positively present picks: july 3, 2015

Freedom

 

Quote-of-the-week

"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.
I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."

Abraham Lincoln

 

Links-I-Love

The Magic of Emotional Clearing : get rid of all that emotional clutter

23 Emotions People Feel But Can't Explain : loved learning these words

When You're Feeling Low : this 7-year-old's song is uplifting and good

Anxiety / Self-Care Temporary Tattoos : I absolutely love these

Love the Necessary Hard Work : I love the gratitude behind this

10 Ways to Lift Yourself Up : whenever you feel you've fallen...

You Are a Grown Up : that means you can do what you want!

The Native Society : check out my interview with The Native Society

Say "I'm Proud of You" : you'll absolutely make someone's day

Inspiring Desktop Backgrounds : love these freebies via That Noise Gal

10 Affirmations to Recover from Disappointment : lift yourself up

PURPOSE Jewelry : this jewelry line gives back big time. love that!

When You Feel Like Giving Up : 15 reminders to get you back on track

Grown-Up Coloring Books : so good for reducing stress!

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.
 

"American Girl" — Tom Petty
"Warm Blood" — FLOR
"American Girls" — Counting Crows
"Rearview" — Andra Day
"Irrational" — Fjord
"American Oxygen" — Rihanna
"Wildfire" — Scavenger Hunt
"Firework" (Cover) — Jenny Lane
"July Flame" (Remix) — Laura Veirs
"Free" —Ryn Weaver

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

You Can Think Differently
Caterina Rando

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde

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

The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro

 


positively present picks : june 26, 2015

Positive vibes

Positive vibes print via A Beautiful Mess
 

 

Quote-of-the-week

"To handle yourself, use your head.
To handle others, use your heart."

Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Links-I-Love

Tumblr Lovin' : been spending a lot of time over on Tumblr lately

Summertime Desktop + Phone Backgrounds : love these Free People freebies

You'll Do It When You're Ready : love this (via Danielle LaPorte)

50 Ways to Be Happy Right Now : honored to be featured in this! 

Enjoy the Process : I'm loving this temporary tattoo by Tattly

Three Words You Should Stop Saying Right Now : they really serve no point

5 Things that Happen When You Embrace Being Alone : love that solo time!

Strategies for Dealing with Toxic People : 'cause you can't always avoid 'em

How to Stop Being a Slave to Your Emotions : don't let them control you

20 Small Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone : go on, try something new

Steve Jobs on Focus + Saying No : wow. these are powerful words. 

10 Ways to Stay Positive in the Face of Negativity : #1 is so important

How to Overcome Low Self-Esteem : now's the time to love who you are!

31 Ways to Appreciate the Present Moment : so many mindful ideas here

Love Brigade : a wonderful and inspiring subscription box

4 Types of Productivity Styles : figure out yours to get more done

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.
 

"Bad Blood / Never Getting Back Together" — Taylor Swift
"Earned It" (Cover) — Madilyn Bailey
"Distance" — The Violet feat. Van Ward
"Tom's Diner" — Giorgio Moroder feat. Britney Spears
"Midas" — Malibu State feat. Holly Walker
"We're Gonna Be Alright" — The Runaway Club
"Hollow Home Road" — Brolly
"I Want to Feel Alive" — Lighthouse + the Whaler
"Master Pretender" — First Aid Kit
"Goodbye, Goodbye" — Tegan and Sara

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

All the Bright Places
Jennifer Niven

Radical Self Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dream
Gala Darling

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

The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro

 


positively present picks: june 19, 2015

Routine 
 

 

Quote-of-the-week

"My father gave me the greatest gift
anyone could give another person:
he believed in me."

Jim Valvano

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!

 

Links-I-Love

Radical Self-Love Bible School : just signed up + I'm pumped!

Find Power in Silence : quiet is a magical thing

20 Things We Should Say to Ourselves More Often : yes, #8!

Beating the Odds : such an inspiring survivor story

Crumple + Toss : loving this adorable online shop

Gala Darling Interview : on inspiration + entrepreneurship

100 Days of Vulnerability : what a wonderful concept

Your Predisposition Is Not Your Future : wow. so true. 

Stop Saying "I Could Never..." : also, never say never!

Color Yourself Happy : I'm doing this (using this)

This Quote : it's so, so true. read it + believe it. 

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.
 

