5 Blog Posts I Loved This Week

Who doesn’t love Friday’s? It’s been a pretty good week for me all around so I thought I’d end it by sharing some of my favorite readings from the past week:

1. Is Running Actually Healthy? And why do we care?

Jojo wrote this post in response to an article that appeared on SFGate.com (the online version of the San Francisco Chronicle) and I couldn’t agree with her more.

“We run to discover more about the world we inhabit, to connect with ourselves and others, to find out who we are and what we’re capable of, to seek solace in sorrow and to celebrate life’s blessings. We run from our primal instinct to move and transform. Sometimes we’re driven to run by forces unknown.”

“Running may be my vice or my virtue, but in any case, it brings me joy.”

2. DIY Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray

This blog post is from the folks at Free People – yep the clothing brand that I always see in tbd at Nordstrom. I started reading their blog just a few weeks ago for creative inspiration and was pleasantly surprised to read that they blog on a variety of topics. This one piqued my interest. I haven’t actually tried it yet, because I haven’t been to yoga in a few weeks, but I will definitely try it after my next Bikram Yoga class…which will hopefully be soon…

3. Need to spice up your site? Try this unlikely resource for cheap and cheerful graphics!

Not only does the Girls Guide to Web Design Team provide an amazing E-Learning course, but also they also routinely write posts on tips and tricks for Web design. Being someone who is still trying to unleash the “Creative Me”, I am a sponge absorbing all the knowledge they share. This was a great post on resources to find graphics for blog.

4. Mediterranean Chicken and Artichoke Salad

A simple salad recipe from one of my favorite food bloggers! I made this salad mid-week and have been having it for lunch for the past couple of days. Not only is it filling, but simple to make. I am not really a fan of sauces, dressings and condiments. I prefer to add flavorful ingredients to salads like feta, sun-dried tomatoes and caramelized shallots instead. But the made-from-scratch dressing in this recipe was light and really added to it’s flavor. It’s a perfect summer dish!

5. On Depression

My overall favorite post of the week was this very personal and honest one written by Andie (same blogger at Item #4). As I commented, this post felt all too familiar to me. I could empathize with her because despite being blessed with a pretty great life, I also have dark moments filled with overwhelming sadness. This is a difficult topic to open up about but reading posts like this makes me feel like I’m not alone in my similar struggles. I find it therapeutic and uplifting.

If you have any favorite posts you’d like to share, please do – I’m always looking for good reads!

One Response to 5 Blog Posts I Loved This Week

  1. XL MIC says:

    Number 5. How resonant. So glad I clicked that link. And I hope you have a GREAT run on Sunday :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>