Look closer! The Great Wave curls against the setting sun creating the Yin Yang symbol. The entire design is made out of tiny, positive affirmations. There is a bit of the sky in the ocean and ocean in the sky with all the tiny, positive words binding each together; just like you and me!
Our Octopus design is made entirely out of affirmations relevant to the symbolism of the octopus. Furthermore, do you see how the octopus is taking the shape of a human brain in profile? Perhaps this ‘brain pose’ posture exists in octopus yoga somewhere on or near the ocean floor. Each of the eight arms corresponds[…]
Every time we look at a screen, may it be a reminder to be mindful, take a deep breath, and adjust our screen posture. Be it a cell phone, tv, laptop, billboard, wall menu; whenever you find yourself noticing that you are looking at a screen, check in with your thoughts, feelings, and posture; breathe[…]
The elephant warrior III yoga pose design is made completely out of ‘I am’ affirmations about the symbolism of the elephant! Charge through obstacles today when you apply whichever words jump out at you first….
Use this Three Sided Breathing Technique anytime and anywhere to physically relax your body and calm your mind. The more we practice breathing exercises, the more likely we are to react with slow, deep breaths when we need to most! The three sided breathing exercise is easy! Just visualize an equilateral triangle. All three sides[…]
If we understand and make use of this simple awareness technique, we can increase our likelihood of having positive interactions. Our feelings are indicators for the quality of our thoughts. When we are feeling good, our thoughts are like a fluid body of water sloshing around, folding over on themselves, and mixing in other new[…]
Much like the inhale and exhale of the breath, communicating has two major components: both listening and expressing. Communication is a skill that is endlessly improvable. Watch this video of street interviewer magnifique Ron Cecchetti asking some positive thinkers at the Hillcrest Farmers Market in San Diego, California: What are some tips for bettering our[…]
The Four Sided Breathing exercise is a simple tool to help calm the mind. Breathe along with this animation to get the basics of a technique you can use at any time, anywhere. Add it to your mindfulness tool belt!
Our Lion of Courage is made out of quotations on courage and we screen print it on great shirts like this men’s crew neck in cool blue. This Think Positive Apparel Lion design is made entirely out of quotations on courage from various leaders, heroes, and artists. You can purchase this Lion design screen printed[…]
What are the fundamental commonalities that unite all human beings? All men and women are created equal. One sign of proof of this is that all people of sound mind and body across all political, religious, racial, or any other divide agree that infants deserve protection. In the beginning we are all the same. So,[…]
Think Positive Apparel’s Lotus Flower Design Made of quotations and affirmations about the meaning of the lotus flower. Think Positive Apparel’s Lotus Flower design is made entirely out of quotations and affirmations relevant to the lotus flower meaning. The lotus flowers’ symbolisms include beauty, purity, discipline, growing towards enlightenment, and breaking through false barriers. Their[…]
Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. held a clear vision of how to get humanity to world peace. These selected Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes loosely put that picture together.
Navigating through the facts and fictions of the internet is not always easy; however, it is a positive thinker’s responsibility to take on the endeavor before making use of or passing on information. Here are some basic google tips and simple fact checking skills that will help you better understand the issues and information you care about.[…]
This animation offers a quick intro to the Think Possible Apparel Philosophy. We believe the right attitude in the right moment is like a super power. The Think Possible Apparel Philosophy speaks to the potential within everyone. The potential to achieve success on any possible task. What is actually possible is often times quite a larger arena than we give ourselves credit for.
