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“Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” ~Buddha When I went on my first diet in my teens
“Even when the sea is stirred up by the winds of self-doubt, we can find our way home.” ~Tara Brach What is it about praise
“If the hurt comes so will the happiness. Be patient.” ~Rupi Kaur What if I said instead of messaging our ex, we had a different
“Do not fight against pain; do not fight against irritation or jealousy. Embrace them with great tenderness, as though you were embracing a little baby.
“If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you.” ~Louise Hay Picking the flimsy gold lock on my groovy denim-covered
“Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.” – Hayley Williams How often do you appreciate the pleasure of taking a
“When perfectionism is driving, shame is riding shotgun, and fear is that annoying backseat driver.” Brené Brown Sometimes I feel like the girl who cried
“Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn’t make me mean, selfish, or uncaring just because I don’t do things your way.
“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.” ~Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
“Before someone’s tomorrow has been taken away, cherish those you love, appreciate them today.” ~Michelle C. Ustaszeski Last year, my grandfather passed away. He had
“What will mess you up most in life is the picture in your head of how it’s supposed to be.” ~Unknown I may have said
There are some words that get painfully etched into our memories as if with a red-hot poker. For me, growing up, those words were “you’re
“Sometimes, life will kick you around, but sooner or later, you realize you’re not just a survivor. You’re a warrior, and you’re stronger than anything
“Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” ~William James Despite being the sort of person who’s constantly generating self-improvement to-do
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ~William Arthur Ward Oliver. Ahh, my heart skips a
“The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation.” ~Joseph Campbell If you frequent Instagram or any other social media platform these days, you
“It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need.” ~Amy Poehler It was yet another stupid argument that escalated from nothing to a hundred
“Every good cause is worth some inefficiency.” ~Paul Samuelson
I made a mess yesterday. The mess is still there. Who knows when the mess will disappear.
The mess provided me with one of those sense-pleasing plates of food that lingers …
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“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” ~Lao Tzu
We carefully pick out what we wear to the gym to make sure we look good in the eyes of the other gym goers.
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“What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.” ~Unknown
Is there a more precious commodity than time? It’s the currency of life; the most basic finite resource, and we have …
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Do you long for Spring color during the Winter? Have you tried forcing bulbs indoors so you have beautiful flowers in your house with very little effort? Forcing bulbs is…
“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” ~Ernest Hemingway
When I was in my early twenties, I was in a relationship with a man …
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“Don’t wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take.” ~Karen Salmansohn
One of the greatest ironies of being human is that we’re often hardest on ourselves right when we should …
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“The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the quality of the questions you are asking yourself.” ~Tony Robbins
I am naturally inclined to do—to go, to move, to take action. Slowing down takes a lot of …
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“Our ancestors knew that healing comes in cycles and circles. One generation carries the pain so that the next can live and heal. One cannot live without the other, each is the other’s hope, meaning and strength.” ~Gemma B. Benton…
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“It’s not about time, it’s about choices. How are you spending your choices?” ~Beverly Adamo
Hi, my name’s Tash. I’m twenty-six years old and soon I’ll be living in a van.
My sister is twenty-three. She owns her own flat, …
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“Good habits are worth being fanatical about.” ~John Irving
Your habits are directly related to the quality of your life. Good habits lead to joy and fulfillment in your life, while not-so-good habits leave you yearning for your life to …
“Solitude matters, and for some people, it’s the air they breathe.” ~Susan Cain
We live in a culture that celebrates extroversion and sees introversion as a weakness or something to overcome.
If you’re an introvert, you may have grown up …
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“When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you’re not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” ~Paulo Coelho
People-pleasers regularly subvert their own needs for the needs of others. We spend years saying “yes” when we mean “no,” signing up for commitments …
The post How Recovering People-Pleasers Can Discover What They Really Want appeared first on Tiny Buddha.
“Doubt everything. Find your own light.” ~The Buddha
As far back as I can remember, I’ve allowed my life to be shaped by external forces.
On the outside, it appeared like I was just another carefree soul, living in the …
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“Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.” ~Jerry Corsten
Useless. Hopeless. Broken.
