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What I’ve Learned Since My Years Feeling Stuck and Unlovable

This writing is in memory of my father, who—without knowing it—helped make me the man I am today.

When I was a young boy, my father seemed bigger than life, like most fathers seem to young sons. I looked at …

Giveaway: Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal – A Tool to Calm Your Mind

THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN! 

Thank you, everyone, for opening your hearts and sharing a piece of yourself and your journey. I am amazed and inspired by all of you, and so grateful that you shared your strength and your …

A Buddhist Chaplain Shares How to Cope with the Pandemic

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When I decided over two years ago to become a Buddhist Chaplain, I could’ve never dreamed that I would be experiencing …

How I Know I’m Strong (and You Are Too)

“If there’s ever a tomorrow when we’re not together, there’s something you should remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll

How to Successfully Cope with a Crisis Using Surrender

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“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.” ~Sonia Ricotti

The scent of sanitizer …

The Most Important Lessons We Can Take from This Pandemic

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“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and

The Challenge of Doing Less When You’re Used to Doing More

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“I became an overachiever to get approval from the world.” ~Madonna

I have spent my entire life looking for more. More …

My Cat Had Cancer and Taught Me How to Cope with Illness

“A cat purring on your lap is more healing than any drug in the world, as the vibrations you are receiving are of pure love and contentment.” ~St. Francis of Assisi

We all know what it is like to be …

Lost Your Job? Here Are 4 Things That Might Help

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“Life isn’t always fair. Some people are born into better environments. Some people have better genetics. Some are in the right

5 Affirmations for Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

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“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” ~Bob Goff

Let …

Why Journaling is the Best Thing to Do During a Crisis

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“The difference between despair and hope is just a different way of telling stories from the same set of facts.” ~Alain

Surviving as an Empath During the Time of Coronavirus

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“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.” ~Fred Rogers

If you are …

Don’t Let Hope Keep You Stuck

“I hope that this whole COVID-19 thing goes away so we can resume our regular lives.”
“I hope this quarantine will be over soon!”
“I hope that things will go back to how they used to be.”

You may be …

5 Positive Lessons from the Coronavirus Crisis

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“What is to give light must endure the burning.” ~Viktor Frankl

The world is facing challenging times of crisis. Closed borders …

How to Be Really Great at Failing

One of my dad’s favorite stories to tell about me when I was a kid is when I played catcher in Little League. I was probably around seven years old, but I had (and still do have) an intensity that …

How to Tame a Worrying Mind During Difficult Times

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“Mental health is just as important as physical health.” ~Unknown

Our main focus during this challenging time is quite rightly on …

What I Learned About Love and Grief When I Lost My Cats

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ~Anatole France

Unconditional love.

The thought of my cats envelops me with warmth whenever I think of them.

Why? Because we’re so connected. It’s an ethereal thing. …

Beating the Coronavirus Pandemic: It’s All About Endurance

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“When you’re going through hell, keep going.” ~Winston Churchill

A couple weeks ago the Greek government announced that our quarantine would …

Autoimmune & Coronavirus: Beating the Panic & Fear in All of Us

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“The problem is not the existence of stressors, which cannot be avoided; stress is simply the brain’s way of signaling that

How I’m Finding Hope in the Pandemic

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“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting