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Zen Enso Design – made entirely out of Zen Quotations


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. An enso is made in a single stroke[…]


Logo Animation for Think Positive Apparel


Human consciousness seems especially geared towards learning. Becoming a life long learner is even easier now a days thanks to the internet. The internet contains and provides access to pretty much the entirety of human knowledge! There are people making tutorials for just about everything you can imagine. And most of them are completely free.[…]


Robin Williams Was Here


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.[…]


Three Tips For Positivity from Kalyn’s Yogi Talk Interview


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,[…]


San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Photo Gallery


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 out[…]


Big Heart Design – made entirely of quotations about heart


‘Big Heart’ design by Think Positive Apparel made entirely of quotations involving heart ๐Ÿ™‚ Our ‘big heart’ design is built entirely out of quotations involving heart; trusting your heart, having heart, giving heart, and so forth and so on… Here are all the quotations that we used to create this slightly bubbled heart ๐Ÿ™‚ ~“Great[…]


Happy, Little Trees


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[…]


How does patience protect 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[…]


Breathe for Peace and Presence


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[…]


‘Hamsa’ Design Made of Affirmations and Quotations


Think Positive Apparel’s Hamsa Design is made entirely from affirmations and quotations relevant to the symbolism of the downward facing Hamsa: receiving protection and good luck. These basic human wants can be found in all cultures throughout human history. While the Hamsa has roots in ancient Mesopotamian civilizations, the symbol has persisted and is currently[…]


Are Affirmations Bragging?


Think Positive Apparel’s ‘wise owl’ will show you how humble she is by truly being humble. All of our designs are made with tiny, positive words and some of our designs are made of tiny, positive “I am” affirmations. These are phrases like: “I am mindful” “I am forgiving” “I am patient”. On occasion, the[…]


Quotations about wisdom within our Wise Owl design


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 bowl down to the concept that we don’t know much and that’s ok! There is always more to[…]


Motivating Factors


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[…]


Quotations within our OM design


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.”[…]


Creating Gratitude and Joy by Taking Full Responsibility


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[…]


Determination is the Key to Success


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[…]


Positive Thinking in Motion: Committing to The Garbage Pickup Challenge


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[…]


The Buddha Quotes Used in our Buddha Design


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[…]


Earth Day Positivity


I love the planet. This Earth Day may we all commit to believing that there is a way to live in harmony with the planet so that we may sustain conditions that are favorable of comfortable human life. Let us not be immobilized by concern for the how or what that specifically looks like. Let[…]


Honor Presidents Day by Being a Great Leader


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[…]


The Right Step – Keep Going!


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[…]


You Are an Entrepreneur of Life!


“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[…]


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Positivity


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[…]


Promote World Peace with SMART Goal Setting


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”[…]


An Interview with the owners of SuTRA Midtown Yoga – Matthew & Rebecca Fritz


Think Positive Apparel sat down with the owners of Phoenix’s own SuTRA Midtown Yoga, Matthew and Rebecca Fritz, to learn about their yoga/massage/juice bar and to discuss their philosophies on yoga and life! Matt and Rebecca are an amazing couple so it is not surprising that their yoga studio is so amazing as well. Visit[…]


Enjoy the Journey of your New Year’s Resolutions


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[…]


Smile Quotations


Here are some fun smile quotations: 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 exhaustion.[…]


The LOVE Quotes used in our Love Design


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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Let[…]


Taking Personal Responsibility


“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. You don’t have charge of the constellations, but you do have charge of whether you read, develop new skills, and take new classes.” – Jim Rohn My happiness[…]


Unconditional Love


“Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth ‘you owe me.’Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.” -Hafiz(Image courtesy of NASA) “Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth ‘you owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It[…]


How to Bring About World Peace


This video looks at three key factors in bringing about world peace: Love, Compassion, and Responsibility.  


Peace on Earth Poll


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Be Positive, Not Fearless


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[…]


Live on Channel 3 Phoenix at the Phoenix Public Market!


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 Basics of Deep Breathing Techniques


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?


Choose to Fill Your Gaps of Uncertainty with Positivity


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[…]


What Does It Mean To Be Grounded?


Here at Think Positive Apparel we are often promoting our Free Daily Grounding. 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[…]


“Flow” – A Closed Eye Visualization


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[…]


What Do You Want?


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[…]


How do I become the Witness?


In “A New Earth” Eckhart Tolle eloquently describes the ego identity, the relationship to ego, and how the ego-mind operates.  He also writes, “the single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify with your mind.” That’s great. But, how do I pull that off? When it comes to how-to’s[…]


Who is the Witness?


Who is the Witness? You are the witness. You witness the events occurring outside of your body. You also witness the emotions and thoughts occurring inside your body and mind. The trouble starts when you STOP realizing you are the witness and you START believing those emotions and thoughts are, in fact, you. Forgetting that[…]


Why Positive Thinking Reduces Stress and Improves Health


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[…]


Why I Meditate


We think positively to get more of what we want out of life. In this quest to to think positively mediation is one of our greatest tools. In this video, Taylor Lapidus explains how meditation is directly related to positive thinking. The more I meditate the more often and longer I stay in the moment[…]


The Difference Between Meditation and Visualization


Many people use the words meditation and visualization interchangeably. They are actually two very distinct exercises. Watch this video to learn what is the difference between meditation and visualization. What are your experiences with meditation and visualization? Which do you find to be more effective?


The Basics of Meditation


Techniques for getting started with your mediation practice presented by Taylor Lapidus. Learn some of the simple “how-to’s” of effective meditation and visualization. These are very basic and yet, like most basics, also very important in creating a strong foundation to build from and support more complicated structures. So, if you want to learn how[…]


How to Get Grounded: The Power of Visualization


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[…]


Benefits of Being Grounded


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[…]


How to be Happy: Experience Thoughts and Feelings Fully


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 University of San Francisco suggests that rather than “not thinking” about the pain caused by tinnitus, practicing mindfulness of[…]


How to Quiet the Mind With Breathing Techniques


Breathing techniques are very effective methods to quiet the mind and begin getting grounded. I will also address some effective awareness techniques the help bring the mind’s attention into the present in my next blog. Breathing oxygenates the blood, carrying vital life force to the body. So, by focusing our conscious mind’s attention on the[…]


Quiet the Mind: The First Step to Getting Grounded and Thinking Positively


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[…]