When I Stopped Competing, I Set Myself Free

“With nothing to compare yourself to, aren’t you perfect?” ~Byron Katie I have never liked competition. Every time I compete, I feel pressured and disconnected from others. I love harmony, peace, collaboration, and win-win situations, kind of like “me happy, you happy.” I don’t need to watch another person lose the game to feel good [...]

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Freeing Your Truest Self When You’ve Been Anxious to Please Everyone Else

“Stress, depression, and anxiety are caused when we are living to please others.” ~Paul Coehlo I came from a broken and very poor family. My father left the house during my teenage years, and it was just my mother, little brother, and I remaining. Like most single parents going through the hardships of singlehandedly caring [...]

By | 2018-09-11T05:19:53+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Tiny Buddha|0 Comments

A Mother’s Dying Message: What Matters Most Is the Love We Give

“Before someone’s tomorrow has been taken away, cherish those you love, appreciate them today.” ~Michelle C. Ustaszeski Landlines, you remember them, phones that need to be plugged in the wall. Well, my wife and I still have one. Our parents have committed the telephone number to memory, they recognize the announcement, and they feel comfortable [...]

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