Good good links #67

With the spirit of Thanksgiving still in mind – yes, despite not celebrating it – this week’s picks will once more  have a strong focus on enjoying the holidays with a relaxed mind. But also – and this probably even more – I am a huge proponent of gratefulness in everyday life and this is what Thanksgiving is [or at least should be] all about, right? Well, that and good food but that goes without saying.

Ending on a confession: I’ve noticed these posts becoming longer and longer.  and because a) works getting more stressful as we head into December = less time for blog reading and b) I don’t want any great posts to get lost in the huddle of one and a million links I already saved some from this week for the next. Smart cookie? Just agree. (:

Good good links

Now all that’s left to say for me is happy Sunday and happy first Advent!


 Good good [food for thought]

 Why I’m Completely Giving up the Scale via Better with Sprinkles

The scale tells you exactly one thing reducing us to a part [weight] of a part [physique] of us and we are so.much.more.

Present via Long Drive Journey

 Are you always trying to max out every waking minute by multitasking life like crazy, too? Time to stop, focus and be present.

If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be? via Fit Woman

A must-watch! Further proof that children are still so much more connected to their own true desires not heavily influenced by society’s idea of ‘flaws’ and body image.

9 Things That Shopping Can Never Deliver via becoming minimalist

Gratitude, freedom, significance: what’s truly important to us isn’t available for money. “If you are not content today, there is nothing you can buy this weekend to change that.”

 10 Great Privileges We Forget to be Thankful For via Marc and Angel

It’s easy to overlook all the blessings we’re experiencing on a daily basis.


Good good [advice and inspiration]

The Secret to Feeling True Gratitude via An Avocado a Day

Taking in all the details of an amazing situation intensifies the thankfulness we feel and makes it last. I’ve noticed this with my happiness-inducers where I could often write a short paragraph rather than just a sentence.

16 Ways to Infuse Your Days with Gratitude via Blissful Basil


Express yourself, start every day on a positive note [yes to morning rituals!] and make gratitude a choice every day.



my guide to thriving on thanksgiving via Jamie Mendell

Setting an intention of how you want to feel, moving your body and being present are keys to happiness. Again: not just for Thanksgiving but applicable to all holidays surrounded by food.

Honor Your Inner Child via Healthy Helper

No matter what others say we never loose the child within us – and we should listen to its wise words and needs more often.

10 Signs That Your Best Friend is Your Soul Mate via The Balanced Blonde

Aren’t friends just amazing?! Everybody deserves to have a soul mate in their lives.

It’s worth it by Carly (Snack Therapy) via Fit Swiss Chick

Words to live by. All of these things and YOU are worth it.


 Healthy Ways to Handle Stress via hello healthy eating

We can’t entirely eliminate stress from our lives but mindfully develop strategies to cope with it.


6 Reasons You Can (And Should) Feel Hopeful Every Day via Mind Body Green

Nobody actually wants to feel hopeless and look at all the benefits of hope: it’s free, contagious and keeps you looking forward rather than resign.


5 Things not to say to someone who’s making a healthy life change via Diary of an Ex-Sloth

 … unless it’s been your life-long dream to be awarded most discouraging person ever.

Are you making this mistake in conversations? via The Nectar Collective

Never underestimate how much being a good listener matters.


12 Valuable Tips For New Bloggers via Serendipity and Creativity

Not just for the complete newbie but those – like me – who’ve been in the game for a while and are looking to improve.


25 Exercises You Need to Be Doing via Popsugar

If you’re like me and don’t know where to get started with



 Good good [posts to make you smile]

12 Types of Runners — Which One Are You? Via Popsugar

I’m not entirely sure where I fall but definitely not the Morning Person. Don’t talk to me before breakfast.


Good good [food]

 Bananas Foster Overnight Oatmeal via Super Glue Mom

Dessert-style oats are where it’s at and these look super sweet, too.

 Danish pebernødder via Milking Almonds

 A traditional Danish Christmas cookie with a unique spice mix including pepper.

Butternut Baklava Bites via Peas and Crayons

When Jenn tells you to eat your vegetables and serves them up this way there’s no way to resist. Seconds, thirds and, um, fifths are totally fine with these, no?!

Peppermint Black Bean Brownies via The Healthy Maven

The combination of peppermint and chocolate in flourless good-for-you brownies is a surefire way to make a hippie happy.

 Marmorkipferl mit Tonka via transglobal pan party [German]

Doesn’t marbled anything look impressive?! These are like my mum’s Vanillekipferl only even more amazing.


Somebody pinch me! The name is enough to make me drool. Time to finally overcome my yeast fears.

Vanilla Almond Milk Latte Rice Pudding via Fit Foodie Finds

During these cold days my cravings for rice pudding are at a max and this version is easy yet pure genius.

Cookie Nookie Peanut Butter Crumble Baked Apples via Nutty for Life

Baked apples are a childhood favourite of mine and adding peanut butter? Yes, please.

Rosemary Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Parsnips, and Carrots via back to her roots

A super simple flavourful side dish featuring the best of autumn’s bounty.


Happiness-inducing today: A surprise package by my mum. Did I mention lately that she’s awesome [not like I was biased] and a person I’m eternally grateful to have in my life??

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7 thoughts on “Good good links #67

  1. seidentofu says:

    Hi, I already baked the Mamorkipferl with Tonka myself and I loved them! I’m kind of in a Tonka-craze but if one doesn’t have Tonka, one can substitude “Lebkuchengewürz” for the chocolate part. Delicious! Have a great first Advent 🙂 Gesche

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Hallo Gesche! Danke, ich hoffe, Du hast einen schönen und nicht allzu frostigen ersten Advent.
      Tatsächlich habe ich die Kipferl gestern ebenfalls ausprobiert. Den Tipp mit dem Lebkuchengewürz merke ich mir. Statt der Tonkabohne verwendete ich jetzt Vanille und außerdem waren meine letzten Plätzchen Kalinkas Weihnachtstraumstücke – da wäre ein weiteres Gebäck mit Lebkuchengewürz wohl nicht so spannend gewesen. (:

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