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Friday Link Round-Up: So You Messed Up Edition

Sad Lilo by Elizabeth Ditty

Let’s face it: none of us are perfect all of the time.  And unless you have a puppy dog face like my dog Lilo up there, there’s a lot to be said for learning to firstly take responsibility for our errors and secondly do what it takes to make it right.  That’s what this week’s round-up is all about — what do you when you mess up.  (Pay no mind to the fact that this post is going live the day after Valentine’s Day.)

Lesson of the Week

An apology is only worth the amount you mean it.  Here are three perspectives on how to apologize.

Product of the Week

You know how I’d like someone to apologize to me? With cupcakes.  This $11 cupcake pan comes ready to transport with a cover.  So simple, yet what a difference it makes!  (And as an FYI for any sometimes or frequent bakers out there, I’ve had nothing but wonderful experience with Wilton products for baking.  They’re entirely affordable and super high quality.)

Recipe of the Week

And speaking of cupcakes, if anyone has any reason to apologize to me and wants to take my suggestion of sending me cupcakes, these carrot cake cupcakes with maple-cream cheese frosting from Smitten Kitchen are a fantastic choice.  I made them for T’s birthday (along with How Sweet Eats’ Angel Food Cupcakes — also very good), and I think I ate at least 80 percent of them. (Can I blame that on being pregnant?)

Thought-Provoker of the Week

“Compassion has enemies, and those enemies are things like pity, moral outrage, fear.” That’s a quote from Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax in her TEDTalk on compassion.

Laugh of the Week

When all else fails, sometimes the best way to say you’re sorry is from the inside of a box.

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Link Round-up: Groundhog Day Edition

The Brave One by Elizabeth Ditty

I don’t know about you, but Groundhog Day gets me excited every year — not because of poor Punxsutawney Phil being pulled from his nice, warm hole in the ground, but because it gets me thinking about spring!  I love winter for November and December, but as soon as Dec. 26 hits, I’m ready for sunny & 70 again.  I can’t promise summer weather is just around the corner, but I can deliver this link round-up — Groundhog Day Edition!

Lesson of the Week

Do you suffer from the winter blues?  Whether you have full-on seasonal affective disorder or a simple case of the winter blahs, these eight ways to beat the winter blues are sure to help.

Product of the Week

Did you know that having indoor plants can better your health? From improving air quality to reducing fatigue and stress, adding a plant to your work space can make a big difference in how you feel during the day.

Recipe of the Week

It’s not only plants that can boost your mood — it’s what you eat, too!  Check out this list of 25 meals to boost your mood from Greatist.

Thought-Provoker of the Week

If winter has left you feeling stagnant and uncertain about what happens next, these words of encouragement from Danielle LaPorte might help you take heart.

Laugh of the Week

You can’t have a post about Groundhog Day without talking about the brilliant film of the same name.

 

Remember, no matter what good ol’ Phil tells us tomorrow, remember spring starts March 20 — right around the corner!