Good good links #150

Trying to come up with an intro is hard. Sometimes. Today is one of those days and rather than try hard and only end up talking about the weather, the way too many thoughts running wild in my head or other randomness would only distract from all the good links I found this week. So: enjoy and …

Happy Sunday!

 


Good good links

Good good [food for thought]

Check Your White Privilege via Hugs and Lattes

Such an important topic I wouldn’t have found the right words for but Nina did so read it.

 

Good good [advice, inspiration and other insightful reads]

Apologies are Actions via Erin’s Inside Job

Similar to why I don’t say “I love you” constant empty apologies without making changes for the better become meaningless – and potentially annoying.

The Single Girl Shame via Skinny Fitalicious

“You may as well tell me I’m fat, dumb and ugly.” Questions on why you’re single hurt. Especially since it’s not necessarily a conscious choice you made

.Sensitive Person Like Me? Here Are Five Tips!  via Happy. Healthy. Life

Raising my hand here and if you did, too, chances are you’ll find this relieving and helpful.

Weight Loss Multi-Level Marketing Schemes | How to Spot & Avoid via Abbey’s Kitchen

It was about time somebody wrote a post about this. Don’t buy into the whole scam.

5 Productivity Apps That’ll Kick Your Workday Into High Gear via LearnVest

You might want to free up space on your phone for at least one of these.

It’s Hypocritical To Call Plus-Size Gals ‘Brave’ For Wearing Bikinis via YourTango

While I might not fall into this category I still find this enraging every time I see it. Feeling confident and happy isn’t bravery :it’s simple awesome – no matter which size you’re at.

11 Ways To Forge Meaningful Connections Anywhere You Go via Mind Body Green

Meaningful or ‘just’ connections as is: these are some great tips – especially  #2, 3 and 6. Though #11 is a tough one.

 

43 Products That Last Basically Forever via BuzzFeed

I was skeptical when I clicked on this story- no, not because of that awful uneven number 😉 –  but there are some good ones in here.

 

Blogging

How blogging changed my life via Forever Amber

Such a wonderful posts to read and I’m sure it gets all of us bloggers thinking, too. How did blogging change your life?

 

Health

Are you an Intuitive Eater? via Yeah … Imma eat that

A great post on how to figure out if you’re living intuitively or whether you’re ready to try it.

What Is The Healthiest Nut Butter? (Your Nut Butter Buying Guide) via The Picky Eater

While I don’t think any food – particularly nut butters – should be off limits or labeled ‘bad’ these are some good general guidelnes to follow.

 

 

Good good [posts to make you laugh and DIYs]

21 Insanely Useful Skills Every Introvert Has Mastered via BuzzFeed

Anyboy else who can rely to at least a few of those?

 

 

Good good [food]

Vegan S’mores Ice Cream Cupcakes via ExSloth

If you want to impress somebody – or simply yourself – with ice cream: this is the way to go.

Raw Banana Ice Cream Cake via Southern in Law

See a trend here? What can I say: it’s summer and this recipe makes ice cream for breakfast totally appropriate.

Baked Mashed Potato Fries via Love is iny My Tummy

An intriguing spin on’fries’ and Indian-spiced is always a good idea in my book, too.

Pina Colada Tofu Bowl with Coconut Rice via Amuse Your Bouche

Turning the tropical cocktail into a savoury meal -and- serving it bowl-style? Yes, please!

Gluten-free Ramen Noodle Salad via The Healthy Maven

Avocado, edamame, lots of vegetables and, oh, obviously noodles – that sounds like my kind of salad.

 

Happiness-inducing today: Relaxing after a work week that felt very very long.

 

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Week in review: Notes to myself.

First and foremost: Happy 4th of July! I hope all of your are having a great time with family, friends and whoever else celebrating today.

[Insert me asking Google how to start your first, well, technically second post after an announced week of absence. <- okay, kidding here but maybe I should have consulted that all-knowing search machine to come up with a better intro?].

If you didn’t see yesterday’s post: hello again! No, I did not decide to stop blogging out of nowhere. The only simple – yet cringe-inducing for its overuse – way to sum up the reason is: life happened. I missed blogging yet at the same time know I need[ed] a break. My issues with commenting still haven’t been resolved so if I didn’t comment on your posts: Askimet. Sigh.

Today’s post is going to be shorter than my usual wordy Weeks in Review as my sister and sweet little nephew  P.  are here until tomorrow afternoon only so I want to spend some more time with them while I get the chance. The week away from blogging and the past two weeks in general brought about a few realizations hence adding a few notes to myself today.

Week in review

Onto some of what happened in my life during the past seven days via Meg’s wonderful Week in Review. I …

Worked the usual five days each week. Especially the past one was  … hard. Uncomfortable. Yet providing learning experience. Still not one I want to see repeated.

On the upside: we now have a new boss. Not replacing the ‘old’ one but additionally. They fused their businesses starting July 1st. You can’t call it a bad start if little chocolate gifts with handpicked flowers are involved, no?

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Second upside of work: bonding with colleagues is getting better by the week. Sometimes going through above-mentioned hard times helps with that. As does saying thank you. A lot. I might overdo it for some but it’s a word not used often enough in my opinion.

Note to self: use it more often towards certain other people, too. Improvement is always possible.

