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Happy almost 2012!

It’s been an exciting year for Tiny Buddha. For one thing, the community has grown, but what I find most exciting is that the number of people sharing their stories and engaging with other people has increased exponentially.

During the first year, I published two posts from the community per week. In January of 2011, submissions slowed down, and I wondered if perhaps I’d need to take a new direction with the blog.

In February, however, that all changed, and posts started coming in so frequently that I was able to publish one per day, and oftentimes had to ask people to hold off on submitting so that I could catch up.

That has remained steady all year, and I’m excited to see that countless insightful, helpful, loving conversations have unfolded in the comments, some which included me and others that did not.

Tiny Buddha is what it is because people are willing to be honest about their experiences, and in doing so help others and let them know they are not alone. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll contribute a post in 2012!

I have learned so much from everyone who has shared themselves here. So here are the top 10 insights of 2011 (based on page views and comments):

1. Anyone can be a hero.

I wrote this tiny post, Choose to Be a Hero, after hearing Dr. Phil Zimbardo speak. His research has revealed that we all have the potential for good and bad, and it’s largely influenced by our situations.

So what exactly makes a hero? Simply put, a hero is someone who chooses not to watch and wait in the face of a crisis. You don’t need to save someone from impending death to be a hero. You just need to speak up when your instincts tell you someone is being mistreated. The world is a better place when we all look out for each other.

2. We can choose to decrease our pain by letting go.

I wrote the post 40 Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Pain in 2009—and it remains one of the top three most visited posts on the site. It offers 40 things we can do, right now, to help ourselves let go frustration, bitterness, stress, and even past relationships.

We can’t change that life involves pain, but we get to choose what we do from moment to moment—and we can always choose to do something that helps us live peacefully in the now.

3. It’s okay to walk away from something that hurts you.

Kelly Reynold’s post Knowing When to Walk Away from Unrequited Love struck a nerve with a lot of us. It’s never easy or simple to move on when we feel attached to a person or a relationship we hoped would be, but sometimes it’s the best thing for us.

As Kelly wrote, “Loyalty and commitment teach us that we are not to walk away from people that we love…But if your relationship, be it friendship or romantic love, is unbalanced and one person is hurting, how much is enough? How many pieces are supposed to break and how damaged can we allow ourselves to get before we…accept that this type of love isn’t healthy?”

From there she suggested “Love and relationships require work and responsibility. We have to learn when to stretch and when to break.”

4. Learning to complain less can make us happier.

Lauren Stewart offered 10 concrete things we can do to minimize the urge to complain, from regular venting to practicing gratitude. I suspect this one resonated so strongly because complaining can feel instinctive, and yet it’s highly unproductive. It can also leave us feeling negative and depleted—but fortunately, there is another way.

5. We can deal with anger most effectively when we resist the urge to immediately act on it.

Earlier this year, when a reader sent me an email attacking my character, I decided to create a healthy roadmap for dealing with anger. I outlined 20 things we can do to deal with anger, encompassing sitting with it, exploring it, responding from a place of calm, and then learning from it to make positive changes in the future.

6. Criticism can actually have benefits—25 of them to be exact!

Since Tiny Buddha has received more attention this year, I have received more criticism—some constructive, and some, not so much. I decided to focus on the benefits of receiving criticism, and compiled them in the post How to Handle Criticism Well: 25 Reasons to Embrace It.

7. Peace is often a matter of asking ourselves the right questions.

Lynn Zavaro contributed more than a dozen posts this year, the most popular of which was 6 Questions That Will Make You Feel Peaceful and Complete. The first, a three-part question: What if there was nothing I needed to fix in me? What if there was nothing I needed to change?  What if I was perfect just the way I am now?

8. We have more to appreciate than we may often realize.

At the start of the year, Celestine Chua compiled a list of 60 Things to Be Grateful for in Life. Some of them are things we occasionally take for granted—like our senses and our legs. Others are somewhat unexpected, like disappointment and fears. All remind us to look around and realize we’re fortunate, even on the days when we struggle.

9. We can let go of fear if we stop the stories in our heads.

Sometimes we start making comparisons in our mind, and that leads to a host of unhealthy, fear-based choices. In her brave post Let Go of Fear by Stopping the Stories in Your Head, Angela Gunn shared how her internal stories can lead her to shopping, overeating, and mindlessly surfing the web and watching television, and also offered a few tips to take control of our minds and our suffering.

10. We always have the choice to reinvent ourselves.

If you ever feel stuck or trapped in your life, know that you can consciously choose to reinvent yourself and your reality. The future does not have to create you—you create the future. That was Melissa Kirk’s message in the post 5 Steps to Reinvent Yourself. We have a say about who we become, and it starts with what we choose to do.

The Giveaway

To celebrate the New Year—and another year of Tiny Buddha—I’d like to give away 3 autographed copies of my book, Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions. You can enter the giveaway by:

1. Leave a comment noting what you’d like to see from tinybuddha.com in 2012.

2. Tweet: RT @tinybuddha Tiny Buddha Book GIVEAWAY & Top 10 Insights of 2011 http://bit.ly/uxmKxS

If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still enter by completing the first step. You can enter until midnight PST on Monday, January 2nd.

For 2012

I have some big plans for 2012, including some plans to expand the site, and I’m hoping to also create some mutually beneficial partnerships. Specifically, I’d like to create some tools, apps, and products related to peace and mindfulness.

If you are a developer or a distributor interested in partnering with Tiny Buddha, please contact me at email(AT)tinybuddha(DOT)com with a specific idea. I look forward to connecting with you!

And lastly, a request: If you have already read my book, Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions, will you please leave me a review on Amazon.com? Those reviews make a big difference when potential readers are deciding whether or not to purchase. I would appreciate your support.

Wishing you a peaceful, healthy, happy 2012 friends!

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About Lori Deschene

Tiny Buddha Founder Lori Deschene is the author of the Tiny Wisdom eBook series (which includes one free eBook) & co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an eCourse that helps you get unstuck & change your life. She's now seeking stories to include in her next book, 365 Tiny Love Challenges by Tiny Buddha. Click here to share your story! For inspiring posts and wisdom quotes, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter & Facebook.

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  • Brittany Mckenzie

    I already visit tinybuddha.com every day, and I must say that it really does give me a great start to my morning and reminds me to stay positive throughout the day.  In 2012 I would like for everyone to keep up the great work, and perhaps to start having posts on the weekends if possible.  I share these posts on my facebook every day and they always get great feedback so if there were a way to spread the message of Tiny Buddha to more people I think it would bring even more to the community.  Happy New Year!  I think 2012 will be the best yet for TB.

  • Kate

    Thank you for everything you’ve done this year for me! In 2012, it might be interesting to have more thinking around the smaller things in life. I have sometimes avoided (silly as that sounds) reading certain articles because their titles seem so lofty. I tend to find that they’re rarely so (and thanks for that!), but tiny actions from Tiny Buddha might impact me more directly on a daily basis.

