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Happy Friday, Folks! And a happy Valentine’s weekend to those of you who are celebrating / romantically inclined.

A couple of things on my mind this week. One, this post from 101 Cookbooks in which Heidi talks about being kind to your future self. That idea has really stuck with me and I’ve been putting it into practice all week. Like doing the dishes before I go to bed is being kind to my future self, and let me tell you, my morning self really appreciates it! I think the act of planning and packing your lunches is also a kindness to your future self, one that always saves me time and ensures I’ll be fed well during the week.

Another is the idea of leaning into your smallness. Do any of you listen to The Art of Simple podcast? On a recent episode they were talking about how to reconcile with being a little fish in a big pond, like so many of us bloggers are. And though smallness is hardly any of our goals or something we aspire to, if we reframe it into something worthy of celebration it can help us grow into ourselves. An interesting way to think about things.

Next week I’m trying to shake up my lunch game. When I mentioned my lunch rut last week, Joanne from Eats Well With Others said she’s been into warm curry flavours lately, so I thought I’d give some curried cauliflower wraps a try. I’ll let you know how they turn out. I’m also realllllyyyyy trying to get a Friday dinner into the schedule, but I’m having a helluva time getting my man to commit to one. I’m proposing a quick and easy stir fry for next Friday. We shall see.

 

MM_Web_Icon_FINAL1. Bee decline could increase malnutrition and disease risk. Scary.

2. Is our focus on obesity holding back public health? Very interesting read. And yes, I believe it is.

3. The benefits of a lunch hour walk. This is just one of the reasons I love swimming on my lunch hour (the also is about Fitting It In.)

4. The way we think about cholesterol could soon change. I think many health and wellness practitioners are ahead of this, but it’s good to hear the recommendations are poised to change.

5. US researchers say that drinking wine could help you burn fat. This study should come with a million asterisks, as with studies about wine and heart health, but it’s still interesting stuff.



 

Comments

  1. Deena kakaya says

    I think everyone should read the piece on lunchtime walks. When I was office based I found that 45minute brisk walking time in the cool air so balancing for my body and mind x

    • Katie Trant says

      Yeah, and it’s so great to get away from the desk for a while, even if just for a short walk. I find the days when I skip my lunch swim due to a meeting or something I’m in a real funk in the afternoon.

  2. Joanne says

    Ooo I can’t wait to hear how those wraps turn out!! And I loved the articles on obesity and cholesterol. I really think the focus should be on eating healthier and getting healthier overall and not just focusing on a number on a scale!

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