positively present picks: july 31, 2015

Slow Down

Source

 

Quote-of-the-week

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." 

Henry David Thoreau

 

Links-I-Love

Positive Prescription : just came across this site + I love it

10 Ways to Work with Venus Retrograde : it's right now (July 25 - Sept 6!)

Zodiac Pins : I'm obsessed with these (via The Good Twin Co.)

How to Cope When Little Things Overwhelm You : good advice!

7 Ways to Embrace Your Anxiety : acceptance is everything

Procrastination Can Be a Form of Intuition : wow. so true.

101 Self Improvement Resources : I love round-ups like this!

The Red String : obsessed with this short fairy tale video

How to Start the Day on a Happy Note : it can make your day

The Ultimate Guide to Healing : a must-read for anyone in pain

4 Ways to Stop Procrastinating : more ways to start the day right

Inside Out Emotions Chart : haven't seen the film yet, but I love this

23 Life-Changing Things You Can Read Right Now : inspiring!

The Upside of Giving Up : what a wonderful take on this topic

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.
 

"There's No Love" — We Are Magnetic
"Rough Tide" — Tamper
"Let Us" — Afrakite
"Fire and the Flood" — Vance Joy
"Cool for the Summer" — Demi Lovato
"How Hard I Try" — filous
"We Were Here" — BOY
"Blue Pool" — Vanessa Carlton
"Organs" — Of Monsters and Men
"Eyes Wide" — Meadowlark

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

The Freemind Experience:
The Three Pillars of Absolute Happiness

Tom Fortes Mayer

The World Below
Sue Miller

I Capture the Castle
Dodie Smith

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The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro

 


positively present picks: july 24, 2015

Strong
Source

 

Quote-of-the-week

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong.
The amount of work is the same."
Francesca Reigler

 

Links-I-Love

Secrets of Happiness in 60 Seconds : a great, quick little video

Love Yourself! : get inspired with my Pinterest self-love board

17 Coloring Books Every Grown Up Needs : in love with coloring!

What To Do When Life Throws You a Curveball : excellent wisdom here

Perfect Words to Start Using : love these made up (but accurate!) terms

18 Reasons to Be Happy : such a lovely little reminder from Buzzfeed 

Why Busy Isn't the Same as Productive : and what you can do about it!

Choose Happiness and Excitement : this post really inspired me

37 Things You'll Regret When You're Old : so much truth in these

Blinding Radiance : what happens when you get through big pain

The Power of Saying No : always saying yes? read this. 

It's Not Too Late for Summer Reading : check out my books here

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.
 

"Against the Grain" — Hudson
"Semantics" — The Mynabirds
"Life Underwater" — Flagship
"Julia" — Al Bairre
"Leave a Trace" — Chrvches
"Berlin" — Paper Lights
"Blue" — Marina & the Diamonds
"On the Frame" — Beta Radio
"Fire in My Bones" — Fleurie
"Pages of Gold" — Flo Morrissey

 

Reading

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The Secret Life of Violet Grant
Beatriz Williams

Everything I Never Told You
Celeste Ng

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The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro

 


positively present picks: july 17, 2015

Oscar Wilde

 

Quote-of-the-week

"There can be no happiness if the things we
believe in are different from the things we do."
 
Freya Stark

 

Links-I-Love

Gratitude : the latest (and greatest!) self-help trend

I Dwell in Possibility : loving my new necklace! thanks, Laurel Elliot!

40 Ways to Let Go of Anger Right Now : let it gooooo

Printable Post-Its : I love this idea of customized Post-Its

Cloud Classifications : I love this visual reminder of cloud types

21 Positive Expressions : use these to attract a better life

Find the Right Therapy for Your Sign : mine (Virgo) was spot on

Lessons from Clueless : great life lessons from a film I used to love

Breaking Up + Getting Back Together : how to end the cycle

7 Ways to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed : love this inspiring advice

Dreams with No Action Are Fantasies : you need to have a plan! 

Turn a Horrible Day into a Positive One : eight great tips here

Conscious Optimism : absolutely adore this concept

7 Things You Gain When You Let Go of Control : love #1 so much

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.
 

"Grow" — Frances
"Golden" — Szymon
"Regret" — Everything Everything
"Lost Track of Time" — MNTS
"Honeymoon" — Lana Del Ray
"Into the Dark" — Amarante
"Forces" — Japanese Wallpaper
"Drifting" — Nate Eiesland
"Clean" (Cover) — Travis Altreo
"All We Do" —Oh Wonder

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

Tiny Beautiful Things:
Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Cheryl Strayed

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

The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro

 


positively present picks: july 10, 2015

Swing
Source

 

Quote-of-the-week

"Many of our fears are tissue-paper-thin,
and a single courageous step would
carry us clear through them."
 
Brendan Francis

 

Links-I-Love

Project Semicolon : such great inspiration for those feeling hopeless

17 Ways to Conquer Negativity : battle negative thoughts with these tips! 

Don't Take Any Shit : excellent advice from Danielle LaPorte

8 Types of Toxic Friends : have any of these? get rid of them ASAP

How to Help a Friend Who Is Grieving : when you don't know what to say...

19 Songs That Will Calm You Down : turn these on for stress relief! 

5 Reasons to Stop Ignoring Negative Emotions : facing them is much better

Purpose Is the New Bottom Line : love this inspirational talk

10 Times It's Okay to Be Lazy : go on -- do nothing for a bit! 

How to Waste Time Properly : if you want to be lazy and productive

Colors! : this short video starring color makes me happy

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.
 

"Bad Blood" (Cover) — Madilyn Bailey
"Tired of Talking" — LEON
"Wings" — Birdy
"Landslide" — Oh Wonder
"Low Brow" — Chelsea Jade
"Stay Coloured" — I Know the Chief
"Bird of the Summer" — A Fine Frenzy
"Fears" — MTNS
"Beating Me Up" — Rachel Platten
"Who You Are" —Hannah Susan Crane

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

In the Unlikely Event
Judy Blume

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The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro

 


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

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The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro