Author(s): Lori Deschene
Many of us know intellectually that we need to be good to ourselves if we want to be happy. But it feels so hard. We are simultaneously the harsh judge and the lost, scared child who wants to stop feeling judged. It becomes a vicious cycle. It only stops when we step outside ourselves and observe how we get ourselves stuck. TINY BUDDHA'S GUIDE TO LOVING YOURSELF from tinybuddha.com creator Lori Deschene, shares 40 unique perspectives and insights on topics related to loving yourself, including: realizing you're not broken, accepting your flaws, releasing the need for approval, forgiving yourself, letting go of comparisons, and learning to be authentic. Featuring stories selected from hundreds of TinyBuddha.com contributors, the book provides an honest look at what it means to overcome critical, self-judging thoughts to create a peaceful, empowered life. TINY BUDDHA'S GUIDE TO LOVING YOURSELF is a collection of reflections and epiphanies from people, just like you, who are learning to love themselves, flaws and all. The book combines all the elements that made Deschene's first book, Tiny Buddha, compellingauthentic, stories (four in each chapter); insightful observations about our shared struggles and how to overcome them; and action-oriented suggestions, based on the wisdom in the stories.
Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha, a multi-author blog that shares stories and insights from readers from all over the globe. Launched in 2009, TinyBuddha. com has grown into one of the most popular inspirational sites on the web, with 1 million monthly visitors. Lori's work has also appeared in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Shambhala Sun, and other publications.