The Grown-Up Version of Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saaaaaturday! It’s indisputably the best day of the week, y’all.

I don’t know about you guys, but when I was little I’d wake up each Saturday morning and head to the living room for my favorite weekend ritual: Saturday morning cartoons.

I didn’t watch much of any TV during the week, and Saturday mornings were a glorious aberration from the weekday norm. I’d park myself on the floor in front of the TV for hours, eat some strawberry instant oatmeal (in retrospect, my parents and I now realize how chemically-laden and unhealthy those little packets of deliciousness were, but oh well — there’s no use crying over consumed crappy oatmeal, right?), and have a grand old time.

25 years later, I still love my Saturday mornings. Now they obviously don’t involve cartoons, but they do involve lots of puttering around the interwebz and reading random articles while I have a leisurely cup of coffee. So, with that in mind, here’s a compilation of my favorite articles and blog posts from this week — they span a wide range of categories, but hopefully they’ll provide some Saturday morning entertainment. Enjoy!

You’ll be shocked to learn that this picture came from Pinterest.

Health and Wellness:

Women’s Health: Six Ways ToΒ  Have Good Gym Hygiene

Greatist: Healthy Green Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

New York Times: When Exercise Stresses You Out

Self: New Ways to Do Cardio

Women’s Health: Eat This For a Healthy Stomach

NPR: Daily Habit of Coffee or Green Tea Cuts Stroke Risk


Happiness and Stress Relief:

Lifehacker: Try These Cognitive Restructuring Exercises to Improve Your Mood and Reduce Stress

Greatist: 23 Scientifically Backed Ways to Reduce Stress Right Now

MindBodyGreen: How To Kick Your Inner Bully’s Ass

Blissful Healing Arts: Taking Control to Reduce Stress


Gender Issues:

Greatist: Dove Ads Redefine “Masculinity” In a Healthy Way

New York Times: TV’s New Wave of Women: Smart, Strong, and Borderline Insane

I recently found a blog, Let Her Eat Dirt, that I really enjoy — and whose take on raising girls I really admire.


Humor & Warm Fuzzies:

Huffington Post: After Ever After Video

The Week: This Week’s Best of the Internet

Alana Photography: Women – Raw, Honest, and Loved (This is one of the most powerful blog posts and photography exhibits I’ve ever seen. I can’t recommend this post highly enough.)

Women’s Health: How To Be Nicer To Yourself


I hope everyone has an awesome Saturday – I’m sending lots of ass-kickin’ thoughts to those running the Rock n’ Roll Marathon this morning!

4 thoughts on “The Grown-Up Version of Saturday Morning Cartoons

  1. cjoye7 March 16, 2013 / 1:53 pm

    This is such an awesome list of articles! Can’t wait to go through them all! πŸ™‚

  2. Alex @ therunwithin March 16, 2013 / 6:53 pm

    I so appreciate all your good vibes this morning, totally helps! Hope your saturday is great

  3. Sara @ Nourish and Flourish March 18, 2013 / 6:33 am

    I used to LOVE the strawberries n’ cream instant oatmeal packets! Chemical-laden? Maybe. Delicious? Most definitely! I’m not so sure I’d enjoy that artificial fruit flavor so much today, but I will always enjoy the memories. πŸ™‚

    This is a great roundup of articles. I just clicked on Women’s Health “Eat This for a Healthy Stomach,” and was surprised to read that the consumption of broccoli my have some gut-strengthening benefits. I’m starting a new diet to help heal my gut, and all cruciferous vegetables are off-limits! Hmm..that’s some food for thought. πŸ˜‰

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend! ❀

    • Sara @ Nourish and Flourish March 18, 2013 / 6:34 am

      p.s. I meant to thank you for your sweet comment last week! I may email your with some IBS-related questions, soon!

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