This week’s interview is with Tiny Buddha founder, Lori Deschene. Lori created this amazing site 3 years ago as a way to help individuals “reflect on simple wisdom and [learn] new ways to apply it to our complex lives – complete with responsibilities, struggles, dreams and relationships. Over the last three years, Tiny Buddha has emerged as a leading resource for peace and happiness, with more than 15 million views to date” (tinybuddha.com).
Tiny Buddha is a unique and intriguing blog for several reasons – first of all, Lori has managed to create an active site that not only accepts but encourages and utilizes user-participation. Many of the site’s posts are submitted by guests, and she encourages a community-like feel and approach. Second, her website effectively blends my two greatest loves – self-improvement and inspirational quotes – into one streamlined platform. Third, she has both written her own books (Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Lessons and Tiny Buddha’s Handbook for Peace and Happiness) and features a spiritual bookstore on her site, as well. Continue Reading