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3 Ways to Know When a Relationship Isn’t Right for You

“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” ~Lao Tzu

I was going out with a wonderful man. He was generous and caring and had a great sense of humor. He treated me well and attended to my every need.

But something just wasn’t right. I battled with myself for over a month.… Read More

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Blindsided: 7 Ways to Cope With the Grief of Heartbreak

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” ~C.S. Lewis

Shock. That was the first feeling. Shock and disbelief.

This isn’t really happening. Denial.

Look into her eyes. Slow realization. I’m not dreaming. Fear.

Wave upon wave of torrential sadness.… Read More

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Win a Free Copy of Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself

UPDATE: The winners for this giveaway have already been chosen. 

The winners:

  • Antwanette Miller
  • Rebecca
  • This may seem like Déjà vu, because I published an almost identical post last Friday. It’s now a new week (soon to be weekend) and a new chance to win a copy of Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself!Read More

    Holding the Earth

    Why Accepting Your Imperfections Is a Gift to the World

    “The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~Anna Quindlen

    Being yourself seems like it would be an easy thing, right? Just be! But when you’re someone who has lived their life seeking the approval of others constantly, it’s not such an easy thing.… Read More

    Love

    Are You in Love with the Idea of Being in Love?

    “When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~Viktor Frankl

    “But no. We can give it another chance; I know we can. We just have to try harder…” were my desperate words to him as he was breaking up with me for the second time.… Read More

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    Book Giveaway: Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself

    UPDATE: The winners for this giveaway have already been chosen. They are:

  • Sunny Kharbanda
  • UnicaPoet
  • It’s been 10 days since the launch of Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself, and I’m excited to share that the book has been a bestseller in Amazon’s self-esteem category since then.

    For those of you who already bought a copy, I hope you’re enjoying it!… Read More

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    Forgiving In a Situation That Feels Unjust

    “When something bad happens you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.” ~Unknown

    There I was: numb from a conclusion of a dismissal based on a finding that there was “no reasonable prospect of success.”

    Harassed, bullied, victimized, stalked both in-person and online, the Human Rights Tribunal tossed me into another discarded pile of victims to be ignored by the courts because a group of goons were cleaver enough to hide the body of proof.… Read More

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    Patience Is a Virtue but Don’t Wait to Be Happy

    “Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.” ~Natalie Babbitt

    And don’t wait to say what you need to say. And don’t wait to live the life you want to live.

    Yesterday we lost a dear friend to cancer.… Read More

    Standing in the Sun

    Lessons from a Former Liar: The Power of Owning Our Stories

    “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” ~Brené Brown

    I don’t know about you, but I used to lie. I used to lie a lot. I remember one particular instance when I lied about being a passenger in a drive-by.… Read More

    Tiny Buddha. In the Garden of Thoughts

    Book Giveaway: Guide to Loving Yourself and In the Garden of Thoughts

    UPDATE: The winners for this giveaway have already been chosen. They are:

  • Vanessa Fisher
  • ljchern
  • kbennett10486
  • Jon
  • Today I’m excited to run a giveaway for two books that I believe complement each other nicely—the site’s latest collaborative project, Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself and In the Garden of Thoughts, a New York Times bestselling inspirational book, written by my new friend Dodinsky.… Read More

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    When You Don’t Feel Good Enough for Someone Else

    “Your outlook on life is a direct reflection of how much you like yourself.” ~Lululemon

    I recently started going through what has been the most difficult situation I have ever had to bare in my life: the end of my 12-year relationship.

    I have gotten to know the darkest and most hidden places inside me, and pain so deep that I did not know we as a species were capable of feeling it.… Read More

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    Love Yourself and Your Life: 7 Reasons to Buy the New Tiny Buddha Book

    10/9/13: The pre-order promotion is now over. You can learn more about Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself here!

    If you visited the blog any time during September, you likely saw some of the many self-love interviews featuring contributors from the new book Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life.… Read More

    Anxious Mind

    3 Often Overlooked Causes of Anxiety (and What to Do About Them)

    “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” ~ Albert Einstein

    An anxious mind is a hard burden to bear. In fact, if you suffer from an anxious mind it can truly feel like a curse.

    The racing thoughts. The daily tirade of “what ifs.” The relentless voice of your inner critic constantly nagging you and deriding your every move.… Read More

    Love Arms

    No One Should Feel That They Don’t Deserve Love

    “We accept the love we think we deserve.” ~Stephen Chbosky

    There are those moments in life when things suddenly shift from a deep, sad shade of blue to a lighter shade of sky, and then eventually the beautiful reds and pinks and oranges of a sunrise.

    When a light bulb snaps on in your head and you see something that you’ve been missing for days, months, maybe even years, though it doesn’t change what caused the sea of blue, it makes it look more like a calm lake than a raging ocean.… Read More

    Hiding

    Stop Fearing Disapproval: 3 Lessons from Repeated Exposure to Judgment

    Lean too much on the approval of people, and it becomes a bed of thorns.” ~Tehyi Hsieh

    I remember reading somewhere that the best way to face a fear is through repeated exposure.

    In the case of my lifelong need for approval, I have found this to be true.… Read More

    Woman in a Field

    You Are the One: 5 Helpful Tips for the Brokenhearted

    “All the wonders you seek are within yourself.” ~Sir Thomas Browne

    Anyone who has ever gone through some sort of heartbreak knows what awful pain it can cause, both physically and mentally. It can be devastating, shattering, and overwhelming for your spirit.

    In the beginning of 2012 I had my heart broken by a person who I thought was, what we typically call, “the one.” 

    Between the tears and the desperate phone calls to his cell phone, I found myself searching the Internet for remedies to get over an ex.… Read More

    Break Free

    Get Unstuck: Stop Believing the Negative Stories You Tell Yourself

    “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ~Maya Angelou

    We’ve all done it, right? Somehow, somewhere, something bad happened to us and since that moment we’ve continued to tell ourselves the story about what might and could go wrong in our future.… Read More

    Mary

    Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself Interview: Mary Dunlop

    This month we’re celebrating the upcoming launch of Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself, a book about taming your inner critic that features 40 stories from Tiny Buddha contributors. 

    Throughout September, you’ll have a chance to meet some of them through daily interviews here on the blog.

    Today’s featured contributor is Mary Dunlop, a writer and passionate student of life who believes we all have a special gift.… Read More

    Happy Together

    What Makes Life Worth Living: Create Tiny Epic Moments

    “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” ~Unknown

    What do you think you’ll see as you lie dying?

    Upon first reading this quote, I thought “Unknown” was talking about living life large. Filling days with great achievements and big moments. Going for it. Having no regrets.… Read More

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    Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself Interview: Sam Russell

    This month we’re celebrating the upcoming launch of Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself, a book about taming your inner critic that features 40 stories from Tiny Buddha contributors. 

    Throughout September, you’ll have a chance to meet some of them through daily interviews here on the blog.

    Today’s featured contributor is Sam E.A.B.Read More

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