positively present picks : february 5, 2016

Love anyway

 

Quote-of-the-week

"Love is always bestowed as a gift -- 
freely, willingly and without expectation.
We don't love to be loved; we love to love."

Leo Buscaglia

 

Links-I-Love   

Find the Good February : read this + join in! 

Awake App : the best mindfulness alarm app I've seen

Comfortably Numb : why are we so afraid to feel?

5 Ways to Set Personal Boundaries : so important to have these

Overwhelmed? : read this open letter to the overwhelmed

How to Love Mindfully : Thich Nhat Hanh's wise words

Holding on to Unrequited Love : here's why it's time to stop

Baggage Claim : my new favorite site for relationship advice

Valentine's Day Adventures : some cool v-day ideas here

Dear Wild Sister : this letter-writing concept is wonderful

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

"Wood" — Rostam
"Keeping Your Head Up" — Birdy
"Lose It" — Oh Wonder
"Pillowtalk" — Zayn
"Falling" — Opia
"Westside"— Sibling
"Exes" — Bloc Party
"Heroes" — Mackenzie Johnson
"Madness" — Lucius
"We Don't Talk Anymore" — Charlie Puth

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

After Alice
Gregory Maguire

Start Where You Are:
A Journal for Self-Exploration
Meera Lee Patel

Tiny Buddha's 365 Love Challenges
Lori Deschene

  

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: january 29, 2016

Hang in there
 

 

Quote-of-the-week

“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. 
A string of such moments can change the course of your life."

Christopher Germer

 

Links-I-Love   

The Beauty of Uncertainty : sometimes the unknown is great...

Washingtonian Dogs in the Snow : my Barkley was featured! :)

If It's Not a Hell Yes, It's a No : know when to just say no

All the Things that Softly Kill Me : such a beautiful, moving post

100+ Free Love Note Printables : great freebies for Valentine's Day

Ask This Instead of "What Do I Want?" : an important mindset shift

Start Where You Are : I'm obsessed with this beautiful journal!

57 Small Things to Do for Yourself This Year : lovin' this list

Tumblr : I've been spending so much time here. love it!

Seeking & Accepting Help : love this list by AdamJK

5 Tips to Make Work Your Happy Place : make the best of it

Positive Ways to Deal with Regret : 7 great tips here

Keep It Human : inspiration + a unicorn? yes, please!

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

"Survivors" — Selena Gomez
"In the Morning" — FIELDS
"Team" — Matthew Mayfield
"Dirty Shoes" — Eden Fox
"Falling Away" — GLADES
"Unstoppable"— Sia
"Dancing on Glass" — St Lucia
"Into the Night" — Madeline Juno
"Moth to the Flame" — Chairlift
"Dead Letter" — Wintersleep

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

The Crossroads of Should and Must:
Find and Follow Your Passion
Elle Luna

Start Where You Are:
A Journal for Self-Exploration
Meera Lee Patel

Tiny Buddha's 365 Love Challenges
Lori Deschene

  

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 : january 22, 2016

Always-move-forward
 

 

Quote-of-the-week

“Remember forward movement.
Forward is the way of trust. 
Forward is the way of forgiveness.
Forward is the way of healing.
Forward is essentially life."

Victoria Erickson

 

Links-I-Love   

5 Tips for Beating the Post-Holiday Blues :  my LiveHappy article :)

Let It Go! : relieve stress with this inspiring coloring book

How to Cope with Criticism : without letting it get you down

Inspiring Friendship Quotes : share these wise words with your bestie

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Afternoon Slump : great pick-me-up tips!

Sex Love + Attachment : this podcast is so good! give it a listen

We Might Be "Meaning Junkies" : I definitely think I am...

10 Ways You're Making Your Life Harder : these are so important

Writing a To-Do List Has Calming Powers : I really think this is true!

