How do you feel about traditions? I like them. A lot. The positive predictability of something good happening again. Yes, it might be my need for control and safety but as long as there’s still enough variety and spontaneity in one’s life, I don’t see a problem in this. What a weird intro? Well, this post is a prime example of traditions: I’ve been sharing these posts for almost 200 weeks now [yikes!] and in while predictable, each one is different regarding the mix of links. I think I found a good variety of posts from around the web again and if I mssed any must-reads: let me know in the comments. And for now:
Good good [food for thought]
Nutella Fans Go Nuts for the Wrong Reason. via elephant journal
Is this topic uncomfortable? Yes. Is it dear to my heart? Yes again. I really hope you’ll take the time to read this post because it goes into detail on the one ingredient we should not consume and the reasons why. It’s not just about Nutella.
Good good [advice and inspiration]
Binge Eating Disorder & Intuitive Eating via The Real Life RD
While I haven’t struggled with binging myself, it’s easy to assume intuitive eating only applied to those of us with restrictive types of EDs. This explains why it’s not and the restriction still present in binge eaters.
What If I Can’t Love My Body? via Rachael Hartley Nutrition
Body love is promoted all over social media. This is a wonderful post to read if you struggle with this – it’s not all black and white [as in: either hating or loving yourself]. Just like many other things, body love is a journey and Rachael lays out the steps on the way.
Why We Must Stop Allowing Our Career to Define Our Identity via wit and delight
This! Especially these days when you’re likely to switch jobs multiple times throughout your life.
The Fine Art of Overcoming Major Obstacles via hello healthy
This is one I found very last minute and while I can’t pretend I had this down, felt the need to share because it might be just what some of you out there need [and can apply] right now. Does that make sense? Call it intuition.
8 Simple & Inexpensive Ways To Practice Gratitude All Month Long via The Financial Diet
Because a) there’s no reason not to and b) it will improve your quality of life [and others’ -win-win!]
12 Insanely Useful Tips For Extending The Life Of Your Clothing via Peaceful Dumpling
Another one that’s good for both your wallet and the environment.
This is a good reminder that – just like with intuitive eating as a whole – mindful eating doesn’t have to be hyperfocused and based on rules to be applied 100 % of the time.
So You Want To Find Happiness? Here’s Where It’s Been Hiding via Mind Body Green
Truth be told: I didn’t expect much from this one but am glad I clicked over in anyway. Whippman is making some very good points [#3 is one not mentioned often enough and you might be surprised to find me agree with it].
10 Amazingly Cheap Vegan Superfoods to Save You Money via Veggie Quest
Whether you’re vegan or not, including these in your diet offers plenty of nutritional benefits at very reasonable prices. Also, Lee has done a full series with more tips on how to get the most bang for your buck.
5 Things Bloggers Need to Know About Working With Brands via Forever Amber
Not much more to say than: a must-read or any blogger trying to work with brands or already doing so.
The shocking truth about travel blogging via Helene in Between
This is where something like the internet pledge would come in in real lfe. So a) some people are in it for the wrong reason and b) lack basic life skills [aka respect].
Good good [things to make you smile]
If your period is the f*cking worst via FitSugar
Kill the pain with kindness, er, humor. Really, though: if you’re on your period or the next time you are, these will at least get you to laugh a little. Or nod in pain.
Good good [food]
Loaded Cauliflower Casserole (vegan) via The Awesome Green
If you know me but at all, you’ll immediately see why it’s up my alley: cauliflower, chickpeas, kale, creaminess …mmh.
Cheesy Lentil Bolognese Casserole via Oh She Glows
Cheesy and tomato-saucy, add legumes and vegetables and you have my approval. Oh mmmh.
Vegan Thanksgiving Power Bowl via Feasting on Fruit
An older one but it’s the season and even though I’ve never had a Thanksgiving meal, this looks really really good.
Happiness-inducing today: In being honest with you here: today wasn’t the most amazing day. Not terrible but not special in any way. Writing this, though, I forced myself to focus on good things and: the great dossier I read this morning. And the fact I ran my parents’ errands because they’re out of town.
And one happiness-inducer from a blogger a know a lot of us admire. So very wonderful.
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