Why Long-Term Love Feels Boring and Why It’s Actually Not

“It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.” ~Tony Robbins BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! The sound of my fiancé’s alarm…

3 feel-good stories to break up bleak news

We bring you three feel-good stories to break up the daily barrage of tough news The first thing I heard this morning was my partner reel off the potential of…

Flip the Script: How to Overcome Your Negative Thoughts

“You can’t stop negative thoughts from popping into your head, but you can choose to stop letting them control you and your life.” ~Lori Deschene Some of us are more…

10 things to do in November

Rest, relax, and recharge. Make time for meditation, pick up a book to brighten your day, and marvel at the world around you 1. Page-turners Kind Words for Unkind Days…

6 essential money-saving tips

Use these simple money-saving tips to put away some funds for a rainy day Straight in your basket It’s easy to be drawn in by impulse buys when you’re wandering…

What is surge capacity?

In times of crisis, we all have reservoirs of emotional energy that we can call into action, to help us cope with the initial challenges. But what happens when those…

Urgent improvement needed in endometriosis care

Endometriosis sufferers have called for action from government as new report shows no improvement in diagnosis or care in a decade The second most common gynaecological condition in the UK,…

How Marijuana Was Great for My Anxiety and Why I Stopped Using It

“When solving problems, dig at the root instead of just hacking at the leaves.” ~Anthony J. D’Angelo This is an account of my experience using marijuana as a device to…

8 misconceptions about sight loss

We would hope that many partially-sighted people feel supported by those around them, and yet so often a lack of awareness can put barriers to this. Here, we debunk the…

A sign of the times: Kim's story

During the recent pandemic, the importance of human connection became even more clear to the world, and was the catalyst for Kim’s drive to support the deaf community Over the…

The mental impact of IVF

More than 20,000 IVF babies are born in the UK each year. But, for every success, there are many heartbreaks. Could more be done to support the mental health of…

55% of people say climate change is affecting their mental health

A new study reveals that the consequences of climate change stretch beyond the environment and our physical health Over the past few years, climate change has, rightly so, been brought…

Will There Be a Day When Technology Takes Over Us All?

“Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless. Your health is wealth. Your time is gold.” ~Unknown The other day I read a science fiction…

Watching nature documentaries boosts wellbeing, study finds

It’s no surprise that spending time in nature is good for us, and even better when we exercise in a natural setting. But what happens when we’re limited by our…

Workplace phrases that spark anxiety, and how to deal with them

‘Let’s have a chat’, ‘It’s come to my attention…’, ‘Please advise’, these common workplace phrases strike fear in the hearts of many of us. But why do they have such…

Healing PTSD One Breath and One Day at a Time

“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate…

How to beat the 3pm slump

Do you often lose concentration and find yourself devoid of energy in the afternoon? If so, you’re not alone – but there are ways to boost both your vitality, and…

If You’re Often Irritated or Annoyed with the People You Love

“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another—and ourselves.” ~Jack Kornfield The quality of our relationships has a massive impact…

Breaking the silence: Emma's story

Please be aware this article contains details that some readers may find distressing. In 1981, I was sexually abused by the restaurant owner who befriended my family on a holiday…

A Salve for Disconnection in our Pandemic World

It’s been seven months since living in our coronavirus reality.  Activities and normal ways of living are modified or all together blocked for many of us as we continue to…

How to Set Difficult Boundaries in a Compassionate Way

“We can say what we need to say. We can gently, but assertively, speak our mind. We do not need to be judgmental, tactless, blaming, or cruel when we speak…

Lockdown Letters: From father to daughter

Separated by more than 9,000 miles, father and daughter David and Rebecca Adams pen letters, reflecting on their relationship, and the things they do to feel close while living on…

6 steps to build a better relationship with your body

It’s time to stop begrudging our stretch marks, moaning about our shape, or resenting our poor eyesight – and instead remember just how wonderful our bodies really are… Our bodies…

