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All my tabs, pin boards, and miscellaneous folders are filled to the brim once again! Guess that means it’s time for some link love! I always love sharing the fun things I’ve found around the web!

But first, a little peek into my weekend…

Aside from MOUNTAINS of school work (which I’m still working on), there was some fun to be had!

Lots of snuggling with this little one.

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An amazing run that felt as good as my half last week. 

IMG_4945[it was so hard stopping myself since I'm trying to cut down on mileage....felt like I could have gone 5 more miles]

Going to see Once with my sister! 


[the music was fantastic, it was a lot funnier than I imagined, and the minimalist set was so perfect for the story!]

[before the show and during intermission the stage turned into a full service Irish pub!]

And watching some new movies with the fam! 

All and all a great weekend!

And now to make yours a little better…

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Tweets of the week... 

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Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 10.23.01 PM[hehe.]Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 9.41.44 PM[I laughed way to hard at this...punny.]Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 10.22.00 AM[I like to think I have a pretty sexy pancreas.]Screen Shot 2014-03-22 at 8.54.08 PM[couldn't agree more]Screen Shot 2014-03-22 at 1.34.44 PM[I have a feeling he's right...]Screen Shot 2014-03-21 at 9.58.19 PM[guilty as charged!]
Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 9.39.31 PM[SAME HERE!]Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 9.35.50 PM[if you determine this, let me know!]Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 8.10.20 PM[let's be's the dip of FOREVER.]

Recipes to make…

Broccoli Bars 

Sticky Protein Cake 

Baked Falafel Burgers 

Lemon Berry Oatmeal Bites 

Lentil Bake with Sugar Free BBQ Sauce 

Smile Inducers…

28 Fantastically Adorable Disney Characters that we Wish were Real 

7 Reasons Why we Should Give More Hugs  

19 Tiny Things you Can Do to Make the World a Slightly Better Place 

25 Ways to be Good for Someone Else 

19 Reason Being too Hot is WAY Better than Being too Cold 

60 Food Facts that will BLOW YOUR MIND

Girl Takes 13 Instagram Selfies with Unsuspecting Hot Men as she Ran the NYC Half Marathon

Inspiring minds and thought-provoking ideas…

Pictures of Famous Places from Above 

The Riddles you have to be a Genius to Solve 

My Addiction to Exercise Permanently Damaged my Body. But it also Taught me about Loving Myself. 

30 Pilots and Flight Attendants Confess the Best Kept Secrets you don’t Know about Flying 

When “Intuitive Eating” Becomes “Eating” 

77 Facts that Sounds like TOTAL Lies but are Actually Completely True 

Digestive Issues? Stop Blaming Carbs and Start Blaming Excessive Veggie Consumption! 

Enjoy reading the day away! :)


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Todays’s Healthy Help: Did the dishes and cleaned up for my parents who had some people over!

Never too early to start Lending a {Healthy} Hand for this week’s round-up! Tell me what you’ve done to help someone else lately!

Lend a {Healthy} Hand #56

We’ve reached another Friday, y’all! Phew. So thankful that this week is coming to a close. It was a tough one for many reasons. After riding the high of my half marathon on Sunday, let’s just say I had a little bit of a crash. Lots of thinking, crying, and realizations have occurred over the past few days. I will be going into more details (probably this weekend or early next week)…but for now I don’t want to take away from the happiest day of the week! The day where we celebrate all the good in the world….all the great ways you all are helping others.

I’ve felt some extra love this week and have been on the receiving end of some marvelous #healthyhelp from family and friends near and far! So thank you to everyone who has sent me virtual hugs, emailed me, left a sweet comment, or just reached out. It is greatly appreciated.

Sometimes being open to receiving #healthyhelp is JUST as important as doing it for others! It’s cycle and process and we all need to be on both ends!

With that said, I feel like I should mention the whole Self magazine controversy that has taken place over the past few days. If you’re unfamiliar with it, read this article for details. I think this issue is a perfect example of how we should not assume things about others or judge them without knowing their full story. You never know what struggles someone has been through, the motivation behind their actions, and what they are dealing with in their personal lives. Instead of tearing each other down for the sake of entertainment or to feel better about your own situation, we should be building each other up, offering encouragement, and being tolerant of people who are different from us.

Whether it’s a magazine, someone you consider a friend, or an anonymous person hiding behind a computer screen, NO ONE has the right to judge you without truly knowing what you’ve been through. Without knowing the full story, negativity, criticism, and cruel judgement are completely uncalled for and unjustified. My sister shared this sentiment with me the other day and I thought it was RIGHT ON…

Now let’s focus on the positive and get into all the GOOD that’s out there in the world…. Focus on the positive, the good things and people in your lives, and remember that those are the things that truly matter!

healthyhandRosi helped a neighbor…Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 3.02.09 PM Paige gave some food to a homeless person…Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 4.39.42 PM Katy volunteered at her church…Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 3.02.18 PM Amy helped encourage a new runner…Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 3.03.03 PM Maryann made her mom cookies and helped a co-worker…Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 3.03.07 PM Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 8.31.14 AM

Jess W: I’m working a shift for my coworker who needs off tomorrow.


Did the dishes for my mom!


I’m house and dog sitting for my family the next 3 days!

Kay: Looked after kids to help a mama out.

Miss PolkadotI took over some of my roommate’s household duties.


I lent an ear to my roommate who was dealing with some issues at work.

Carolsue: I paid for the groceries of an elderly lady in line at the grocery store.

Hayley: I am helping one of my friends who is struggling a lot right now.

Leigh Anne: I’ve helped inspire my sister to get on the healthy living train by joining a gym!

Kassidy: I sent out 10 jars of almond butter! :) to random friends I’ve made on Instagram.

Whitney: I gave up a seat on a flight!

Rebecca: I helped my mom do some reorganizing in the house!

Erica: I helped another blogger get in touch with a brand today and helped a friend prepare for a job interview.

Nikki: I found a cell phone and returned it:)

Kaylin: Signed up for a charity 5k run!

#HealthyHelp from around the world….

Sam Bracken’s Orange Duffel Bag project helps at-risk former foster kids

Attack Victim Bares Bruised Face To Help Rape Victims

YouTube star helps street musician’s career

Teen Discovers Way to Unite Kids Across the World 

Petition, Advocates Help Save Pit Bull That Mauled Boy

Aquarium Pumps Could Save 178,000 Babies Each Year

Strangers Help Teen With Terminal Cancer Complete Bucket List

#NoMakeupSelfies Raise Millions For Cancer Research

Starbucks CEO Donates $30 Million To Support Vets

This Yogi Is Empowering At-Risk Teens

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Todays’s Healthy Help: Gave someone a hug who looked like they really needed one.

Never too late to start Lending a {Healthy} Hand for this weeks round-up! Tell me what you’ve done to help someone else lately!