Loving Yourself Isn't Vanity, It's Sanity : yes, yes it definitely is 

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

"Hold On" — The Brevet
"I Am a Loner" — Tarantina
"You're Such A" —Hailee Steinfeld
"Weak" — Wet
"Would You Be" — Capitale
"Wrecking Ball"— Miley Cyrus
"Without You" — Oh Wonder
"All Too Well" — Taylor Swift
"Numbers" — Daughter
"Temporary Love" — The Brinks

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

Girl Online : On Tour
Zoe Sugg

Tiny Buddha's 365 Love Challenges
Lori Deschene

Let Food Be Your Medicine
Don Colbert

  

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: january 15, 2016

Birthday Barkley
Happy 3rd birthday to my little rascal, Barkley! 

 

Quote-of-the-week

“A dog is the only thing on earth that
loves you more than he loves himself.”

Josh Billings

 

Links-I-Love  

Tricks to Make 2016 the Best Year Yet! : such great + unique advice

It's Going to Be Okay Fortune Teller : a childhood favorite + freebie!

8 Ways to Prevent Negative Energy from Taking Over : stay positive

Goal-Setting Cards : these are sooo pretty + inspiring (and freeee!)

Create Success on Your Terms : sign up for this (free!!) audio course

25 Famous Quotes about Dogs : for all of you dog lovers out there

Morkie Mom : my Pinterest board featuring dog tips, tricks, + treats

Playful Pups : another Pinterest page just filled of cute dogs

The Art of Forgiving When You Can't Forget : very powerful stuff

6 Ways to De-Stress After Work : go on, take a load off! 

Write a Letter to Yourself : love this idea for the New Year

Drake Lyrics to Help You Kill It in Business (and in Life!)

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

"Blank Space" (Live) — Taylor Swift
"Fast Car" — Jasmine Thompson
"Roses" — The Chainsmokers
"Rock Bottom" — Hailee Steinfeld
"If You're Gone" — Matchbox 20
"Amazing"— Foxes
"Lost Weekend" —Pete Yorn
"Drifting" — Nate Eiesland
"Different Kind of Love" — Kid Runner
"Horses at Night" — Still Corners

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Anthony Marra

Tiny Buddha's 365 Love Challenges
Lori Deschene

Let Food Be Your Medicine
Don Colbert

  

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 : january 8, 2016

Let it go
Amazing artwork by Caroline Kelso
 

 

Quote-of-the-week

"The truth is like a lion. You don't have to defend it. 
Let it loose. It will defend itself."

St. Augustine

 

Links-I-Love 

How to Write a Beautiful Manifesto : declare what you want!  

3 Signs You're Hanging on to Something Toxic : let it goooo

Zen Commuter Interview : listen in for a lively, positive chat

Head vs. Heart : how to make a decision when they're in conflict

Is Your Tiny Screen Bad for Your Self-Esteem? : a very good question

21 Experts on Finding Your Authentic Path : honored to be featured here 

What's Your Main Thing? : and are you focusing on it? 

It's Them, Not You : important to remember if you've been mistreated

Happiness Amplification Project : want to find out who makes you happy? 
sign up to participate in this project run by Princeton psychology graduates!

7 Things to Say No to in 2016 : love this list of things to let go of

Inspiring Desktop Backgrounds : motivation + cake = yes!

6 Behaviors to Avoid : these can be majorly toxic for you

What Happens When You Stand Up for Yourself : try it + see

Reviewing Your Year : a great way to get some perspective

50 Things to Do in 2016 : I absolutely love this illustrated list

 

Listening

Listen to this playlist on YouTube.

"Out of the Woods" — Taylor Swift
"True Colors" — Marina & the Diamonds
"Bones" — Katie and I
"Keeping Your Head Up" — Birdy
"Water Under the Bridge" — Adele
"Snow"— Zach Winters
"Fire Escape" —Matthew Mayfield
"Electric Love" — Borns
"Better Love" — Foxes
"Love Alive" — Aaron Krause

 

Reading

Check out my reading list on GoodReads.
 

Quiet: The Power of Introverts
in a World that Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain

Tiny Buddha's 365 Love Challenges
Lori Deschene

  

I write books too! Check it out...

The Positively Present Guide to Life
Dani DiPirro

Stay Positive: Daily Reminders
from Positively Present
Dani DiPirro