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  1. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~Jack Canfield

    Imagine with me for a second. You wake up, roll over, and blindly reach to hit your alarm to start the routine of the day. Make the same …

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  2. TRIGGER WARNING: This post references suicidal thoughts and may be triggering to some people.

    Since my first post on Tiny Buddha entitled “Why I Didn’t Kill Myself and Why You Shouldn’t Either,” I’ve been doing amazingly well. I …

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  3. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Gandhi

    Pain is and isn’t just like energy. According to the first law of thermodynamics, energy can neither be created nor destroyed but is merely converted from one form to …

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  4. “Perfectionism doesn’t make you feel perfect. It makes you feel inadequate.” ~Maria Shriver

    Like many of us, I spent a big part of growing up feeling like I wasn’t enough. I was quite a studious kid, and this coupled with …

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  5. “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” ~Bruce Lee

    About five years ago, I had a falling out with a close friend. I was irritated …

    The post How Expectations Can Drive People Away and How to Let Go of Control appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  6. “We’ll light the candle together when she’s ready. For now I’ll trust the darkness for us both.” ~Terri St. Cloud

    Over breakfast one morning recently, Jeff and I started reminiscing about past years, and something was said that brought back …

    The post License to Hurt: What We Really Need When We’re in Pain appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  7. “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” ~Bryant H. McGill

    The day I chose to forgive was the day I became free

    It happened on an ordinary weekday. It was just another ride on …

    The post Why I Forgave My Father and How It Set Me Free appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  8. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” ~Zig Ziglar

    Take a second and imagine little you: running around like the little ragamuffin you were. Imagine as far back as you can—back when you were first able to comprehend …

    The post Healing Low Self-Esteem: Failing Doesn’t Make You a Failure appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  9. “Don’t equate your self-worth with how well you do in life.  You aren’t what you do. If you are what you do, than when you don’t…you aren’t.” ~Wayne Dyer

    As you crawl into bed, thump your pillow to make the …

    The post Measuring the Quality of Your Day with a To-Be List (Not Just a To-Do List) appeared first on Tiny Buddha.

  10. “Awareness is the birthplace of possibility. Everything you want to do, everything you want to be, starts here.” ~Deepak Chopra

    Ever wonder why some people respond in the same destructive way over and over even though they keep getting the …

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