Image Source Positively Present turned six years old last Saturday. SIX! It's hard to believe that just over six years ago, I was sitting on my bed, laptop on my lap, pushing the keys and deciding to create a site where I'd share my attempts at living a more positive, present life. I can vividly remember the moment when I shared with my then-boyfriend what I thought the name should be. I had no idea, way back then, what the words "Positively Present" would come to mean to me — and to my readers. Those two words have changed my... Read more


Calligraphy Source When I received a copy of The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life by Chris Guillebeau, I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm not much of "questing" type. I'm more of a sit-on-the-couch-and-read kinda girl. But, having read Chris's site for years, I knew his latest book would contain insights and inspiration I couldn't miss out on. The book — filled with Chris's own inspiring story of traveling to 193 countries (!!!) as well as others' unique and motivating quests — did not disappoint. In fact, it empowered me to create... Read more


Source After going to the Book Expo of America to promote The Positively Present Guide to Life , I've been thinking a lot about how much I love books — and how many other people out there love them just as much as I do. Though reading has always been a passion of mine, and even though I read quite a few books each year, I still never feel like I read as much as I'd like to. Lately I've been thinking about how I can incorporate more reading into my life because every time I'm reading I'm much more... Read more


I've been working on an exciting project for quite awhile now and I'm finally ready to share it with you. I'm so excited about this, as it's my first big design project and it incorporates inspiration and concepts from Positively Present. And even more exciting to me (a lover of anything organized) is the fact that this project has resulted in something that'll actually use every day—a planner! I love planners (anything to keep my day organized!) and it's been such a dream come true to create a planner of my own (or, as it's known in the UK, a... Read more


Loving yourself is one of the most important elements of living a positive and present life, but how can you love yourself when you don't fully know yourself? As I was contemplating this the other day, I went in search of some sort of workbook that would help me get a deeper understanding of what matters to me and why. I didn't have much luck finding anything so I thought to myself, Why don't I create the workbook I want? As Toni Morrison famously said, "If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet,... Read more