positively present picks: september 4, 2015




"September: it was the most beautiful of words, he’d always felt, 
evoking orange-flowers, swallows, and regret."

Alexander Theroux



Loving Your Self : get some serious self-love with my new e-book

7 Tips to Survive the End of Summer Blues : end of summer can be tough

How to Master the Art of Positive Thinking : check out this guest post I wrote

Little-Known Laws of Mindfulness : these could be life-changing

How to Use Fear as Your Compass : make good use of what scares you

3 Steps to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone : try something new! 

Live Happy Now Podcasts : download this free app to listen in

What Are 10 Things You Love About Yourself? : love this idea

18 Journals That'll Get Your Creative Juices Flowing : want them allll

Everything I Have : what if you saw a photo of everything you own?!

Pinterest Love Yourself Board : tons of inspiring self-love images

Podcasts for a Better Life : these 9 podcasts will inspire you



Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

"Wildest Dreams" — Taylor Swift
"Do It Now" — Jasmine Thompson
"Lua" — Bright Eyes
"Drive" — Halsey
"Wildfire" — Yeah Boy
"Spirit Cold"— Tall Heights
"Falling Away" — Glades
"Willows" — Vanessa Carlton
"Can't Forget You" — RAC ft. Chelsea Lankes
"Step" — Vampire Weekend



Check out my reading list on GoodReads.

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Robin Sloan

I Need Your Love - Is That True?:
How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation
and Start Finding Them Instead

Byron Katie

Every Day
David Levithan


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The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro


positively present picks: august 28, 2015





"I believe that every single event in life happens
in an opportunity to choose love over fear."

Oprah Winfrey



Loopify : this cool Q&A app will get you thinking!

5 Ways to Build Positive Momentum : and improve your mindset

How to Start Spreading Optimism : put the positivity to work

Living Your Dreams Will Piss People Off : but do it anyway

Autumn Obsession : anyone else ready for fall to begin?!

Learn to Let Go : this is such an inspiring read

Rifle Paper Co. Pencils : I cannot wait till these are for sale 

3 Effective Ways to Beat Procrastination : get stuff done

Emotional Triggers and What to Do About Them 

Barkley Loves Sad Ghost Club : and I really do too! 

Why I Don't Use Social Media : this really made me think

How to Change Your Life with Positive Manifestation

Mindy Kaling's Guide to Self Confidence : yes! 



Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

"High By the Beach" — Lana del Ray
"Life of the Party" — Shawn Mendes
"A Perfect End" — Atlas Genius
"High & Low" — Son & Thief
"Love Myself" — Hailee Steinfeld
"Get Up, Get On"— Jill Andrews
"I'm in Love with My Life" — Phases
"Return to the Moon" — El Vy
"I Run So Far" — Pearl Charles
"New Person, Same Old Mistakes" — Tame Impala



Check out my reading list on GoodReads.

The Namesake: A Novel  
Jhumpa Lahiri


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The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro


positively present picks: august 21, 2015





"Today is the oldest you've ever been, 
and the youngest you'll ever be again."

Eleanor Roosevelt



Feeling 32 : turning 32 this weekend + this makes me laugh

5 Powerful Ways to Free Yourself from Negativity : get rid of it! 

Radical Self Guide to Surviving a Break-Up : great self-love advice

Unicorn Poop Cookies : because . . . why not? ;)

25 Ways to Bring More Peace Into Your Life : I love #13

Chat with Your Future Self : whoa. this website is cool.

3 Steps to End Self-Sabotage : save yourself from yourself

Myths That Can Kill Even the Strongest Relationship : don't believe these

How to Conquer Self-Criticism : essential advice for self-love

10 Productivity Tips for Working at Home : they work in the office too!

Inspiring Desktop Backgrounds : love these pretty freebies

20 Ways to Relax When You've Only Got 20 Minutes : just chillll



Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

Guess who I'm going to see this weekend?! Taylor Swift! In honor of the 1989 Tour, I've rounded up the best covers I could find of songs from the album. Enjoy! 

