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Why Remembering You’re Going to Die Is the Best Motivator

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.” ~Natalie Babitt Once a month, I visit the local cemetery and walk around. I’m not there to visit anyone in particular. I’m there to remind myself of my ...

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How I Healed from an Eating Disorder and Stopped Hating Myself and My Body

“Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and trust that in this moment, who you are, where you are at, and what you are doing is enough. You will get to where you need to be in your own time. Until then, breathe. Breathe and be ...

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How to Live an Extraordinary Life, Starting Right Where You Are

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” ~Rumi “Isn’t this a miracle?” I asked myself in the milk aisle at Whole Foods. It was a Wednesday night after work, and I was buying a few staples to ...

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How I Escaped the Negative Thought Loop That Kept Me Down and Stuck

“You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own false thoughts.” ~Philip Arnold Do you ever doubt yourself? As if no matter how hard you try, it’s never enough. Do you always tell yourself that you could do more? Or that somebody else is ...

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New Tiny Buddha Shirts and iPhone Cases, Just in Time for the Holidays!

Hi friends! I’m excited to share that I’ve recently launched a new selection of shirts and iPhone cases on Tiny Buddha, with five new designs—meaning nine in total—just in time for the holiday season! I’m also happy to share that the new store offers much better shipping times than I was ...

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Happily Single: Why Marriage Wasn’t a Good Fit for Me

“I’m not sad about any of my life. It’s so unconventional. It doesn’t look anything like I thought it would.” ~Edie Falco I knew what was coming. My co-worker Rose was midway through her second chocolate martini and feeling loose enough at our after-work get-together to stop talking about her ...

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A Spiritual Approach to Beating Insomnia and Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

  “Our spiritual mission is not to ignore the darkness, but to bring light to the darkness.” ~Marianne Williamson                               It’s 3:17AM. You’ve been staring at the clock since 1:42AM, mind racing, body tense. In five hours you’re going to have to drag yourself to work, terrified that you’re going ...

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What a Felon Taught Me About Living Life Fully

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn I met Damon as one of about twenty ex-cons on a hiking expedition up Pike’s Peak. Like the others, he was kind of free, kind of not, released on good behavior to ...

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The innate instinct of any animal after waking up every morning is to stretch its muscles in order to wake up our tightened muscles. Human beings aren’t unfamiliar to this practice either. We wake up and, sometimes involuntarily, do a little stretch which serves as an alarm to our muscles, ...

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Your Story Shapes Your Life—and You Can Change It At Any Time

“Every moment of your life is a second chance.” ~Rick Price We are constantly telling ourselves stories about who we are and what we are capable of achieving. These stories are sometimes the nostalgia of once-upon-a-time that whispers longingly to us. The stories can be the remnants of hardened pain ...

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