  • http://profiles.google.com/lucrecerbraxton Lucrecer Braxton

    Honestly, I have enjoyed what I have been seeing on the site. Continue to offer thought provoking posts and encouragement. That would be awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/VickiCasal Vicki Casal

    Love what you are doing here. I share many of your posts with my friends and also on a couple of my Facebook pages.  I am looking forward to reading your new book.

  • Paula

    I love the site and I would like to just see the articles continue in 2012. I especially like the ones with lists and enjoy the beautiful pictures each day.

  • Frank

    Hello Lori! It has been a wonderful 2011 with TB, and I am sure it will great in 2012 as well.

    You can consider to have a “hero of the month” post, where people share their stories about how they made a difference in someone else’s lives, being inspired by TB wisdom.

    Thanks, peace and metta,

    frank
    http://www.amareway.org/

  • Hope

    Nice! :)

  • http://twitter.com/SmittnbyBritain SmittenbyBritain

    I love this list and I’ll be sharing with others. Would really enjoy a copy of your new book as well. Happy New Year!

  • Sandybeach5

    Happy 2012 TB! love the succint and pithy daily tips!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=533258684 Lani Pratt

    Lori, I only just discovered Tiny Buddha this past year, but have to say that it was one of the pivotal discoveries for me personally.  It was you post above, #5, re: anger.  Since then, I make sure to read every post of yours that I see on FB.  Thank you from the bottom of my  heart for helping me find my center again.

  • Marguerite

    I’ve just started reading TB, and would just like to thank you for the loving thoughts.  I know that 2012 will be an emotionally healthy one with your help.

  • Friend

    I love this site.  I find it brings me much food for my soul at times I need it most.  Would love to have a copy of your book, even I don’t win the giveaway.  Someone told me today, that when I speak, I speak peace.  What a wonderful compliment!  I want to attribute some of that “peace” to you, as it is the mind expanding information I absorb every time I read Tiny Buddha.  Where can I find a little pink buddha like the one in the picture??

  • http://twitter.com/cleo1903 Cleo

    Your site has been truly helpful to me and others I’ve shared it with. I’d like to see some tips about dealing with stressors that come with living in a large city. Thanks

  • Amber

    I have enjoyed discovering Tiny Buddha (on Twitter) in 2011.  I always seem to find insight from the posts.  I would particularly appreciate more emails/posts that suggest concrete tools I could use to share these insights with my friends and family (not just sending them an email to read, but things I can DO).  Thanks again for your work and congratulations on the book!

  • http://www.redlotusmama.com redlotusmama

    Posts from Tiny Buddha have really helped open my eyes, mind and heart in 2011. I look forward to what it brings in 2012. Of course I want posts focused on dealing with heartbreak and moving on, finding some sort of balance and focus on a daily basis. But, honestly, I would love to see an Android phone app! Happy new year!

  • Lisas

    I really look forward to readings of the Tiny Buddha everyday.. It makes my day a lot happier and got alot easier. I can always go to the web-site when I am having a bad day and it brings me joy and a peaceful feeling. So rthank you for the joy that you bring to my life on a daily basis.

  • Celticmomof02

    I’m so ecited for a chance to win!! I look forward to all you bring to my life you enrich my life everyday!

  • David Orman

    I really like your site quite a bit and appreciate the opportunity for guest posting. It makes reading from so many different perspectives, most enjoyable as well.

    Perhaps personal interviews either written or video posting would be something to add, particularly the latter.

    Thank you.

    David
    http://www.hghplus.net

  • Hans Schmidt

    Tiny Buddha has been one of my great finds of 2011. Thank you!

    In 2012? Thank you for everything just the way it is.

  • http://thislittlelark.wordpress.com/ this little lark

    Ohh Tiny Buddha… I love what you do! I am working towards building the same kind of health and wellness community! Keep on sharing in 2012… hearing others’ stories is what is most inspiring! :)

    Blessings to you :)

    http://thislittlelark.wordpress.com (blog)
    http://www.facebook.com/thislittlelark (become a fan on facebook!)

  • Silverravenmoon77

    Hello Lori. I am happy I stumbled upon this page it has helped me out in so many ways,as for what id like to see in 2012, just to keep all the helpfull and inspiring articles comming, I do love the quotes thats 1 of my favorite things.,I hope to read one of the books soon. your doing a wonderfull job I can’t think of anything that could possibly make it any better! :)

  • Pam

    I love the articles that you send everyday! I often forward them on to people who may appreciate a specific message that you are sending and encourage them to sign up to receive them, too. I look forward to whatever you may write in 2012. Can’t think of anything in particular that I’d want to be changed. Namaste.

  • Chelle

    Tiny Buddha has helped me turn the corner this year during a particularly challenging time and find level ground from which to go forward. Great messages, thought provoking and spot on.  

    I look forward to challenging fodder through the daily messages.  What I’d like to see from TB in 2012 —> perhaps a mechanism for connecting people with similar experiences.  

    Thanks so much!  

  • Suznjay

    Your site and encouraging words have sustained me during my husbands battle with cancer. I look forward to your posts and keep the 92 Life Lessons  on my memo board next to my computer.
    Susan H

  • Rose

    Words cannot express how much Tiny Buddha has helped me this year.  I am so very grateful to have a place to go and feel that I am not the only one going through what I am.  So thank you for all the kind & encouraging words.  And I think for the next year just keep on doing what your doing.   

  • Anonymous

    I so look forward to my Tiny Buddha e-mail! It’s the first one I open, like a little treasure to ponder during the day! Thank you so much! They are often timely. Right after Christmas, my daughter was upset because she had broken a tiny part of her favorite new Christmas toy! She was so angry with herself for “ruining” her beloved toy. What popped in my e-mail that day you may ask? “Peacefully Imperfect” what a gift for me to share with my daughter! We talked about how a giant teddy bear I had made 40 years ago, is now her favorite sleep buddy. How it’s missing an eye, the tongue fell off, and it’s showing signs of being well loved by tons of kids over 40 years! I explained to her, that her new favorite toy is showing the signs of being loved, despite it’s imperfections. And, to take it a step further, my daughter walks with a limp and has large surgical scars, she made the leap! Yep, something to ponder for a long time to come! Thank you Tiny Buddha! Keep ‘em coming!

  • erica

    I just want to let you know Lori, that TB has helped me  a ton this year. Thank you for your blog.

  • Cindi Borax

    I would like to see more of the same. ;)  Really though, I’ve been finding the posts on dealing with life in general (particularly on the topic of ‘letting go’) helpful, and would like to see more of that.  Someone else mentioned that they’d like to see an app…I think that’s a good idea too.

  • http://MarketingMethods.net/ Michele

    What an encouraging recap of suggestions from 2011. Coping skills are on my mind these days… fresh ones. :)

  • Tabitha

    I say continue your vision you have for Tiny Buddha because in doing so you’ve helped so many people and will continue to do so on your journey. I love everything about your site and love reading it and getting great advice and help. Thank you for taking the time to help others keep up the great work :)

  • Diane

    Finding your website has been a wonderful discovery.  I often share your posts on Facebook.  Thank you to you and your contributors for insights that brighten my day, inspire my writing, and help me view life with a different perspective. Please continue doing what you are doing.  May 2012 be a year full of new discoveries.