"Welcome to New York" — Mikey Wax
"Blank Space" — Our Last Night
"Style" — MAX & Nick Dungo
"Out of the Woods" — Haley Klinkhammer
"All You Had to Do Was Stay" — Maddie Wilson
"Shake It Off"— Jesse Will
"I Wish You Would" — Cillan Andersson
"Bad Blood" — San Tsui
"Wildest Dreams" — Madilyn Bailey
"How You Get the Girl" — Ella Scott
"This Love" — Laura Scott
"I Know Places" — Vance Joy
"Clean" — Kina Grannis
"Wonderland" — At Sunset
"You Are in Love" — Travis Atreo
"New Romantics" — Kelsey K



Check out my reading list on GoodReads.

The Accidental Tourist  
Anne Tyler


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The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro


positively present picks: august 14, 2015

Stay positive
The Arctic Soul hand-lettered this image just for me. Love it!



"Saying yes to happiness means saying no
to the people and things that stress you out."

Author Unknown



7 Ideas to Reboot Your Commute : make that ride to work better!

Pep Talk Generator : visit this when you need a mood boost

Live Happy Now : check out Live Happy's great audio series

How to Allow Yourself to Feel Joy : life's too short not to

28 Productivity Tips : great ideas that aren't so typical

Dress Your Tech : such lovely typographic free backgrounds

13 Ways You Might Accidentally Be Making Yourself Unhappy

Stop Comparing Yourself : three brilliant ways to do this

9 Ways Jupiter in Virgo Will Change Your Life : so interesting...

It's Time to Dropkick Your Excuses : instant inspiration. read it!

40 Questions That Will Quiet Your Mind : thought-provoking stuff

Free Yourself from Social Anxiety : excellent tips (for anyone!) here

What Your Birthdate Says About You : mine (#7) is pretty on point

5 Morning Habits to Help You Seize the Day : yay! seize it!

Loosen Anxiety's Grip : this is a powerful + inspiring article



Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

"Style" (Cover) — Emilie & Ogden
"Gone" — Humble He
"Drag Me Down" (Cover) — Mackenzie Johnson
"Save Me" — Flora Cash
"Friends with Enemies" — Atlas Genius
"Let It All Go" — Birdy + Rhodes
"Midnight Island" — Harrison Brome
"Let It Happen" — Tame Impala
"Origins" — Sutherland
"California" — Mason Jennings



Check out my reading list on GoodReads.

The Season of Second Chances  
Diane Meier

As If!: The Oral History of Clueless
Jen Chaney

I wrote a book too! Check it out...

The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro


positively present picks: august 7, 2015





“The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless, and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color. Often at night there is lightning, but it quivers all alone. There is no thunder, no relieving rain. These are strange and breathless days, the dog days, when people are led to do things they are sure to be sorry for after.”

Natalie Babbitt



New Pinterest Boards! : Narwhals, Journaling, Zodiac, and...

Positive Creatures : so excited about this Instagram project

Studio Stationery : obsessed with this site + its freebies!

5 Things to Remember if You're Overwhelmed by Pain

A Brief Guide to Quitting a Bad Habit : kick it to the curb!

20 Byron Katie Quotes : she is an absolute inspiration

Mantras We Should Repeat Daily : use these for motivation

Enjoy This Beautiful Day : love this colorful + positive shirt

5 Ways to Thrive During Venus Retrograde : good tips from Gala

Dogs Waking Up to Their Favorite Treats : this is happiness

Self-Harm Recovery Projects : these could work for anxiety too



Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

This playlist was created by Magical Inspiration. She takes the letters in your name and creates a playlist based on songs that begin with those letters. Some of the songs aren't ones I'd usually pick, but I love most of them, and the concept is just fantastic!


D   "Daylight" — 5 Seconds of Summer
A   "Alone Together" — Fall Out Boy
N   "Northern Disco" — Panic! At the Disco
I    "Into Your Arms" — The Maine
E   "Everything Has Changed" — T.Swift + E.Sheeran
L   "Lousy Truth" — nevershoutnever
L   "Like We Used To" — A Rocket to the Moon
E   "Empty Gold" — Halsey



Check out my reading list on GoodReads.

The Rosie Project 
Graeme Simsion

The Freemind Experience:
The Three Pillars of Absolute Happiness

Tom Fortes Mayer

I wrote a book too! Check it out...

The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro