Good good links #68

Wait … is it the second Advent already?? Too soon, too soon!

Christmas gifts bought so far: 0. Hm … that doesn’t sound good. Kinds of cookies baked: 2. Not amazing but at least I started?! Hours left in the day to buy gifts or bake cookies? Not enough. Ah well. How about we head to a much better topic and talk about the fact that a) the temperatures aren’t as freezing anymore and b) I once more found many great posts. Chances are there are one or two [or more] you’ll enjoy so can we please pretend that makes up for my lack of real life gift organisation? Thankyouverymuch.

Happy Sunday!

Good good links

Good good [food for thought]

The Platinum Rule via Snack Therapy

Allow yourself to be treated the way that you treat others.” – So.absolutely.amazing. We deserve the same amount of love we give.

 When Is It My Turn? via Peace, Love and Oats

Don’t let [your own] expectations get you down. A relieving post for any twenty-something.

For When You’re Feeling Totally Overwhelmed via Hunger for Happiness

Trying to do everything is exhausting. Taking time for self-care is key to make sure your [mental] health doesn’t suffer.

Remission in weal, Recovery in woe. How I lied to myself via Fit Swiss Chick

Changing our mindset is a seriously hard but important part in recovery. Up-and-downs are inavoidable so don’t beat yourself up but be honest.

Parking Spots and Other Missed Opportunities via Paleo Running Momma

Cautious or ready to take whatever life offers – how do you approach opportunities?


Good good [advice and inspiration]

19 Tips to Boost Confidence Right Now, Because You’re Awesome via Greatist

We truly all ARE awesome. Only sometimes we need a little help in feeling more secure about it.


Why I’m Grateful For My Struggle With The Scale via Mind Body Green

Valuable life lessons we can take away from those hard times.

Should You Work Out When Sick? via Brittany Lesser

 The answer: it depends. Take care of yourself and don’t force exercise just because you feel you had to.

 7 simple ways to get out of a funk via A Spectacular Life

Oh, the dreaded funk … Calling mum or our best friend is always a life saver and dancing around should be a regular, too.



Advice Every 20-Something Needs to Hear via Greatist

It’s relieving to hear others are struggling with the same insecurities – and that they will pass.

All About Apple Cider Vinegar [guest post] via The Lean Green Bean
Have you been wondering what the whole apple cider vinegar hum and ho is all about, too? Takeaway: it’s not a magical potion curing every health problem but good nonetheless.

This is how I will enjoy eating sugar during the holidays via Sharing Healthiness

Don’t hate on sugar. These are some ideas on how to savor your favourite holiday treats and keep feeling great. I especially agree with #3.

Some inventive ideas to face and overcome the bane of every blogger. 



Sneaky Ways Technology Is Messing With Your Body And Mind via Huffington Post

Uh oh … Does anybody else feel guilty now? None of us want to hear this but it might be time to change our use of technology.

No drastic measures for any of us who can’t imagine a whole day without our phones. It’s the little breaks adding up.

 5 Simple Strategies to Get Back On Track After “Over Doing It” via Your Trainer Page

Most importantly: Don’t feel guilty. You didn’t do anything wrong and these tips are just meant to find back to your daily balance.

5 Ways to Step Up Your Walking Game this Winter via hello healthy

Don’t worry: not all of them require you to actually set foot outside into the cold!

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter in Every Way via Lifehack

Who doesn’t want to be smarter? After all of the woe-technology posts above this one shows how to take advantage of the web.





 Good good [posts to make you smile]

Free Holiday Organizing Printables via i heart organizing

 So awesome they might as well do the whole organizing for you, too. A girl can dream …

What working out at home really looks like via Popsugar

 Let’s be honest with ourselves – it’s okay.



Good good [food]

How to make vegan chocolate chips via Fit Foodie Finds

The most important food first: chocolate. The ingredients are way better than your average chips’. Now if only unsweetened  chocolate was available in Germany …

50 Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes. Via The Pretty Bee

Did I mention I’m on a baking kick? This is coming right in time for my next spree.

 Chocolate Quinoa Granola via iFoodreal

 Everybody likes chocolate, everybody likes quinoa, everybody likes granola – do I need to elaborate any further??

48 Healthier Holiday Cookie Recipes via Greatist

Can you tell cookies were on my mind all.of.the.time this week? Or better yet: cookie dough …

16 Humbelievable Holiday Cookies & Bars + Healthy Baking Tips via Hummusapien

Not just recipes but easy ways to take your favourite cookies’ nutrition up a notch – not sacrificing taste.

Santa Fruit Pops via fork and beans

Because I’m a child at heart and you are, too. Don’t deny it.

Chocolate & Cream French Toast With Pan Seared Bananas, Cinnamon & Salted Peanuts via Mouthwatering Vegan Recipes

Hello, decadent. Clearly all vegan food is so very bland … Not. Who wants to come over for Sunday brunch?

 20 fabulous freezer-friendly recipes via Peas and Crayons

Perfect for all single ladies [and guys] who’d rather cook big batches to have meals ready to eat within arms reach when hunger hits.

Chickpea flour dumplings with yellow peppers in tomato sauce via Eating with the Rabbits

It’s been too long since I had chickpea flour dumplings for the last time and just how delicious do these look?

Spaghetti Squash Pho via Yup, It’s Vegan

Squash, what can’t it do?! I’m not averse to pasta but this looks like a fun spin on the classic.



Happiness-inducing today: My first run in two weeks because [see above] the weather actually was neither rainy nor freezingly cold. I love seeing all the colourful leaves around and letting my thoughts run free while I’m out.

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4 thoughts on “Good good links #68

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Thank you. Unfortunately, I jinxed myself – okay, maybe not because the weather forecast announced it already: it’s colder and rainy today. Oh well, all the more reason to appreciate the coziness of a warm appartment.

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