Positively Present Picks : January 13, 2017

 
Understand


Quote-of-the-week

"Everything that irritates us about others
can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." 

C.G. Jung

 

Links-I-Love    
Eternal Optimist Talking Points for 2017 : love these!!

The Danger of Silence : speaking up creates safety

Chasing Slow : Pop and Banter's interview with Erin

Judging Others : the truth behind it + why we do it

5 Barriers to Success : essential thing to avoid for success

All of My Failures Can be Traced to Silence : again, speak up!

Be Optimistic : this enamel sign is simple + inspiring (this too)

Color Wheel Blanket : any designer would love this

6 Questions to Help You Love Yourself : even when it's so hard

Building a Healthier You : Free People's 10 step list is A+

Powerful Ways to Work Through Fear : you can do it!!

Small Room : a simple -- but so powerful -- quote

Rethinking the Winter Blues : winter has a silver lining

10 Ways to Return to Peacefulness : we all need more peace

Body Positivity x Social Media : very important to consider

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.
Finally on Spotify! Follow me!


"Castle on the Hill" — Ed Sheeran
"I Want It All" — Natalie Taylor
"Crash" — Trella
"Next Life" — Souls
"Trouble" — Cage the Elephant
"Break"— North Elements
"Shape of You" —Ed Sheeran
"Mania" — Keenan O'Meara
"Me Myself & I" — G-Eazy
"Leave Your Lover" — Echos

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

The Animators
Kayla Rae Whitaker

The 50 States: Explore the USA
Gabrielle Balkan
 

I write books too! Check it out...

The Positively Present Guide to Life*

Effortless Inspiration Series:
Gratitude, Living in the Moment, 
Compassion, and Forgiveness*

Stay Positive: Daily Reminders
from Positively Present*
 

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Positively Present Picks : January 6, 2017

 
Peace


Quote-of-the-week

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

Maya Angelou

 

Links-I-Love    
How to Detox Your Mind & Body from 2016 : as featured on Snapchat ;)

Trying Hard to Grow : this tweet pretty much sums up 2017 so far

Celebrate New Year's Every Month : I love this idea of a monthly "new year"

The Desire Map : this book was life-changing; re-reading it now

8 Ways to be a Spiritual Activist in 2017 : such great ideas for the year

Another Sunday : discovered this DC blogger recently. she's amazing. 

Books on Being Better : a site featuring non-boring books to make you better

Goals with Soul 2017 : this sounds like an amazing way to achieve this year

99 Reasons 2016 Was a Good Year : it was a tough one, but now all bad

Why 2017 is the Year to Be Organized : thanks, House Beautiful, for the feature!

Inspiring Stationery : I'm (no surprise!) obsessed with Adam's new work

Love and Compassion : a great write-up on the secret of self-control

20 Powerful Affirmations for the New Year : wise words for a brand new start

Prioritize Pleasure : it's important to take your pleasure seriously

Will You Do as Much as It Takes, as Long as It Takes? : a motivating read!

Daily Ritual Worksheet : loving this freebie from Danielle LaPorte

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.
Finally on Spotify! Follow me!


"Alaska" — Maggie Rogers
"Deep Breaths" — Cold Weather Company
"Tattoo" — Calmani & Grey
"Not Me" — Melvv
"Codes" — Perish
"Found"— Trenton
"Flawless" — Beyonce
"Deep Water" — Jewel
"Lighthouse" — Hearts & Colors
"It's Gotta Be You" — Isaiah

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

The Animators
Kayla Rae Whitaker

The 50 States: Explore the USA
Gabrielle Balkan
 

I write books too! Check it out...

The Positively Present Guide to Life*

Effortless Inspiration Series:
Gratitude, Living in the Moment, 
Compassion, and Forgiveness*

Stay Positive: Daily Reminders
from Positively Present*
 

Some links may be affiliate links. If you click on them and purchase something, I receive a commission. There is no additional cost to you if you use these links, and I will never share links for products I haven't or wouldn't purchase myself. For more information on affiliate links, please visit the Terms of Use page. 


Positively Present Picks : December 30, 2016


Positively-Present-New-Year

Quote-of-the-week

"The new year stands before us,
like a chapter in a book,
waiting to be written."

Melody Beattie

 

Links-I-Love    
New Year, Same Me : an old post I seem to re-read every new year

21 Innovations that Improved the World in 2016 : hooray for innovators!

End-of-Year Prompts : listen to this podcast for great inspiration

3 Quick Questions for a Happier 2017 : simple, but powerful queries

Forgiveness Is a Great Act of Kindness : more on forgiveness in my book

10 Signs Your Soul Wants You to Unplug : I have way too many of these. yikes.

Purpose is the New Medicine : what if we focused more on purpose? 

5 Key Lifestyle Changes for Staying Sober : lifestyle changes are vital for sobriety

New Year, No Procrastination : some tips for ending procrastination for good

Yoga for Everyone : want to try, but feel unsure? read this NYT article

Mindfully Free of Wanting People to Be a Certain Way : wow, this is powerful

10 Questions to Ask Yourself to End 2016 Feeling Powerful + Positive

Continual Letting Go When You're Overwhelmed : stop romanticizing busy

What Are You Telling Yourself? : pay close attention to the stories you tell

5 Questions for a Deeper Year-in-Review : dig deeper, learn more

Self-Control Is Just Empathy for Your Future Self : wow. that's so true.

Journaling Your Way to Success : journaling is more powerful than you think

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.
Finally on Spotify! Follow me!


"I Was Born a Dreamer" — SHEL
"A Long December" — Counting Crows
"Friends" — Majik
"Green Trees Red Hearts" — Nat Jay
"The New Year" — Death Cab for Cutie
"New Year's Eve"— The Head & the Heart
"Luxuries" — Folded Like Fabric
"I Don't Wanna Live Forever" — Sonna Rele
"Frames" — Luke Thompson
"We Will Run" — Jens Kuross

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

Life Word: Discovering Your One
Word to Leave a Legacy
Jon Gordon

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea
Ben Clanton

The 50 States: Explore the USA
Gabrielle Balkan
 

I write books too! Check it out...

The Positively Present Guide to Life*

Effortless Inspiration Series:
Gratitude, Living in the Moment, 
Compassion, and Forgiveness*

Stay Positive: Daily Reminders
from Positively Present*
 

Some links may be affiliate links. If you click on them and purchase something, I receive a commission. There is no additional cost to you if you use these links, and I will never share links for products I haven't or wouldn't purchase myself. For more information on affiliate links, please visit the Terms of Use page. 


Positively Present Picks : December 23, 2016

  
Dear Santa Love Dani
From a 2014 post. Make your own list using the template here


Quote-of-the-week

"So here's my lifelong wish
My grown up Christmas list
Not for myself but for a world in need
No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end, no
This is my grown up Christmas list."

Amy Grant + Linda Thompson

 

Links-I-Love    
5 Hang-in-There Holiday Tips : if you're struggling this week, read this.

Give Yourself Time to Just Be : we all can use a little "be" time

Every Day Matters : don't forget to get your planner in time for the New Year

52 Week Photo Challenge : if you're feeling creative, try this in 2017!

Toodles Noodles : just discovered this shop + I'm a bit obsessed with it

5 Ways to Make Mercury Retrograde Work for You : it can be a good thing

Not Everyone Will Get It : not everyone will get you. and that's perfectly ok. 

