Oh hello, 4th of Advent! If you’ve been following along these past weeks you’ll know I hadn’t gotten into the Christmas mood yet and it won’t surprise you when I say that the big day’s coming waaaay early for me this year. As in: I still haven’t gotten the majority of my presents or planned dinner. Not a worry for the non-vegetarians in my family but if I want a vegan roast or something along the lines I need to plan in advance. However, I already told you I couldn’t care less – as long as potatoes and that one side dish are around I’ll be a happy camper. Actually, I will be simply because it means I get to see my family again. I. can’t. wait.
Okay, enough Christmas ramblings: you came here for the good good links, no? You will notice that even after my post there are still a handful with holiday advice but that’s because they’re of the good kind. All that being said what’s left to say is: happy 4th of Advent/happy Sunday and enjoy the links!
Good good [food for thought]
The Most Important Holiday Weight Loss Tip You Will Ever Read via Em-powered Wellness
Read this and then enjoy the holidays because: “when you focus on your weight or body size, you are not able to focus on what truly matters”
Good good [advice and inspiration]
Staying healthy over the holidays via Khushboo’s Blog
It’s totally okay to let go of your routine, indulge a little more and exercise less if you feel like it. Just don’t go to any extremes.
On the Power of I Don’t Know via Em-powered Wellness
Asking questions doesn’ equal admitting defeat: it shows your dedication to doing things right.
Recovering From An Eating Disorder Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Social via Mind Body Green
Getting back into socializing can be really hard but it’s so worth it.
Coping at Christmas via Libero Network
Taking care of your own needs and finding your personal best balance can help ease the anxiety around socializing and food.
Foods Which Ease Anxiety Symptoms via Clean Eats, Fast Feets
No, food doesn’t cure anxiety but making some good nutritious choices along with further treatment can still help you feel better.
Why Setting “Just for Today” Goals Might Work for You via Your Trainer Paige
Making smaller changes for a day only can seem less daunting and be easier to accomplish than long-time ones. I’m definitely going to try this!
20 Lazy-Girl-Approved Fitness Hacks via FitSugar
We all have those days where we’re not feeling a workout. Some good ideas to get in a little movement but not push yourself over the edge.
Staying Active During the Holiday Season by Becki (Olives ‘n’ Wine) via Hidden Fruits and Veggies
No time for a long workout? Some tips to keep moving and make it fun for the whole family.
The Truth About Juice Cleanses via hello healthy
They’re all the rage in the healthy living scene but might not be the utmost healthiest choice you assumed they were.
Most Popular Posts on ProBlogger 2104: Creating Content via ProBlogger
Can’t think of a topic to blog about? Here’s a list of helpful posts to get you started.
10 Reasons Why You Should Blog via Sweet, Short & Stylish
In case you’re not a blogger yet and needed any more arguments: get on board!
The Outsider’s Christmas Carol: A Different Way to Survive the Holidays via The Freedom Experiment
Even though I enjoy celebrating Christmas the traditional way I like to see this advice in an general sense and am all for doing things the way that feels good to you guiltlessly.
What You Say On Facebook Reveals A Lot About Your Personality via Mind Body Green
It’s fascinating how much we’re unintentionally giving away about ourselves in conversations and comments.
Good good [posts to make you smile]
10 Moments that will Light up your Heart this Christmas via Sharing Healthiness
Oh yes. Aren’t you getting all giddy and excited reading this already?
How to End 2014 With a Bang: 101 Ways to Ring in the New Year! via Huffington Post
Great ideas on how to make the best of the remaining few days of the year and start 2015 on a fantastic note.
Good good [food]
Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies with Pretzels by Monique (Ambitious Kitchen) via A Cup of Jo
Anything chocolate-dipped is awesome and with a salty element added to the equation? Yesss.
Heather’s Coconut Pecan Chocolate Caramel Squares via Keepin’ It Kind
A maple-sweetened pretzel base topped with date caramel and finished with chocolate – dreeeamy.
No-Bake Vegan Vanilla Bean Chocolate Bars via Gluten-Free Vegan Girl
Oh my. I have no words for how amazing these look. Aside from über-amazing.
5 Ingredient Vegan Lemon Cheesecake via Vie De La Vegan
Another no-bake cake and a raw dessert that for once doesn’t call for any hard to find ingredients. Win!
Chocolate Caramel Layer Pie via Feasting on Fruit
An ‘old’ post but I just found it this week and don’t tell me it wasn’t worth sharing. Nutritious caramel and chocolate action?!
One tablespoon and Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan) via Top with Cinnamon
A batch of cookies just for you. Or a loved one if you decide to be nice and share.
Hearty Minestrone Soup via The Nifty Cupcake
Just the way I like my soups: simple, quick to prepare, filled with vegetables, beans and some grains [or pasta in this one].
Pumpkin Goulash with Bread Dumplings via Elephantastic Vegan
I like pumpkin, I’m a Semmelknödel fiend – what’s not to like?! If you’ve never had Semmelknödel I highly recommend making up for it!
Happiness-inducing today: Talking to my mum on the phone. I’ve been thinking about a lot of things again lately and she did a great job and calming me down.
Stay in touch!