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Reaching Out for Help When The Road Gets Rough

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“Pain is not a sign of weakness, but bearing it alone is a choice to grow weak.” ~Lori Deschene

There was a time in my life when I struggled to share my pain. I actually took great pride in how stubborn I had become. It wasn’t until I started looking within myself that these prideful attitudes started to shift.… Read More

Giveaway and Interview: Turning Dead Ends into Doorways by Staci Boden

Turning Deadends into Doorways

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    Especially when we’re going through challenging times, it can feel tempting to try to control the future—but this doesn’t change that much lies beyond our control.… Read More

    Letting People Challenge You So You Can Learn and Grow

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    “The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.” ~Elbert Hubbard

    My self-awareness grows while watching an eight-year-old boy navigate Sudoku.

    He wants to be good at the game, but he doesn’t want to do the work. He wants to know the next right answer without having to think.… Read More

    The World Needs You to Come Alive


    “Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman

    Three years ago, I found myself in the biggest predicament of my life.

    I had finally found what made me happy. I knew that travel ignited a part of me that otherwise lay dormant.… Read More

    Waking Up to Live Fully and Passionately


    “It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living.” ~Eckhart Tolle

    Have you ever hit the snooze button? I’m guessing you have at least once. And when you hit it— if you were awake enough to even think about it—you were probably happy knowing that you’d be getting a few more minutes of sleep, right?… Read More

    Tiny Wisdom Buy One Give One eBook Sale

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    In case you didn’t just read my post 33 Things to Accept and Embrace, today (August 28th) is my 33rd birthday, so I decided to run a fun promotion as a way to celebrate.

    For today only, if you purchase the Tiny Wisdom eBook series (5 eBooks for $19.97), I will send a free set to a friend of your choice.Read More

    10 Reasons to be Okay with Being Disliked


    “If your number one goal is to make sure that everyone likes and approves of you, then you risk sacrificing your uniqueness, and, therefore, your excellence.” ~Unknown

    We all know at least one hardcore people-pleaser. You know the signs: She sleeps out in the rain and gets sick so her friend’s dog can fit in the tent.… Read More

    Asking for Help instead of Bearing Pain Alone

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    “Pain is not a sign of weakness, but bearing it alone is a choice to grow weak.” ~Lori Deschene

    When given the chance, I would much rather bear pain on my own, thank-you-very-much. It’s incredibly difficult for me to be vulnerable and ask for help. To share my pain with someone else.… Read More

    8 Reasons to Buy the Tiny Wisdom eBook Series (Available Now!)

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    Since Tiny Buddha launched in 2009, I’ve written hundreds of “Tiny Wisdom” blog posts. In the beginning, I kept these short and peripheral.

    Over time, I started putting more of myself into them and giving them a lot more love and attention. Suddenly, these posts became far more popular than I ever thought they’d be.… Read More


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    I offer a full money-back guarantee if for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase!

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    Finding the Keys to Your Happiness

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    “Maybe the key to happiness is to focus less on making moments last and more on making them count.” ~Lori Deschene

    Over the years, I have had my fair share of trials, many having to do with being bipolar and having OCD and ADD.

    These illnesses combined have made for a rough go.… Read More

    Tiny Wisdom: This Moment is a Chance to Be Free


    “Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.” ~Shirley Maclaine

    Have you ever felt like you were drowning in negativity?

    Maybe you were feeling down on yourself, but instead of pulling yourself up, you made yourself feel bad for struggling with yourself in this way.

    Or maybe you made a mistake, but instead of forgiving yourself, you beat yourself up over it, rehashing everything you should have done.… Read More

    Tiny Wisdom: Believe in What You Can Do

    by Lori Deschene

    “When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find ways to do it.” -Dr. David Schwartz

    In 1957, Dr. Robert Merton introduced an idea known as the Galatea Effect, which suggests we tend to do what we expect we’ll do.

    If you think you can run a marathon, you’re more likely to push yourself through training and eventually cross the finish line.… Read More

    Join the Tiny Buddha Twitter Party on Feb 21st: Win Prizes and Tweet for Charity!

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    Do you remember in December when I threw a Twitter party to celebrate the launch of my book, Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions?

    No? You’re not the only one!

    I didn’t spread the word very well, so I’ve decided to do it again, with the help of Karl from Party Biz Connect and my friend Mastin from The Daily Love.… Read More

    Listen to the Moment: Knowing What to Do Now

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    “If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything.”  ~Thich Nhat Hanh

    Today, out of the blue, I got two connection-request messages on LinkedIn from two children’s authors. I don’t know either one, personally. I’m not involved with children’s literature. Why was I receiving these requests?… Read More


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  • Tiny Wisdom: Letting Go of Painful Memories


    “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” ~Unknown

    Recently, I’ve been listening to a guided healing meditation I found online. I searched for it because I sensed something was wrong with my body, a couple weeks before a doctor confirmed it.

    I didn’t expect it would bring up old wounds, but it has.… Read More

    Tiny Wisdom: On Finding Your Purpose

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    by Lori Deschene

    “There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.” -Anais Nin

    Someone asked me recently if I feel as though my life has changed since I found my purpose and started living it.… Read More

    How to Love Your Authentic Self


    “You, yourself, as much as anybody else in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha

    In our personal development-focused, life-coach dependent world, it’s all too easy to think you need to change. Not just the things you do, but who you are.

    It’s one thing to invite transformation for the sake of growth, improvement, and new possibilities.… Read More

    Mindful Technology: Simplify Email & Reduce Inbox Stress

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    Up until recently, I received communication online in ten different places.

    In addition to getting messages through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and StumbleUpon, I got emails through six different email accounts. I have not always managed this ever-flowing stream of information in the most mindful and productive way.

    Studies show that we actually get a little endorphin rush when something new pops up in the inbox.… Read More

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