Good good links #186

Hello there, Sunday. You came faster than expected. Which also means it’s time to share some of my favourite posts found in the past two weeks with you again. With too many thoughts on my mind right now, I won’t say much more than enjoy and have a happy – hopefully sun-filled – Sunday! If you saw any other great posts feel free to share them in the comments.

Happy reading!

Good good [food for thought]

Does Body Positivity Still Matter? via Refinery 29

In a time of political arousal all around, this one brings up good pointson why taking care of our own well-being and the issues we battle daily still isn’t entirely selfish.

Am I Normal? The Answer is Always YES. Via Avocado a Day Nutrition

Relieving and at the same time an invitation to get thinking about your underlying reasons for questioning whether you fit in or not.

 

Good good [advice and inspiration]

‘Better’ Probably Takes Less Time Than You Think via Yes and Yes

Raise your hand if you put things off because they ‘take too long right now’.  If so, this post might prove you wrong [and it totally did for me].

3 Compelling Reasons to Schedule More Nothing via be more with less

If you’re constantly rushing around and schedule something for every waking minute, this one’s for you. There’s no arguing these reasons.

What Else I Gained When I Gained 15 Pounds via Emilie Eats

A great reminder for all of us needing to gain weight but finding  it so very hard mentally. There’s more to gain back than just the weight.

Are You Accidentially Food-Shaming Yourself and Others? via Mind Body Green

Mind your language! Knowledge about [healthy] food is good but don’t let it take away from your [and others’] pleasure in eating whatever you want.

When You’re At The Pool With All The Skinny Girls via Medium

A lesson on appreciating [and living in] the now and yourself for who you are and how you look like.

Get the Bikini Body (Mentality) Without Dieting via Abbey’s Kitchen

Sound advice that is a lot better than crash dieting or missing out on all the fun [food and elsewise].

Impostor Syndrome: Getting Over Self-Doubt via This Renegade Love

Ever doubt everything about yourself so strongly it keeps you from getting anything done? This one’s for you.

The Trouble with Following Your Own Path via Helene in Between

No two people life journeys look the exact same and that’s not just okay but what makes life interesting. What makes others happy doesn’t have to be true for you so don’t let comparison or other people’s expectations get you stressed out.

 

Blogging

4 Things That Change When You Start Monetizing Your Blog via The Blog Market

For readers: how to tell if the blogger you’re following is making an effort to gain not just readers but some coins. For bloggers: how to do just that.

11 Crafty Ways to Repurpose Old Content via Elle & Company

Because we all can’t constantly create new content – here’s how to let those oldies but goodies shine again.

 

Good good [posts to make you smile]

Hilarious Winners of the First Annual ‘Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’

Cuteness overload! I’m not one to watch funny cat videos but these are plain amazing.

 

Good good [food]

Vegan Coconut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream via Beaming Baker

No ice cream maker? No problem. This no-churn cross between nice cream and (duh!) ice cream just calls for a blender.

Blueberry Macarons with Blueberry Mascarpone Cream via Joanne Eats Well With Others

Just how amazing do these sound?! The flavour combination is so unique and perfect for berry season coming up.

Gooey Brownie Skillet (gluten-free) via The Toasted Pine Nut

The sneaky flour sub in this skillet of chocolatey deliciousness promises a whole lot of flavor.

 Easy Jackfruit “Chicken” Quinoa Bowls via Full of Plants

One of those intriguing natural vegan meat replacements I have yet to try but this looks amazing.

Cheesy Cauliflower, Lentil and Buckwheat Bake (vegan) via Food to Glow

With filling buckwheat, lentils and cheese this is serious comfort food that also offers some nutritional benefits. Win-win.

Vegan Seitan Tikka Masala via The Conscientious Eater

Seitan – though I’m not eating it often enough [lazy!] – is my favourite meat replacement and Faith’s dish sounds amazing and so creamy.

Thai Mango Curry with Lentils via iFoodReal

Mango is such a great addition to curry and this vegan one packs in some legume protein, too.

 

Happiness-inducing today: Time with the family and sunshine. Summer Spring is really picking up around here now.

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One thought on “Good good links #186

  1. Kaylee says:

    I love that post on procrastinating things that take “too long.” Good reminder to live more intentionally too, which I have been struggling with recently. I feel I am always rushing through and never stopping. Multi-tasking this and that, that and this.

    YEEES to that food shaming article from Mind Body Green. I am so tired of people commenting on what I’m eating. And I know that more often than not, many of my friends say these things because they believe they’re complimenting me, but it really just adds more pressure to watch what I’m eating and fit that “healthy” image they hold of me in their minds.

    Finally, THOSE MACARONS!!! If only I were not allergic to almonds… 😭

    Thanks again for sharing these! Always a fan of your good, good links!

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