Can Someone Else do Your Positive Affirmations for You? Yes.

by in Kitchen Sink September 6, 2008

Alas, thanks to modern technology, you thankfully never again must endure the rigors of performing your own positive affirmations!

Even the laziest (er…”most efficient”) of us seeking personal development can now happily kick back with our ipods and be more positive with little to no effort.

You can check out a pre-recorded sample of a positive affirmation at

With all jokes aside, I do sincerely think positive affirmations are extremely important, and love this new system that psychologist Dr. Kirsten Harrel and her sister Tracy Harrell over at have smartly developed.

“Power Of Positive” is what puts the “POP” in ipopin, a system of pre-recorded one minute positive affirmations that you can listen to each day.

These one minute affirmations can be loaded to your computer desktop, MP3 player, or Ipod. You can download all of them, or pick your favorites. Each day, you can leave the choice of your positive affirmation up to random chance, or pick out one that suits the theme for each day. I’m thinking ringtones here people! Just think of the possibilities if our phones announced “I radiate positive energy to everyone I meet” instead of an annoying trite classical piano piece.

In honor of Positive Thinking Day on September 13th, ipopin is donating 30% of all sales made between September 6th-13th to the Dana and Christopher Reeve Foundation.

Christopher Reeve was a role model for positive thinking, and super hero to us all for continuing to persevere despite harrowing circumstances. A strong reminder for us all to think positive and make the most out of every situation life offers. To embrace life as our teacher and motivator.

You also can receive five FREE affirmations just for signing up for their positive affirmation newsletter, or subscribe by email to receive affirmations, as well as find a huge archive of positive affirmation ideas by subject. I am extremely impressed!

This is by no means a paid advertisement, I just like to share some of my favorite things I find on the web from time to time, especially when a charity fund raiser is involved.

Spinal cord injury research funded by the Reeve Foundation is imperative to more than just sufferers of traumatic injuries, it will likely be beneficial for those disabled by Multiple Sclerosis and Lou Gehrig’s Disease (Amyotrophic lateral Sclerosis). The accessory cells that hold bundles of nerve fibers together are irreparably damaged from both injury and autoimmune disease, and until scientists learn how to regrow these tissues we will not have a likely cure for spinal cord injury and the disabilities that result from MS and ALS. Stem cell research is vital for regrowing these tissues.

Without the Dana and Christopher Reeve Foundation, advanced research on these developments would not be possible.

“When the first Superman movie came out, I gave dozens of interviews to promote it. The most frequent question was: What is a hero? My answer was that a hero is someone who commits a courageous action without considering the consequences. Now my definition is completely different. I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. They are the real heroes, and so are the families and friends who have stood by them.” ~Christopher Reeve

Today’s Questions:

  • Which positive affirmations would you like to start using today?
  • Is an affirmation that you hear someone else say, as powerful as the one that you state out loud yourself? Could it be more powerful?

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen table!

~ Dr. Nicole Sundene

Naturopathic Physician


  1. Hi Dr. Nicole,

    One thing about positive affirmations written or voiced by others is that they put us on the right path as to what we should be saying to ourselves. If someone lacks self confidence, they may not feel comfortable saying positive things about themselves.

  2. I think I am going to go back to writing them in lipstick on my mirror!!!


  3. Interesting idea. I really believe that affirmations should be personal and meaningful and that we need to focus on them more than a minute at a time. That said, I think that this might still be advantageous to someone who is looking for a way to begin on the path to positive thinking.

    These pre-recorded affirmations might provide some good ideas and a painless way to get started. Now if people take these affirmations, modify them in ways that make them more personally meaningful and then meditate on them 30 minutes a day, or repeat them as a mantra when they’re sitting in traffic, waiting in line or trying to fall asleep…so much the better. I have a post that talks about “passage meditation” that is similar to this idea if anybody wants to check it out: (Sorry for the blatant self-promotion on your blog, but it really does relate to your post and might be helpful to your readers).

  4. Hi Barbara- that is what I was thinking, some people get so negative or insecure that they would really benefit from hearing the affirmations.

  5. Hi Miss Matchmaker- I think that is a great idea. Make sure it is pink!

  6. Hi Lori- Don’t worry it is not blatant self promotion, that was a very useful article, thank you for adding it, and your extra advice on this as well…I like learning new things from other health care providers. That is what makes blogging fun. Thanks for your comment 😀

  7. Thanks for the tip, these are fun programs to load on to your desktop. My coworkers are going to love listening to them all day.

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