When I find a new TV show I like, I get really into it. My latest obsession? Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which I've been binge watching on Netflix. I'm a big fan of the whole fish-out-of-water concept (hence my obsession with the film Elf), and I'm (not surprisingly) obsessed with uber-positive characters like Buddy the Elf, Chris from Parks & Recreation, and my latest favorite: Kimmy. If you haven't seen the show, the premise is this: Kimmy (Ellie Kemper, in real live) was trapped with three other women in a bunker for 15 years and has just emerged into the modern... Read more


Source "If we would only see that all limitations are self-imposed and chosen out of fear, we would leap at once into the arms of grace, no matter how fierce that embrace might be." Adyashanti MY BOOK CAME OUT LAST MONTH : in case you missed it ;) Stay Positive Around Negative People : my article for Mind Body Green Good Vibes Only : love this positive Urban Outfitters print 20 Signs You've Found Your Passion : such a great way to reflect Are You Emotionally Intelligent? : here's how you can find out 27 Free Apps That Will Help... Read more


Source With the launch of my book, The Positively Present Guide to Life (yay!), I've had a lot going on the past few weeks. Not only have I been keeping up with regular blogger/writer duties, but I've also been writing tons of promotional articles and materials, speaking at local events, and working my hardest to sell my book to anyone and everyone. (Don't have a copy yet? You can buy it here!) It's been a dream-come-true to be promoting my very own book (and, even better, seeing it in the bookstores!), but it sure hasn't been easy staying on top... Read more


Source "Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." Doug Larson MY BOOK CAME OUT THIS MONTH : in case you missed it ;) Stop Being a Victim of Your Thoughts : my latest article on ELLE.com 6 Ways to Keep Going After Tough Times : excellent advice Honest Cinderella Trailer : this (+ the other honest trailers) made me laugh Finding the Positive in a Negative World : advice for a positive work-life balance 7 Ways to Find Balanced When You're Feeling Overwhelmed : calm down fast This Is for the Dreamers +... Read more


This article is part of the 2015 Word of the Month series, based on the monthly theme featured in the Every Day Matters 2015 Diary I designed for Watkins Publishing. In the planner, each month has a theme highlighted in the weekly illustrations, quotes, and activities. This month's theme is CHANGE. I was thrilled when Gretchen Rubin sent me an advanced copy of her latest book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives , not only because I've been a fan of hers for years, but because I find the topic of habits fascinating and it seemed... Read more