clear, and deep.

      Much love to you!

  8. Well said I apricate your thoughts. I will use your article on my blogs and will give a link to you…….. Keep going dear

Comments are closed.

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén