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Tiny Buddha is about reflecting on simple wisdom and learning new ways to apply it to our complex lives—complete with responsibilities, struggles, dreams, and relationships. Founded in 2009, Tiny Buddha has emerged as a leading resource for peace and happiness, with close to three million monthly readers.
  • How We Can Break the Cycle of Pain

    Posted 2017-09-18 00:11:56 by: Dave A

    “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 … The post How We Can Break the Cycle of Pain appeared first on Tiny ...

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  • Quit Trying to Be Perfect (You Already Are)

    Posted 2017-09-14 23:29:15 by: Dave A

    “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 … The post Quit Trying to Be Perfect (You Already Are) appeared first on Tiny ...

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  • How Expectations Can Drive People Away and How to Let Go of Control

    Posted 2017-09-14 03:35:40 by: Dave A

    “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 ...

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  • License to Hurt: What We Really Need When We’re in Pain

    Posted 2017-09-12 23:00:25 by: Dave A

    “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 ...

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  • Why I Forgave My Father and How It Set Me Free

    Posted 2017-09-12 00:52:09 by: Dave A

    “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 ...

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  • Healing Low Self-Esteem: Failing Doesn’t Make You a Failure

    Posted 2017-09-10 21:11:17 by: Dave A

    “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 ...

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  • Measuring the Quality of Your Day with a To-Be List (Not Just a To-Do List)

    Posted 2017-09-08 02:54:15 by: Dave A

    “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 ...

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  • How to Identify Your Emotional Triggers and What to Do About Them

    Posted 2017-09-07 03:08:38 by: Dave A

    “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 … The post How to Identify Your Emotional Triggers and What to Do About Them appeared first on Tiny ...

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  • Why I’m No Longer Hiding Behind My Privilege and My Spirituality

    Posted 2017-09-06 03:33:11 by: Dave A

    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~Anne Frank We’re all just spiritual beings, bumbling along in human bodies, trying to make our way. Trying to find the delicate balance … The post Why I’m No Longer Hiding Behind My Privilege and My Spirituality appeared first on Tiny ...

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  • How I Healed My FOMO and Started Saying No

    Posted 2017-09-05 01:58:28 by: Dave A

    “When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” ~Paulo Coelho My sister-in-law returned to Montreal after spending three months in Portugal. She told me that the biggest adjustment to being back was spending … The post How I Healed My FOMO and Started Saying No appeared first on Tiny ...

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