Happy almost-Christmas! Well, since I won’t be posting on the actual holiday that’s my little early greeting. Plus, I’m confused about when to post good holiday wishes. Somebody already wished me a merry Christmas in an e-mail a few days ago and then there’s the fact we’re celebrating on 24th but most of you do on 25th so …
Anyway. That’s neither here nor there and you came here for some leisurely weekend reading, right? So that’s what I’m giving you and wishing you a very
Merry Christmas! May it be as small or big, as loud or silent or a celebration as you wish for. Maybe even a little bit of snow*?
*not around there parts; it’s almost warm and rainy this year
Good good [food for thought]
Change your mind – it’s a sign of strength not weakness via The Guardian
In the wellness/healthy living blog world, we talk a lot about our bodies changing shape over the course our lives and this is a great argument on why our minds will – should! -, too, and that this actually is a wonderful thing.
Good good [advice and inspiration]
7 Real Talk Holiday Reminders For All Of Us via yes and yes
Behind every shiny Christmas card you’re getting is a person with a life no less messy than your own, gifts list can be ignored (see explanation of what this means in the post) and above all: it’s okay to do things your own way. There’s no standard protocol to follow around Christmas.
How to Enjoy Your Life More, Just As It Is via Greatist
Yes, it’s obviously easier said than done – nothing worth doing comes easily – but it’s definitely possible to come to terms with your life right now rather than wait for some undefined distant future “perfection”.
The Many Mini Ways to Show You Care via Psychology Today
A little more of the science behind why doing good makes us feel good. If reading this doesn’t make you even more eager to go out and help the people around you, I don’t know what would.
Well, I Never via Already Pretty
A poignant post describing pretty well how many of us know but still have a hard time wrapping our head around/convincing ourselves to believe.
What to Do If You Sit All Day via Shape Magazine
Good advice that I think all of us could benefit from. I actually had a post-it on my screen reminding me of the second to last one here for a while. Whatever works, huh?
The Best Guilt Free Tips to Navigate Holiday Eating via Nourish Nutrition
When food makes us feel anxious, it’s time to listen to expert like these. Because food fears are irrational but these are some relieving reminders and rational tips. Suitable not just for the holiday season but any special meal/event involving more indulgent foods.
Storms don’t last forever via sometimes, always, never
It can absolutely feel like they’d never end, hard to understand, uncertainty being the one overarching feeling but I think most of us will remember that previous big storm in our lives that did end at some point, too.
Full disclosure: I don’t like all of their proposals but most of them are actually good ones to check off.
Living with Anxiety and Depression – Q&A via Fit Foodie Finds
Lee openly shares her story and replies some of the most commonly asked questions around the issues in this post.
Cooking and food
Cookieland via The Kitchn
All things cookies and sweets collected on one adorable map. Oh to travel around here …
Good good [things to make you smile]
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this shop will subcription box might get you very giddy …
Granted, Christmas season is pretty much over now but this gingerbread house is too cute not to share anyways.
The world needs more people like this little guy.
If you’re a parent, this piece will make laugh and feel understood. If you’re not a parent [my perspective, obviously], you’ll still find it funny.
Good good [food]
Lemon Chia Meringue Pie [vegan, gluten-free] via Crazy Cucumber
Good thing lemon isn’t a seasonal-only flavour because this little pie would be an eyecatcher on any occasion.
Vegan Chili Cheese Fries via She likes food
… and I still haven’t tried this American classic but really want to because how delicious does this look??
Veggie Meatballs with Cranberry BBQ Sauce via Catching Seeds
These are the most real-looking vegan meatballs [even texture-wise] I think I’ve ever seen and sauce sounds great, too.
Happiness-inducing today: The fact it’s not too cold to go for a walk – heading out in a minute – and that I get to see my loved ones tomorrow.
Stay in touch!