Why I Want to Be More Like My Cancer-Stricken Cat

“A cat purring on your lap is more healing than any drug in the world, as the vibrations you are receiving are of pure love and contentment.” ~St. Francis of Assisi We all know what it is like to be sick. At some point in our...

Free Online Summit: Cultivate Presence, Compassion, and Resilience

As you may know, I’m a huge fan of free online summits that bring together inspiring healers and teachers who can help us cultivate presence and strengthen our resilience. With this in mind, I’m excited to invite you to Practicing in the Midst, a FREE,...

The Challenge of Doing Less When You’re Used to Doing More

“I became an overachiever to get approval from the world.” ~Madonna I have spent my entire life looking for more. More to do, more to achieve, and more to see. I have always been a planner—meticulously planning everything from vacations to visits with friends to my...

Lost Your Job? Here Are 4 Things That Might Help

“Life isn’t always fair. Some people are born into better environments. Some people have better genetics. Some are in the right place at the right time. If you’re trying to change your life, all of this is irrelevant. All that matters is that you...

5 Affirmations for Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” ~Bob Goff Let me tell you something important. It’s a rule of life, a law of nature if you will. This law is not only a psychological...

Why Hope May Not Be Helpful in the Face of COVID-19

I know, this might sound pessimistic, but hear me out… “I hope that this whole COVID-19 thing goes away soon so we can resume our regular lives.”“I hope this quarantine will be over soon!”“I hope that things will go back to how they used to...

Why Journaling is the Best Thing to Do During a Crisis

“The difference between despair and hope is just a different way of telling stories from the same set of facts.” ~Alain de Botton When I was told that the man I loved had a terminal illness, I instinctively reached for my journal. When I was...

Surviving as an Empath During the Time of Coronavirus

“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.” ~Fred Rogers If you are a human on earth at the moment, you’re likely feeling the uncertainty and anxiety of living in the time of a pandemic. It’s not...

5 Positive Lessons from the Coronavirus Crisis

EDITOR’S NOTE: You can find a number of helpful coronavirus resources and all related Tiny Buddha articles here. “What is to give light must endure the burning.” ~Viktor Frankl The world is facing challenging times of crisis. Closed borders and travel bans, quarantine, shortage of food...

3 Approaches to the Coronavirus (and Which Is Smartest)

EDITOR’S NOTE: You can find a number of helpful coronavirus resources and all related Tiny Buddha articles here. “Don’t try to calm the storm. Calm yourself. The storm will pass.” ~Buddha As we all now know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spreading globally. It is a...