Good good links #204

Hi there,

After putting off writing this intro until way late, I’ll keep it short and sweet. There’s just not a lot to talk about here but if you feel like sharing your thoughts on any of the posts included here or want to add one I missed in the comments, I’d be so happy to see that.

Happy Sunday!

Good good [food for thought]

How does clutter affect you? via Every Little Thing

Why do we hold onto so much stuff and add more and more to our lives? The answer might differ slightly for each of us but this gives some great overall insight and inspiration.

How can I make this feel amazing? via Alexandra Franzen

The ability to make this mental shift and turn what feels like the worst case scenario around is a powerful trait to have [or build over time].

Is the Body-Positivity Movement Going Too Far?   via Greatist

This is one I won’t say much about yet because I’d like to get into a conversation with you. So if/once you’ve read it, I’d really like to hear your thoughts in the comments. [Spoiler because Joyce made me notice me sharing this might come across wrong: I don’t agree with this but shared it to hear your experiences and thoughts].


Good good [advice and inspiration]

How to eat intuitively while traveling via Delish Knowledge

Being removed from our usual environments – at least that’s what I’ve found – can be a good start at letting go of old [food] rules even if only temporarily for a start so we can enjoy other places fully.

17 Unhealthy Habits You’re Probably Ignoring via FitSugar

These are really good reminders. One thing I’d like to add is that for some people [especially those in ED recovery], #2 and 9 – maybe #7, too – can be healthy in reverse.

10 Reasons It’s Okay to Skip Your Workout via The Hungry Caterpillar

Or also: yes, it’s perfectly fine to skip your workout and you don’t owe anybody – yourself included – any excuses.

Things You Might Not Know About Your Reproductive Health & Hormones via The Real Life RD

Many of us ladies experience one or the other issue [aka PMS or amenorrhea] and Robyn’s posts always offer great insight into the hormonal side of things and real talk.

How to turn a bad day around (even if it’s 8 pm) via yes and yes

A great reminder that it’s never too late and simple actionable steps to take.

How to Listen to Your Intuition via PopSugar

Gut instinct and intuition – two different ‘things’ and how to train/sharpen the latter. Definitely an encounter worth while.

Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo—Are They Worth the Hype? via The Everygirl

What I like about this one is that she’s honest about both the pros and cons here and her overall conclusion [yes!].

4 Simple Recycling Best Practices That Make A Difference via Mind Body Green

We all have an impact, responsibilty and chance to change the way we live and this is one small but important one.


7 Truths I’ve Learned From Blogging  via This Renegade Love

This is amazing. So very relatable and good reminders for all of us bloggers.


Good good [food]

White Bean and Rice Bowl with Kimchi Hack via Parsley Vegan

That hack alone sounds so worth trying [hint: it’s quick and more easily done anywhere in the world or at least my part of it …].

Cheesy Chickpea, Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole via Emilie Eats

Crunchy, cheesy and filled with many of my favourite ingredients – looks like a winner.


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4 thoughts on “Good good links #204

  1. Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar says:

    Thanks so much for sharing my link, Miss Polkadot!
    I love the article about de-cluttering. A really good read.
    I have to admit that I don’t agree with the article about the body positive movement going too far. The article claims that Health at Every Size ignores science, but in fact, science overwhelmingly shows that losing weight and keeping it off is extremely difficult and rare! I wrote my master’s thesis on this topic and I’ve looked at the scientific literature myself.
    That said, thanks for sharing an article that speaks for you, even though you know some of your readers might disagree; I think we bloggers need to have the courage to disagree about things, and I think you’re awesome for doing that!

    • Miss Polkadot says:

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Joyce! Actually, I didn’t agree with the article, either, but wanted to hear others thoughts on it. Because the fact an article like that was shared on a website with a huge audience like Greatist shows there are people – maybe a lot of them? – who do still believe these misconceptions.

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