If you step in poop, know that you can handle it. Not literally because that would be gross. It is not a matter of “if”, it’s a matter of “when”. There are some things in life, like needing a doctor, benefitting from learning to read, write, & do arithmetic, that are unavoidable. A happy life[…]
The George Washington in this design is made entirely out of the text from the Declaration of Independence. Get yours in time for 4th of July! “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” If all people are equal, then what really separates us? Only the illusions of the ego.[…]
Meditation: It’s not what you think… Get it? These simple steps are all that it takes to start meditating right now. Anyone can meditate and everyone can benefit from even a little meditation experience. If you have ever been curious about meditation give these tips a shot right now! Step one: Sit with your spine comfortably[…]
-An excerpt from Rumi’s poem: No Room for Form “And don’t look for me in human shape, I am inside your looking. No room For form with love this strong.”From Rumi’s poem, “No Room For Form” (Read the full poem here) Form is the physical. It is when the ego is in charge that we[…]
” alt=”Think Positive Apparel’s Enso design” style=”width:100%” /> Enso design made entirely of Zen quotations by Think Positive Apparel Our enso design is made entirely out of quotations on Zen philosophies of emptiness, unity, fluidity, the circular nature of the universe, and many more…. Creating a Zen enso is all about getting centered and present.[…]
Think Positive Apparel’s tribute to Robin Williams built out of one of his lines from ‘Dead Poets Society’. Robin Williams was here. There is no denying it. His existence contributed a tremendous verse of free flowing creative expression to this powerful play of life and identity. “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute.[…]
Kalyn Lapidus gives three tips for positivity in this interview on Yogi Talk with Steph Villegas. The key to mastering positivity (and anything) is awareness! Thinking positively is the most important thing in the world because we are magnetic creatures that attract what we think. And not just fleeting thoughts, although those are important indicators,[…]
Superheroes are often distinguished by their individual powers. What unites them all is an underlying abundance of positive thinking! They take on the toughest situations in the(ir) universe knowing that A SOLUTION EXISTS and they can achieve it! San Diego Comic-Con was the place to be this past weekend and Think Positive Apparel was there! Check[…]
Happy, little Bob Ross quotation knitted digitally. “We don’t make mistakes, just happy, little accidents.” ~ Bob Ross Remember Bob Ross? Now there was one positive fellow. His voice was calming. His painting skills were masterful. And his teaching style was quietly empowering. When you watched an episode with Bob Ross you felt like you[…]
Leonardo da Vinci understood the power of patience. “Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and[…]
Remember to take a deep, controlled breath when you want more peace or presence. Do you want more peace and presence in your life? Then mastering the breath is for you! Do you want to maintain deeper and longer focus on whatever you choose? Then breathing with purpose is for you! Do you want to[…]
The wise owl design is made entirely of quotations about wisdom from various leaders, artists, and philosophers by Think Positive Apparel. Here are all of the wisdom quotations that create our Wise Owl design! They basically all boil down to the concept that we don’t know much and that’s ok! There is always more to[…]
Human Achievement: The Apollo 9 Command Module Gumdrop (1969-018A) According to Niel deGrasse Tyson, the only driver for human achievement on the highest level are war, money, and worship or royalty and deity. He is quick to point out that regardless of the motivating factor, the actual real world benefits of striving for enormous human[…]
Learn all about the meaning of OM by reading through these quotations. Our OM Design is made entirely from tiny words about the OM… here are all of them: “Om (or AUM) is the primordial throb of the universe. It is the sound form of Atma (Consciousness).” ~ Maitri Upandishad “Everything in life is vibration.”[…]
You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy. “You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy” ~ Buddha The more responsibility we take for the results of our lives, the more gratitude and joy we will have in our lives. Therefore taking responsibility is a key ingredient to thinking positively! When[…]
Be determined. Attain success. Determination is the key to success. That means that if you stay focused on a “keep going” attitude you will eventually attain success. Sometimes “keep going” may look like pushing forward with all you have. Sometimes it looks like sitting quietly and turning inward. If you ever feel like the candlelight[…]
That’s a lot of garbage! Positive thinking often requires getting back on track and recommitting to going after what we want. As I am walking my dog in search of the perfect spot for her to do some business, I decide to start picking up all the trash I see. The inspiration for this idea[…]
Think Positive Apparel’s Buddha Design Made of Buddha Quotes Our Buddha design is built out of tiny quotes with big meaning from Buddha. You can catch the end of the longer quotes popping out on the other side of the swirling words around the sitting buddha. Here are the Buddha quotes that make up our[…]
Honor Presdient’s Day by being a great leader! Happy Presidents Day! This day is about recognizing some of America’s greatest leaders who have helped shape our country, democracy, and bring us closer to liberty & justice for all! The best way to honor these great leaders is to be a great leader yourself. Yes, you[…]
