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  • Think You Need to Prove Your Worth? A Simple Exercise That Might Help

    “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anyone.” ~Maya Angelou A few years ago, I operated on the belief that my worth was tied to what I could offer others. If I couldn’t assist with job opportunities, provide transportation, or support someone in some way, I didn’t see the point of forming […] More

  • 10 Reasons and Helpful Tips to Make It a Dry December

    “The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.” ~Wallace Wattles In all my years of drinking, I never thought I’d hear myself suggesting a Dry December. Nor could I have predicted that the month I’d eventually decide to embrace my sober curiosity would be the […] More

  • How Your Worst Days Can Shape Your Best Self

    “It is often those moments you feel least connected that you are actually making your greatest progress. The chaos around you is an invitation to pause, reflect, and grow. You are more than equipped to deal with this. If you weren’t, you wouldn’t be here.” ~Benjamin P Hardy It’s 1 a.m., and the silence is […] More

  • How I’ve Learned to Love My Inner Weirdo

    “I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable, beautiful and afraid of nothing, as though I had wings.” ~Mary Oliver  I was a beautiful, wild, and exhilarating kid. I marched to the beat of my unicorn drum and, to the confusion […] More

  • Always Exhausted? Native Wisdom to Restore Your Energy

    TRIGGER WARNING: This post references sexual assault and may be triggering to some people. “Spirit carved by NatureHere I am.Slowly ascendingtoward my own profundity.”~Elicura Chihuailaf That exhaustion you feel when your body is fighting something, the feeling of being completely drained to the point where you can barely move your body…. that’s how I felt […] More

  • 10 Unique Lessons from Across the Globe for a Meaningful Life

    “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~W.B. Yeats For a few years of my life, I was lucky enough to have a semi-nomadic lifestyle. A lot of my stuff fit in a backpack, and it was a great joy to move around different regions of the […] More

  • The Simple, Old-School Acts of Kindness Our World Badly Needs

    “Whatever is in memory is also in soul.” ~Saint Augustine, Confessions Memories of my father are etched deeply in me—not for what he accomplished as a surgeon, a pilot, and an outdoorsman, but for what he was about, a truly gentle and generous man. Ironically, one of the most important lessons I learned from and […] More

  • Slow Living: A Simple but Powerful Form of Healing

  • 3 New Shirts and Free Book Offer, This Week Only!

    Hi friends! As you may recall, when I posted a while back about relaunching the Tiny Buddha shirts, I mentioned I would soon have three new shirts available for purchase. I’m excited to share them with you today, along with a special offer for THIS WEEK ONLY! The New Shirts These new shirts are particularly […] More

  • Trapped in Shame: How I Found Mental Freedom After Prison

    “If you put shame in a petri dish, it needs three ingredients to grow exponentially: secrecy, silence, and judgment. If you put the same amount of shame in the petri dish and douse it with empathy, it can’t survive.” ~Brené Brown I was in two prisons. One physical. One mental. The physical version was Otisville […] More

  • 30 Ways to Be Kind: Simple Ways to Spread a Little Love

    Can you remember the last time someone was unexpectedly kind to you? I’m guessing at least some of the people in your life are kind to you on a regular basis. Or at least I hope they are! But maybe their kindness feels commonplace because it’s made up of lots of little things that they […] More

  • The Alchemy of a Broken Heart: How to Transform Your Pain into Purpose

    “Life changes. You lose love. You lose friends. You lose pieces of yourself that you never imagined would be gone. And then, without you even realizing it, these pieces come back. New love enters. Better friends come along. And a stronger, wiser you is staring back in the mirror.” ~Preetham Mohanty One year ago, I […] More

  • How I’ve Been Shaking Out My Pain Since Losing My Daughter

    “Movement has incredible healing power.” ~Alexandra Heather Foss My ten-year-old daughter, who had been ill for all her life, was dying. She was hooked up to tubes and monitors, and they were always going off. Her numbers were off the charts, and the doctors kept saying, “Your daughter’s numbers aren’t normal, and we would normally […] More

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