Link Love (2014-03-23)

Thought-provoking

Rupal Patel: Synthetic voices, as unique as fingerprints – TED

2. They’re more emotionally reactive. People who are highly sensitive will reactmore in a situation. For instance, they will have more empathy and feel more concern for a friend’s problems, according to Aron. They may also have more concern about how another person may be reacting in the face of a negative event.” 16 Habits of Highly Sensitive People – Huffington Post

10 Rules for Brilliant Women – Tara Sophia Mohr

Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself – TED

Heidi Grant Halvorson: The Incredible Benefits of a “Get Better” Mindset – 99U

Religion

“Michael looks at this little girl harshly spanking her doll—”Stop your crying. SWITCH, SWITCH. If you don’t stop crying, Mama will have to spank you again. SWITCH, SWITCH, SWITCH. OK, stop crying now.”—and sees something to praise, and a sign that her mother is parenting correctly. He sees that this girl’s go-to parenting tool is the switch, and her lack of compassion, and he doesn’t see what he should—a sign that there is a problem. Instead, he sees it as an affirmation that his sadistic, dictatorial, self-erasing child rearing methods work.” TTUAC: Spank Your Baby to Sleep – Love, Joy, Feminism

“When you make high-sounding proclamations like “God will never forsake you” it behooves you to unpack what that even means.  Is it a completely hollow promise?  Does it refer to a null set of possibilities?  If all the awful things we can imagine can conceivably fall under the heading of “God remaining faithful,” then what exactly would God not remaining faithful look like?  Isn’t this embracing a teaching which is ultimately empty and misleading?  I would argue that when you tell people that “God loves you” and “God will never forsake you,” you are making a completely unfalsifiable claim.  Unless I am mistaken, there is no scenario in which your version of God could be either unloving or unfaithful because any and every imaginable possibility can conceivably be called “God being loving” and “God being faithful,” no matter how unfavorable.  That makes this another hollow promise.” Hollowing Out the Promises of God – godless in dixie

Equality

“There is no harder, there is just hard. We need to stop ranking our hard against everyone else’s hard to make us feel better or worse about our closets and just commiserate on the fact that we all have hard.” Ask Beckham: We’re all hiding something. Let’s find the courage to open up – TED

Privilege – Robot Hugs

““Respecting women” is one of the most sexist things you can do then. I cringe anytime someone — often far more well-meaning than Huckabee — says it. Because it only makes sense if you believe women are fundamentally different than men. Unless you think women are inferior — uniquely vulnerable and especially in need of such niceties — the first kind of respect should be given to everyone regardless of gender. And unless you believe our femaleness somehow confers on us some unearned abstract superiority, the second kind cannot honestly be granted to “all women” as if they are the same. In other words, if Huckabee truly believed in gender equality, he’d either extend to all people the common courtesies he gives women, or he’d acknowledge that there’s no earthly, non-sexist reason why he’d treat a female political opponent more like his wife than like a male political opponent. Though he might admire both his wife and his opponent, his ways of showing it would be different. Respect doesn’t mean sameness either. Respect means treating women like individuals.” Dear Mike Huckabee: Saying you “respect women” is how we know you’re sexist – Feministing

Inspirational

“Women, especially, are taught that their nature is tricky and should be treated with caution. We are taught that we are too much, that the flux of our emotions deems us hysterical. We are taught that we need to be strong and solid in order to exist in the world – the world of tasks and outcome and getting ahead. We are taught to unwind in private, so as not to burden anyone. We are taught to shrink. To hold ourselves up. To prove our worth. ” Motivation & Permission to Be Human – Mara Glatzel

“I made a mistake, and that’s okay. Everyone makes mistakes. It doesn’t mean I’m a bad person. I forgive myself, and I love myself anyway.” the grace of forgiveness – effervescence

“I came to realize that wanting to do those things isn’t bad. Even actually doing them isn’t awful. What it is – always – is a choice. My choice. Your choice.” Embracing Choice to Evoke Change: Breaking Old Habits With a Simple Approach – Grace Quantock

“And I am not here to pretend otherwise. I am not here to paint you a beautiful picture of a perfect life. Because perfection is an illusion. It does not exist. No matter how much you love yourself, how much weight you lose, how many profits you bring in, you will never get to a place in life that does not include uncomfortable emotions, including hatred.” Self hate is the path to self love – Christie Inge

Health

Molly Stevens: A new way to grow bone – TED What’s Wrong With The Modern Diet (Charts) – Business Insider

Recipes

Cauliflower Wraps (SCD, GAPS, Paleo) – Empowered Sustenance

Nut-Free Sesame Hamburger Buns – Paleo Mom

fermented cinnamon clove carrot and cucumber combo – Laura Green Psychology

Grain-Free Shortbread with Salted Caramel – Nourished Kitchen

CrockPot Pulled Pork – Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

Applesauce Gels – Kristine Rudolph

Paleo Lemon Bars – Paleo Recipe Love

Incredible Edible Paleo Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites – Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind

Almond Gelatin Recipe – Easy Chinese Dessert – The Real Food Guide

Tarta de Santiago (St James Cake) – A Spanish Almond Cake – Oh the Things We’ll Make

3 Comments

  1. Great group of recipes! Thanks for the share. :)

  2. Thanks for the link love to my Applesauce Gels!

  3. xoxoxox

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