"Ask Me How I Am" — Snow Patrol
"Lights On" — XY & O
"Fed All My Days" — Mani Orrason
"Swim" — Cape Cub
"California" — Sons of the East
"The Fool" — Ryn Weaver
"How Hard I Try" — Filous
"The Original High" — Adam Lambert
"Body Talk" — Foxes
"Dreams" — Beck

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

The Folded Clock: A Diary
Heidi Julavits

Radical Self Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dream
Gala Darling

The Gratitude Power Workbook
Nina Lesowitz

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

The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro

 


positively present picks: june 12, 2015

Summer
 

 

Quote-of-the-week

"Instead of wondering when our next vacation is,
we should set up a life we don't need to escape from." 

Seth Godin

 

Links-I-Love

Book Signing! : meet me here in Arlington,VA (Sunday 6/14 2pm)

The Power of No : missed my Whole Food Love talk? listen here (till 6/15!)

5 Tricks to Overcome Anxiety and Fears : some very good ideas here

The Power of I Am : I absolutely love this article. read it ASAP. 

Small Ways to Make This the Least Stressful Summer of Your Life

7 Ways of Thinking that Make Us More Anxious : don't do these

It's Okay to Have a Small, Happy Life : great NY Times article

5 Lessons from a Dog on Overcoming Life's Challenges : dogs are smart

Strategies for Dealing with Toxic People : excellent Zen Habits tips here

6 Superhero Secrets to Boost Productivity at Work :  I love secret #1

You Can Make Friends as an Adult : listen close to this great advice

Narwhal Stickers : these made me so, so happy. wish-listed!

28 Modern Ways to Be More Spiritual : no om-ing required

Radical Self Love : this arrived in the mail this week + I'm obsessed!

6 Ways Gratitude Is Useful : check out my Vickerey article 

 

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.
 

"Different Colors" — Walk the Moon
"Wash" — Bon Iver
"Count Your Blessings" — George Ogilvie
"Kill for Love" — Chromatics
"Hard to Live in the City" — Albert Hammond Jr.
"Painted" — MS MR
"Back of the Car" — RAC (ft. Nate Henricks)
"Fire Under My Feet" — Leona Lewis
"Clean" (Cover) — Kina Grannis
"Not Dont Loving You" — Lewis Fieldhouse

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

Off the Page
Jodi Picoult

Too Nice for Your Own Good
Duke Robinson

The Gratitude Power Workbook
Nina Lesowitz

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

The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro

 


positively present picks: june 5, 2015

Summer-quote-images
 

 

Quote-of-the-week

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” 

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

 

Links-I-Love

The Best Ways to Silence Your Inner Critic : say no to that little voice

5 Tactics for Coping to Cranky People : my first Live Happy article!

The Power of No : listen to my interview on Sunday right here

25 Songs that Have Empowered Women : you go, girls!

Feminist Lisa Frank : or check out Saved By the Bell Hooks

12 Mind-Blowing Tips for Increasing Positivity : #4 is vital

How to Handle Anxiety : #1 sounds like a very fun way to cope

The Ultimate Dream-Chasing Playlist : love this round-up of tunes

40 Positive Thinking Mantras : these are guaranteed to inspire

Self-Love Can't Come from Punishment : create habits, not restrictions

How to Get Wildly Inspired : not believing in yourself is poison

June Desktop Wallpapers : love these pretty floral freebies

The Most Beautiful Sentences in YA Literature : such lovely words

6 Benefits of Self-Control : I could use more of this in my life

Don't Be Afraid to Fail : a round-up of famous failures

Strengths Cards : such an amazing idea for helping you be your best!

14 Ways to Practice Gratitude : seriously, gratitude is everything

Surviving Mercury Retrograde : still struggling big time + this helps 

SoulPancake : absolutely love these inspiring, thought-provoking videos

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.
 

"Between Me and You" — Brandon Flowers
"Summer Begs" — Sarah Jaffe
"Hunger" — Of Monsters and Men
"It's Alright" — Rubber Duc Music
"The Least You Could Do" — Sarah Kervin
"Never Say Never" — Tristan Prettyman
"Best Light" — Elliot Moss
"Forget You in LA" — Poema
"Hold Me Down" — Halsey
"More Than You" — Class Actress

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

Between the Lines
Jodi Picoult

The Gratitude Power Workbook
Nina Lesowitz

(Get your copy my book, out now!)

The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro