How to Tell Yourself What You Need to Hear

“You will never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself in your head. Be kind to yourself.” ~Unknown Talking to ourselves in a nurturing way can be a challenge if we rarely heard nurturing words in the early formative years of our lives. In fact, if we were often criticized or neglected, we [...]

By | 2018-05-19T14:36:01+00:00 May 19th, 2018|Tiny Buddha|0 Comments

Where My Social Awkwardness Came From and How I’m Getting Past It

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known…” – Brene Brown I’ve recently become increasingly aware of my social awkwardness. In fact, my awareness of it sharpened quite suddenly one day as I was innocently talking to a colleague about work-related matters. When I managed [...]

By | 2018-05-09T04:34:12+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Tiny Buddha|0 Comments

How Forgiving Yourself and Others Changes Your Brain

“Be quick to forgive, because we’re all walking wounded.” ~Anonymous People often behave in ways that we find irritating, annoying, or worse. This can happen especially with people close to us. They can speak with little consideration for the impact of their words. They can criticize us and pounce on our mistakes. Sometimes they do [...]

By | 2018-04-28T18:27:53+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Tiny Buddha|0 Comments

It’s Okay to Have Feelings, So Stop Saying “I’m Fine” When You’re Not

“I'd rather be honest and authentic and disappoint some people than to exhaust myself trying to keep up the façade of perfection.” ~Crystal Paine So many people walk around each day masking their true feelings because they are considered the “strong one,” “the upbeat, bubbly one,” or, since they give so much of themselves supporting others, they’re not [...]

By | 2018-04-23T13:23:45+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Tiny Buddha|0 Comments

Be Patient with the Process

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~Nelson Mandela It’s a cold winter day. As I plunge my hand down into the wax paper bag, I fully expect to find another bite or two. But, alas, there are only crumbs. A distinct wave of sadness [...]

By | 2018-04-18T08:23:11+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Tiny Buddha|0 Comments

How Creativity Creates Mindfulness, Happiness, and Peace

“Mindful and creative, a child who has neither a past, nor examples to follow, nor value judgments, simply lives, speaks and plays in freedom.” ~Arnaud Desjardins No human being lives without experiencing the duality of life. Good and bad. Love and hate. Life and death. Acceptance and rejection. Success and failure. Joy and jealousy. Compassion [...]

By | 2018-04-02T17:10:32+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Tiny Buddha|0 Comments