Current situation: sitting in my grandparents’ living room, comfortably warmed by their oven and finishing this post while eating chocolate, peanut butter and apples. Life is good. Despite the fact we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving over here there’s always time for gratitude and I’m thankful for all of this. Life isn’t all happiness and sunshine for me at the moment but moments like these are my silver linings. There’s always something good in the world.
Okay,I don’t know where I’m going with this so I will end it here and leave you with some of the great posts I read this week.
Good good [food for thought]
My Unconventional Gratitude List via Erin’s Inside Job
Quite possibly the best Thanksgiving post I read so far and I fully agree. We learn from our struggles, not the happy days.
Why I don’t want to loose weight for my wedding day via sometimes, always, never
Even if – like me – marriage is not in the books for you any time soon this is a wonderful reminder of what it or any relationship should really be about.
Good good [advice and inspiration]
The Best Evidence-Based Food and Nutrition Sites via nutrilicious
With controversy articles everywhere you look it’s good to have a starting point for fact-based advice.
30 Goals to Noiurish Your Mind, Body and Soul via The Blissful Mind
Now these are some goals I can get on board with. None of that flat abs/clean eating/loose five pounds nonesense.
How to be Mindful when you Totally Suck at Meditation via A Spectacular Life
No need to roll out the yoga mat to be mindful throughout the day with these easy ideas.
13 Ways to Feel More Confident via The Sunday Chapter
Some great ways you might not immediately think of – I especially like #1, 2 and 8.
15 Productivity Hacks For Procrastinators via Lifehack
Such a hard habit to break but you have to start somewhere …
Surviving the Holidays with an Eating Disorder via Lord Still Loves Me
Julia came up with mantra that releases pressure from you on either side of the spectrum [eating ‘too much’ vs. ‘too little’].
Saying a lot about people actually only wanting the perfect ‘facade’ rather than real people.
11 Natural Ways to Soothe an Upset Stomach via hello natural
Because everybody’s stomach feels funny at times and having an alternative to pills is grea
11 of the Best Props for Food Photography via In It 4 The Long Run
Really good advice on making those tasty dishes look even more amazing in your pictures. Some of these might surprise you (#4!).
Good good [posts to make you smile + DIYs]
10 People You Will Inevitably Meet In The Wellness World via Mind Body Green
How many of these have you met so far?
Any Gilmore Girls fans up for a challenge ;)? Start by tackling any problem with endless amounts of coffee and pro and con list.
Good good [food]
Gingerbread Granola via Fit Mitten Kitchen
All of those warming fall spices in one extra crunchy granola with lots of the highly coveted clusters.
Healthy Cookies and Cream Dip For One via The Big Man’s World
Need I say more?! I’d take this over the cheesecake that inspired it any day [non-cheescake fan right here].
Tofu Edamame Miso Grain Salad via My little tablespoon
This makes me sad I live in no
man’s miso’s land because it sounds absolutely amazing.
High Protein Bulgur Black Bean Chili via Veggie and The Beast
It’s no secret I’m somewhat chili-obsessed. This reminds me of a bulgur chili I used to make only packed with even more flavours.
One Pot Minestrone Pot Pie with Whole Wheat Biscuits via pumpkin and peanut butter
The kind of comfort food you want to serve for Sunday night family dinner – and vegan at that.
Vegan Seitan and Mushrooms with Polenta via Dietitian Debbie
Just my kind of dish and with my ongoing polenta obsession this is self-explanatory.
Eat Healthy All Week With These 15-Minute Meals! via Mind Body Green
Mostly vegetarian or vegan these dishes save time but don’t make you miss out on flavour.
Happiness-inducing today: While no Thanksgiving we‘re having a family gathering this weekend – it’s my grandma’s birthday today – and it’s nice to see everybody again.