Good good links #202

Oh hello there and – not to late to say it yet, right? – happy New Year!

One thing I can say for a fact already is that technology and me haven’t started out in the best way so far. Read: Firefox’ latest update is driving me crazy. As in: no, it’s certainly no faster than before but instead having my internet connection crash every five minutes or so. No fun. Especially not if you’re trying to compile links for a post.  Sigh. When I noticed it’d take me forever to include all the links I’d meant to today, I decided to call it a wrap at what you’ll see below. There’s always the next episode of good good links to share those [and no, that’s not the same as saying “tomorrow”; see the second post in the first category ;)]. So for now …

Happy Sunday!

Let me know how 2018 has been treating you so far!

Good good [food for thought]

How to Treat Yourself in 2018 via Raptitude

Rethinking our personal defintion of treats – and not necessarlly the edible kind – and finding ways to truly enjoy rather than rush through them is a good goal or any year or day.

Tomorrow is not your friend via Medium

That’s some serious tough love. “We aren’t opposed to doing the right things, but we’ve simply trained ourselves to put them off indefinitely because tomorrow is sexy.”


Good good [advice and inspiration]

A way to practice self-care without feeling guilty. via Nutrition on a Mission

How good of a parent are you to yourself? Vangie suggests a really good way of staying in touch with yourself and take care of your needs.

10 Non-Overwhelming Ways To Minimize Digital Clutter via Peaceful Dumpling

As in: what to do to prevent yourself arriving where I’m at [slow and crashing laptops are no fun] plus also get more organized in general [always a win].

How to Eat Intuitively in a Relationship via Paige Schmidt

Whether it’s with your partner or anybody else you’re sharing meals with: these are great tips on how to not let others influence your choices and stand in for what you need.

Creating A Non Diet 2018 Bubble For Yourself via The Real Life RD

A good guide to cutting out the diet BS that’s particularly prominent this time of the year and surround yourself with postitive messages instead.

18 Things to do instead of dieting this year va Zen and Spice

More inspiration to say eff you to diet culture and actually enrich your life rather than deprive yourself.

8 Reasons Why Being Single During the Holidays Is Actually Rad via Refinery 29

Yes, I’m aware the holiday season is definitely over but  some of these are very relieving for us single ladies at other times of the year, too.

9 Reasons Your Grocery Bill Is So High, & How To Lower It via The Financial Diet

Not all of these will be true for all of us but I’d venture to guess almost everybody will identify with at least one or two of them. Me? 5 and 9 (occasionally) in particular.


Good good [things to make you smile + miscellaneous]

At the heart of every restaurant via The Washington Post

The true stars of restaurants that deserve more appreciation? Take a guess and then go on to read. It’s interesting to understand this reality of the industry.

This podcast episode.


Good good [food]

Rich Black Forest Skillet Crisp (vegan) by Hannah Kaminsky via Spabettie

For when you want crumble but don’t feel like turning on your oven.

Creamy Polenta with Smoky Chipotle Mushrooms & Kale via Euphoric Vegan

A little more involved, this look like it’d be perfect to serve guests [especially those who think polenta’s unexciting].

Spiced Carrot Soup with Green Tahini Swirl via Vegetarian Ventures

Soup’s boring? Definitely not when it’s as beauti- and flavourful as this one. Just looking at the pictures makes me hungry.


Happiness-inducing today:  A short but uplifting conversation with somebody who knew to say just what I needed to hear.

Stay in touch!

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5 thoughts on “Good good links #202

  1. Kaylee says:

    Never too late to say it! Happy new year to you too! Sorry that we’re only a week in a technology hasn’t been your friend.

    Totally needed that advice on cutting down on one’s food bill. Super simple yet doable tips. Also the one on cleaning up digital clutter. I am TERRIBLE at that.

  2. mylittletablespoon says:

    Holy smokes I need that digital minimizing article. I feel like I’m pretty good at it, or at least I really try to keep things streamlined, and yet I STILL find myself overwhelmed with “too much” “too many” of everything to do with my phone and computer. Ugh. It makes me anxious.

    I could use that polenta dish on the side as I try to do this, too…

    Here’s hoping you figure something out for your internet connection. There’s got to be a solution, no??

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Oh, I hear you. I think especially us bloggers just naturally – as in: as part of the deal – accumulate a LOT of data over time. It’s like with cleaning in general: wait too long and it becomes seriously overwhelming [not that I knew or anything …].
      We should have a laptop and life organisation get-together, eating that polenta on the side. Everything’s easier when doing it with somebody else.
      Happy Sunday, Cora!

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