Weekly Wellness #18

Weekly Wellness #18

Last week was reserved for soul searching. I also won a lovely prize, and I’m keeping you up to date about my latest discoveries. All in this week’s Weekly Wellness!


So, what’s up?

As you might have noticed I didn’t post any articles last week. That was because I felt I need to shift my focus to get a refreshed look on my work and personal life. I don’t want to say you can figure out everything you’d like in the span of a couple of days, but I can recommend anyone to take some time to do a bit of soul searching now and then!

I won a 3-month subscription to Storytel from Naoki.nl, my favorite Dutch cruelty-free beauty blog. It’s the Dutch equivalent of Audible, and allows you to listen to various audio books. I already stacked my virtual bookshelf with titles like “The happiness project“, “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance” and various shorter titles to boost my general knowledge about music and literature. I can’t wait to get started!

Remember when I mentioned I put together a to-watch list with movies starring Brad Pitt? I recently watched Fury, about an American tank crew in nazi Germany during WWII. This movie is realistically gruesome as you’d expect, but also emotional and sensitive. Other heart-felt performances were by Shia LaBeouf (Nymphomaniac I and II), Jon Bernthal (the Walking Dead) and Logan Lerman (The Perks of being a Wallflower).

Although chicken-gate seemed to be over after “the chicken who lived” finally died, we endured another couple of poultry-related setbacks. After picking up our second chick we soon found out she was ill, so we took her back to the breeder. Unfortunately her sickness turned out to be highly contagious, infecting the rest of our coop in the progress. We finally ended up with a 2-chick configuration which seems happy and healthy, but they are receiving antibiotics to fend off the latest – and hopefully last – setback*.

* You’d think after two months of chicken-trouble I’d plan to get rid off them all together, but nothing could be less true: I love tending to our new pets and seeing them scramble around the yard!


I collected these links for you to check out

I wish I discovered Mark Manson’s blog sooner. This guy has a great way to turn around the way you think, to get practical results! I was particularly impressed (and amused) by these 7 strange questions that help you find your life purpose.

Have you ever thought about the first piece of music you played for your kids? Alex Williams did, and was surprised by the results!

Paula from Thirteen Thoughts writes beautifully about her issues with anxiety. This week she advises us to ditch your desire to be perfect.

Always wanted to do more workouts at home? I recently write about my favorite at-home workouts, and since then I’ve been avidly collecting clear images to target particular areas.
This Pinterest group should help you on your way!

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How has your week been?

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