Way overused statement but so true: the struggle is real. Which struggle, you ask? Well, mine when compiling these lists of good good links. At first, I have too few to share a post and once I dig into my notes and browse a few more blogs: way. too. Many. How about all of you out there try to schedule your most amazing posts a little further apart ;)? As this doesn’t happen I’ve once again had to make hard decisions save some of the truly great posts I’ve come across for a next episode of the good links. Not that I was complaining or anything. I hope you find something that inspires you, makes you think or just gets your stomach rumbling.
Good good [food for thought]
I Drank Unicorn Frappuccinos For a Week and Here’s What Happened via Hummusapien
Preach! Food shaming isn’t cool + has to stop and nothing is off limits or going to kill you in a balanced diet.
What if you only tried to be 10 % happier? via Cait Flanders
No matter what we’re struggling with [mentally no different from physically]: it takes time to heal and we should try to appreciate even just a seemingly small progress. Instead of seeking immediate but not lasting 100 % “cures”/bandaids.
Good good [advice and inspiration]
We Need To Be Kinder To Our Flaky Friends via Medium
Anybody with a mental illness will [likely] be able to relate to this, everybody else should read it to understand why we behave the way we behave at times.
It’s not the body I asked for, it’s the body I have via In It 4 the Long Run
We might not love everything about ourselves but appreciating the gift of being blessed with an able body* is so important. Georgie’s story is one I’m sure many of us can relate to.
*not a fan of separating body and mind in general but rolling with it for the ease of writing here
For the Intuitive Eating Haters via Yeah … Imma Eat That
Or maybe not even haters but those skeptical of IE and not daring to take the first step of the journey. Kylie clears up the most common misconceptions/worries people have regarding IE.
Can You Love Your Body and Want to Change It? Via The Balanced Berry
Answer: yes but examine your reasons for wanting to do it.
How to support your friends struggling with mental illnesses via love me, feed me
Friends as a steady support system can be so very vital in recover y and Leah listed some great ways to help.
Yes, Yogis Can Get Cancer Too. Via Mind Body Green
An important one in an online world where many [self-proclaimed] experts are trying to tell us that exercising and eating right could cure or prevent these kind of major illnesses.
How to Tell People About Your Blog (and deal with their reactions) via Forever Amber
If you’ve been feeling awkward when doing this (hi!): a) you’re not alone and b) here are some good ways to say it.
How to Build a Mommy Blog While Your Little One Sleeps via Bloguettes
For any mum wanting to start/maintain a blog while juggling crazy busy mum life. Or those of us wondering how in the world she does it.
Food and cooking
How to Interpret Expiration Dates Based on the 5 Food Groups via Spoon University
A really helpful and important one to reduce food waste – and hey, it’ll save you a few bucks, too.
3 Principles of Vegan Baking for Beginners via The Kitchn
Not just for vegans but handy to know for anybody when running out of eggs or dairy products.
Good good [food]
Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Fudge Popsicles.[vegan] via Half-Baked Harvest
There are no words for how good these look. I mean: peanut butter. Chocolate. Fudge. Popsicles! Fruit-sweetened, too.
Twix Chocolate Caramel Spread [vegan] via Full of Plants
There are no words to describe how amazing this looks [and there also don’t have to be any as you’ve already clicked over, right ;)?!]
Vegan Tiramisu via It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
One of the few desserts that a) make me actually like coffee and b) are well worth the effort of preparing them.
Vegan French Onion Dip from Scratch via One Ingredient Chef
There can never be enough healthy dips and I’m intrigued by the secret ingredient here [have had it before but never in dips].
Happiness-inducing today: An encouraging conversation with + hug by my mum. I’m a bundle of nerves right now but that helped a little.
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