After stubbing my toe during a trail run on the Circumference Trail at Squaw Peak in Phoenix, I noticed that I started getting angry, going victim, and focusing on one wrong step I took… After literally 10,000+ correct steps, it was with this one wrong step that consumed my mind. This video explores this phenomenon[…]
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” -Winston Churchill Whether you work for someone else or run your own company, you are an entrepreneur. I’m not talking about your professional life. I’m talking about the company of YOU. Erin Schurenberg from inc.com wrote a fantastic article[…]
Martin Luther King Jr made from some of his most famous speeches Today we honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a true leader who used a positive attitude and non-violent protest to be an agent of change during the civil rights movements and long after his assassination. Dr. King was[…]
Create SMART goals! Our third ingredient for world peace is responsibility. It is easy to use a victim mentality to explain why I do not have the things we want in life. When operating in the victim mentality, circumstances happen to me rather than me happening to the circumstances. When I go “victim to circumstances”[…]
When you love where you are and who you are, you can rest assured you are on the right path. I often struggle internally with setting New Year’s Resolutions. On the one hand, I see the power and importance of setting goals. I see how helpful they can be in thinking positively. And I see[…]
Here are some fun quotations about smiling: At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. ~Jean Houston Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~Victor Borge When people are laughing, they’re generally not killing each other. ~Alan Alda Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and[…]
Our Love Design made up of our favorite quotes on love! We often talk about the key ingredients for world peace: Love, Compassion, and Responsibility. Here are the love quotes from some of humanity’s greatest leaders, artists, and philosophers that make up our Love design. Making this design was a lot of fun 🙂 Let[…]
This video looks at three key factors in bringing about world peace: Love, Compassion, and Responsibility.
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In the following video, Kalyn noticed a thought pattern that wasn’t serving her and came up with an effective way of switching something that does. Before she goes on a hike or trail run her mind often races with the potential threats that she could encounter on the trail. While knowing danger is important, once[…]
Channel 3 was down at the Phoenix Public Market on Saturday Morning interviewing various farmers and artists. They had all of their interviews set for the day; however, Kalyn set a goal for us to get on, thought positively, and persisted. It would have been “easier” for her to not go up and ask them[…]
The key to a truly deep breath is breathing from the diaphragm. As the breath slows down the mind will slow down. As the mind slows down we reduce stress and increase our mental focus. How often during your day or your life are you taking a truly deep breath?
When we lack information or knowledge in a certain area this creates a gap of uncertainty. What are you filling your gap with? A mind running rampant (what some call the monkey mind) will plug thoughts in that gap. Are they positive and helpful or are they negative and limiting you? This video talks about[…]
The following video explains what it means to be grounded: When we are grounded, we are centered and clear. From this place we are in control of our actions and not a prisoner to our reactions. Being grounded means that we are present, in the moment, and just being. It is from this place that[…]
You can get some sense of this, as a metaphor, by simply reading the blog below. However, I suggest you read it through two or three times, make it your own, and then meditate with it. You can refer to previous blogs on quieting your mind, breathing techniques, and our daily grounding sessions to[…]
How often do you ask yourself the question, “What do I really want?”? How clear are you on the answer? Recently turning 38 years old, I’ve spent most of that time somewhat unclear on what I truly want in this life. Don’t get me wrong here. There were many times I THOUGHT I knew what[…]
Positive thinking reduces stress and improves health by keeping the obstacles of life in perspective. There is very little in our lives that we are not truly capable of taking on. That’s one of the benefits of being a human being. Positive thinking is one of our greatest tools. Check out this article from the[…]
As I’ve discussed in previous posts, shifting awareness into the body is the essence of getting grounded and visualization is a powerful tool to facilitate this shift. First, it is important to understand that the mind “thinks” in the form of images. Visualization is the practice of focusing the mind and imagination using imagery. Human beings[…]
So, why would anyone want to be grounded? Why not? All areas of life improve when one is deeply grounded and consistently practicing simple grounding techniques. First, it really does feel great. If you are a snowboarder (like me), you can compare the feeling of being grounded to that state of being you feel when[…]
Think Positive Apparel’s Zen Enso design, made entirely from Zen quotations, on a Men’s crew neck t-shirt in black. NPR’s story entitled “Rethinking Tinnitus: When the Ringing Won’t Stop, Clear Your Mind” explains that the old strategy of eliminating the constant ringing people with Tinnitus are plagued with is being rethought. New research from the[…]
When the mind is quiet, it is like an antenna on a T.V. Without the static and interference of thoughts, all the signals around you (sounds, colors, smells, feelings, intuition, etc.) are more acute and, usually, more pleasant. A state of awareness is realized that may even feel a little magical. This place of silent[…]