  • Karen

    I would love to read more about addiction on Tiny Buddha.  I love your posts,and am so grateful for all you share!  Happy New Year!

  • http://www.facebook.com/neelyandbax Angela Arnett

    I would love to see Tiny Buddha come up with a facebook group or create events encouraging interaction among readers, i.e. a monthly book club with a discussion (as an event) – perhaps starting with your own :). I would also love to see an e book with the most popular posts on a variety of subjects – kind of a “tiny buddha whole life” compilation for the year with posts on food, travel, meditation, depression, forgiveness, etc.
    Keep up the great work – thank you being a ray of sunshine each day of 2011!

  • Mia McLaughlin

    Continue to feed my soul, surprise my psyche and make me think! :) Happy 2012 and to finding new ways to express universal wisdom.

  • Stephencd

    Please continue what you are doing ! If it aint broke dont fix it!!!!

    Steve

  • Crodriguez

    Happy 2012!

  • Anabelhaceres

    I’d like to read about how to deal with family

  • Anonymous

    Hi tiny Buddha loved your way . I would like to see a post which helps Students 

  • http://twitter.com/ari5000 MainerTrader

    Great site.  Maybe one idea would be to suggest books or movies that illustrate Buddhist thought/actions.

  • Rahul

    So insightful and yet simple to follow. Happy Almost New Year and may many new changes come to the site invoking thoughts from the same wonderful people.

  • Printpopceo

    I have to say that I hope that you will continue doing what you have been doing in 2012, I LOVE LOVE LOVE my TB messages every single day and often act upon them, either researching, reflecting, or meditating on them.  They have been an important part of my healing and growth over the past year, especially the past few months!!! Thank you!!!

  • Phd2all

    I really enjoy the site and articles – I always seeem to read what I need to!
    Keep up the great work and inspiration!

  • http://twitter.com/LadyTerror Lady Terror

    Hi Lori! Love the site. I would love to see more video and possibly more opportunities for contributors. I also love apps. So any app that allows you to get more content via phone or IPad would be great.

  • Blrathier

    I’ld like to see some more on reinventing yourself, dealing with separation and loss as I am newly separated, starting a new life on my own.  Love your site, would love to win the book!
    Brenda

  • Mixon20012001

    As a recent finder of TB I have enjoyed ending the year with your bits of wisdom. I would like to see affirmations and positive happenings from the TB followers. 

  • Mborolady55

    I have really enjoyed all the articles on tinybuddha and have printed out several to carry with me to re-read as needed. I would like to see more articles for those of us who are ‘older’ which means 50+ and the heartaches and problems that we face in our relationships. Keep up the good work and wish you continued success in 2012!!

  • Leigh

    My request for 2012 is that you keep doing exactly what you have been doing.  If you would like to enhance it, great, but I love Tiny Buddha exactly the way it is.  

    It is uncanny how often it feels lately like you are writing to me.  The day after my beloved dog died, you published a post on the ideal time to appreciate each other.  I shared it with others, some of whom had children coming home for the holidays.  It was equally profound for them.

    Wednesday  a dear friend has suffered a huge blow in her relationship with her partner.  Thursday you post about Learning from the relationships that didn’t work out.  In being present with her, some of the things in that article helped me to help her.  She is now feeling as though she isn’t handling it well, and today Tiny Buddha is about being good to yourself – you are doing the best you can.  She hears me when I say it, but it is doubly meaningful to her when she also sees it.  

    THANK YOU for being such a positive force in my life, and helping me be a positive force in the lives of others.  

    A peaceful, healthy, happy 2012 to you.

  • Tiffany

    Thank you for posting such inspirational material here. There is always something relevant and enlightening, so I’d very much enjoy and appreciate seeing that type of content continue. Have a happy, healthy, safe new year.

  • TayloredMei

    In 2012 I would like to see tinybuddha.com making an impact on my balance of positivity. I hope to see many more posts that will help me become a better, more positive person. As a fairly new reader I think those things are key for me. I would also like to see more of the same lovely, motivating ideas that are already on the blog. Thank you!

  • Lisavratnysmith

    Thank you for hosting & writing this beautiful, insightful blog. I am inspired by your practice and so appreciate your willingness to share your journey.
    Namaste

  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.pulkka Karen Pulkka

    I love TB, especially the lists and practical advice that I can start implementing right away.  In 2012 I would love to see more of what you have been doing and more videos up on the youtube channel.  Thanks so much for the work that you do!

  • http://bringmindyhome.wordpress.com/ Jessica

    I just discovered tinybuddha about a month ago.  I am already in love it it, and with seeing the wonderful posts on Facebook.  In 2012, I’d like to see that all continue!  The occasional ‘what has brought you joy today?’ posts are heartwarming!

  • Kizel

    Tiny Buddha is great just as it is.  If I were to offer any suggestions for what to post in 2012 it would be to continue the inspirational, motivational, soul-searching posts and avoid the holier than thou smug postings that occasionally show up.  Those are a real turn-off.  I think most of the people who frequent your site are struggling and soul-searching and looking for the daily inspiration you provide.  They do not want to read a post from someone who rants on and on about how great they are and how they have it all together and how they know all the answers to the big questions in life and how they’re superior because they’re vegan and they do yoga and they meditate and they’ve got three Master’s degrees and they’ve traveled the world, etc. etc.  Definitely a turn-off.  I agree with Kate that it might be nice if you just focused on the simple, everyday things that affect everyone.

  • Cath Henderson

    I love the articles on your website! I access the majority of them through Twitter so please continue to post your updates and articles there.

    Thank you & Happy New Year!

  • GinaRClark

    I would never be so presumptuous to tell you what to write. Your posts always seem to be in sync with whatever I’m going through. Reading your blog is enlightening & like fresh air on Twitter. Cheers in the New Year and beyond.

  • Jann Dougherty

    Hi, and almost Happy New Year! Know what? I’d love to meet you in person! You have such reverence already through your words – can you imagine the impact you’d have with an audience? I really think you’re the next Oprah or Deepak just waiting in the wings…think about it. Wishing you all the peace, love, and joy you can handle in 2012!

  • Blake

    I am pretty new to following Tiny Buddha on twitter.  I love what I’ve read so far.  For 2012, I simply say keep up the good work!

  • Baghdadmedia@yahoo.com

    I’ve read and re-read many of your posts. Maybe having a one line inspirational thought on Monday’s to start the week out would be nice. Thanks

  • Greatwht

    I love tiny Buddha , it helps me daily an always seems to know what I need that day to help, I hope for 2012 Tiny Buddha continues to be the best it is today

  • Claudia

    Wishing you all a wonderful end to your year, and a beautiful year ahead! I love the posts you currently have on Tiny Buddha and enjoy reading them, so I would say more of the same. As I’m starting a new business and would like to keep it in harmony with the rest of my life, posts related to that would be particularly helpful thou not necessary.
    Much love and gratitude!

