Ambassador Spotlight: Mindy Nienhouse (aka me!) via FitFluential: shameless self-promotion
FitFluential is about being healthy and happy, and inspiring others to find the path that leads them to the same.
on meaning via Camping Out In America: this one is going in my favorites folder. Great read!
Look for meaning, because meaning endures — it touches us and those around us, and it gives us purpose. And it’s usually right in front of our face, we just have to grab hold.
Beyonce’s Unflattering Photos Were a Good Thing via The Sweet Life
If anything, I think the photos getting splashed around are a positive for a culture of young women (and men for that matter) who are constantly inundated with the “unreal.”
People Today Are Happier Than Ever, Study Says via Greatist
Researchers were interested in two basic issues: how well-being changes across the lifespan, and how it varies between people born at different times.
The Power of Habit Investments via Zen Habits: one of my favorite blogs! This is a really great post, per the usual.
It sounds really obvious when you say it, but if you do something small repeatedly, the benefits accrue greatly over time. It’s obvious, but not everyone puts it into practice.
So Paleo wasn’t for me. At least right now. Things change. I used to not eat meat and now I do, so maybe one day I’ll give Paleo a shot again.
Vegetarian Buffalo Chicken Dip via The Wannabe Chef: yum! Buffalo chicken dip was always a favorite, can’t wait to try this veg-friendly version!
Too often the impulse for making meat-free dishes is to reach for something with tofu or the name “fak’n” in front of it. Beans are a great substitute that are also cheap, tasty, and something everyone can recognize.
ABCs of 2013 (What I’m Looking Forward to This Year) via Carrots ‘n’ Cake: such a fun post idea.
Since the new year is moving right along, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the things I’m looking forward to in 2013 with the help of the alphabet. (Why not, right?)
Yes, You Can Do a Triathlon via Healthy Tipping Point: seriously, you can.
I really wanted to blast away the typical “I can’t!” excuses when it comes to triathlons. If it’s your dream to do a triathlon… DO IT! It’s so fun, it’s completely attainable, and you’ll feel so proud of yourself afterwards.
Why Quitting Sugar Changed My Life via Mind Body Green
I’ve spent more than my fair share of afternoons at work watching the clock, having an internal battle (always a battle!) about whether to go and get sweets, and how many, and how could I hide my sweet eating from my colleagues (or husband, or friend, or sister… the battle didn’t always take place at work). I was mean to myself about my lack of willpower, and my ugly fat body*. Whatever my size, I was unhappy with it.
21 Things We All Need via Thought Catalog: love pretty much everything about this post.
10. To be honest with ourselves and other people about our goals and aspirations — in order to push ourselves to achieve them. We need to not be scared to want too much or too little and have the courage to ask for it.
2 Different Ways to Make a Custom Header and Navbar for Your Blog via something swanky: blogger friends, this is super helpful info!
With blog design, I think it’s best to start at the top. So let’s rewind past some of the other stuff we’ve covered and talk about the top of your blog– the most important part of your blog design: the header and navbar.
The only thing stopping you from getting back on track is YOU. Make the choice … right now. Because if you wait, suddenly it will be 3.5 months later and you’ll wonder why you let so much time pass.