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  • Recognizing the Strategic Manipulation of Financial Abuse
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    Recognizing the Strategic Manipulation of Financial Abuse

    “I have endured, I have been broken, I have known hardship, I have lost myself. But here I stand, still moving forward, growing stronger each day.” ~Unknown There was a time, not so long ago, when I was struggling with the heavy hangover of financial abuse. Did you know there was such a thing? I… More

  • Our Future Is Bright—Why Worry?
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    Our Future Is Bright—Why Worry?

    “How much pain has cost us the evils that have never happened.” ~Thomas Jefferson When my friend said she worried about the kind of future world her grandkids would live in, her daughter and I stared in disbelief. I hear it often, the concern for the future. There’s concern for many things, from the Earth… More

  • You Can’t Change or Fix People, So Listen Instead
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    You Can’t Change or Fix People, So Listen Instead

    “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ~Ernest Hemingway The chances are good that at some point in your life you had to deal with a loved one who consistently frustrated you. They were caught in a destructive pattern of behavior that made life difficult for them and everyone around them. How do… More

  • Accept Yourself Coloring Page from Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal
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    Accept Yourself Coloring Page from Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal

    Hi friends! If you’re a regular reader, you know I’ve recently been sharing some of the coloring pages from Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal, which includes questions, written prompts, and doodle prompts to help you work through worries and minimize anxiety in your daily. So far I’ve shared: The music coloring page The meditation coloring page… More

  • Why We May Have Already Won the Lottery of Life
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    Why We May Have Already Won the Lottery of Life

    “Be thankful for what you have, you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” ~Oprah Winfrey Occasionally, I experience moments of what I can only describe as “pure bliss.” It’s like a cool wave of peace washes over me, cleansing me momentarily of my… More

  • You Always Were and Always Will Be Whole and Complete
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    You Always Were and Always Will Be Whole and Complete

    “Always engage in the quest for life’s meaning, which is inner peace.” ~Longchenpa When is a person complete? When have they finally “made it”? Is it when they find love? Success? When they prove themselves? I must have asked myself these questions a thousand times growing up. As soon as I recognized that you could… More

  • Why You Can End the Search for Your Purpose Now
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    Why You Can End the Search for Your Purpose Now

    “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt For some of us, like me, the question, “What is my purpose?” creates a ton of anxiety and a feeling that our self-worth is being undermined. It’s hard… More

  • Creativity Coloring Page for Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal
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    Creativity Coloring Page for Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal

    Hi friends! Since Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal launches in three weeks, I’ve recently been sharing some of the coloring pages, which all depict things we can do to minimize anxiety in our daily lives. So far I’ve shared: The music coloring page The meditation coloring page The hugging coloring page Today’s tip: Create something with… More

  • Life Is in the Little Things: Finding the Extra in the Ordinary
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    Life Is in the Little Things: Finding the Extra in the Ordinary

    “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.“ ~Jimmy Johnson “Write about what we did today,” my daughter said. She knows I often write once she is asleep. Dully I thought, “What we did today wasn’t that exciting.” Yet, for her, it obviously was. She gets lost in her experiences, deeply entrenched in… More

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