If you’re a music lover or Harry Potter fan you’ll look back at this week with a heavy heart. Even if you’re neither you likely didn’t miss the sad news and while my feelings about the media’s reaction to famous people’s death is similar to the one regarding topics expressed in this post: these were reminders of how fleeting life is. Something I – and maybe others? – seem to forget at times. Okay, enough of that heaviness and into [mostly] light-hearted reads I found this past week.
Good good [food for thought]
A Health Rant via Picky Runner
Aside from a few basic rules – mostly whole foods, not too much sugar – what’s healthy varies for all of us and that’s totally okay. A message that bears repeating time and time again.
Star Wars, Feminism and Body Image via Hot Pink Wellingtons
Not a Star Wars fan myself I hadn’t caught this discussion yet it’s interesting (in a sad way) how deeply rooted the inequality of men and women is in our minds even in areas like this [where it shouldn’t matter].
Good good [advice, inspiration and other insightful reads]
Protecting My Healthy Body Image During Time Off via Suzlyfe
Time off from exercise – whether due to injury or in ED recovery – can be hard mentally. these are some great tips to prevent you from getting down on yourself.
The Number One Reason Not To Diet via Avocado a Day
The sad “side effect” any and all weight loss diets have in common.
For any other people who have a hard time seeing they actually did well and should allow themselves to simply appreciate compliments rather than over-interpreting.
10 Free Apps That Can Help You Make Extra Money via Self Magazine
Not applicable for me or any other Germans but for everybody else some of these don’t sound half bad.
Things We Should All Do More of in 2016 via Yes Girl
With all the cutting out going on this time of the year it’s a good idea to shift the focus to positive habits we can strenghten this year.
10 things I do every week to grow my online presence via xo Sarah
Social media can be overwhelming but these are the top things to keep in mind for the weekly blog to-do. [Some I still need to work on, too].
113 [more] blog post ideas via Thirteen Thoughts
Who doesn’t dread writer’s block? These will come in handy when you’re struggling to find content.
20 Metaphors That Explain Social Media Perfectly via Buffer Blog
If you knew me you’d know my huge fondness of metaphors and these are really good.
30 Tips For Exceptional Social Media Engagement via Canadian Blog House
Such a lot of good reminders and actionable idas on how to connect with your followers.
Good good [food]
17 Raw Desserts You Can Make Without Baking via Mashable
One of my non-goals for this year is to dabble with raw treats a little more and these look amazing. [Overlooking the tautolous title here …]
Broccoli Mac and Cheese via Clean Eats, Fast Feets
Do you like cheese? And broccoli? This recipe has you covered [in cheese].
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie with Mashed Cauliflower via Kara Lydon
While I didn’t grow up eating the meaty original, I have a certain fondness of vegetarian versions. Especially the more nutrious kind.
Creamy Macadamia Corn Chowder via It doesn’t taste like chicken
Soup-er simple and delicious sounding this calls for allll the toppings.
Did I mention I got
myself my mum a spiralizer for Christmas? Time to bring on the veggie noodles again.
Happiness-inducing today: A neighbour’s cute not-quite-puppy-anymore recognizing me and getting excited when I passed them by on a walk.