Positively Present Picks : December 2, 2016

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Quote-of-the-week

“December, being the last month of the year,
cannot help but make us think of what is to come.” 

Fennel Hudson

 

Links-I-Love    
Holiday Giveaway!! : check out my latest YouTube video to see how to win

NEW Pink Pin : my "Less Hate, More Love" pin is now available in pink! 

So thankful to everyone who participated in the Gratitude Photo Challenge! :)

9 Ways to Keep a Positive Attitude in Difficult Times : much needed advice

Stop the Negative Self-Comparison Spiral : less comparing, more self-loving

Pretty Fluffy : one of my favorite dog blogs (so many great dog gift ideas!)

The Mental Habit of Feeling Rushed + Overwhelmed : so relatable 

Gratitude Everyday : November is over, but your gratitude focus shouldn't be

Striking a Balance During the Holidays : we can all use more balance!

The Magic Wand Store Is Closed : wow, this is a powerful little article

Let Go + Move On : a round-up of quotes to help you just let go 

7 Habits of Highly Resilient People : resilience is highly underrated, imo

Super Busy Over the Holidays? : take this advice + make time for quiet

The Empathy Toy : what a fascinating idea for a toy. love this!

5 Ways to Thrive During the Holidays : all of these are excellent tips

Support Good Companies : a list of great places to do your holiday shopping

Inspiring + Thoughtful Gifts : check out Danielle LaPorte's beautiful gifts

 

Listening

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


"Love Me Now" — John Legend
"The One Moment" — Ok Go
"Time Waits for No One" — Taywood
"Winter" — Daughter
"We Sink" — Of Monsters and Men
"True Disaster"— Tove Lo
"Seaside" — Wolf & Willow
"Love for Everyone" — Courtship
"Back to December" — Taylor Swift
"If You Want It" — Sam Roberts Band

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

Unrequited Love
Lisa A. Phillips

The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
 

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 : November 25, 2016

  Good Karma Black Friday

Check out The Wild Unknown's list of shops giving back this Black Friday (including mine!). They started the #GoodKarmaIsTheNewBlackFriday a few years ago, and I'm so thrilled to be a part of it this year! If you buy anything from my Etsy shop, Twenty3, this weekend, 10% of all profits will be donated to Women for Women International.


Quote-of-the-week

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Winston Churchill

 

Links-I-Love    
Gratitude Photo Challenge : it's not to late to join in (+ enter the giveaway!) 

Dog Obsessed : if you (or someone you know) loves dogs, you need this book

The Ultimate Book Gift Guide : books are always a good gift! check out my guide!

6 Questions to Help You Free Up Time : so you can focus on what matters

Fear and the Mountain : if you're afraid to do something, read this article

Productivity Is Really About What You Don't Do : so incredibly true

Teeny Tiny Happy : what a cute, inspiring kit (and free shipping through Monday!)

7 Tendencies of Narrow-Minded People : avoid these if at all possible

Gratitude Is a Verb : it's more than just saying "thank you"

The Compliment Project : help spread the love (and the compliments!)

How to Cope with Loneliness : a little bit of it can actually be good for you

Chasing Slow : this book, about journeying off the beaten path, sounds amazing

Behind Our Anxiety Is the Fear of Being Unneeded : wow. powerful stuff. 

The Three Sisters : an adorable, anti-bullying children's book 

3 Ways Self-Love Impacts Physical Health : loving yourself is good for you!

Holiday Card Sayings : working on your cards yet? check out these ideas

The Importance of Silence : it has a lot more value than you'd think

Letting Go of How Things "Should" Be : seven mantras to help with acceptance

  

Listening

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


"Drive" — Valley
"OD on You" — Violet Days
"Begin Again" — Brooks Dixon
"A Place You Like" — ISLAND
"EASE" — Troye Sivan
"People I Love"— Sick Individuals
"Gone" — STAL
"All We Know" —The Chainsmokers
"Christmas Lights" — Coldplay
"Oh No!" — Marina + the Diamonds

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

Bark: Stories
Lorrie Moore

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
Elizabeth Gilbert

Dog Obsessed
Lucy Postins
 

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 : November 18, 2016

 
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Quote-of-the-week

"Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately."

Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

 

Links-I-Love    
Gratitude Photo Challenge : it's not to late to join in (+ enter the giveaway!) 

Accepting Yourself + Others as They Are : my article for Thought Catalogue

The Meaningful Career Change Formula : check out this new online course

Fight for Routine : sometimes it's best when things feel out of control

4 Ways to Embrace Uncertainty : it's not easy, but it's gotta be done

How to Make Happiness a Priority : stop all of that people-pleasing

Elf Sweater Dress : is it wrong that I legit would wear this? (and for Bark!)

Loving Yourself Is a Revolutionary Act : check out these self-love commandments

10 Things to Do Before 2017 : loving all of these ideas from Free People

Tips for Human Interaction : ah, how I love Tina from SwissMiss!

