Best Lori Deschene Quotes 2021

Famous Lori Deschene Quotes

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha, a blog with over 3 million readers. She’s on a mission to teach you how to live your best life now and she does this by sharing her own personal journey through self-help guides, meditations, and more.

Lori Deschene is the CEO of Tiny Buddha and best-selling author. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine,, and more.

Lori Deschene is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. She graduated from Georgetown University with degrees in Economics and Psychology. Lori’s blog posts on life lessons are often featured on The Huffington Post. Her work has been shared by Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington, and President Barack Obama.

Famous Lori Deschene Quotes

  1. “We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.” – Lori Deschene
  2. “If you want to be happy, just imagine what would make you happy!” – Lori Deschene
  3. “I feel like nothing is my fault. Kind of a common theme with mothers.” -Lori Deschene
  4. “I used to think stuff like this was cool, but now? I just feel kind of dumb.” -Lori Deschene
  5. “There’s something universal about the messiness of motherhood that not only shows up in our personal relationships with our kids but also with other women in our lives and in the world around us.” – Lori Deschene
  6. “I love that I can cry for a full minute and no one will know, not even my kids.” – Lori Deschene
  7. “I am so tired of being the Mom who reads big thoughts on t-shirts and laughs at her own jokes. I want to be the Mom who drives her kid to art class and says, ‘Wow, your mom is amazing.’” – Lori Deschene
  8. “I try to remember that it’s OK for my kids to see me fall down, and they don’t need to be afraid of all of this change. They just need me to get up every time I fall. And every time I don’t, they’ll help me. They love that part!” – Lori Deschene
  9. “I want there to be a million social media posts about mothers who are striving and failing and making mistakes while doing the best they can. And I want to be part of the movement. That’s the kind of world I want to live in.” – Lori Deschene
  10. “There is no such thing as a “right” way to parent, and I include myself in that statement. We all have our own way of doing things and it should be celebrated.” – Lori Deschene
  11. “If you want to be happy, just imagine what would make you happy!” – Lori Deschene
  12. “Our kids deserve to live in a world where both the men and women who raise them are celebrated.” – Lori Deschene
  13. “I’m exhausted by the myths that mothers are martyrs, victims, or heroes. And even more exhausted by the people who really do think martyrs, victims or heroes is what we want to be.” – Lori Deschene
  14. “We don’t have to be superwomen. We just have to be real women.” – Lori Deschene
  15. “My job as a mom isn’t to make sure my kids have everything they need all the time, it’s to help them appreciate stuff that lasts and realize that some of the most important things they need – like friendship and compassion – can’t be bought for money.
  16. “What I want my kids to know is not so much the importance of education, or driving a car, or cooking a meal – I want them to understand the simple truths about fear. How it can take over our lives even when we’re not scared, how it wears us down and how we have to face it head-on every day.” – Lori Deschene
  17. “I don’t want my kids to be scared of the unfamiliar, to question things that they need to go out and figure out on their own. They need to know how to push through fear – how it’s OK not to know something, how most things get better when we learn about them.” – Lori Deschene
  18. “I want my kids to feel brave enough for change, which is why I try not to over-plan what our family is going do each day together. I’m teaching them how to roll with change. I want them to know that they’re safe in that place between ‘what was’ and ‘what is.’ And I want them to be super comfortable there for a long time.” – Lori Deschene
  19. “I want to give my kids a chance to feel their way through the world, make mistakes, try new things and then get back up again and try something different. I want them to know that it’s OK not to know, it’s OK to fail – and it’s also OK to be super successful.” – Lori Deschene
  20. “I honestly don’t care if my children spend 30 days of their summer at camp or on a family trip together. I just want them to have those experiences and to talk about them later.” – Lori Deschene
  21. “I want my kids to know that they are loved no matter what – including the parts of themselves that they don’t necessarily like. And I want them to know that even though some of those things might change, I will always love them.” – Lori Deschene
  22. “I want my kids to know how to think for themselves and that means I have to give them the space and freedom to do so.” – Lori Deschene
  23. “I want my kids to know that they have permission to be excited about anything, including their own failures. I want them to know that we live in a good world – even if it sometimes makes us uncomfortable or seems scary because we don’t understand it yet.” – Lori Deschene
  24. “I want my kids to realize that there are really only two things in life that matter: love and respect. We can only really experience them when we give them to ourselves and others.” – Lori Deschene
  25. “I want my kids to stop caring so much about what everyone else thinks of them – including family, neighbors, teachers, classmates and even total strangers. I want them to know how important it is to just be who we were meant to be, and that’s it.” – Lori Deschene
  26. “I want my kids to know that their family loves them unconditionally – even when they are chronically late for everything, including meals.” – Lori Deschene
  27. “I want my kids to know that we will always try again when we fail, even if it’s the 100th time. If I can show them that nothing is permanent, maybe they won’t worry as much about it.” – Lori Deschene
  28. “I want my kids to know that they are loved so fiercely and so deeply.
  29. “You don’t have to like something to accept it.” – Lori Deschene
  30. “Your parents were in love and it didn’t matter one bit if you didn’t like it or not.” – Lori Deschene
  31. “I want my kids to know that anything they don’t like can be changed and that all of us must be willing to give up our time, our energy, and our resources for the greater good.” – Lori Deschene

Quotes by Lori Deschene

“We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.”
― Lori Deschene
“At the end of the day, remind yourself that you did the best you could today, and that is good enough.”
― Lori Deschene
“Practice the pause. Pause before judging. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing. Pause whenever you’re about to react harshly and you’ll avoid doing and saying things you’ll later regret.”
― Lori Deschene
“We can’t fully appreciate a picturesque sunset if we’re wishing it would never rain again. We can’t fully enjoy a moment of true connection if we’re wishing we’d never feel alone again. We can’t fully savor a relaxing day if we’re wishing we’d never be busy again. The key to happiness is to focus less on making moments last and more on making the moments count.”
― Lori Deschene, Tiny Wisdom: On Mindfulness
“You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared, or anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a ‘negative person.’ It makes you human.”
― Lori Deschene
“We can sabotage our days by imagining tomorrow will be better; or we can seize our moments by forgiving ourselves when we struggle and doing the best we can right now.”
― Lori Deschene, Tiny Wisdom: On Mindfulness
“The moment we decide things don’t have to be a certain way, we create the possibility that they could be better than we know to imagine them.”
― Lori Deschene
“We don’t need to identify concrete solutions to all our problems. We don’t need to create the illusion of control amid uncertain circumstances. We need to accept that our biggest problem is fighting the way things are, and then consciously choose to stop battling ourselves. We have to choose to be in this moment instead of scheming toward something better. This moment is a new opportunity to let go of everything that’s stressing us. This moment is a new chance to take a deep breath so that we don’t feel so overwhelmed. This moment is a tiny lifetime, all in itself, and we have the choice to live it.”
― Lori Deschene, Tiny Wisdom: On Mindfulness
“Regardless of our circumstances, we always have a choice. We can choose more of the same; or we can recognize this moment is different and that we can be different, too.”
― Lori Deschene, Tiny Wisdom: On Mindfulness
“Be the person who breaks the cycle. If you were judged, choose understanding. If you were rejected, choose acceptance. If you were shamed, choose compassion. Be the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who hurt you. Vow to be better than what broke you—to heal instead of becoming bitter so you can act from your heart, not your pain.”
― Lori Deschene
“This, I’ve learned, is the foundation of self-love: knowing that we are so much more than our greatest mistakes, our weakest moments, or our most shameful decisions; and realizing that we can be who we want to be right now, not just in spite of where we’ve been, but also because of it.”
― