Hello, hello. Did you have a wonderfulChristmas holiday spent eating good food and making memories?
Are you feeling it, too? The sadness of the holidays being over again already – Christmas almost a fleeting memory only* – and the new year so close by? It’s a very very weird time of the year. With Christmas Eve falling on a Thursday I even got the week days all mixed up and almost forgot about the links … major oops. But here we go!
*allow me to be alittle dramatic, yes?
Good good [food for thought]
Being Sad Is Not a Bad Thing via In My Skinny Genes
All too often we consider sadness a bad emotion but here’s why it’s okay and actually helpful to fexperience hard times in life.
Is the label of being eating disordered hindering true recovery? I actually agree.
Good good [advice and inspiration]
Read This Before You Watch The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show via The PB Lover
Even though the show is long over this is a great reminder for any time you find yourself comparing with any model/bodybuilder/other kind of fashion/fitness professional.
Less scrolling, more living via Inspired RD
If you haven’t heard of “second-hand stress” before you might want to read this – it’ll change your look at your online habits.
Does mindful eating work in real life? via Present Perfect Wellness
One of the keys to getting [back] in touch with our intuition and not always easy to practice in today’s rushed world.
The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different via Huffington Post
Neither advice nor inspiration but a really interesting insight into why we’re wired the one way or the other.
Healthy Habit Forming Gifts to Give to Yourself via hello healthy
While I don’t agree with any of the tracking app suggestions – a given on this website – the overall messages are solid.
20 Ideas for New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Life via Peaceful Dumpling
A different strategy of setting resolutions and ideas of what they could look like.
Tbe holidays might be over for now but this is a good article for any others coming up. Maybe even to mail around if you don’t feel like telling others directly?
Can I Use that Picture? via The Visual Communications Guy
A great follow-up info graphic on the issue mentioned in the first category of this post. Copyright is a serious topic.
Is It Okay to Loose Followers? via Helene In Between
Obviously an individual issue in how it feels to you but this post offers a great relaxed perspective.
Good good [food]
In case your New Year’s resolution is eating more vegetables. Or if you’re like me and simply ❤ vegetables.
Vegan Lasagna via Ceara’s Kitchen
A sunflower seed-based sauce is the creamy secret ingredient in the vegan rendition of this all-time favourite pasta dish.
Mexican Black Bean Hummus via Fit Foodie Finds
As much as I like chickpeas I can’t deny this different spin on hummus didn’t tickle my fancy. Also: Mexican!
Epic Winter Veggie Gratin via Peas and Crayons
Creamy, cheesy and – yes! – with a hint of vanilla: this looks truly epic.
Happiness-inducing today: A long walk making the most of the still mild temperatures and unexpectedly happening upon a Robbie Williams concert on TV. Ah, the memories …