  • Alisa

    I love Tiny Buddha =) I’d love to see more of the same with your articles, especially living life in the present & achieving goals.

  • Nancy

    I constantly find the right thing at the right time. It’s like you are my wise friend, right next to me. For the 2012,just keep up the great work.

  • lisa

    I look forward to seeing all the new 2012 developments you mentioned. Tiny Buddha is great!

  • Cocoa Popps

    I really appreciate TB! It serves as another tool of synchronizing assurance on some of my feelings and experiences. I’m actually not sure if you already do this, but I think video could be cool–but I do appreciate TB for what it already is!

  • Kimberly Jones

    I am new to Tiny Buddha, but regardless of that, I’d love to see this in 2012, more and more ways to “spread the light, and be the light.”  My inner anxieties and this over-saturated world often lead me away from my light and my good work.  More ways to connect with the inner light inside me and spread it around. 

  • Jocelyn Bagley

    I’d like to see more great articles on transformation….little steps we can take every day into our personal greatness!  Thank you for asking.

  • Sallyschnurr

    I love this website and the inspiration that comes with it everyday. I have shared it with my daughters and I would love to read your book. My wish for 2012 is that my inbox has Tiny Buddha in it every day as it has every day in 2011.

  • Guest

    Hi Lori!  Thank you for the site, I get inspired by the newsletter every day.  In 2012, I would love for you to continue the great work you’ve done in 2011, and perhaps more lists.  I love the lists.  Thanks!

  • Heather

    I really appreciate having this website. It’s helped me be more mindful in 2011. I’d like to see a different layout on the home – perhaps something more concise. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the info and don’t where to start. A good problem to have :)

  • http://twitter.com/breezeysage Breeze

    beautiful photos, inspiration, positivity, uplifting articles… pretty much everything we’ve already been seeing. thanks for continuing it in 2012!

  • Crystalf

    Today is the first time I’ve seen tinybuddha, so my suggestion for 2012 tb is work the social networks harder to get the word out .. it’s great, so I would want to get the site / msg out to more.  Do you do a daily tweet?

  • Bloominwild89

    I’d like to see a place where we can post about random acts of kindness either received or done. Lately I’ve had many amazing random acts of kindness happen to me. It’s made me want to share the love!

    Love,
    Sarah :)

  • Megan Huber

    Hi Lori! For 2012, we would LOVE a iPhone/iPod app! So I can really bring tiny buddha with me everywhere :) Continue the encouraging words and maybe even set up a blog for the readers!

  • Dholahansr

    Would like to see a little more in depth coverage of meditation.  

  • http://www.creativityprompt.com/ Avital

    I am looking forward to more of the same words of wisdom that help bring more happiness into my everyday life. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/taly_g/status/152830522022821889

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mandy-OBrien/1651154665 Mandy O’Brien

    I just recently found your site, so I’m interested to read more. I would love to read and review a copy of the book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1483215429 Kathy Simoncelli

    I love the site and enjoy the facebook posts immensely; I often repost them. I have no suggestions for you, you are doing great. I would like to win the book because I have no money to buy it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LisaJohnson999 Lisa Johnson

    I love love LOVE TB! In fact, it was one of the VERY few email subscriptions I actually kept when I recently simplified my inbox!  My only suggestion is to continue on… are there tiny buddha meetup groups? Love and peaceful blessings!

  • Jenniferb79

    Hi Lori. I have loved getting your emails on a daily basis and for 2012 I just hope that you can continue what you have started and keep making me stop and think each day about my life ahead.

  • rwdluvbird

    I love Tiny Buddha. As my life is in a major transition right now, i would love to see some post relating to getting thru tough times when you feel paralyzed from the fear of the unknown, change, and  unexpected divorce.

  • Merrie

    Thanks so much for your daily e-mails! They have been such a source of peace and assurance everyday while I at my less-than-ideal job, wondering how to get through some days and wondering how on earth I will ever get to my next step. Through your words and those you’ve shared, I am learning to savor each moment even when they seem so far away from what I imagined for myself. I am breaking through the barriers of preconceptions and narrow definitions of myself and views of the world, and it feels like I’m learning how to come home to my real self.

    For the future of TinyBuddha, I will echo the words of many other comments here: Just keep opening up to your source of inspiration, to your heart, and keep sharing with us the adventures of your learning and living. You are always easy to listen to because you share the struggles, because you experience the same world we live in, and because from this common place you share the tiny steps you take to transform fear in to love always.

    Thanks so much, and here’s to a wonderful 2012 for you and Tiny Buddha!

  • Cdkane

    as a new reader i have been really impressed reading through the archives; for 2012 i think i would like to see things that push me beyond my comfort zone; make my expand my horizons; i’m trying things now but most people are extremely unsupportive because they don’t have the same interests as me, so anything that would help me to see that i have no limits except what i set for myself, sometimes correctly, sometimes wrongly, are what counts – not what other people think

  • Cstoehr

    Your site continues to inspire me.  I hope your new year is inspirational to you!  

  • Anne

    Hi Lori,
    Thanks for linking your website to Twitter, it has helped me and friends get through a challenging year.  I look upon it as my best
    friend, one which is wise and inspirational helping me to clarity difficult situations and how not to internalize them.

    I look forward to the your new quotes and stories in 2012.  Please continue to inspire and empower  to those who seek wisdom.

    Anne

  • Cd_at_aspenacres

    Tiny Buddha has been so wonderful for me and it is so appreciated and treasured. What I would like to see in the future is more of exactly the same type of wisdom we have been getting, it is all amazing. One idea perhaps is to have people post in about how they are making a difference to better this world and it could be all kinds of things. We could see hundreds of ideas blossoming onto that page….ideas can be so enlightening in themselves, and shared… if resonated with,they could work forward and spread across the planet.   

  • Val M

    Hello Lori – a massive fan of Tiny Buddha as it’s awoken my “third” eye. If there is a chance to post pictures of great, kind or inspirational acts, as the old saying goes, seeing is believing. Keep up the positive energy & all the very best for you in the new year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elizabeth-Brown-Thums/652441809 Elizabeth Brown Thums

    I discovered tinybuddha this year, so I’m still working on reading all of the content on the blog and soon hope to buy the book. But I also have nothing but praise for the excellent job you and the contributors do…each blog is a piece of insight and inspiration. Keep doing what you’re doing! Since you mentioned above you thought about maybe creating products, I’d be interested in some yoga products, especially clothing. I’m having a hard time finding yoga clothing that are inspirational colors, maybe inspired by chakras, or that have nice prints on them. I agree that an app would be fun, too. I also enjoy the quotes associated with each post. I often copy and paste them into my own status and receive many comments on how inspirational they are. I wonder, could you create separate quote posts that we could share on social networks that wouldn’t include the whole blog post? Thank you and look forward to everything tinybuddha has to offer in 2012!

  • http://twitter.com/ZaraAlexis Zara Garcia-Alvarez

    Thank you for your mindful blog. (I especially love the photo of the tiny, purple Buddha.) 

