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simple wisdom for complex lives
  1. “When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you don’t say ‘no’ to yourself.” ~Paolo Coehlo

    My whole body was shaking. Tears streaming down my face, my nose blocked and throat sore from crying. Yet, no sound escaped my mouth …

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  2. Hi friends! Last week I sent an email about a free eBook I recently contributed to. Since it’s only available for a limited time, I’m reposting that here on the blog.

    I’m excited to share that I’ve contributed to …

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  3. We think we are our thinking, and we even take that thinking as utterly ‘true,’ which removes us at least two steps from reality itself.” ~Richard Rohr

    Do you frequently obsess over worst-case scenarios? Do you struggle to think …

    The post When Negative Thoughts Keep You Down: How to Break the Addiction appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  4. “In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself. The journal is a vehicle for my sense of selfhood. It represents me as emotionally and spiritually independent. Therefore (alas)

    The post 5 Ways Journaling Can Help You Get Through the Hard Stuff appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  5. “Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to

    The post How to Be There for Others Without Taking on Their Pain appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  6. “There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

    Do you ever feel as though you would be happy if only things were a little different?

    You know that happiness is important, but you keep putting …

    The post Boost Your Happiness: 10 Mindfulness Tips for Busy People appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  7. “It’s not a matter of letting go, you would if you could. Instead of ‘Let it go,’ we should probably say ‘Let it be.'” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn

    I always believed that a busy mind was a bad thing.

    And for a …

    The post How to Get Out of Your Head and Stop Overthinking Everything appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  8. “’It’s impossible,’ said pride. ‘It’s risky,’ said experience. ‘It’s pointless,’ said reason. ‘Give it a try,’ whispered the heart.” ~Unknown

    On my first day back in college, I sat on a bench outside a classroom and wrote in a tiny …

    The post Take a Chance: Don’t Let Your Inner Saboteur Hold You Back appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  9. “We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us, day and night.” ~Jack Kornfield

    Almost two years ago, I kept seeing the word “mindfulness” pop up everywhere I was looking, and I had no clue …

    The post 5 Reasons Why I Tried Mindfulness and How It’s Changed My Life appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  10. “There is no passion to be found in playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ~Nelson Mandela

    When I was a kid I’d get up early on Saturday mornings to …

    The post Watch Me Dance: Why I Stopped Playing Small and Hiding from Life appeared first on Tiny Buddha.