Must-Reads of the Week (40)

June 22, 2018

Since I'm headed out of the country tomorrow, the blog will be put on the back burner again. To keep your preoccupied until I return, I've got a looooot of link lovin' to go around. Many of which are pretty old due to that unexpected break I took there but definitely still worth your time. Without any further delay..

On Mental Health: 

More affirmations to get you in the right mindset if you're feeling blah

repeat to self x 10
Speaking of affirmations, The Fab Five's Jonathan Van Ness has something to say to you

You are special but you are also pretty average and that's more than okay

Word of the day = Swedish word lagom to mean just enough, which reminded me of what Brene Brown said

"For me, the opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It's enough." 

On Relationships:

Virtual communication is cool and all but there's nothing like connection with others in real life as Joyce explains

Showing more gratitude in relationships -- in my opinion, this isn't just for romantic ones but applies to all types

Good Advice:

NYTimes' laundry guide

As we've established I am a terrible decision maker. I suffer from FOBO (fear of better options). I am a maximizer. So reading this article from the NYTimes was life-changing

Good advice from 50 year olds to younger generations

On Health & Wellness:

Kylie aka Immaeatthat on sitting with fullness and pleasurable overeating

When healthy habits become unhealthy and how to deal -- definitely resonated with my orthorexic past

What does eating clean even mean? A great analysis of the trendy "non-diet"

A reminder that health should not necessarily = wealth

Lily Diamond from the Kale & Caramel blog discusses the cult of wellness and her decision to stop being vegan in Wild Wild Country Reminds Me of My Upbringing

On Your Body:

Don't treat your body like a temple; rather, treat it like a home

The supposed magical thinking of weight loss

"...,your body is simply a body, and its size is simply a size. Your weight is not your happiness, your capacity for love, your capacity to be loved, your worth or your worthiness."

Fun, Random Reads

Food bloggers look back to their first posts

The process of creating a hit song: The Middle. Will never not sing along to this!

An analysis of rom coms

Lastly, cashews as the cure to anxiety?

Do you have a favorite affirmation?
What's your best laundry tip? 
What song(s) are you into at the moment? 
Have you ever looked back at your old posts/diaries and cringed? 
Any of these resonate with you too?

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  1. love that post on treating your body like a home! so many good reads here, thank you for sharing <3

    1. Glad that resonated with you like it did with me :) Hope you've been well Alyssa!

  2. Soooo many good reads! I have so many tabs open right now. Especially loved the advice from 50 year olds to 20 year olds.

    1. Sigh. Many open tabs should be my middle name. Can totally relate.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing my post, Kaylee! I also love the post from Rachael.