    With 2012 soon approaching, may I suggest (only since you’ve asked for input) that perhaps you could also include and parallel Buddhism with the practice of yoga, specifics for beginners, and parallels to other forms of religion, theology, practices? How about a space for social community in the form of forums so that those that may be interested may further share their experiences? Would a monthly book club for Tiny Buddha work? I’d like to participate in something like that. News of events pertaining to Buddhism that are available locally for those who wish to attend. And of course, more giveaways! And to freshen things up, you could also simply redesign your blog page just for a change.I hope these suggestions may be of help to you. Wishing you the best of success and peace in 2012.

  • http://twitter.com/DragonTat2 Susan

    Thank you for your site and for emailing me such beautiful inspiration.

    I would like to see a little history of Buddha,and perhaps Guan Yin, and how their wisdom continues to affect us all.

    Peace&Blessings, now & always

  • Amiramelody

    I’d like to see ways to stay on the track of being kind, present and loving in such a busy, stressful world. 

    I also like Frank’s idea below :) 

  • Christinemreed

    Inner peace. Suggestions for being still within amidst the storm both within and outside. Making peace w past and learning to set healthy boundaries.

  • Hazel

    Hi, I just wanted to thank you for your website and daily emails. I have just had the most difficult year of my life and at some point during it, I stumbled upon Tiny buddha.  I can’t tell you how much it has helped and continues to inspire me to get through things.  I have just started reading your new book and it is amazing and would recommend it to anyone.  I wish you every success in 2012 

  • FlyingRFarm

    I am new to TB but in my short week, I am learning so much. I have always been rough around the edges and stubborn beyond explanation; most people don’t always like these qualities. Being a navy officer wife, a mom to a young toddler and running a farm over 3,000 miles away from any family has taken a toll on me emotionally and physically. As soon as we showed up in our current post, my husband deployed and forced me to pick up a lot of unwanted shattered pieces from tragic situations. It helps to learn we are not alone.

    I would like to learn more about how to deal with family, extended and immediate. I have had a lot of problems with immediate family when I was young and current. At this point I have decided walking away is more healthy but it is very hard to do.

    I would also like to see an IPhone app. It makes browsing the site easier when on the go.

  • Nita

    Hi Lori, 

    I am so grateful to have discovered Tiny Buddha in 2011. I’d love to see more workshops and TB community events either online or in person. Love to you in the New Year. ~nita 

  • Janet Pal

    Just keep doing what you’re doing, because you’re doing great as far as I am concerned!

  • Hazel Miller

    Dear Lori, 
    Whenever I feel down, or need some inspiration, I find myself at your site. Needless to say, I enjoy your site very much. However, I would love if your site included some wisdom as to how to help or communicate with our teenage sons or daughters. Adolescence is a very trying time and I would appreciate your wisdom regarding this topic. Thank you so much for the time and effort that you placed on this site, sharing your wisdom.

    Best regards,
    Hazel 

  • TFJ

    Lori,

    I like the site very much just the way it is. I would be interested on people’s thoughts on the arts and healing & balance. Thanks for all you do.

  • Danielle

    Tiny Buddha is doing great; I am never disappointed and I would like to see more of everything :]

  • Brian Leck

    This has been one of the most difficult years I’ve had to face, for many reasons.  Your blog and weekly posts have helped me become more comfortable with myself, where I am in my life and what is to come and I can’t thank you enough for helping me release my anguish and fear.  Anything you do in 2012 will be great, thanks for sharing and caring!!

  • K8e

    Well, I have enjoyed everything from this year, so I hope to see more of the same please!

  • Kimatthecreek

    Delightful! Thanks for considering me for a book

  • Kimatthecreek

    I have to say I enjoy the photos of tiny Buddhas. I am looking for one of my own.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Lori,
    I really enjoyed reading and looking at all the beautiful pictures.  It is good to start the day and read a Tiny Buddha quote.  There does not seem to be a group like this in Australia – I think alot of people really need inspiration in their lives.

    THANK YOU

  • Linda H.

    I am new here and so very glad I discovered Tiny Buddha!  I’m really enjoying all of the entries and look forward to catching up on what I have missed since I found you.  I am starting to explore basic yoga.  Maybe you could post an occasional post on yoga or an occasional yoga pose.  Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Hunt/1164892780 Chris Hunt

    Happy New Year Lori! I haven’t been a member long but I really enjoy the articles. I have only just begun learning about Buddhism and they have really helped me be able to start putting it all into my everyday life. The apps coming up sound like a great idea. I’d also like to read what you have to say about the Four Noble Truths and Eight-fold Path. I enjoy hearing about other people’s journeys into Western Buddhism.

  • Row_xvi

    Hi Lori,
    I’m a recent subscriber to tiny buddha, just this December, and I have learned a lot. Thank you for all the lessons shared by you and other subscribers. I would like to be able to share some of my experiences too. Next year, I hope there would be more articles about self-confidence and being courageous. Good job and I wish us all peace and happiness! :)

    -Ro, Philippines

  • Meredith

    Hi Lori! Thank you for the words of wisdom and encouragement! I really enjoy my daily dose in the inbox each day. For 2012 I would like to see more on letting go, moving forward, and forgiveness. I have been going through a very difficult divorce and I want to be able to look ahead positively and rejoice in the small accomplishments each day.
    Again…thank you for bringing to light many of the questions we all struggle with and offering constructive ways to heal.
    Meredith

  • tmc

    I retweeted about the contest (@returntorural)

  • tmc

    I’m curious about other women’s spiritual lives and would like to read more about that topic in 2012. 

  • andreaturtle

    Thanks so much for everything you do! I look forward to reading your posts every day. I’ve noticed how many people comment on your posts, and I’m sure you don’t have time to respond to all of them. For 2012, maybe it would be nice to have a forum on your site, where people can go to discuss the posts, ask for advice, or give advice. It might be helpful for the many of us who can’t afford therapy, but still need someone to talk to – a safe space online unlike other forums where there can be mean and critical people.
    Also, maybe a tiny buddha t-shirt? You could hold a contest for the design (I’m sure there’s lots of creative folks in your fan base).
    One last thing, are you planning on doing any book signings?

  • http://twitter.com/philipyeoh Philip Yeoh

    Hi Lori, your e-book and your TB website has made a difference in my life…I would love to see more quotes (can’t get enough of it!) and perhaps maybe a TB app for Android?
     
    Blessings of love, peace, and joy to you for the New Year :)

  • Terdown

    Thank you for sharing so much! I read your site every day to get me through my darkest of days and it truly helps. The past 6 months have been draining for me and I only have your site that I read to keep my daily motivation.

