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simple wisdom for complex lives
  1. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

    I could not find the bottom of the pool.

    The task seemed simple enough: Wearing no more than twenty pounds worth of gear, swim to the bottom of an eight-foot pool, …

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  2. I’ve done a lot of things for attention that I’m not proud of. I’ve created drama. I’ve bragged. I’ve exaggerated. I’ve hurt people. I’ve hurt myself. I’ve lied and lied and lied.

    No one wants to be labeled as an …

    The post Why I Was Addicted to Attention, Lies, and Drama appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  3. “Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” ~Brené Brown

    I wrote a poem today for the woman I love(d).

    Just a few weeks ago, I fully believed she was the one I’d be with forever. …

    The post How Creativity Heals Us and Why It’s a Gift to the World appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  4. “Ignoring isn't the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.” ~Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

    We’ve just passed the year anniversary of an event that has greatly changed our country. The shock of the election results last …

    The post Making the Hurt Visible: How I Healed from Abuse and Learned to Listen to Myself appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  5. Hi friends! Earlier this week I sent an email about the limited edition “Be the Change” shirts, which will be available until November 20th.

    For those of you who missed that email, here’s a quick recap:

    I …

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  6. “Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.” ~Unknown

    When I was in rehab for alcohol addiction, one of the most difficult things for any of us to overcome was the fact that we thought we were beyond …

    The post Leave the Past in the Past: What Matters Most Is Who You Are Now appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  7. “Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” ~Steve Maraboli

    Rejection hurts. Whether it is from family, friends, co-workers, or a new company, when we experience rejection it hits …

    The post Seeing Rejection As Redirection: What We Gain When We Lose appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  8. “By practicing self-awareness and pausing before reacting, we can help create a world with less pain and more love.” ~Lori Deschene

    It happens to the best of us. We find ourselves in a challenging situation or stressful environment and we …

    The post Why We Often React in Ways We Regret (and How to Stop) appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  9. Julius Caesar has long been my favorite work of William Shakespeare. I am drawn to the political intrigue, the betrayal, the powerful words of Marc Antony.

    One line from the play has always remained lodged in my mind:

    “The evil …

    The post We All Make Mistakes, So Let’s Try to Remember the Good appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  10. “I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh 

    I've struggled with anxiety throughout my life. A difficult childhood and my highly sensitive personality meant I grew into an …

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