We are big on positive messages and vibes around here, in case you didn't notice. I often get asked how I maintain such a positive, upbeat attitude. For the most part I think of myself as an optimist. This hasn't always been the case (especially during those super moody teenage years), and it's something I actually need to practice every day. Yes, I have to consciously practice being optimistic and positive. Sure, there are things that bug me and bad things that happen, but I try my best to look on the brighter side of life. Sometimes I am hard on myself and end up wasting a lot of time worrying or feeling bad about something instead of just acknowledging it and moving on. I can be quick to dismiss things though, which is another thing I have to practice on a daily basis. The ability to let go of the negative can be as powerful as focusing on the positive.
I was excited when Kara Haupt asked me to be a part of her new project with Babe Vibes, the Pep Talk Generator. It's so awesome to think that this can be just what you might need when you're feeling a bit unsure of yourself. And it was a bit surreal seeing that Time used my quote for this piece. And Seventeen featured my quote as well!
There's some darn good advice being offered by some inspiring ladies, and I am pretty psyched to be one of the many contributors to this awesome project. Check it out.