  • Amanda

    Hello Lori! It’s one thing to get a book by you and another to get an autographed book. :)

    Your website is great, I would appreciate the same kind of pictures – beautiful and inspiring – and the daily posts go on. Oh, and starting some posts with real life examples that happened to you

  • http://twitter.com/lonnie_scott Lonnie Scott

    You have a wonderful site! I’m one of those new people that discovered you just a month ago, maybe two. I read your interview with Jonathan Fields. I’ve been a fan ever since. what could you add to the awesome? How about an app similar to the one Cracked uses. A nice daily or weekly collection of articles that read easily on a mobile without using the browser. Other than that, keep doing what you’re doing ;)

  • Virginia

    Hello!  I’m a new reader.  Maybe some meditation posts?  Thank you!

  • Melenaka

    Dear Lori,

    Tinybuddha.com is now my home page and my go-to source to help me in rising above  many of the difficulties in my life. I would like to see content on how to put the wisdom to practice and help make it part of our daily lives.  Thank you for your work!

    Melinda

  • Jennifer

    Keep doing what you are doing. Your site is great!

  • http://andromeda.qc.ca/ Sherry

    I love this site so much I can’t think of much to suggest. Maybe a photo section where readers can submit inspirational photos?

  • latha pillai

    LEARNING TO WALK AWAY.At the beginning of the year I had a great friendship.
    I end the year without this friend. Nothing I said seemed to make a difference. Finally
    I decided to walk away. Your posts have been to the point, uplifting and as if by magic arrive at the right moment. I look forward to reading your posts through the new year. Bless you

  • Mary

    Thanks much Lori for sharing your wisdom through your site. I have been visiting your site as much as possible everyday to learn and boost my personality. I will always be supporting your site through the coming years. More power and May the good Lord bestow you more blessings! Have a blessed New Year!

  • Jessica

    Already time to celebrate a new year! I have been in love with this site since I recently stumbled upon it this summer. My friend had a quote posted that led me here. I would love to see more inspirational quotes, sometimes its the simplicity that helps you move through the day. Love the articles and can’t wait to see what you do this coming year!

  • David Motta

    Enjoy the site. I’d like to see more ideas around adding compassion to our daily routines. Thank you. David

  • Linda

    This site has been a wonderful source of information and insight to help me on my quest to be a better person. I thank you for it and would so benefit from receiving a copy of the book. It would be a fantastic start to, what I hope will be, a better and brighter year.

  • Denisejane2010

    Thank you Lori for all your wisdom and insight!  You added so many Ah Hah moments to 2011 :)  I like the ideas suggested so far of a forum and hero of the month that allows your followers to be more interactive with you and other followers.  Keep up the great work, 2012 is not the end…just the start of something new!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KPYHSS3TMHWH56UCRSTI2MMWRM DS

    Hi Lori – Tiny Buddha is doing great as it is, I post links to my Facebook page every Friday to pass on the inspiration I get from the posts! Its “Food for the Soul”

  • Karthik

    Hello Lori,

    I have been subscribing to your post for about 7 months now and it has been quite rewarding. Having such a good collection and repository of inspirational and self help articles freely available on the web is a benefit that everyone can utilise at any stage. Much grateful for this on behalf of all the readers of the site. Thank you Lori, for your efforts to reach out and connect to so many. 

    Personally, in the year ahead, I would like to see more posts where people have applied the higher wisdom to overcome their issues and problems. These stories have a deeper impact on the individuals than just a list of contemplative points, as we can relate to them better and more lessons can be learned and inferred from it. As a famous saying goes – ‘the struggle may be individual but the wisdom from it is universal’. 

    Wishing you a year ahead filled with love, health and abundance. May you be able to reach out to more and spread the Light. 

    Best Regards.
    Karthik

  • sos

    I really like reading the article here and would love to see more interviews

  • Prairigrl

    I’ve gone to two major bookstores to find Tiny Buddha and both were sold out. Good news for YOU! =D I wonder if 2012 could include stories and insights about overcoming obstacles (ie. illness) and finding acceptance in difficult situations. 

  • http://giddyfreckles.co.uk/ Rebecca

    I’m so appreciative of the wisdom and inspiration Tiny Buddha has provided for me this year. A massive thank you and well done for all that you’ve achieved in 2011. I can’t wait to continue reading in 2012. I also look forward to your peace and mindfulness products. I’m very keen to start practising meditation, and I already try to remain mindful as much as I can, but any tools to encourage me to do so would be welcomed.

  • Jim Krenz

    I’d like to see shorter articles, and at most, one a day. 

    Brevity inspires clarity.

  • Indra

    Hi Lori, I’m so grateful for Tiny Buddha that helped me tremendously facing deep sorrows in my life. For 2012, If you wouldn’t mind, I’m very much hoping that you could share stories/tips related on how to peacefully accept our sexual identity and how to face Sexual Orientation Discrimination at workplace (from Tiny Buddha’s point of view)? Many thanks in advance Lori!

  • Roseoctober

    I’m a new follower of your blog.  This may seem like a strange request, but could you post once a day instead of 3, 4, or more?  Sometimes when I check my feed and see there are so many posts to catch up on, I feel defeated.  One a day gives me the chance to digest the wisdom before the next tidbit comes along.  Thanks!

  • Jayhenge

    what would i / like to see form Tiny Buddha in 2012……………….my personal feeling is that it is just great as it is, i love my facebook posts everyday and they never cease to make me stop and think…..even if it is only for a short time on those busy days.  
    keep up the good work we all appreciate it. 

    peace light and love

  • Shannon G

    Thank you for sharing your wisdom and that of others on this blog. I have been inspired by many of these ideas in 2011.

    For 2012, one thought is to have some way to tap into the community of people who read the blog and who have similar goals, challenges and/or goals. It would be great to get ongoing support and insight from these folks and to expand the community in a deeper and more meaningful way.

    Best wishes for the New Year!

  • Meghan

    I love your site. There are always many articles per visit that pique my interest. I’d love to see continued submissions from various people (provides for lots of points of view/a new way of thinking about something!) and your own words of wisdom. I’m sure whatever new approaches you choose to take will be great, and I know you will continue to keep up the awesome work! 

    Thank you for this site. :)

  • Kristinelo

    Half of these posts were the ones that struck me the most! (Gratitude, etc) I’ve been a reader of tinybuddah for about a year and read almost everyday. I try my best to be practice what I learn from each post daily :) Pretty excited about the giveaway!

    In 2012, I’d love to read more about ways to deal with overthinking, meditation tips, and anything related to how to be more patient. (these will actually be my intentions for NYE.)

    I really believe a platform on meditation tips integrated into tinybuddah would be really helpful. As a beginner, I’d like to know mantras, book recommendations and any information on classes.
    I’m guessing I’m not the only one?

    -Kristine

  • Kathn47

    Love tinybuddha.com and the wonderful words and ideas found within! 

    Maybe the new year could include a website re-design? Could lead into it with a series of articles about accepting change? :)

    May 2012 bring wonder and peace to you all!

