Category Archives: Motivational

Growing Up with a Narcissist: How I’m Healing from the Abuse

“You could have grown cold, but you grew courageous instead. You could have given up, but you kept on going. You could have seen obstacles, but you called them adventures. You could have called them weeds, but instead you called them wildflower. You could have died a caterpillar, but you fought on to be a … Continue reading Growing Up with a Narcissist: How I’m Healing from the Abuse

Why I Was Desperate to Be with an Unavailable Man

“If you don’t love yourself, you’ll always be chasing after people who don’t love you either.” ~Mandy Hale In January, a couple of years ago, I had been declared unfit for work, suffering from anxiety and mental exhaustion. For too long, I had not listened to my body and soul complaining about all the heavy … Continue reading Why I Was Desperate to Be with an Unavailable Man

Embodied Trauma Conference: a Free Online Event, Feb 3-8

Would you say you’ve experienced trauma in your lifetime? Perhaps it’s an obvious yes—if you’ve fought in a war, you’ve been abused, or you’ve survived a tragic accident or natural disaster. But odds are, even if you haven’t experienced these things, you’ve lived through something traumatic—the death of a loved one, a serious illness, or … Continue reading Embodied Trauma Conference: a Free Online Event, Feb 3-8

My “Stress” Was Actually High-Functioning Anxiety

“Anxiety is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” ~Jodi Picoult Many years ago, I worked in the technology sector in Austin, Texas, which is a big “tech town.” I was incredibly focused on building my career and earning a higher and higher salary. I … Continue reading My “Stress” Was Actually High-Functioning Anxiety

When You Want to Make Progress Fast and Feel Impatient

“Tortoise was over the line. After that, Hare always reminded himself, ‘Don’t brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!‘“ ~The Tortoise and the Hare (Aesop’s Fables) I was sitting in an introduction to calligraphy workshop when a fellow student asked the instructor, “What do I need to become a professional … Continue reading When You Want to Make Progress Fast and Feel Impatient

How I Found the Gift in My Pain and Let Go of Resentment

“Change is inevitable, growth is intentional.” ~Glenda Cloud How much time slips by when you’re living in the pain of resentment? Do you ever question if your bitterness has held you back from living your true destiny? Is blaming everyone else sabotaging your life and future? It’s only now that I can admit to the … Continue reading How I Found the Gift in My Pain and Let Go of Resentment

How Yoga Gave Me the Courage to Stop People-Pleasing

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”  ~The Bhagavad Gita Growing up, I couldn’t have been further from my ‘self.’ Early childhood experiences taught me to focus all of my energy externally. To put everyone around me first and to be insatiably attentive to their needs. This kind of … Continue reading How Yoga Gave Me the Courage to Stop People-Pleasing

What You Need to Know If You Obsess About Weight Loss

“By choosing healthy over skinny you are choosing self-love over self-judgment.” ~Steve Maraboli If we actually care about health, in 2020, we have to stop trying to lose weight I know, that’s the opposite of what we’ve been taught to believe, but stay with me while I explain why I say that. Dieting and weight … Continue reading What You Need to Know If You Obsess About Weight Loss

Last Day for the Best You, Best Life Bundle (20 Online Tools, 95% Off!)

Well, all good things must come to an end, and that time has come for Tiny Buddha’s Best You, Best Life Bundle Sale. Since I’ve been shouting about this sale from the rooftops all week, odds are you’re at least a little familiar with what’s on offer. But if you’re not, here’s a brief breakdown: … Continue reading Last Day for the Best You, Best Life Bundle (20 Online Tools, 95% Off!)

Growth Isn’t Always Linear: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

“If you are going through a time of discouragement, there is a time of great personal growth ahead.” ~Oswald Chambers If I were to look back at my life thus far, as I often do, I’d notice a pattern of events and feelings resembling the activity on an EKG monitor. For every peak, there’s been … Continue reading Growth Isn’t Always Linear: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back