Mental health support searches by 18–24-year-olds have increased by 175%

Data from Counselling Directory reveals a 175% increase in people aged between 18-24 looking for mental health support throughout September Following concerns over students’ mental health and wellbeing due to…

It’s time for greater investment in mental health

This year, the theme of World Mental Health Day 2020 is focused on greater investment in mental health care and research. And it’s never been more needed Over the past…

5 Ways to Be Your Own Best Friend in This Hard Season of Life

“Talk to yourself like someone you love.” ~Brené Brown It has been over six months of this strange way of living. A lot is hard, uncomfortable, and painful—inside my home…

The Dalai Lama Global Vision Summit – A Free Online Event

Since you’re a Tiny Buddha reader, I know you’re someone who understands the importance of fostering wisdom and compassion. And I imagine you’re also interested in learning how you can…

More support needed for people who self-harm

Samaritans warns that mental health services in England are inadequate and more people will suffer if improvements are not made Although it may not seem like it, at its root,…

How Resentment Affects Your Health and How to Forgive

“If one by one we counted people out for the least sin, it wouldn’t take us long to get so we had no one left to live with. For to be…

8 things people with anxiety will relate to

From overthinking to being told to ‘calm down’, we explore the things we have in common when it comes to living with anxiety When we’re going through periods of poor…

10 eco-friendly life hacks

Save the planet, save money, and save time with these DIY, environmentally-friendly tips Glow-up Whether you manage to get abroad this year, or are venturing to the coast for a…

Nutrition experts urge us to eat ‘real food’ this winter

The Institute for Optimum Nutrition is calling for consumers to opt for real food this winter, instead of overly processed diet food Over the summer, the government announced a new…

How to Stop Running from, Neglecting, and Betraying Yourself

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” ~George S. Patton Much of the difficulty and struggle that we go through in life comes from our resistance to…

A practical guide to self-care

Columnist Grace Victory shares essential steps towards accepting that your health and wellbeing matter, plus ways to start taking better care of yourself today The concept of ‘self-care’ was first…

My Powerful Personal Code for a Limitless Life

“There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.” ~Miyamoto…

7 steps to tackling the symptoms of SAD

Do you find your mood takes a dip over the winter months? If so, you may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder. But the good news is, there are ways to…

Is it time we switched to gender-neutral skincare products?

The skincare mega-brands and supermarkets seem set on reminding us women and men are completely different, but our skin has more similarities than we think. Is it time to think…

COVID-19 causes major disruption to critical mental health services, survey finds

The World Health Organization (WHO) finds critical mental health services significantly disrupted and some even halted in first COVID-19 global survey The survey of 130 countries found that 93% reported…

What We Need to Do Before Asking “Are You OK?”

“Connection gives purpose and meaning to our lives.” ~Brené Brown R U OK Day is a crucial campaign to address mental health problems in our community. Even prior to the…

Unmasking mental health in the deaf community

More so than ever before, the mental health of the deaf community is being impacted by world events. It’s time to read the signs, and lend a hand to those…

Could increasing paid paternity leave benefit dads’ mental health?

As France doubles paid paternity leave for new fathers, we ask, how could this change benefit dads’ mental health? At the end of September French President Emmanuel Macron announced plans…

How to Let Go of Your Family’s Expectations and Be Who You Want to Be

My parents often spoke about coming to America from Nigeria with one portmanteau. I imagine that their suitcase was filled with their hopes, dreams, and expectations, and in many ways,…

5 ways to be a happy freelancer

With her new book being your go-to guide for all things freelance, who better to share the secrets of how to protect your mental health while bossing your own business,…

Hangxiety: why do we make our anxiety worse with alcohol?

Co-founders of the Love Sober community and authors of Love Yourself Sober, Kate and Mandy explain how we’re making our anxiety worse with alcohol Have you ever had that feeling…

Image editing apps: The problem for our mental health

Does social media negatively affect your body image? Do you feel that you have to edit your selfies to post them online? You’re not alone It’s undeniable that having a…