  • Karakristal

    Complex lives can truly be simplified, and many thanks for taking the time to add to this worthwhile cause for the benefit of so many (including myself).  We cannot specify in advance whether 2012 will be a ‘happy’ or ‘sad’ year, but it will be a different year.  And I will continue to read this blog.  I really hesitate to name things that I would like to see in the blog in 2012, because I am completely open to whatever presents itself.  Suffice it to say, I hope to see, and look forward to reading, much more!
    Kara

  • Anonymous

    I am hopeful that you keep doing what you are doing here. I already enjoy the posts. One of my intentions for 2012 is to be more joyful, no matter what the new year brings. Any posts supportive of that intention will be much appreciated!

  • Kate_mak

    I love having Tiny Buddha pop up in my Twitter feed to provide small reminders in a busy life of how to live more beautifully.

    In 2012, I would be interested to hear from people like myself how a certain tweet/post helped change their outlook on a situation or life itself.

    Much love.
    @katewmak

  • Luvmygav

    I just happened to see this post through another page I belong to on Facebook & I would like to see something on here (if not already talked about before) about how to separate or when to separate yourself from family members who you believe continually abuse you mentally.  It leaves much guilt because you are supposed to love your mother and father, but what if it is unhealthy to be in contact with them?  What to do?  I struggle with this one daily.

  • Anonymous

    I have been reading a sharing posts from tinybuddha.com for the last 6 months and have found it to be a very positive and strong force in my life. The articles are great and seem to really tackle some of the big issues that we are all going through while sharing the heart and teachings of Buddha. In 2012 I’d love to see an iPhone app come to life to give even more access to the great content and quotes found on the site. Otherwise I think tinybuddha.come has really an amazing thing going on that is touching, helping, and giving back to people through experiences. I’m excited to keep sharing, and reading in the new year. Thank you. 

    Peace and Blessings. 

  • Dancan25

    Hello.
    I have been reading Tiny Buddha for the past year and love it.  It sometimes feels like certain posts were written “just for me” and is just what I needed to read that day. Keep up the amazing work.  I’d love to see more of healing and letting go from past relationships.

    Thanks and happy 2012!

    Daniela

  • http://www.facebook.com/Shaggy69uo Andy Williams

    I look forward to the daily “Tiny Buddha” e-mail. Always insightful. Thank you so much for this site.
    Love and Peace,
    Andy

  • Goddess1121

    I would like to see more stories from those of us who have changed the way they think and react to life just by reading your blog.  I found you on Twitter and I have to say I share your tiny wisdom on my FB and send links to friends I know are suffering though heartache or even loss of self.  I’m grateful you stuck with it.  May it only grow and bring positive growth to your life.

  • Dan

    Hi Lori,  I’m still new to the site so for me its please do more of the same in 2012!

  • Christine

    Hi Lori!

    This may not win me a copy of your book, but I must say that today, the last day of 2011, is the day I discovered your website & blog thanks to Scott Dinsmore & the interview he posted w/you! I am very grateful to have found you:)

    I look forward to being a part of your community & connecting w/ other likeminded people! I love sharing inspiration & inspiring others! I don’t know enough about Tiny Buddha to make suggestions for 2012 but I hope to be a contributer in 2012! I am in the process of becoming a blogger & your site is really inspiring me to get into action w/ it!!

  • Anonymous

    I  joined the group within the last month. I love the inspirational quotes & the essays that people write.

  • Dixiea

    I have just found your site and it is wonderful.  I haven’t had time to read everything on it.  I can’t suggest your doing anything different in the new year as I am a newby.  I am looking forward to whatever next year brings us.  Thank you for being there and I am so thankful that I found your site.

  • Anonymous

    I have found Tiny Buddha to be one of my most beneficial discoveries of the past year! You’re truly doing an awesome job. I’m looking forward to seeing what changes you have up your sleeve in the coming year. Happy New Year!

  • MJ

    perhaps: Tiny Buddha for newcomers. Having recently arrived here I feel like I have a lot of catching up to do, reminds me of being the new kid in 7th grade, everyone else seems to know the lingo, structure, rhythm and “rules”

  • Nancy

    For 2012  I would love to see more of the same.  Finding this website is one of the most important things that has happened to me in my almost 60 yrs!  Finally, I have found my tribe.
    Thank you Lori for all that you do, and thanks to everyone whose posts have given me so much.

  • Katherine Powers

    Hi I’m glad I found you… I would love to read your book “Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions”. I do have issues from my past that I am only now learning that they have caused me my anxiety and depression…. Katherine Powers

  • http://www.lifestyleelements.com.au Abbie Allen

    I am still very new to your site, but I love stories from real people, especially those about making small changes which lead to big differences in their lives and leave us inspired to make small changes in our own lives.

  • Royal

    What I’ve learned from tiny Buddha since finding this twitter feed?……..perception is everything. When your feeling depressed or in a hopeless situation, think of someone who is in a much worse situation than yourself then compare the 2. This will put your problems into perspective. I have a unique perspective of being in quite a few near death experiences in Afghanistan, and since returning home to the UK I see life truly as a gift. Any time I encounter life’s problems now I simply embrace it as an opportunity to learn and grow as a person. And remember, in every set back you experience in your personal life, you have a unique opportunity to prove your worth, you’ll be surprised what your capable of when your back’s against the wall. Trust me on this one! In every setback is an opportunity for a comeback…….Happy 2012 people :)

  • http://twitter.com/ChristinaHaxton Christina Haxton

    I’ve just come across this site … brilliance!  My executive coaching clients are primarily men, 35 -55 years old and I am their first introduction to mindful awareness.  Because I often share helpful resources, like this blog, with my clients, I would appreciate a category around leadership and work relationship challenges (i.e., conflict, resentment, jealously, stress at work, unfairness).  Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/ReleaseEmotions ReleaseYourEmotions

    Hello Lori! The 2011 was a very abundant
    year: I feel fulfilled and really blessed. I would like to thank all
    amazing people in my life, love and gratitude to all of you all around
    the world.
    I just “know” that 2012 will be the best yet!!!
    I really love your web, especially sections: mindfulness & peace and letting go.
    Happy 2012 to everyone!, POI, Karolina

  • Conniekayash

    I know that growth often occurs without effort. I have enjoyed the Tiny Buddha just as it is- I cant imagine how you would make it better, but I will be here in 2012 anxious to see.

    I tweeted the book giveaway-

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QIEW4TK4SMJWCJKLIHN73L443U Venkat

    I already visit tinybuddha.com every day, and I must say that it really does give me a great start to my morning and reminds me to stay positive throughout the day.  In 2012 I would like for everyone to keep up the great work, and perhaps to start having posts on the weekends if possible.  I share these posts on my facebook every day and they always get great feedback so if there were a way to spread the message of Tiny Buddha to more people I think it would bring even more to the community.  Happy New Year!  I think 2012 will be the best yet for TB.

  • Harriet Charles

    Positive energy, diferent tips how to be and share every day more compassion <3

  • Kenneth

    I would like to see more book giveaways.

  • http://twitter.com/cobraxcobrax Richard Peterson

    Some additional inspirational books!

  • http://twitter.com/DavidECreech David Creech

    I’d love to see some outdoor related inspiration and content.

