Good good links #178

Isn’t it funny how one day can be just like any other for people on one continent and extremely exciting for those on another? Translation: to me, it’s “just” Sunday while I know many of you overseas it’s time for the long-awaited the Super Bowl. Which I admittedly know zilch about. Oops!? Either way, have fun watching, eating lots of delcous food and cheering on your team.

What I know more about is good posts and the fact I came upon a sheer overwhelming number in the past two weeks. Because I don’t want these round-ups to become too crowded and the individual articles not getting enough attention anymore I saved some for the next dose of good good links. Anyway, I’m sure you’ll still find some good reading material in today’s post already so …

Happy reading and happy Sunday!

 

Good good links

 

Good good [food for thought]

When living your life with a purpose means you forget to live your life  via via Chase the Red Grape

 In a time and age where our possibilities seem unlimited it’s hard not to stress about not exactly knowing what we want [yet]. Life isn’t linear and it’s normal to veer off the path we might have seen ourselves walking ten years ago.

Feeling Down? 10 Thinking Patterns That Can Make You Depressed via Live Bold and Bloom

One of my favourites among favourites here because of its in-depth look at negative [and unfortunately common] thinking patterns and how to break free from them.

 

Good good [advice and inspiration]

Handling Difficult Conversations Online via Design Sponge

Not just useful for online conversations but an important and helpful post for anyone ever having difficult conversations [= everybody, duh].

Do I have to buy organic produce? Via Real Mom Nutrition

The benefits of eating fruit and vegetables outweigh the pesticides potentially used on them so if buying organic isn’t an option: don’t stress.

How to Become a BS Detector via Plantbased Pixie

A really really good guide to keep on hand whenever you read something online because there are a lot of self-proclaimed “experts” out there in the widths of the internet. Don’t blindly trust any- and everybody.

 

 

 Body image/self-acceptance

Your words and actions matter, not your appearance. via Avocado a Day Nutrition

Amen. It’s our kindness, the words we speak, things we do that have an impact on the world around us. Not the way we look or the number on the scales.

How Pregnancy Led Me to Accept my Imperfections via Verily Mag

While I’m neither a mum nor pregnant myself I’ve seen similar changes in women I know and they’re wonderful.

Forgive Yourself For Not Being Perfect. Then Do It Again Tomorrow. via Wit + Delight

Maybe we’ll have it all figured out by the time our soul leaves our cute bodies but probably not so just make sure you’re being as nice to your heart as possible.”  For any of us that are too hard on themselves [read: most of us/too many].

I tracked my happiness for a year to get data on how to build a more joyful life via Quartz

Figuring out the things that bring you joy can help you consciously spend your time and money differently in the future. Plus, writing down and focusing on the positives in life is a good idea as is.

 

 

Blogging

Why There’s No Perfect Time to Post on Facebook via Buffer Blog

Everybody will tell you different ‘best times’ but the actually fitting ones for you need to be determined individually.

35 Totally Free Resources to Help Grow Your Blog via Helene in Between

An awesome guide on just about everything you might need for bloggers at every stage.

 

Good good [things to make you smile]

A [grown-up’s] childhood dream come true? See, mum … 😉

The world needs more people like this teacher.

 

Good good [food]

Dark Chocolate Blossoms via Amy’s Healthy Baking

Brownie-like cookies topped with a chocolate morsel – who’d be able to resist these?

Mini Mocha Caramel Tartes via Peachy Palate

Grain-free, paleo, vegan, oh, and insanely delicious-looking these will be the way to everyone’s heart [not just on Valentine’s Day].

Cumin Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Vegan Parsnip Puree

Cumin, carrots, chickpeas and parsnips – so many of my favourites in one dish.

Cauliflower Rice with Zingy White Beans and Kale via Golubka Kitchen

The orange-scented white bean sauce alone sounds amazing already and the final dish looks stunning. 

Vegan Cauliflower Nachos with Walnut Taco “Meat” via Detoxinista

All the nacho deliciousness while actually eating an extra dose of vegetables?! Yes, please.

 

Happiness-inducing today: Most of my day, really.  It’s a nice feeling when there’s still less that felt bad than good in a day that didn’t involve enough check-offs on your to-do list.

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