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positive change: daily feats

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We all want to believe in ourselves and our ability to overcome whatever obstacles stand in the way, but it's not always the easiest thing to do without some help and external motivation. Want help motivating yourself to change? Want to find a resource that will reward you for the small steps you're taking in the right direction? Today's your lucky day! I recently discovered a new community of motivation and inspiration called Daily Feats. The site's goal is to help people reach their potential every day by encouraging people to actively participate in what they call "the good economy," an economy fueled by doing positive, healthy actions every day to cause shifts in society for the greater good.

Daily Feats uses its site to change people’s lives through inspiration, motivation and sharing fundamental experiences. Whether its through mindfulness, eating more healthfully, or creating better relationships, Daily Feats inspires people to do all of the little things in life that build up to big change. The founders of the site realize that ongoing motivation, community support, and celebratory rewards can really help people create positive habits and meet their goals.

Available free at for web, iPhone and Android, DailyFeats guides you in doing small but significant actions, or "feats," that add up to big change. Along the way, you have the opportunity to earn points, share with friends, and treat yourself or others to real-life rewards (including gift cards from brands such as eBay, iTunes, and Safeway plus local savings and donations). There are feats in all sorts of categories, from food, fitness, and health to balance, family, and community.

If you have a goal you want to tackle (and who doesn't?!), why not sign up for Daily Feats and get that extra motivation you need to keep going? It's free to join and the inspiration and motivation is certain to keep you on track as you make your way toward your goal. And if you register using this bonus code: pospresent100, you'll start your account with 100 points!

Check out the site that, The New York Times, Shape, and so many other media outlets are raving about. Daily Feats is a way to take small, daily actions and create big change in your life. Check out the Positively Present Daily Feats page, use the bonus code mentioned above, and get started on making a change in your life today.

Did you pick up your free copy of the 2012 Positively Present Planner? If not, click here to download the PDF! 

positively present planner: a free ebook to kick off 2012!

2012 Planner

Want to get a jump start on 2012? I've got just the thing for you: the  2012 Positively Present Planner! I have a feeling 2012 is going to be an awesome year and this is just the thing you need to kick off the next twelve months.

So what’s this planner all about anyway? It’s an ebook that will help you jumpstart your year with tips, resources, and advice for making the most of 2012. And it’s also a great resource for getting started on those New Year’s resolutions—and tackling your life goals while you’re at it. And it’s a place to launch a year of personal and home organization (key ingredients for a positive life!). And it’s where you can find inspiration to keep you moving forward throughout the year. Yep, all of that in this little (free!) downloadable ebook. 

Over the years since I created Positively Present, I’ve learned a lot about living a more positive, more present life and, as a gift to my loyal readers and their friends (please feel free to pass this on to anyone who might need a little help kicking off 2012!), I’ve put together this ebook filled with some of the best ways to make the most of life.

My big life goal? Not to wait for someday to have a “happily ever after” ending. I’m striving to live happily ever after right now. Doing so isn’t always easy, but I’ve picked up some tricks and tips that inspire me to make the most of every day while striving to take my dreams and turn them into my reality—and I’m excited to share them with you in this ebook—the first one ever created by Positively Present!  

I hope these resources will help you kick off the new year and bring you closer to making the most of your 2012 dreams and goals! Happy planning! 


*Hurray! The issue with the links has been fixed. If you already downloaded the planner and want the updated version, click below and download again.*


   Download the 2012 Positively Present Planner!

wishing you a magical christmas!

Happy Christmas 2011(Photos from the 25 Day Photo Challenge: Christmas!)


Happy Christmas! After over a month of prepping, planning, and perspiring, the day is finally here and I'm thrilled to be celebrating it with friends and family. If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you're having a wonderful holiday. If you don't celebrate it, I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday. For those of you who want to embrace the holiday today, below are some of my very favorite Christmas quotes. Enjoy! 


"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold,
everything is softer and more beautiful." 
Norman Vincent Peale

“Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind.
To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy,
is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”
Calvin Coolidge

“Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us,
that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance.
It may weave a spell of nostalgia.
Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer,
but always it will be a day of remembrance –
a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.”
Augusta E. Rundel

“Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts.
No matter how we may dread the rush,
the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given –
when Christmas Day comes there is still
the same warm feeling we had as children,
the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.”
Joan Winmill Brown

“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things.
It’s about being good to one another,
it’s about the Christian ethic,
it’s about kindness.”
Carrie Fisher

"Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
Dr. Seuss

“What is Christmas?
It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.
It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal,
and that every path may lead to peace.”
Agnes M. Pharo

“Christmas is not just a time for festivity and merry making.
It is more than that. It is a time for the contemplation of eternal things.
The Christmas spirit is a spirit of giving and forgiving.”
J.C. Penney


"Words To Live By" is a segment on Positively Present that features my favorite quote or lyrics from the week. Every Sunday I post a quote or lyrics that have inspired me with the hope that they'll inspire you too. Comments will be closed on these posts, but feel free to tweet the post if you enjoy it or contact me via Twitter.