Good good links #49

I don’t know about you but I believe in destiny. Plus, there are two things I know for sure: 1. I really enjoy blogging and 2. what we enjoy most becomes even better when we take a break from it from time to time. To stop speaking in riddles: With all the posts about digital detoxes lately I’ve decided it’ a sign I should take a day or two off more regularly. That being said I plan on ‘detoxing’ today that you’re reading this [thanks for scheduled posts] and probably Monday, too. For somebody who’s online at least once a day to read some blogs this will be unusual but I have a feeling my to-do list will thank me for it 😉 . And I may or may not have a new recipe to share when I return…

For now, I’ll leave you with a plethora of amazing posts from the week and hope you’re having a great Sunday!

Good good links

Good good [food for thought]

Life without the Scale via Nutrition Nut on the Run

Taking away the power it has over you from the scale is as freeing like giving up a drug.  Life is happier without numbers.

When Your Diet Defines You via Bagels to Broccoli

 Whichever way you choose to eat: it doesn’t make you a different person.

What Really Matters via I heart Vegetables

A simple and beautiful reminder to stop worrying so much about external things.


Eene, meene, muh – wie vegan bist du? | Oder: Geht’s noch?! via ein bisschen vegan

For German readers: When did we unlearn treating others in a constructive and respectful way? Here in the context of veganism but sadly an overall trend in the age of social media.


Here’s What Would Happen If Celebrity Media Focused On Discussing Poverty Instead via Huffington Post

A thought-provoking campaign putting the spotlight on those living a far from glamourous life and experiencing actual problems.



Good good [advice and inspiration]

How to get better quality sleep in challenging situations via Wholeheartedly Healthy

Sleep matters more than we might think so it’s important to make sure we get enough of a good quality.

13 Signs You Need To Do More Self-Work via Mind Body Green [*Let’s ignore #1 – you’ll see why]

Relying on others’ opinions or the number on the scale too much can indicate a need to tend to yourself more.

 20 Habits of Highly Authentic People via Mind Body Green

An interesting classification of inner thoughts and habits of balanced and centered people.


Body Image

The Impact of Style On Body Image via Kenzie Life

Clothes don’t make people but they can have a huge influence on how we feel about ourselves. Dress to feel good!

Love Your Self(ie) via Georgia’s Trying Something New

Selfies as a sign of selfishness? Rather a way of learning self-acceptance.

A Letter To My Thighs via Lisa listed

A witty response to the ever-lasting thigh gap fad.


One Woman Was Told She Was ‘Too Fat’ to Run—So Here’s What She Did via Women’s Health Magazine

Don’t let others’ assumptions and judgement stop you. Believe in yourself and prove them wrong.

20 Ways To Get In Touch With Your Body via Mind Body Green

Easy and fun ways to feel better in your own skin and more connected with yourself.



10 Healthy-Eating Myths That Nutritionists Want You to Stop Believing Right Now via Women’s Health Magazine

Juice cleanses? No eating after 6 PM? Not everything we read is true or works for everybody so trust your intuition more.


You vs You: Keeping Blogging Statistics in Perspective via Semi-Healthy Blog

A different case of numbers not defining you and why you shouldn’t compare your stats to others’. Most important takeaway: “You have worth outside of your blog!!”

Technology Break: 5 Things To Do Daily via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

 Carving out unplugged time during the day to calm down and refocus.



27 Insanely Easy Two-Ingredient DIYs via BuzzFeed

Homemade nail polish remover, If you’re looking to go more natural with your beauty routine this is a great place to start.



Good good [posts to make you smile]

The 31 Most Pleasurable Things That Have Ever Happened via BuzzFeed

It’s okay to embrace your inner OCD happiness.


Good good [food]

 Vegan Salted Caramel Cupcakes via Veggieful

Everybody knows adding salt makes caramel even more irresistible. Don’t tell me these didn’t make you want to rush to the store for the ingredients.

 Skillet Brownies via Milking Almonds

These individual [vegan] brownie pans make a great baked good look even better.

Creamy Cherry Pie Fruit Dip with Rainbow Fruit Kabobs via Oh She Glows

Does dessert get any simpler and better?! Cashew and fruit heaven.

Chickpea & Cauliflower ‘Rice’ Bowl via hello healthy

A huge bowl packed with vegetables, roasted chickpeas and some of my favourite spices.

 Chinese Honey Soy “Beef” Tofu on Cauliflower Rice via The Vedge

I’m not usually a fan of tofu but this looks incredible enough to convince me to give it another try.

 Vegan Buffalo Chicken Salad via Blissful Basil

I’m really intrigued by the ingredients of this processed fake meat-free chicken substitute. Can you guess the main one?

Butternut Squash Black Beans Enchiladas with Chipotle Greek Yogurt Sauce via Ambitious Kitchen

 Beans, squash, chili: I need these in my life. Once German stores start offering corn tortillas, that is.


Happiness-inducing today: A message from a friend.

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Which posts made you think, laugh or got you hungry this week?

6 thoughts on “Good good links #49

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Honestly, you made me rethink my previous opinion on selfies [read: vain and annoying] and take a few of myself on days I felt good about myself. So yes, it made a difference for me.

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