Cleaned my apartment. Including scrubbing some very sticky spots on the floor by hand. Worth overcoming the initial yuck factor for the ‘oh so clean’ marveling afterwards. Note to self: clean those trouble spots more regularly. Sigh.

Actually went to bed earlier than usual. Probably – no, definitely – due to not blogging. Not exactly what I liketo admit to myself. Read: being a night owl does have its downsides. Note to self: work on stepping away from screens earlier before bedtime. Seriously.

Got to spend time with litte P. twice. Once when visiting my sister to celebrate her birthday belatedly and the other time now they’re visiting us until Monday.

Holding hands

Finally visited the restaurant I mentioned before as a family, too. The one I translated the menu for if you remember it – I don’t blame you if you don’t because it’s been months ago but they didn’t get it up until recently. As also mentioned back then I’m not a fan of burgers. Don’t hate me, okay? That didn’t keep me from enjoying a truly wonderful time with my parents, grandparents, sister + her family [husband and little P.] and my brother plus his girlfriend. Family > food any day. No nicer pictures as I forgot to edit them – good restaurant, not so stellar light for photography – so all you’ll get is one of my salad. Flash … #bloggerfail More interesting than this mixed salad with seasonal vegetables and candied walnuts  were the fries, though. Long time fry craving: finally satisfied.

Notes to self: Family dinners like this need to happen more often and: stepping out of my food comfort zone needs to be a more regular thing, too. Especially if it involves fries served family-style.

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Finally took a trip to the citizen centre to get a paper I needed. Waiting an hour – okay, truth: I saw the queue and decided to pass the time running errands; win-win. Especially as I ended up having a nice albeit too short conversation with the employee handling my consult as she’s a former classmate of mine.

Watched the two winning matches of the German soccer team in the European Championship. Or semi-watched as I get bored actually sitting down and watching whole games alone plus don’t own a TV and the livestream kept crashing. Anyway, not bad. Really not bad. I’m still not interested in soccer but figure it’s my duty to show some interest ;). Or maybe I do enjoy it just that bit …

Note to self: Even annoying situations can lead to positives. And: procrastination is bad.

 

Happiness-inducing today:  Family time and actually getting a lot done in good time on a Sunday. Usually a hectic and less relaxed day for me.

 

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Tell me three [or more] achievements from your past week and notes to yourself you’d add!

 

 

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Good good links #149

Oh, hello there.

Yes, I ‘m still alive. Still spending time around the blog world albeit being less active this past week. Going into the why and how this actually wasn’t intentional in the first place would take too long here. Especially since there are lots of great posts to share with all of you again. Tell me your favourites from the week in the comments, too, if I missed any must-reads.

 

Happy Sunday!

 

 


Good good links

Good good [food for thought]

You don’t have to believe what you think via Yeah … Imma Eat That

A mindset/thought shift clearly takes time praticing but once it’s ingrained will make life so much easier.

What Happened to Hobbies? via The Every Girl

No words from me here other than: read it and – if you’re like me – feel the need to overthink how you spend your days.

The Thin Myth via Avocado a Day Nutrition

A myth that many of us – myself included – will wish they’d realized wasn’t true sooner.

 

Good good [advice, inspiration and other insightful reads]

Why regrets are the best life lessons via The Pool

True not just in the current life example here but all of us, every day of our lives.

the #transformationtuesday picture i’m not proud of via Real Life Recovery Diary

Appearances can be deceiving and tell us nothing about a person’s journey or actual inner going-ons.

Four reasons why you shouldn’t quit sugar via Abby Langer Nutrition

Sugar detoxes might [still] be trendy but this nutritionist makes great points on why it might not be such a great idea.

My 18-month-old can’t say “Mama” – and I couldn’t care less  via The Pool

Obviously not a mum myself I still found this to be a good reminde that we don’t need to/shouldn’t focus too much on preset milestones. Everybody at their own pace.

 

Blogging

4 Things All Blogs Should Have via Forever Amber

Don’t shun me for not adhering to #3, okay? The second point s particularly important to me [we’re all nosey, no?!].

 

 

Health and Fitness

8 Common  Food and Nutrition Myths via Bucket List Tummy

A great lowdown on some of the most stubbornly sticking [mis-]beliefs.

 

Good good [posts to make you smile and DIYS]

Early birds vs. Night Owls via ASAP Science

Now this was good. I’m in the latter camp and the ten-hour point is SO true for me.

 

 

Good good [food]

Vegan Gluten-Free Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake via The Vegan 8

This cake! If you’re following Brandi on Instagram you’ll understand what I mean when I say it was well worth the wait.

Frozen Peanut Butter Cups via Chelsea’s Choices

Do these really need any more convincing words? Frozen. Peanut Butter. High in protein, too. Yes!

Chocolate “Peanut Butter” Cookie Bars via PaleOMG

How good do these look? Also great for all of your allergic to peanuts.

Dairy-Free Breakfast Cupcakes via Fork and Beans

Perfect for kids or – really – the child in all of us. These ‘cakes are healthy and: sprinkles!

Chickpeas in Turmeric Peanut Butter Curry via Vegan Richa

 We’re talking vegetables in peanut butter sauce so … heck yes!

Vegan Chicken Caesar Wraps via Hot For Food

Aside from being fun to watch this sounds really good, too.

 

Happiness-inducing today:  Spending time with my little nephew, sister and in the evening a good conversation with my mum – she had to work during the day.

 

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