I’m honoured to share the news that one of my quotations is due to appear in Tiny Buddha’s 2023 calendar.
I’ve written a few articles for Tiny Buddha and the lovely founder Lori Deschene let me know that she wanted to use some advice from my piece '8 Things to Do If You Want to Be at Peace with Yourself'.
I love Tiny Buddha and what makes it so fab is that the writers share personal stories and learnings from their own lives, something I have always tried to do in my books and articles. I find it helps my readers connect and find hope even if they're in pretty a dark place.
I believe tips that come from lived experience and overcoming struggles are often more effective and meaningful than advice only based on “book-learning”. The focus on real experiences in Tiny Buddha results in writing that is authentic, actionable, and cliche-free. So, I’m really excited about the forthcoming calendar.
Of course, you don’t have to wait until 2023 to start finding peace of mind. Here is my quotation:
“Other people around you may not be living in the same way that you have chosen to. It doesn’t matter; they will have their conscience to live with at the end of the day, and you will have yours. Choose to respond in a way that will give you peace of mind. Take a deep breath before reacting to people who push your buttons.” - Beth Burgess
Keeping my own conscience clear is a code I started living by as soon as I got sober. As a terminal "reactor", I worked hard to learn to breathe and respond wisely rather than do something daft, which was previously my default. As I continue on my recovery journey, I’ve found that the above advice keeps me safe, sane, and relatively serene.
Tiny Buddha’s 2023 calendar includes daily inspirational quotes to help you stay grounded throughout the year. Themes include happiness, relationships, change, meaning, mindfulness, self-care, and more.