How to Keep the Spirit of Christmas All Year Long : old post, but still relevant

Why Is Denmark the Happiest in the World? : hint -- it has to do with this

7 Small Habits to Help You Cope in the Digital World : 'cause it's stressful

Google Year in Search : such a fascinating video reflecting on 2016

We Were Made for These Times : reading this left me feeling so inspired

Two Kinds of Winning : very simple, but powerful words from Seth Godin

9 Ways to Silence Self-Criticism : less hate, more love -- for yourself

Holding Out : I've never thought about it before, but it's highly underrated

Staying Sober During the Holidays : it can be really tough. you're not alone. 

Work with Me! : 2017 can be a fresh start for you and/or your brand


Dani_holidayhibernation
Thanks to Casper for making this super cute graphic for me! :) Check them out here

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.
Finally on Spotify! Follow me!


"In My Mind" — Maty Noyes
"What Up Where You Are" — State of Sound
"All We Know" — The Chainsmokers
"Be As You Are" — Mike Posner
"I Believe" — Brandon Jenner
"Same Drugs"— Chance the Rapper
"Christmas with You" — Richard Readey
"Light the Sky" — Grace VanderWaal
"Don't Wanna Know" — Sonna Rele
"Silent Night" — Demi Lovato

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

The Magic Christmas (Sweet Valley)
Francine Pascal

Pick Me Up
Adam J. Kurtz
 

I write books too! Check it out...

The Positively Present Guide to Life*

Effortless Inspiration Series:
Gratitude, Living in the Moment, 
Compassion, and Forgiveness*

Stay Positive: Daily Reminders
from Positively Present*
 

Some links may be affiliate links. If you click on them and purchase something, I receive a commission. There is no additional cost to you if you use these links, and I will never share links for products I haven't or wouldn't purchase myself. For more information on affiliate links, please visit the Terms of Use page. 


Positively Present Picks : December 16, 2016

  
Effortless Inspiration Books
Some of the best things you can give. Buy the books here


Quote-of-the-week

"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime."

Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

Links-I-Love    
10 Ways to Practice Self-Compassion : my latest Tiny Buddha article is up!

How to Manage Worry : we all have it, and these are great tips for us all

Staying Sober During the Holidays : check out my new YouTube video

5 Ways to Navigate Stressful Situations During the Holiday Season

Your Brain Is a Muscle : here's how you can strengthen it daily

Over 25,000 Paper Flowers : wow. this looks like an amazing experience. 

How I Changed My Life By Staying Home : great read for introverts

Today : this inspiring, simple calendar will brighten any desk

Stocking Stuffers Your Girlfriend Wants : my diary is a girlfriend-pleaser ;)

Don't Try to Let Go of Your Fear : instead, try going through it

Christmas Tunes : use this to find the absolutely perfect song

3 Powerful Rituals for Building Healthy Relationships : #1 is vital

Women Who Draw : absolutely loving this site of female artists

Gifts for a Blogger : so happy to see my Every Day Matters diary in here

Let the Poets Lead the Way : a great self-love piece from Free People

Conquering Distractions : love this article + the quote that inspired it 

Anami Blog Interview : it was so fun to answer these great questions!

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.
Finally on Spotify! Follow me!


"We Need a Little Christmas" — Glee Cast
"Looking" — Saro
"Where Are You Christmas?" — Faith Hill
"Parade" — Birthday
"Calling" — Retro Culture
"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"— Michael Buble
"Sober Heart" — Lucian ft. Olivera
"Dying to Know" — Tegan and Sara
"Last Christmas" — Taylor Swift
"Grown Up Christmas List" — Amy Grant

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Jon Frederickson

A Christmas Without Elizabeth
Francine Pascal
 

I write books too! Check it out...

The Positively Present Guide to Life*

Effortless Inspiration Series:
Gratitude, Living in the Moment, 
Compassion, and Forgiveness*

Stay Positive: Daily Reminders
from Positively Present*
 

Some links may be affiliate links. If you click on them and purchase something, I receive a commission. There is no additional cost to you if you use these links, and I will never share links for products I haven't or wouldn't purchase myself. For more information on affiliate links, please visit the Terms of Use page.