This was how I saw myself.
I didn’t completely loathe myself, but I didn’t like …
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Herbal Chocolate Aphrodisiacs? Absolutely! We give you a list of aphrodisiac herbs and also a delicious recipe for herbal chocolate aphrodisiac desserts!
Herbal Chocolate Aphrodisiacs For That Lovin’ Feeling was written by Dawn Combs.
“Be proactive not reactive, for an apparently insignificant issue ignored today can spawn tomorrow’s catastrophe.” ~Ken Poirot
Do you ever have one of those mornings where the battle against annoying minutiae begins before you’re even truly awake?
One of …
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This basic biscotti recipe teaches you how to make biscotti cookies. I prefer using almonds but include variations for vegan and even gluten-free cookies!
Almond Biscotti Recipe: Vegan & Gluten-free Options was written by Debra Maslowski.
“If you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.” ~Byron Katie
I love this quote. Ironic, really, because when I first read it I was furious—furious with my reality and anyone who encouraged me to accept …
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“Our relationships are a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves.” ~Iyanla Vanzant
Looking back at my life I see that all of my romantic relationships up until now suffered because I didn’t recognize or value my sensitivity.…
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“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.” ~Billy Cox
It might sound like a senseless paradox to say that the “bad” or “dark” things about you are actually …
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“How hurtful it can be to deny one’s own true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.” ~June Ahern
Growing up I felt lost, separate, and different from everyone else in my family. After all, …
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Valentine’s Day always used to be a struggle, until I came up with this homemade sensual massage oil! It’s sensuous and romantic without being too girly.
Sensual DIY Massage Oil: Perfect for Valentine’s Day! was written by Katie Vance.
“Creating means living.” ~Dejan Stojanovic
We live in a consumer culture. We love to eat, drink, and be merry—while binge watching whatever’s trending on Netflix and getting a dopamine hit for every item added to our cart on Amazon Prime.…
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“I imagine that Yes is the only living thing.” ~E.E. Cummings
During the fall of 2017 I began openly dating, four years after my separation and divorce of a twenty-plus year relationship. It was scary. And I was clear—I didn’t …
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“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.” ~Albert Einstein
When I was younger, I had a lot of opinions about what other people needed to change.
“Why can’t people conserve …
If you want to learn how to get rid of aphids then you’re in the right place. Learn various ways to get rid of them including our homemade aphid spray.
Get Rid of Aphids Naturally With A DIY Aphid Spray was written by Katie Vance.
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha
In 1990, in an early encounter between the Dalai Lama, the foremost Tibetan teacher of Buddhism, and Western students, the Dalia Lama was asked …
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“The next message you need is always right where you are.” ~Ram Dass
I want you to go back to New Year’s Day 2009 with me for a second. I’d recently left a job and was embarking upon a new …
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“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” ~ Rumi
It can be frightening to experience physical or mental pain. It’s not something anyone wants to deal with; nobody wants to race against the clock hoping that some …
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“In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.” ~Mitch Albom
“Your feelings are valid,” said my life coach during one of our sessions, as …
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A homemade chocolate truffle recipe, because what says romance better than a box of chocolates? The best part is, you can make these fancy treats at home using all your favorite natural ingredients. Included are ideas for 7 custom flavor options!
“If you’re not really happy, don’t fake a smile on my behalf. I’d rather you spill your guts with tears every day until your smile is real. Because I don’t care about the show, the disguise, the politically correctness. If …
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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha
I’ve struggled to maintain a healthy weight for a large part of my life.
Had I known these five things before my weight-loss journey, …
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“No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.” ~Robert Holden
In our culture, we are constantly bombarded with the newest and best things to improve ourselves and/or our quality of life. Unfortunately, this leads to the …
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I believe – like from the tips of my fluffy bamboo socks believe – that massive change, the like of which we need to see at the moment, starts with you, and me. It starts with individuals, individually doing a little that collectively adds up to …
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a while, including you.” ~Anna Lamott
I wake up anxious a little past 4am. My heart is beating faster than usual, and I’m aware of an unsettled feeling, like life-crushing …