Weekly Reader: Wednesday Wisdom from the Web

Have you ever read a great book, seen an inspiring movie, or heard a great joke, and thought, “I’ve got to share that!” Of course you have! Here are a few things from my Reader in the last week (or two) that inspired and motivated me, made me happy, sad, and angry, made my stomach growl, and made me laugh.

Weekly Reader - vegan soup

I have been all about soup lately. It inspires me!

Just because I’m inspired by soup this week doesn’t mean that’s all I have to share. In addition to soup recipes, you’ll also find some other yummy vegan deliciousness (I just like writing that), some great blogging tips, fitness inspiration, and a very happy announcement in this week’s Reader.

Vegan Inspiration

Vegan American Princess, 5 Essential Vegan Soups for Fall/Winter.  Debby Sunshine has you covered. Take your pick of any of these delicious soups and you’ll be warm and ready for cold weather.

Cadry’s Kitchen, Home-style Split Pea and Other Soups that Will Stick to Your Ribs. As you can see, I am all about soup this week. Cadry’s Split Pea will warm your bones.

JL Goes Vegan, Vegan Biscuits and Sausage Gravy. Biscuits and gravy is something I gave up long before I became a vegetarian, but I can’t wait to try this yummy sounding vegan version.

Healthy. Happy. Life. Homemade Seitan: How to Recipe. I am always looking for the perfect seitan recipe, so I will definitely try Kathy’s version next time I make it.

Running & Fitness Inspiration

Tri-ing to Be Athletic, The 2013 Athleta Iron Girl Race Recap. Julies creative and funny posts always have a place in my heart and in my Weekly Reader. Follow her adventures!

Cotter Crunch, Activating those Glutes for Injury Protection. Great information and exercises from Lindsay on how to strengthen and activate your glute muscles.

Fun and Fit, Why Do You Exercise? Is Looking Good Enough? Kymberly wants to know, why do you exercise? To feel good? To be Healthy? To look good?

Miss Zippy, Why I’ll Never Run 26.2 as a Training Run. I admit it, I’ve done it. But I was younger, stronger, fitter. I got away with it then, but was it wise?

Blogging Inspiration

Brooklyn Active Mama, 5 Easy Ways to Make Money on Your Blog. Do you want to make some money on your blog? Nellie has some great tips to get started.

More Than Just Dessert, DIY Self-Hosting: 5 Things You Need to Think About Before Making the Switch. Speaking from her own experience, Emily has some great tips for what to do before you make the switch to self-hosting.

Hubspot, Go Beyond Blogging: How to Become a Great Storyteller. As I’ve mentioned, it is my goal to become a better storyteller. Read this to find out why it should be your goal too.

Blogelina, 3 Great Places to Find Ideas for Blog Topics. If you have ever sat and racked your brain for a topic to write about, Tanya has some great tips to help you find ideas.

Hubspot, A Simple Formula for Writing Kick-Ass Titles. This is your extra for the week. Writing titles is not as easy as it sounds, and the timing for this is appropriate, as I have run out of all the “Inspiration” titles I can think of for this post.

Food for Thought

It’s Linz, Itz an Announcement and I’m Pregnant!!!! I am so happy to share Lindsay’s announcement. She’s already glowing!

Weighty Matters, What if Characters in Horror Films Acted Sensibly? Nothing weighty about this matter. Just some good fun, answering the question I always ask when I see a scary movie.

Run to the Finish, The Last Ironman Finisher. Amanda, who was fortunate to be in Kona to watch the Ironman World Championships, wrote a great series about the experience. This was my favorite post, about the last person to finish before the cutoff time.

Fit, Feminist, and (Almost) Fifty, Older Women and Eating Disorders. Sadly, there is an unfortunate downside to staying younger longer.


Since soup was my inspiration this week, I will take this opportunity to share my two recipes:

Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, and Red Pepper Soup

Mexican “Chicken” Soup

Now it’s your turn. What has inspired you this week? Please share!

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