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Tiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself
40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life
Lori Deschene
ISBN: 9781573246279
Book (Hardcover)
Conari Press
5 1/2 x 6 1/2
288 pages
October 8, 2013


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 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 contributors, the book provides an honest look at what it means to overcome critical, self-judging thoughts to create a peaceful, empowered life.

This book combines all of the elements that made Deschene’s first book, Tiny Buddha, compelling—authentic 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 ( She is the author of Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself, Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges, and Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal. Formerly a writer for nationally distributed 'tween publications, Lori has also written articles for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Shambhala Sun, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. She lives in Los Angeles. (Photo: Ehren Prudhel)
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