Posts by Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin, LMSW, is a therapist, coach, writer, and singer who blogs about the intersection of mind, body and spirit. Her passion is helping people shed the behaviors and beliefs keeping them from being fully awake to the wonder and mystery of life. For hand-selected blog posts for Tiny Buddha readers, plus two free meditation gifts, visit

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You Don’t Need Anyone’s Permission to Do What You Want to Do

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner