positively present picks : may 27, 2016


Choose Love Over Fear
 

Quote-of-the-week

“When you love someone, you love the whole person,
just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.”

Leo Tolstoy
 

Links-I-Love   
Love Yourself! : stay inspired with these little motivators

Life Lessons from a Dandelion : beautifully written piece

A Happy Ending : my mom bought me this and I'm obsessed 

12 Inspiring Mindfulness Quotes : a great source of inspiration

I Am Not My Past : three steps to freeing yourself from the past

Disney's Alice in Wonderland Cinestory : treated myself to this :)

Letting Go of What We Want : it allows us to get what we need

Floral Collage Art : how inspiring are these beautiful collages? 

7 Ways to Declutter Your Life : and improve your focus, too

How Mindfulness Overcomes Stress and Anxiety : it's so powerful!

Why It's Okay to Feel Lost : and how to find your way again

8 Things Truly Authentic People Do : how to stay true to yourself

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

"Stop Desire" — Tegan and Sara
"Vagabond" — Richard J Aarden
"Hurricane Love" — L.A. Women
"Heart Afire" — Defqwop
"Promises" — Tristan Beer
"Breathe"— Fleurie
"Burn" — The Temper Trap
"Thread" — Retro Culture
"I Can Make a Mess" — Thin White Line
"Free" — Broods

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

The Hopefuls
Jennifer Close

Alice in Wonderland Cinestory
Lewis Carroll & Disney

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J.K. Rowling
  

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The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro

Stay Positive: Daily Reminders
from Positively Present
Dani DiPirro


positively present picks: may 20, 2016


TrustYourself
Image via Buzzfeed on Snapchat (Follow me @positivepresent!)

 

Quote-of-the-week

“If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.” 

Lao Tzu
 

Links-I-Love   
Self-Love Stickers!! : so happy about the response on these! get yours here

6 Experts on True Happiness : honored to be considered an expert! ;) 

Good Vibes Tank : absolutely love this shirt from newly-launched Oui Fresh

Dating Troubles? : here's why you might not have met the one yet

This Moment is Enough : how to deal with feelings of not-enoughness

5 Ways to Stop Overthinking : so you can make good, quick decisions

The Honest Kitchen : sent me a ton of dog treats + Barkley lovvves them 

Top 50 Inspiration Blogs : also so honored to be on this list :)

Celebrate More : guess what? you're not celebrating enough

How to Silence Your Inner Critic : less negativity, more self-love

Is Staying In the New Going Out? : very interesting NYT article

Amazon Handmade : had no idea Amazon sold handmade things. cool! 

10 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself Right Now : love #2 especially

The Face Everything Technique : hard to do, but so worth it 

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

"Can't Stop the Feeling" — Justin Timberlake
"Next Escape" — Viceroy
"U-Turn" —Tegan and Sara
"Hurt Me" — Lapsley
"Moon" — Beth Orton
"Swimming Pool"— Emmy the Great
"Magic" — Paperwhite
"Never Know" — Golden Vessel
"Talking to the Sun" — CRISTALLIN
"Yearning & Calling" — 4am

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J.K. Rowling

It Didn't Start with You:
How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are
and How to End the Cycle

Mark Wolynn
  

I write books too! Check it out...

The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro

Stay Positive: Daily Reminders
from Positively Present
Dani DiPirro


positively present picks: may 13, 2016

Sunshine
Image by Adam J. Kurtz. Check him out here


Quote-of-the-week

“Conversation enriches the understanding,
but solitude is the school of genius.”

Edward Gibbon
 

Links-I-Love   

Self-Love Stickers!! : check them out + treat yourself to some

Give Back by Listening :  if you're a compassionate listener, check this out

Honor Your Limits : what an inspiring read about boundaries

10 Simple Ways to Learn to Like Yourself : cultivate that self-love

Radiant Life Summit Interview : listen to my thoughts on gratitude + more

Wink Pins : I met Mari this week + her pins are even cuter in person ;)

3 Reasons Why It's Okay to Let Go : it's hard but sometimes necessary

Yoga to Detox from Your Desk Job : definitely need to do some of this

Self-Love by Astrological Sign : love this little zodiac-focused breakdown

It Didn't Start with You : reading this book + it's absolutely fascinating

The Best You Interview : loved being interviewed by this magazine!