Lost in Translation : I'm in love with this book of untranslatable words

All By Myselfie : check out Tiny Buddha's first short film

Together List :  database of groups that need your support right now

The Ornament Shop : seriously has every kind of ornament you might need

50 Ways to Relax Without Spending Money : relaxation can be free

Leslie Knope's Letter to America : for all you Parks & Rec fans ;)

8 Ways to Practice Gratitude : one of the best ways to deal with stress

Life Is Too Short to Dislike Your Body : try body positivity instead

  

Listening

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


"Toxic" — Joseph
"Pacify Her" — Melanie Martinez 
"Ghosts" — James Vincent McMorrow
"No Rush" — Luhx
"Can't Last" — Golden Ears
"No Regrets"— Magic!
"Setting Fires" — The Chainsmokers
"Nostalgia" — Victor Perry
"Million Reasons" — Mackenzie Johnson
"You're Not Alone" — Marie Miller

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

December Stillness
Mary Downing Hahn

On Beauty
Zadie Smith

We Should All Be Feminists
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
 

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 : November 11, 2016

  

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Quote-of-the-week

"Be kind to judgmental people.
They are judging themselves the most,
and that ain't no easy life." 

Cleo Wade

 

Links-I-Love    
Gratitude Photo Challenge : it's not to late to join in (+ enter the giveaway!)

Animals Being Weird : these made me chuckle + are so cute

What Do You Want to Be Known For? : such a powerful, important question

Akin Clothing : cool clothes and a way to help others? yes, please! 

7 Habits of Highly Optimistic People : gratitude is my favorite

Mindfulness Webinar : reserve your spot now for November 23

Habit Calendar : I love this idea ('cause I love crossing things off!)

25 Famous Women Talking about Anxiety + Depression : you're not alone

Christmas Cheer : yes, I know it's early, but I'm so ready

Awaken with Mindfulness : love this article on starting the day out well

Dare to Disagree : good disagreement is essential for progress

100 Blocks a Day : such an interesting way to think about your day

What's Your Personality Type? : I love a good online test :)

Paper Lettering : this is just absolutely beautiful + so cool

Lead with Love : a beautiful reminder to focus more on unity 

Why Do We Need Words to Think? : such an interesting article 

Future Is Female : I still believe this with all my heart

Self-Knowledge Questionnaire : excellent for a little soul-searching 

  

Listening

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


"Planets" — Joseph
"This Is What Makes Us Girls" — Lana Del Ray
"Melbourne" — The New Coast
"Mindful" — Tow'rs
"Sprinter" — Torres
"You Won't Know Where You Stand"— Aquilo
"Vines" — Golden Vessel
"Better Man" — Little Big Town
"Alive" — Andrew & Veda
"June" — The Mary Onettes

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

On Beauty
Zadie Smith

Upstream : Selected Essays
Mary Oliver

Bad Feminist
Roxane Gay
 

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 : November 4, 2016

 

Yourself



Quote-of-the-week

"Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, 
it's not going to get better. It's not."

The Lorax, Dr. Seuss

 

Links-I-Love    
Pick Me Up: A Pep Talk for Now and Later* : still loving this so much! 

Entrepreneur Decoded Interview : listen to this podcast for my business insights

3 Self-Limiting Beliefs You Need to Stop Saying : yes, stop saying these 

Starry Sky Envelope : wow, this is such beautiful + cool concept

Effortless Inspiration Book Review : love this review of my new books :) 

I Don't Have My Shit Together (But I'm Cool with It) : YES, love this

How We Can Stop Judging Others + Ourselves : this is so important

FREEmojis : these emojis created by Free People are so pretty!

Goodbye Negative Committee : what a great read by Pop and Banter

Marc Johns Wall Calendar : love his work + this calendar is just great

How to Stop Worrying about Money : and avoid the scarcity mindset

4 Ways to Be More Open Around Others : definitely needed to read this one

Facing Fear with an Open Mind : it's hard to do, but so worth it

Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference : yes, they really can

Rock Your Emptiness : the differences between numbness and emptiness

How to Be Adaptable : we can all benefit from a bit of flexibility

10 Reasons It's Time to Let Go : is there something you need to release?

Google Arts & Culture : whoa. explore museums around the world

Vellabox : I received one of these candles + it's amazing. check it out! 

  

Listening

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


"Silver Lining" — Rilo Kiley
"Insights" — MNTS
"Morning" — Emmy Curl
"Ghost" — Jacob Lee
"How Far I'll Go" — Alessia Cara
"Leave a Trace"— CHRVCHES
"I Can Be Somebody" — Erin McCarley
"Same Old Blues" — Phantogram
"Skylines" — GLADES
"Heat" — The Knocks

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

Upstream : Selected Essays*
Mary Oliver

Bad Feminist*
Roxane Gay
 

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*
 

Links marked with asterisks are 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.