"Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made." Tyler Kent White WORDS BY DANI : so excited about opening an Instagram shop! Also pretty excited about reaching 4,000 Instagram followers :) Upcoming Book Signings : Arlington (6/14) and Towson (7/19) Radical Self Love : sooo excited about Gala Darling's book debut Live Happy Interview : call in and ask questions on 5/26 9:30am CT How Art Can Heal Anxiety : making things can be so soothing 7 Thinking Patterns You Use to Distort Reality : gotta stop using these! Be... Read more

Not too long ago, I found myself in the middle of a terrible, no good, very bad day . Everything seemed to be going wrong and my mind would not stop returning again and again to negative thoughts and envisioning worst-case scenarios. It was one of those days when I felt like, no matter what, I couldn't stop ruminating on what had/could go wrong and I felt far, far away from the present moment. All I really wanted to do was curl up on the couch and contemplate all the things that weren't going right, but I knew that definitely... Read more

Weekend goals via Erin Guido "There's nothing wrong with loving the crap out of everything. Negative people find their walls. So never apologize for your enthusiasm. Never. Ever. Never." Ryan Adams Upcoming Book Signings : Arlington (6/14) and Towson (7/19) Affirmation Creation : create your own affirmations with this cool kit Soul and Spirit Magazine : so excited to be featured in the latest issue! 7 Ways to Stay Positive Around Negative People : great ideas here F*ck That: A Manifesto : absolutely love this (via Gala Darling) 19 Best Productivity Resources : I love round-ups like this! Good Morning... Read more

This article is part of the 2015 Word of the Month series, based on the monthly theme featured in the Every Day Matters 2015 Diary I designed for Watkins Publishing. In the planner, each month has a theme highlighted in the weekly illustrations, quotes, and activities. This month's theme is CREATE. When most people think about the words "create" or "creative," they think of making art -- writing, drawing, illustrating, photographing, etc. -- but creating need not be an artistic endeavor. Creating artistically does have many positive benefits, but art-based creativity isn't for everyone (and, for many people, is somewhat... Read more

Dani + Barkley / DaniDiPirro.com "A mother is she who can take the place of all, but whose place no one else can take." Cardinal Merillod So excited about my exclusive interview with Whole Food Love on Women’s Health & Wellness. Listen in to this free event starting on May 11, 2015! Did you know my book's been out for almost two months? Come get a signed copy in Rockville, Arlington, and Towson! Mother's Day Coupons : print out these freebies for a last minute gift Shower Yourself in Positivity : I love this idea so much I might try... Read more