Good good links #20

Happy Sunday everyone!

What is the weather like in your neck of the woods? Hopefully not too cold. If it is, though, what better excuse could there be for a nice day inside snuggling up on the sofa with a good book – or some great online reads. If I felt proud of myself for keeping up my Good good links for ten weeks already then sticking with it for 20 (!) consecutive weeks deserves a little happy dance on my part. Same goes for the great posts I happened upon this week or every week, really. All of you never fail to amaze me with thought-provoking and inspiring posts – keep it up in 2014!



Good good [food for thought]

Breaking the mold via Peachy Palate

Eat according to your cravings not any kind of dietary label.

Living intentionally via the Real Life RD

Awesome perspective. Listen to what feels right for you instead of doing what you feel you ‘should’.

Want More Self-Love? Eliminate This Word From Your Vocabulary via Mind  Body Green

Another great reminder to ditch the ‘should do’s’ and external expectations in life.

What goes through my head when having a YOLO Meal via fiterazzi

Going with your cravings isn’t cheating but treating yourself well.


Good good [advice and inspiration]

365 days of good memories via Running with Spoons

A resolution worth sticking with for happiness in every day.

to save & spend via Build Your Bliss

Keeping your budget in check during the new year to “bring home the [tempeh] bacon”.

Alternatives to New Year’s Resolutions via Kenzie Life

All of these are awesome and especially picking a word for the year. What would be yours?

Words That Should Never be Used to Describe Food via Snack Therapy

Great post at just the right time. Stop the guilt-free and cheat food madness – just enjoy.

It’s Easier To Add Than Subtract via Kath eats

Making healthy changes by adding good habits instead of cutting out little ‘vices’ [using that word loosely here as none of these shoud be seen as awful].

The Ultimate Guide to Eating Healthier in 2014 via Greatist

Partnering up with others, not depriving yourself and understanding emotional eating for a healthier year.

10 Inspirational Quotes For 2014 via Women’s Health Mag

Wise words to live by in the new year.

12 Outdated Items Every Twentysomething Should Own via BuzzFeed

Warms my heart and yes to everything!

24 Invaluable Skills To Learn For Free Online This Year via BuzzFeed

Learn how to use Photoshop, create animated GIFs or knit: here’s to picking up new skills in 2014.

Good good [things to make you smile]

Which Disney Prince Is Your True Love? via BuzzFeed

True Disney fans will understand the importance of knowing the answer.

Flowchart helps you justify breaking your New Year’s resolution to stop being a fat ass. via HappyPlace

For those days when all you really want to do is catch up on Netflix instead of working out.

Good good [food]

Gluten-free Nooch Muffins via Cotter Crunch

Noochy and nice – savoury muffins with a strange but good spin. Did I mention there are raw Fig Patties, too?

Raw Cashewgurt via Green Kitchen Stories

Creamy raw vegan ‘yogurt’ – so intruiging!

Honey Balsamic Roasted Veggies via Fit Foodie Finds

A simple and delicious way to dress up vegetables.

21 Healthy One Ingredient Diet Snack Ideas via One Ingredient Chef

Because snacking is always in style.

White Bean Chili via My Whole Food Life

A great chili to eat whether it’s chilly or not.


Happiness inducing today: Receiving a belated Christmas card by a friend.


Do you often do things because you feel you ‘should’ though you don’t want to?

What were some favourites you found this week? Feel free to share the links!






12 thoughts on “Good good links #20

  1. Emily says:

    Aw, yay! I’m always so honored when my posts are featured here. Thank you. (:
    And, of course, I love all the other thinks you shared. I’m totally eyeing those honey-balsamic veggies. YUM!

  2. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets says:

    I love flowers so your pictures at the beginning are more than making me happy and wishing for Spring as well. We’ve got a wind storm warning on the horizon from now until Wednesday with a high temperature of 9 degrees and wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour. It should be fun or not.
    Guess I’ll have to curl up with a good book and call it a day.
    Happy Sunday.

  3. Laura says:

    Excellent post! I hate to admit it but I almost ALWAYS do things I don’t want to do because I feel like I “should”. I’ve been working on saying “no” at the appropriate times, but I just have so much guilt in other areas of my life that it’s hard to justify adding more just because I said no. Then again…I am also working on NOT feeling guilty when it’s unnecessary. Does this make sense? Sometimes I feel like I’m talking in abstracts haha.

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Oh yes, it totally makes sense and I hear you on the guilt part. I’ve been working on excusing myself less for what I said or decisions I made to ensure others wouldn’t be upset when I hadn’t intended any offense. Only they got annoyed by my excuses – goes to show I really had to excuse less.

  4. Heather | Kiss My Broccoli says:

    LOVE that article on letting go of the “shoulds”…I never thought of it that way, but it makes so much sense! So many of us are always looking to please others and conform to society’s outline of the perfect wife, daughter, friend, employee, etc. that we forget to put ourselves FIRST from time to time!

    And ha! I knew those muffins were from Lindsay before I even saw the link…she is the QUEEN of nooch!

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Okay, now I might be a smidgen mad with you. If you knew Lindsay was the queen of nooch then why didn’t you introduce us to each other earlier knowing my fondness with that awesome vegan cheesiness, too ;)? I might forgive you if you add an extra lot of stickers to your next letter.

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