Hello, remember me?
Can we gloss over the fact I randomly disappeared for a whole week for today? Because starting to explain the reasons right now would shift the focus of this post entirely and we don’t want that, no? Also, I’m hungry and dinner’s yet to be prepared but I didn’t tell you that ;). I will be back with a Week in Review tomorrow, though, so a few more words on my absence are about to follow. For now I hope the weather in your neck of the woods is way nicer than here – in that case: safe some links for later – but if not: happy Sunday reading!
Good good [food for thought]
What’s the cause? via The Fuck It Diet
The sad fact about the initial reason behind our struggles with food and body image that bears repeating.
Why I don’t love my body today (and how I’ll help myself heal) via Anastasia Amour
This is such a powerful and honest piece on what self-love is/can do and what it isn’t. “If you feel like self-love isn’t working for you – that’s not a sign to give up.”
Good good [advice, inspiration and other interesting posts]
Even if it does feel like you/we had to: no. Remember everybody’s walking the path of life at a different speed.
Dating yourself.via Yeah … Imma Eat That
Probably the most important relationship we need to develop before we can fully engage in others.
15 Little Body Victories That Deserve Celebration via BuzzFeed
A loud yes to all of these <3.
7 Little Remainders When You Feel Left out via Change Your Thoughts
A feeling that I think most of us experience from time to time – keeping these little things in mind might help you.
social media/technology “trainers” via 71 Toes
For all parents out there wondering how to help their children navigate and balance social media and real life.
19 Cozy Things To Do As The Weather Cools Down via The Financial Diet
Fall bucket list anybody?! #16 and 18 in particular caught my eye here.
10 Quotes to Guide our Intuition. via Elephant Journal
Some beautiful lines to make you pause and think like: “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
Why I Don’t Want Other Bloggers’ Financial Goals via The Financial Diet
Not limited to other bloggers this is a great reminder of not judging others’ ideas of a good life just because they differ from yours.
A Step-by-Step Plan to Grow Your Email List When You’re Starting From Zero via Melissa Gryffin
It’s daunting [ask me …] but following this action plan will definitely get you started right [even if it involves quite some work].
What it’s like to work for yourself or someone else via A Lady Goes West
One of those posts I’d meant to share weeks ago already. A thorough post of pros and cons for each side of the working world.
Six Reasons To Stay In A Job You Hate via Fast Company
There’s some good even in a bad job if some of these apply to your situation.
Good good [food]
Coconut Oil Pumpkin Brownies (vegan) via iFOODReal
Sorry for the bad pun but the fudginess of these is seriously unreal.
Pumpkin Streusel Bread with Maple Glaze (vegan) via Warm Vanilla Sugar
Anything with streusel is a winner in my book and this vegan loaf looks like a wonderful accompaniment for your cup of coffee or tea.
Ooey Gooey Good Magic Layer Bars via Clean Eats Fast Feets
Can I get a collective mmmh for these? They truly look like all kinds of magic.
Virtual Halloween Movie Party: Bloggers Share Recipe + Flick Faves! via Healthy. Happy. Life
Such a fun idea! No scary movies for me but there are plenty of others, too, and some spooky and/pumpkin-y recipes to go along with them.
Butternut White Bean Purée w/ Roasted Brussels Sprouts via Veggie-Inspired Journey
Such a pretty, simple-to-prepare yet still elegant dish to serve to guests [or just yourself ;)].
Good good [series]
Proof that BuzzFeed can do more than produce time-waster quizzes: its Body Positivity Week had some great contributions.
Happiness-inducing today: Dancing around to my current favourite song plus an additional odd one: seeing that one of our older neighbours got visitors. He isn’t the friendliest fellow but I still feel sad for him living alone after his wife’s death a few years ago so it was nice to see him happy.