Good good links #64

Okay, yes, it’s definitely November already. I don’t know about your neck of the woods but it has gotten cold in Germany. The kind of cold that makes lunch break walks that much less enjoyable. We’ll see how much longer until I’ll break out my thick winter coat. I just hope it won’t start snowing any time soon.

Enough weather rambles, though – and we can’t forget the gorgeous autumn sun peeking out this weekend. Here are some of my favourite thought-inducing, smart and delicious-looking posts from this week. Enjoy – and stay warm!

Good good links

Good good [food for thought]

Why You Will Never Be Perfect via Smart Twenties

 A little more honesty with ourselves could help us feel better the next time we browse Facebook, Instagram or blogs.

The Power of Thinking “I Can’t Afford That Right Now” via Enjoy your healthy life

Money can still be a touchy subject for many – especially in times when your budget’s small. Some great thoughts and experiences.

Transformation Tuesday: I’m Calling Bullshit via Snack Therapy

Don’t trust every picture you see. Or: Never underestimate the power of posture, lighting and clothes.

This Is the Brutally Honest Body Image Lesson That Should Be Taught in School via Greatist

Not what I expected upon reading the title but something so true and worth keeping in mind every day.


Good good [advice and inspiration]


Maintaining a Long-term Blog via 101 Cookbooks

A very insightful post looking back on questions every blogger should ask themselves to keep going for a long time.

5 Tips To Avoid Blogging Burnout via Peanut Butter and Jenny

That goes right along with how to make sure you’ll enjoy writing for a long time.



10 Tips To Improve Your Morning In 5 Minutes Or Less via Mind Body Green

It really doesn’t have to take long. I’m already doing some of these but I want to try some more, especially #2.


Health and fitness

Why You Should Look at the Bottom of Your Running Shoes Right This Second via Women’s Health Mag

If the shoes doesn’t fit [the requirements anymore], exchange it as soon as possible. Running [into trouble] is no fun this way.

Perfectionism + 8 Things To Help You Relax & Stress Less via Ambitious Kitchen

Great advice I feel all of us can use to calm down and stop stressing out too much.

5 Habits of Caribbean People that help them Relieve Stress via Diary of an Ex-Sloth

We might not be able to move to the Carribeans adopt some traits from other nationalities’ mentalities.

What I Had To Unlearn After Studying Nutrition via Mind Body Green

Health myths busted: Why counting calories is nonsense and just eating well and exercising aren’t enough to be healthy.

Join The Free 2014 Holiday Challenge via Jamie Mendell

Jamie is back with another of her free challenges. These are always super fun inspirations for happiness in every day even if you’re not trying to loose weight.


The 12 Worst Habits For Your Mental Health via Huffington Post Healthy Living

I’m pretty sure we can all find ourselves in at least one or two of these. Time to stop!


 How to Get Shit Done Even When You’re Totally Unmotivated via The Nectar Collective

Cutting off social media and figuring out what keeps you from starting out: For those tasks or days when you just can’t seem to move on with your duties.


Why Coffee & Tea Are Amazing for You [INFOGRAPHIC] via Greatist

A really old one [in the age of internet] but the information is timeless. Haven’t brewed a cup of either yet today? What are you waiting for?



Corn Is Not The Only Food You Should Be Popping via HuffPost Food

My fondness of puffed amaranth is no secret but I never knew you could make puffed quinoa at home, too.


 CrossFit Terms Explained via The Little Honey Bee

Especially helpful if you’re a non-CrossFitter like me reading blogs by people who are in it.



Good good [posts to make you smile]

30 Examples Of Super Clever But Super Simple Artwork That Will Put A Smile On Your Face via Sharepowered

Yes! Genius and totally adorable ideas that will warm your inner child’s heart.

Christmas Lunchbox Jokes via Kristen Duke Photography

Nobody says you couldn’t put these into your own lunchbox. Just saying …

Nutrition Labels by Charlotte via Commitness to Fitness

Finally the label you’ve been waiting for: no gobbledegook but just the info you actually seek. Even if the truth is painful.

The Cutest Game Of Hide-And-Seek You’ll Ever See via Refinery29

I’m not usually one for all of those funny cat videos at all but this … just what I needed after an exhausting day at work.



Good good [food]

Healthy 3-ingredient, one-minute dark chocolate nutella (no food processor needed!) via The Foodie Teen

This is so intriguing. The fastest ever healthy homemade nutella – and you wouldn’t guess the ingredients!

Salted Chocolate Almond Mug Cakes (Vegan and GF) via Coffee and Quinoa

Everybody likes mug cakes, everybody likes chocolate, almonds and a good pinch of salt – sold!

Pretzel Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Whiskey Glaze via Yup, It’s Vegan

I’m apparently on a roll with those cinnamon role recipes [at least at finding them]. Now who’s coming over for coffee??

Identity Crisis Cake Donuts via GiGi Eats Celebrities

The one time an identity crisis is much appreciated. Vegan-approved turkey to serve up on Thanksgiving – or whenever.

 Vegan Pumpkin Paneer via eat healthy eat happy

Classic paneer might be good but this pumpkin-powered and veganized version looks even better.

Low-Calorie Soups Under 300 Calories via POPsugar

Roasted Roots, Spinach Carrot Lentil or Black and White Bean Soup: these have much more going for them than just the low-cal tag.

Tahini Brussels Slaw with Dried Cherries, Pine Nuts and Za’atar Crostini via The Lemon Bowl

An unusual take on slaw featuring one of my favourite green vegetables.

Salt and Vinegar Brussels Sprout Chips via The Healthy Maven

Because I haven’t been able to get enough of brussels sprouts lately. Potato chips are looking so lame now.

Pizza-stuffed Spaghetti Squash via Keepin’ It Kind

“All that needs to be said is this: It’s pizza. In a spaghetti squash.” – Yes, please.

4 Creative Riffs on Butternut Squash Soup via Popsugar

In other words: four more ways to get your squash and soup fix. The  Butternut Squash Ramen (minus the chicken) …

 Healthy Burrito Bowl via My Whole Food Life

Essentially all the best of Mexican cuisine in one bowl: what’s not to like?



Happiness-inducing today: A walk out in the autumn sun while chatting with one of my best friends on the phone.

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8 thoughts on “Good good links #64

  1. GiGi Eats Celebrities says:

    You need to come visit Los Angeles if you’re not feeling the November cold! It’s 95 degrees here today! I won’t lie to you though, I am not a huge fan of how hot it is! I love seasons and while we SORT OF had seasons the week before this past one…. I wish leaves would fall of the trees/change colors, etc!!! Oh well, I will get a little taste when I go home for the holidays! 🙂

      • Miss Polkadot says:

        Good to know I’m not the only one there. Though: 66?? It’s been more like 50 and below around here lately and I’m not looking forward to the temperatures dropping even further soon … Maybe I need to think about hibernating in LA?!

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