  • Eleui

    I would like to see more things about dealing with physical pain and/or sickness

  • http://twitter.com/ibajem86 Jennifer Mulholland

    I just recently, about 2 days ago, found this website. I would like to learn how to find inner peace in 2012 and I am hoping that tinybuddah will help me do so. I have felt happiness from  others in my life, but I am still lacking the inner happiness that completes you as a person. 

  • SmplyV13

    All I would like from tiny Buddha in 2012 is insightful post on twitter and continued links to the tiny Buddha website :)

  • Embracelife2011

    I find it easy to change things, thinking for the short-term. Eventually, complacency seeps into the picture. This happens in almost every area of my life, so I would like to know how to stand up to complacency.

  • Richanda Chun

    Really inspired hope to win your giveaway

  • Anonymous

    For 2012 remember who you are and what you do best. I love your site and the daily tweets. They are an inspiration.

  • AdrianaMaria

    Hello Lori,
    I started following this last year, I must say that your posts have left me always thinking about how I can change my life to be a better person.  
    Thank you
    Happy New Year
    Adriana

  • Marianne

    Would use a tiny Buddha app!

  • Anonymous

    I attended New Year’s Day services at the Zen Buddhist Temple here in Ann Arbor, we all need a little Buddha in our lives, now more than ever.

  • Claudia

    For 2012, I’d love to see Tiny Buddha maybe do a series of postings on how to stop living in/letting go of the past. That’s one of my biggest hurdles in my quest to be happier with myself and my life.

    Otherwise, stellar job! If I don’t win a copy of the book, I’m sure I’ll end up buying it. :D

    xoxo Claudia

  • Jen

    I would love to hear more wisdom about healthy relationships. How to transform codependency to healthy interdependacy :)

    Jen

  • http://www.facebook.com/tom.maszerowski Tom Maszerowski

    I would like to see posts on aging, and the challenges that gives you. We’re all doing it, after all.

  • http://twitter.com/stellaxanise Lisa Bee

    Hey Lori!
    I don’t think I’ve posted before, but I’ve been reading for a while now.  I find your style so soothing and it is wonderful.  Keep the quotes coming!
    I follow on twitter and am here as soon as I see something new!
    Wishing you all the best for the New Year from Canada!
    <3 Lis
    p.s. I never win these things, but I'm going to try to get a copy from Amazon and I'll comment asap!

  • Adrienne Fortune

    I would really like to see a separate feed with simple quotes to meditate on each day. They could be user submitted or some like you post at the top of each article. It is nice to read them with the article, but I would like a simpler thing to follow in my feeds to consider each day. (=

    P.S. It looks like you already do that, but there doesn’t seem to be a simple way to just follow the tiny bits of wisdom in an RSS feed. =/

  • Lisa

    What a fantastic site — I’m so glad to have stumbled upon you!

    My suggestions for 2012 would be to address how we might maintain our equilibrium and peace amidst a world in turmoil?  What is the correct way to countenance injustice and hatred and anger?  How can we do ourselves the least damage and honor ourselves and others when surrounded by so much want?

    Big questions, huh?  Looking forward to the next year — hope it’s a great one for you :)

  • Kristen

    I would love to see a post on how to reconnect with people whenever you feel disconnected or lonely. I find often in our fast-paced lives we often end up feeling isolated and feel so far away that we lose sight of how to get back. I find your posts so inspiring and insightful, thank you so much for your not-so-tiny wisdom!

  • Tori Shanks

    For 2012 I think it would be interesting to do some bucket list related posts, considering the 2012 End of the World conspiracy. Have a theme for the year almost, like living it up in 2012 because it’s the end. Of course, you have a lot of posts about being in the now and present, but use the conspiracy as a motivation or theme to more posts about that. And to really show our gratitude, make peace with ourselves, forgive ourselves, and be more open to new experiences and happiness! :)

  • Ohgawd

    I’d love to see posts to help single moms. I am one. And we have it so hard. It would be life saving to see some advice. I would be exceedingly grateful to be able to receive your book. Thanks so much. Happy 2012 :)

  • Huskymom72

    Just found your site and twitter recently. Love the wisdom quotes and advice. Just Love to see it continue in 2012. :-) fantastic site!

  • Meghanmurden

    I would love to see posts about friendships, relationships, when to let go and when to hang on.

  • Seattle C

    I am thrilled to have recently discovered this site, and I’d like to see more articles on damaging/unproductive “stories” we create in our minds and how to let those go. Also simple tips on meditating for those of us who have trouble practicing consistently. Thank you, and happy New Year!

  • Prairigrl

    I would really like your book. I’ve entered many, if not all, of your contests to win and hope this is the time. I really wished I would’ve bought the book when you had the deal on, with all the “extras” – I’m kinda kicking myself now, but I wasn’t sure how much of it I would use, as it was digital vs hard copy. Now, I’ve been to 3-4 different places to pick up a copy and they’re all sold out. I hope that is good news for you. For me, I hope I’m healthy this year, so I can do more in life and put to practice all I’ve been reading the last few years. Keep up the good work! Perhaps you could talk about how to deal with life’s limitations (pain, illness, finances, etc) and still find fulfillment, purpose and community. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Cara

    Simply more of the same for 2012…daily, thought provoking, inspirational tweets!

  • http://twitter.com/d_schreib David Schreiber

    Happy New Year and thank you for channeling your life into this project. For 2012 I’d love to gain more insight into ways I can stay focused on the people and projects that truly matter — avoiding distraction!

  • Brendadilbeck

    I am grateful that I found this site. I am trying to absorb as much as possible to give myself some inner piece right now. My husband moved out on me and my daughter while we were 4 states away visiting my family over Christmas. I had no warning, came home and every stitch of him was gone.  In one writing you wrote how we hold on to only the romantic memories and forget what was ugly, how true. Anyway, I want to thank you for all your words of encouragement. I would like to learn more from your books also. I have a very long way to go, this horrible journey has just begun. Especially, since he wants to see if we can make it work this way, living apart but in the same town. He of course is back with his party friends and busy busy busy. Is that like having your cake and eating it too? I don’t how to act, I don’t know what to expect from a relationship like this. I know that doing things together (when he wants to) and then having him leave for his new home tears me up.
    Thanks,
    BD

  • HelenM

    I love Tiny Buddha and every week it never fails to inspire me. I came across this site when I was feeling a little low a few months ago and in desperate need of inspiration & focus. The posts really reasonated with me and reminded me of things my heart knows but get forgotten when I let my head rule my life. I am now blessed with that same joyful reminder every time I read one of your posts. Thank you Lori & all your contributors.

  • Andrea Chaffin

    Lori,

    I am a huge fan. I’ve been a member of your site through Facebook, for over a year now, and I am continually blown away with the messages of wisdom I receive on a daily basis. The articles seem to always speak directly to the deepest part of me. They never fail in renewing my hope and courage, reminding me to be the best, most authentic version of myself, while rejuvenating my spirit and connecting me to the highest wisdom of the Universe. <3

    Thank you sincerely for all you do, and keep up the excellent work. :)

    ~Andrea

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re most welcome Andrea. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the site!