“See the positive side, the potential, and make an effort.” ~Dalai Lama
Even though I’m a yoga teacher, I still find it’s easy to fall prey to negative thinking. Having negative thoughts play out like a movie can only bring you pain, something that I’ve experienced many times throughout my life.… Read More
“Compassion and happiness are not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength.” ~Dalai Lama
Showing compassion is one of the best ways to make the world a better place.
It isn’t always easy to have compassion for people—if they’ve hurt you, don’t see things the way you do, or seem to cause many of their own problems.… Read More
“He is able who thinks he is able.” ~Buddha
The world has given us many outstanding people.
Although we possess our own unique talents, we look to leaders and mentors as models of action and success. They represent unlocked potential, perseverance and shining lights for us to follow.
Since all paths are unique, we can’t follow exactly where others have been, but we can learn from their examples of confidence and dedication.… Read More
“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” -Lao Tzu
We’ve all been there. Even the things that normally make you happy begin to bring you down. Worst of all, you can’t seem to understand why.
So you give it time, let it take its course, and just when you think you’ve escaped the funk, something drags you back in.… Read More
I have a chime with the words Desire What You Have painted on the front of it. It hangs from the window to the left of my desk in the Treehouse where I write. I bought it a few years ago as an epiphany purchase.
It was one of those times when I was sucked in the vortex a boutique in Minneapolis, the wallet in my pocket a burning inferno. … Read More
“A good rest is half the work.” ~Proverb
I don’t always do everything I know I should do.
I know I can only do so much, yet I often feel compelled to say yes to every exciting project that comes my way–even if it means working more than is ideal.
I know I shouldn’t over-stimulate my mind at night, yet I frequently postpone shut-eye for just a little more writing time.… Read More
“Excellence can be obtained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, expect more than others think is possible.” ~Unknown
A revelation came to me the other day during lunch with my co-worker.
As I wolfed down my germ-infused, salad-bar lunch, I thought about my father for no particular reason other than I probably miss him since moving out of my parents’ house two weeks ago.… Read More
“Get yourself grounded and you can navigate even the stormiest roads in peace.” ~Steve Goodier
Sometimes my head is in the clouds on a massive scale.
This isn’t always a bad thing for me. When I am blissfully ignorant of reality, it can feel beautiful and exhilarating—shiny, I call it. It can be a welcome respite from the days when life feels dark and painfully uncertain.… Read More
Thank you to everyone who entered the book giveaway for You Cannot Be Serious – and 32 Rules That Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom!
The two winners (chosen using Randomizer.org) are:
Laurie from Cuddle Hugs
Cyndi from So Much More Than a Mom
Congratulations! I will email you later today to get your mailing address.… Read More
I have this morning ritual. I sit in my living room and write down all the things I love about my life. It’s not really that elaborate. My list is usually quite simple.
This morning I wrote about how much I love my new accountant; how grateful I was that the sun came out today; how good it felt to be sore from the yoga class the day before; and how much I enjoy watching my dog play with her toy.… Read More
Update: The winners have already been chosen for this giveaway. Subscribe to The Tiny Buddha List to learn about future contests!
“Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive.” ~Elbert Hubbard
I have the utmost respect for mothers.
Their daily lives require an aptitude for all the qualities that make us good people: love, kindness, patience, generosity, and, perhaps most importantly, a sense of balance.… Read More
“Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day.” ~Unknown
I was in a motorbike accident in 1987. Believe it or not, it was on September the 11th. The physician in the emergency room delivered the bad news and told me the right knee cap had cracked.… Read More
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~Lao Tzu
Ever since my birthday in December, I’ve been changing things up. I think it’s good once in a while to take inventory and make new decisions.
You don’t always have to analyze why you decided to do something, or where you went wrong, or where it all started.… Read More
“Change is the only constant.” ~Heraclitus
Life can be a constant barrage of new and exciting experiences. Still even the most savvy and confident of us can get thrown off balance during the unexpected changes life throws our way.
My husband’s job means that we move—a lot. I dislike moving, but every time there is an opportunity to move through the pain and find a new sense of peace. … Read More
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to leave the world a better place; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
My father is my hero, and one of the most successful men in the world.… Read More
“Begin at once to live and count each separate day as a separate life.” ~Seneca
At times, it’s seemed as though life contains an endless supply of days.
When I was younger, I thought this for sure. It didn’t matter how long I held a grudge, or how long I waited to do something I wanted—there would be an unlimited pool of other opportunities.… Read More
“Why compare yourself with others? No one in the entire world can do a better job of being you than you.” ~Unknown
We all do it or have done it at some point in our lives: we compare ourselves to others and gauge where we are based on what we observe them to be doing.… Read More
“Whenever you fall, pick something up.” ~Oswald Avery
There are plenty of people in this world who know how to be successful. But how many of them know how to fail?
When you fail, that’s when you become stronger—you learn to pick yourself back up, dust yourself off and move on.… Read More
“All appears to change when we change.” -Henri-Frédéric Amiel
I admit it—I’m a change addict. I love new cities, apartments, jobs and friends. This can be both a strength and a weakness.
On the one hand, I never shy away from a new experience or opportunity. On the other hand, it takes a strong effort for me to stick with anything once the novelty wears off.… Read More
“A bend in the road is not the end of the road…unless you fail to make the turn.” ~Unknown
Let’s face it: we all dwell on the past from time to time. That’s okay—we’re human beings with emotions. As we live life and experience it to its fullest, it’s only natural that we sometimes cling onto what once was.… Read More