Favourite Reads of the Week #2

I absolutely loved this list of 22 habits of unhappy people. I like the way it twists it and rather suggesting things to boost your happiness, it tells you to avoid the bad habits and negative shit that can bring you down.

Possible my favourite Buzzfeed ever: If Malcolm Tucker’s sweary quotes were motivational posters. Oh how I love The Thick of it.

This article on Richard Parks, his battle with depression post Rugby and how he managed to turn it round. I’ve followed his adventures for the last few years, and I think it’s incredible what he has achieved, I never knew about his struggles with depression, but I think it’s an all too common thing post professional sport career.


An area of health I am massively interested in is the microbiome, I really enjoyed this piece about the dynamism of  it, and why there is no one ‘healthy’ microbiome.

I love reading anything that Liz writes, perfect for when you need a bit of a kick up the arse, or just something to really get you thinking! Really enjoyed this piece about ‘being more you’.

Definitely not paleo.

Definitely not paleo.

Interested in how to do the paleo diet as a Vegan? It’s something I’ve thought about before, but to be honest I love grains, and I think they offer way too many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to miss out on. Here is a guide on how a Vegan paleo diet can be possible.

I loved Matt Frazier’s post about how to be more fearless. I have been thinking about signing up for something for the last few weeks and it’s consumed a lot of my time and thoughts lately, and it scares the hell out of me, but I think I just need to bite the bullet and do it! Embrace the fear!

Read anything interesting this week? Share below!

6 Responses to Favourite Reads of the Week #2

  1. Thanks so much for the mention! I also really loved Matt Frazier’s blog post!


  2. Great links Lauren! I LOVED the ‘how to do paleo on a vegan diet’ – so much useful information. Personally, I don’t like eating meat/fish no more than once a day and that can be hard when many meal plans have you eating it 3/4 times, which I don’t think is something I can agree to for a number of reasons. Love the tips in this article :)

    • Yeah it’s a good one! Lots of good ideas, and seems like it would be possible- although I am a big bean/grain fan so not something I would be happy or comfortable cutting out.

  3. Ahh I love that 22 habits article. The first one really called to me – chronic complainers. They bug me soooo much. I tend to be quite an optimistic person (though not about running injuries…..) so when people complain all the time it really grinds on me. Especially chronic Facebook moaners. There’s a time and place and Facebook is not it.

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