Every time I post some of my favourite reads from the past week I ask you for your opinion on them. And even if you don’t have the time to leave a comment – likely because you’re already clicking through the links 🙂 – I still get to see which articles you’re most interested in by checking my stats. I’m always curious to find out what has drawn your attention in the most. Especially because I tend to guess – unconsciously even at times – before posting and it’s a fun surprise to see if I was right. Let’s see if my guesses are right this week.
One more word on this week’s pick: As you likely know it’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. With the many, many inspiring and touching posts out there I honestly didn’t know which ones to share when really I wanted to feature all of them. So the few ones I mention here are just a tiny fraction of all amazing ones I happened upon. It’d be impossible to pick favourites because there were so many.
Good good [food for thought]
Never merely pretty via Apple of my Eye
Self-love isn’t easy but it’s worth learning. An awesome post every girl and woman should read.
“Life is full of opportunities to make better choices”: Lessons learned through EDs that can make a huge difference for everyone.
Body Image: The Way My Stomach Looks via Nutty for Life
There will always be parts of our appearance we have a hard time accepting – but they don’t define us. Incredibly honest post on an issue that I think just about every girl [and guy?] can relate to.
Good good [advice and inspiration]
Build Others Up via The Lyons’ Share
Did you compliment anybody yet today? If not: go for it right now.
‘Weirdly Shaped’ Blogger Zoë Ley Hilariously Combats Fitspiration via Huffington Post
Yes! This is some fitspiration I approve of.
In A Perfect Life via Sarah Sincerely
Acknowledging the beauty of a perfectly imperfect life and knowing others’ lives are no different.
12 Things Everyone Should Do More Often via Mind Body Green
Calling family members just because, unplugging, laughing more and writing letters can make for happier lives.
25 Ways to Run Faster, Stat via Greatist
Speedier miles through more sleep, coffee [yes], correct breating and planks.
Hate Chia? Can’t Stand Kombucha? You’ll Live via Women’s Health Mag
Be it kombucha, chia or wheat grass: there’s no need to eat what you don’t enjoy. Great alternatives if you’re just looking to reap the health benefits.
The Ultimate Photography Cheat Sheet Every Photography Lover Needs by Amanda (Semi-Health Nut) via Lifehack
If you’re forever puzzled by the settings on your camera and how to shoot on which occasion: awesome compilation of basically all you need to know.
Good good [things to make you smile]
What Should You Actually Eat For Lunch? via BuzzFeed
Take this and let me know you think it’s all wrong, too – or why else did I get ‘a sandwich’??!
Yes to #29 and Nutella fans: #33 is the tool of your dreams.
You Can Now Pay Someone to Cuddle With You via Women’s Health Mag
Cuddling is nice and has its benefits but this idea is just plain weird.
Good good [food]
Portobello Flank Steak via Peachy Palate
Meatiness without the meat – a dish for meat & potatoes fans. On the menu as soon as I can find portobellos!
Lentil & Vegetable Stew with Cauliflower White Bean Puree via Once Upon a Cutting Board
This looks almost too pretty to eat – vegan comfort food at its best.
Raw Mango Banana Cakes via Vegan Yack Attack
Pure mango bliss! A nutritious dessert that’s an eyesight, too.
Single Serve Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie [Vegan] via Fit Foodie Finds
All us single ladies get to enjoy our cookie[s], too.
Top 10 Ways to Make Your Vegan Cooking The Best! via Keepin’ It Kind
Whether you’re vegan or not: these are some great tips for creating delicious and flavourful veggie-packed meals.
Because there can never be enough [pea]nut butter. For any allergics: I’m sure these taste amazing with other nut/almond/seed butters, too.
Cardamom Pancake Stack with Sweet Potato Chocolate Frosting via The Vegan Cookie Fairy
Just for all of you pancake fiends out there – thank me later ;).
Happiness inducing today: Walking around outside in not-too-cold-anymore temperatures.
Stay in touch!
What were some of the best/most inspiring posts related to NEDA you read this week? I’m sure I missed many great ones because of how many people participated. Link me up!
Do you have any special plans for today? I’ll meet a friend for a long-needed catch-up later and probably watch a movie with my roommate.