This week's positive resources, articles, fiction, & insights to help you become the best version of yourself!
Mandy and Jonathan Chew here! :)
February has arrived...
As always, thanks for reading! We are always so excited to share with you all the positive resources that we find! We know it can be a lot to digest sometimes, so we recommend starting with skimming the newsletter first and reading/watching more of what resonates with you in particular :)
P.S. - For those of you just joining, welcome to this week’s edition of our bi-weekly newsletter, The Positopian, where every two weeks, we share positive fiction, resources, & insights to help you become the best version of yourself!
Videos That Inspired Us This Week—
Permanent Problems vs. Temporary Problems:
Mel Robbins introduced this amazing concept–the idea that there are temporary and permanent problems. Many of us, it turns out, waste a lot of time and energy on permanent problems–and that’s holding our lives back.
She wrote a book called The 5 Second Rule which has an awesome 31 day series of videos which is where this one comes from.
Louise Hay - 101 Power Thoughts
TONS of Power Thoughts to inspire you...
Quotes We're Pondering This Week—
(We like to find a lot of these, so we recommend for you to pick your favorite single quote here that you read and focus on it throughout the week.)
“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be.” ~Gandhi
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards." ~Vernon Law
“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~Mary Oliver
“Love must be put into action, and that action is service.” ~Mother Theresa
"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” ~Desmond Tutu
"Having a dream you don't pursue is like buying an ice-cream cone and watching it melt..." ~Frank Papasso
“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” ~Coretta Scott King
“Pride, gratitude, and compassion, push us not only to cooperate with others but also to help our own future selves.” ~Scott Marcus
“Hidden in all misfortune is good fortune.” -Concept in The Tao Te Ching
From Our Lives—
We finally crossed this item off of our bucket list...
We absolutely love watching inspirational speakers and watching inspirational videos. This site has an entire 30-day course for FREE that you can watch and compiles some of the best motivational speakers out there to help change your paradigm and live a life that is intentional, successful, and inspired! Just peruse some of the awesome videos and watch 1 per day!
There's lots of little ways you can improve our life every day that you don't realize. Small and simple things like making the bed, changing the background on your phone, and updating your pictures can have a big impact on well-being.
This is one of the coolest resources we've seen! It's an interactive scrolling website that literally puts things in perspective on why it feels that as we get older, time seems to go faster and faster and faster...
If you're looking for a paradigm shift this weekend, this is a good place to start!
Charles Pafites is an 82 year old every day hero who has been hand-making inspirational cards and gives them out to hospital patients for the last 20 years...
Making Moves With a One-Legged Tap Dancer...
One of our favorite idols, Ellen, turned 60 yesterday and THIS is what she did! We are always so inspired when we hear of acts of generous giving, but with this special gesture, it was also the people in this audience that made it even MORE meaningful...
Ellen DeGeneres shocked her audience by giving them $1 million dollars!
A new positive genre in science fiction called Solarpunk, about sustainable energy in the future: “So much science fiction is dystopian and apocalyptic. Solarpunk for me is a reaction against that; it is a desire to see a future I want to live in and that I want to be a part of making.”
This book is such a game-changer for me. I recommend that anyone who is interested in story-telling read it! It really boils down why we respond to stories as human beings and what needs to be in a story to make us really care!
I am really enjoying this book because I suffer from a strong case of "Imposter Syndrome" where I constantly believe that I'm not good enough or that I don't have the skills or talent needed to reach my goals. I immediately identified with the author of this book and her struggle of answering that same question. The idea of acceptance, and accepting who we are, our limitations as well as the events that happen to us, is the beginning of how to start enjoying life instead of worrying about things not within our control.
That’s it for now!
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Mandy & Jonathan Chew
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