Good good links #63


You’ll notice I included a few posts not just from this but past weeks, too,  and I purposefully did. I’m not sure if all of you are suddenly bringing up even more – is that even possible?? – awesome posts or if I happened to check my Bloglovin’ feed at just the right time to see these pop up. Either way, there were some I just couldn’t not share but I’m trying [stress on the word ‘try’ ] not to completely overload the good good link posts so that’s why. Don’t worry, though, there are plenty of new ones in the mix, too.

Good good links


Good good [food for thought]

Why We Compare Ourselves to Others on Social Media and How to Stop via Tiny Buddha

I especially like this last sentence: “social comparisons aren’t indicative of what others have that you don’t, but rather what you already have but aren’t quite aware of yet”. 

Does your lover validate your life? via Nisha Moodley

Or actually: does anybody or anything in specific validate you? Take back the power!

Mentally recovering via Fueled by LOLZ

Many times the mental part of injury recovery takes more than the physical side. Here’s a great view on celebrating the slow progress.

The Pros and Cons of Calorie Counting via Bagels to Broccoli

Some people benefit from it, others obsess. Where do you stand?



Good good [advice and inspiration]

Do One Thing *A Year* That Scares You via Miss Irina

More achievable than one thing a day and likelier to create lasting impact: “It can be as big or small as you desire, as long as it lights a fire within your soul and truly gets your heart racing”

What Exactly is Emotional Health? via HuffPost Healthy Living
Worth the longer read: “Our emotional health is defined by our ability to understand and be responsive to our emotional experiences, to be able to feel the full range of our emotions and be at ease with this”

35 Thank-You Messages For Your True Best Friends via Serendipity and Creativity

Beautiful. What would we do in life without friends??

Why You Should Start Your New Habit in the Morning via hello healthy

 Little changes early on set you up well for the day and can be added to your current routine.

The Science Of The Perfect To-Do List via Refinery 29

Because there’s some serious satisfaction in writing and following to-do lists.

7 Reasons to Drink More Tea via Mind Body Green

As if I needed any more reasons to fill up my cup. But for those who aren’t convinced yet: there you go. (:



Breaking It Down: The Healthy Maven Analytics + A Guest Post from C! via The Healthy Maven

Going back to school has never sounded this exciting. Are you in, too?

 How to Wow Your Audience with the Right Image by Barry Pearman via Goins, Writer

Chosing the very first image you snapped or found via search engines? Maybe not the best choice. Some good points to consider.




4 tips for building a resume that will help you land you the job via Peanut Butter &  Jenny

Great tips on how to show your future employer you’re the best fit in an honest non-bragging way.

How To Sneak In Exercise At Work via Cat Food Is Good For You

Even if it makes me the fidgety Miss I’m all about getting up and breaking up the [harmful!] sitting periods at work.


Cooking and food

40+ Favorite Kitchen Tips and Tricks via Iowa Girl Eats

Some I knew, some are so genius I can’t even help being amazed. #9 is next on my list to try.

Ultimate Guide to Muffins  via Handle the Heat
Don’t blame me if this makes you want to head to the kitchen whip up the perfect batch right now.


Spiced Latte Hand Soap via A Beautiful Mess

Christmas isn’t far away anymore and handmade soap would be a surefire gift to impress.



7 Mental Benefits of Fitness via Jill Conyers

Confidence, reduced stress levels, improved memory: Even more reasons to get your sweat on regularly.

The 4-Minute, No-Excuse, Do-Anywhere Workout via Refinery 29

Fitting in a workout during lunch break? Tempting and this one really looks easy enough.

Are At Home Workouts Better Than the Gym?

Personally, I think both can be good – any way to get moving is great. Plus some resources for at-home workout videos.


Good good [posts to make you smile]

A National Geographicesque Look at Bloggers via Commitness to Fitness

Scribus Bloggerus Salutem – no longer a riddle to the rest of humankind thanks to one genius woman.

The opposite of the popular what-drives-OCD-people-crazy posts. Just sit back and relax. You’re welcome.
From ‘hey there, fun good night” to “yeah, okay, just get home now” . Is this how we’ll all end???

Time to arrive in real life, Disney. At least when it comes to body image.

22 Quotes About Self-Confidence That Will Brighten Up Your Life via Lifehack

Because we can all use a little boost of confidence every now and then.


Good good [food]

Vanilla Maple Almond Cashew Butter via The Iron You

I dare you to click and not wish you could reach through the screen and get a giant spoonful of this.

No Bake Hazelnut & Chocolate Granola Bars via 1000 lovely things

Raise the bar for these treats that are the perfect balance of nutritious and naughty [assuming you consider chocolate naughty].

{Vegan} Orange Hazelnut Maple Cinnamon Rolls via The Sweet {Tooth} Life

Perfectly plump little rolls of heaven without refined sugar but with the amazing combination of filberts*,  oranges and maple.

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Protein Bars via Protein Pow

I could go for one of these right now. What’s not to like about it?

Chocolate PB Chip Oat Bars [vegan +GF] via the real life RD

… and you can pretend they’re healthy! With no PB chips available over here I’d have to go with regular chocolate chips but even that way these seem totally worth it.

16 Healthier Halloween Candy Recipes to Make at Home via Greatist

Not even semi-recent but is there ever a wrong time to create healthier versions of old favourites?!

A Trio of Almond Cheese: Chive, Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil, Chili & Rosemary via Maple Spice

Quite the oldie in blog world terms but I really had to share these with you. Host your own fancy cheese party the vegan way – and invite me over.

Vegan Chili Cheese Fries via She likes food
Homemade fries, butternut cheesy sauce and chili – what’s not to crave?! I’ve never had the real [greasy] deal but with this recipe at hand I don’t feel the need anymore. 

Butternut Squash Congee with Miso via With An Open Mind

So simple yet so delicious looking. The kind of dish to warm you up on a cold day.



 *that’s hazelnuts for you. I just felt playing it fancy. (:


Happiness-inducing today:  Finding the first kale of the season!!!! Can you believe it had been absent around here since February?


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10 thoughts on “Good good links #63

  1. Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness says:

    Haha you are the sweetest! Thanks again for including me!! 😀 I always love your link posts because we pretty much have the same taste in blogs– the ones on self confidence and emotional health are the perfect reading material this Sunday morning. Now, if only I had the ingredients for those orange hazelnut cinnamon rolls… yum!

  2. Irina says:

    Thanks for the shoutout!! These links posts are some of my favorites because I always come across such great material (and so many awesome recipes). Thanks for sharing!

  3. Laura says:

    I LOVE your “Good Good Links”!
    I actually haven’t read any yet but all the posts I want to read are open in separate tabs. Time to get my read on!

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