10 Ways to Lift Your Spirits When You're Having a Bad Week

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

"Can't Stop the Feeling" — Justin Timberlake
"Next Escape" — Viceroy
"U-Turn" —Tegan and Sara
"Hurt Me" — Lapsley
"Moon" — Beth Orton
"Swimming Pool"— Emmy the Great
"Magic" — Paperwhite
"Never Know" — Golden Vessel
"Talking to the Sun" — CRISTALLIN
"Yearning & Calling" — 4am

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

Do Big Small Things
Bruce Poon Tip

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
J.K. Rowling

The Good House: A Novel
Ann Leary 
  

I write books too! Check it out...

The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro

Stay Positive: Daily Reminders
from Positively Present
Dani DiPirro


positively present picks : may 6, 2016

Mom


Quote-of-the-week

“But behind all your stories is always your mother's story,
because hers is where yours began."

Mitch Albom
 

Links-I-Love   

Mother's Day Quotes : my mom is all of these + more! 

Dog Moms! : happy Mother's Day to them too ;)

The Transformative Power of Gratitude : listen to my interview here

Good Fear vs. Bad Fear : and how to tell the difference... 

Are You Reacting or Living? : this article really made me think

The School of Life: has some really great + inspiring products

Why You Should Recognize + Release Negative Emotions

55 Inspiring Quotes on Dreams : and how to make them real! 

Who Are You to Yourself? : such a thought-provoking question

1o Surprising Mood Boosters : perfect little pick-me-ups

You Are Worthy of Your Desires : wise words from Danielle LaPorte 

12 Kinds of Kindness : love this site + its positive message so much!

Hell No : Snapchatters'll love this video (it cracks me up!)

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

"Boyfriend" — Tegan and Sara
"Your Precious Smile" — Eden Fox
"Swim" — Valley
"Awaken" — Kodu
"Good Liars" — BLAJK
"This Is What You Came For"— Calvin Harris
"Hell No" — Ingrid Michaelson
"I Wanna Dance with Somebody" — Bootstraps
"Love Love Love" — Tristan Prettyman
"Too Young" — Post Malone

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

Do Big Small Things
Bruce Poon Tip

The Good House: A Novel
Ann Leary 

It Didn't Start with You:
How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes
Who We Are and How to End the Cycle

Mark Wolynn
  

I write books too! Check it out...

The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro

Stay Positive: Daily Reminders
from Positively Present
Dani DiPirro


positively present picks : april 29, 2016

Lemons

Quote-of-the-week

"When you look at life through the eyes of gratitude, 
the world becomes a magical and amazing place." 

Jennifer Gayle
 

Links-I-Love   

Beyoncé's Lemonade : inspired me (and the illustration above!)

Every Day Matters 2017 : just got my proof in the mail. hooray! 

Stay or Leave a Relationship? : very thought-provoking video

How to Handle Difficult Times : excellent advice via Zen Habits

The Happiness Narrative : an interesting video on happiness

Mother's Day Poem Generator : what a clever idea! use this for your mom

Sivana Spirit Interview : loved the questions for this interview

How to Turn Negative Experiences into Positive Life Lessons : yes! 

You Are Your Only Limit : incredibly true + beautifully written

33 Powerful Ways to Overcome Fear : don't let fear hold you back

Start the Morning Right : 10 powerful, simple things to do 

Rewire Your Thinking + Kick Fear in the Face! : motivating, for sure!

8 Reasons to Unplug : we all benefit from the great outdoors

What Type of Introvert Are You? : my result was so accurate

Break the Ice : clothing designed to help people date IRL! 

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

"Third Eye" — Florence + the Machine
"Meridian" — Zola Blood
"Oracle" — Chymes
"Wolves" — August and After
"7 Years" (Cover) — Jasmine Thompson
"A Change of Heart"— The 1975
"Break Every Chain" — Paxton Ingram
"Get Used to It" — Justin Bieber
"Marceline" — Vista Kicks
"Spiral" — Rebecca Clements

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

The Good House: A Novel
Ann Leary 

It Didn't Start with You:
How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes
Who We Are and How to End the Cycle

Mark Wolynn
  

I write books too! Check it out...

The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro

Stay Positive: Daily Reminders
from Positively Present
Dani DiPirro