Synopses & Reviews
Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? How can we feel happy and free? The answers to these and other life questions are gathered in Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions
. Tiny Buddha began as a quote-a-day Twitter account, @tinybuddha, in 2008. Lori Deschene's daily wisdom posts about mindfulness, non-attachment, and happiness became so popular that she now has more than 200,000 twitter followers who share quotes and stories about inspiration in their daily lives.
Deschene asked her Twitter followers to contribute their thoughts and perspectives on the difficult questions that influence how we live our everyday lives: thoughts about the meaning of life, pain, happiness, fate, and more.
Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions is a combination of the amazing responses that she received along with her own insightful essays, and insights from wise teachers around the world and throughout time. Deschene explores how these issues have played out in her own life and offers action-oriented suggestions to help people empower themselves, even in a world with so much uncertainty. The result is a guide that helps readers discover the endless possibilities for a life lived mindfully in the present, and connected to others.
"Lori Deschene doesn't claim to be anybody's guru. But it's that lack of pretense and her total candor--how she tells her own often-wild story without flinching--that is so magnetic, inviting a sense of ease with our own wrinkles, too, and fostering a sense of personal possibility. As she asks: Are you ready to be free?" --Margaret Roach, author of And I Shall Have Some Peace There
"How can we find happiness and peace--right now, right here? In her engaging, thought-provoking book Tiny Buddha, Lori Deschene explores this enormous question to help readers grapple with challenges like money, love, pain, control, and meaning, in order to find greater happiness." --Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
"I spent months retweeting posts from a mystery handle called @tinybuddha. I wasn't the only one: Hundreds of thousands of people followed the daily messages. I was intrigued and made it a point to meet the woman behind the message. Today Lori Deschene is a friend and fellow author who spreads truth and inspiration throughout the twittersphere, her blog, and now her new book! Lori has shifted the energy of the Internet with her loving daily posts and now she is sharing more with the world through her incredible book Tiny Buddha!" --Gabrielle Bernstein, author of Add More -ing to Your Life and Spirit Junkie
"Lori is one of a kind. Her amazing heart and wisdom shine through in everything she writes! I am a HUGE fan of Tiny Buddha and I'm constantly inspired by Lori and her work." -Mastin Kipp, founder of The Daily Love (thedailylove.com)
"Tiny Buddha is a moving and insightful synthesis of evocative stories and ancient wisdom applied to modern life. Great read!" --Jonathan Fields, author of Uncertainty
"There's nothing tiny about the extra-large dose of awesome stuffed into Lori's writing. Read it and feel good about the world." --Neil Pasricha, founder and author, 1000 Awesome Things, The Book of Awesome
"Few people in our time have more passionately or more creatively applied wisdom teachings to a new digital generation than Lori Deschene. I am continually inspired by her writing, and also by her sincere dedication to learning, growth, and wisdom. I feel tremendously fortunate to have had the chance to get to know her work through Tiny Buddha, and to know her as a person. Both embody the same essential truths." --Soren Gordhamer, founder and author, Wisdom 2.0
Timeless Wisdom of the Universe
A little book with a big impact. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? Why are relationships so hard? What does it take to be happy? The answers to these and other life questions are explored in author Lori Deschene's Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions.
We all have something to teach and something to learn. Tiny Buddha began as a Lori Deschene quote-a-day tweet in 2008. As popularity grew, Lori asked her Twitter followers to contribute their thoughts and perspectives on the difficult questions that influence how we live our everyday lives: thoughts about purpose, pain, happiness, fate, and more. Lori's daily wisdom posts about mindfulness, non-attachment, and happiness became so popular that she now has more than 300,000 social media followers who share quotes and stories about letting go of pain and opening up to joy. Her inspirational site has grown into one of the most popular on the web.
Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions is a combination of the amazing responses that Lori received along with her own insightful essays, and lessons from wise teachers around the world and throughout time. In this book she shares her own experience overcoming depression, isolation, self-loathing, and a sense of meaninglessness. This inspirational book explores how issues have played out in Lori's own life and offers action-oriented recommendations to help people empower themselves in our world of uncertainty. The result is a guide that helps readers discover the endless possibilities for a life lived mindfully in the present, connected to others.
If you liked Lori Deschene's other books such as, Tiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself and Tiny Buddha's Worry Journal, or are a fan of Matthew Sockolov's Practicing Mindfulness, Gabrielle Bernstein's The Universe Has Your Back, or Patricia Collard's Little Book of Mindfulness; you'll love Lori Deschene's Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions.
One Year Wiser is a book of 365 inspiring meditations. On every page are words of wisdom from thinkers both ancient and modern, from the Buddha to Abraham Lincoln to Anne Frank. Brought to life by Mike Medagliaandrsquo;s stunning Japanese- and Chinese-influenced artwork, the spiritual teachings that fill this book will inspire readers to make mindfulness a daily habit. Drawn in an accessible, contemporary style, One Year Wiser provides a visual guide to the spiritual teachings of thinkers as diverse as the Dalai Lama, Virginia Woolf, Albert Einstein, Seneca, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Marcus Aurelius, and Mark Twain.
About the Author
, a Zen Buddhist practitioner, draws a monthly meditation comic for the Huffington Post
and blogs at oneyearwiser.com. He lives in London.