Three Links from This Week

by Julie on August 31, 2012

in Deep Thoughts,Entertainment

Hello and happy Friday!

Today I want to share with you my three favorite posts from the week. It’s from a diverse group, but each post made me think and I recommend you check them out!

Drugs, Sweat, and Fear by Diana Spechler in the New York Times

I stumbled upon this article about Bikram yoga, from the New York Times Opinion Pages and it really spoke volumes to me. It’s one of those articles I had to read a few times to really let it sink in. The truth is that I relate to it so much. In the past, I felt dealt with my share of anxiety issues and turned to yoga in hopes it would fix me. But, just as the article states, I need to look into myself for improvement. While outside forms of exercise and relationships can help, many times we use them as a crutch before actually fixing the problem. I may choose to blog more about this topic, but for now, that article is here as a touch stone. This quote reigns very true: “You have to grab your own foot. No one’s going to grab it for you.

How Not to Look Cheap from J’s Everyday Fashion

On a lighter note, I’m obsessed with this post by J! I am someone who has to shop on a budget, but it can be hard to be thrifty while still looking classy. She provides awesome tips such as mixing high end and low end pieces, and overall sticking with quality materials over cheap materials. This all can be done without breaking your bank! I highly recommend you follow J’s Everyday Fashion, not just for posts like these, but for every day inspiration for girls on a budget.

My History with Food & Disordered Eating Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 by The Year of the Phoenix

Jill and I went to high school together and we reconnected through my blog a few (several?) months ago. She was a couple grades older than me and I always enjoyed her company. Jill was someone who I felt I could always talk to. She’s a great girl, and has quite a story. In her four part series on food & disordered eating, Jill dives deep into her experiences as a child turned adult who struggled with her weight from a physical and emotional level. These posts are so intriguing, detailed, open, and honest and she has a way of writing that completely captivates you. Once you start reading, you are suddenly inside the mind of someone who struggled, day in and day out, with eating. Be sure to follow her blog… she has lost 100 lbs so far and is still going! :-)

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This weekend, Todd and I are off to Pittsburgh for my cousin Alyse’s wedding. I’m pretty darn excited about this because I get to see extended family who I do not see often. I can’t wait! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Live it up!

xo

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Jill (Lady Lazarus) August 31, 2012 at 8:04 am

The J’s Everyday Fashion piece was JUST what I needed. Recently I realized how cheap I look but was concerned about cost. Then I found the consignment store chain near me, where I can get name brand stuff for cheap because it’s gently used (original tags still on!) I’ve sold items to them, too, (which I can use as a trade-in) and know how picky they are about the condition and quality of their clothes. My wardrobe has been getting so many compliments since I made the switch. I’ve also started investing in the higher quality shoes at places like DSW instead of my usual spot of Payless

And thanks for the love :)
Jill (Lady Lazarus)´s last [type] ..the business of blogging

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Holly August 31, 2012 at 8:12 am

I just read the yoga piece. Sounds like she tried to use yoga as a crutch to solve her problems, but didn’t address the problems. From a physical standpoint I was most struck by the statement at the end “my muscles, unimpressed by engaging daily in the same workout, had softened”

I think that’s why I keep hearing about a variety of activity and using muscle confusion.
Holly´s last [type] ..Winners: Pretty Muddy 5K & GU Roctane Drink

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alithearchitect August 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm

J’s is such a fun blog! I think anyone can look like a million bucks on a dime with the right attitude. It’s absolutely sickening that lines price white t-shirts at $1,000. Let’s go shopping sometime Julie – somewhere I still have a giftcard to the goodwill that I won from a trip to the one in Shaker.

Also, Tiff is going to Pitt this weekend for a Wedding – the same one?! Probs not, but maybe you two will run into each other in the city that I love!
alithearchitect´s last [type] ..tin can glam

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