Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges

From the founder of the popular online community Tiny Buddha.com comes a daily inspirational guide of simple and creative challenges to help you actively spread love to those around you.

Tiny Buddha’s 365 Days of Tiny Love Challenges is a simple guide to help readers pursue happy, connected lives and bring greater love into the world.

Each week begins with an inspirational message written by members of the TinyBuddha.com online community, followed by seven days of short challenges that focus on self-love, giving and receiving love in relationships and friendships, and spreading love in the world, such as:

  • Write a list of three things you appreciate about yourself and place it somewhere in your home where you’ll frequently see it throughout the day
  • Compliment someone who serves you in some way (for example, a waiter, barista, or bus driver) on how well they do their job
  • Keep an eye out for someone who looks sad—a friend, coworker, or even stranger—and say something that might make them laugh or smile.

By using the book each day throughout the year, readers will learn to develop closer bonds in relationships, let go of anger and bitterness, better understand themselves and their loved ones, and turn strangers into friends.

Meet the Author

LORI DESCHENE grew up in Massachusetts, where she developed into a Type-A overachiever with a strong drive to do more and be more, to prove she was valuable and lovable. She began working two jobs at twelve years old, while maintaining her status as an honor roll student and spending nights rehearsing for community theater performances. So packed was her schedule that a friend predicted, in her high school year book class prophecy, that she’d eventually write and star in a one-woman show about her life called “Stress.”

Though she’s yet to pen that script, she’s learned a lot about managing stress since she left her hometown in the 2002. Since then, she’s traveled all over the US for work, lived in multiple states, recovered from a decade-plus battle with bulimia, healed from major depression, learned to embrace her emotional sensitivity, and built a career that suits her introverted nature and allows her to leverage her painful past for good.

As the founder of Tiny Buddha, she’s helped more than 1,200 people share their stories and lessons with more than 60 million readers (as of June, 2015). She’s the author of Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions, Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself, and Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges. Formerly a contributor for nationally distributed girls’ magazines, Lori plans to venture into the world of children’s writing this year. She dreams of one day writing and illustrating her own picture books so she can challenge herself creatively and reconnect with her theatrical side at readings at live events. Most importantly, she hopes to help young boys and girls realize they can do more if they choose to, but they don’t have to be more–they’re amazing and lovable just as they are, so there’s no reason to stress.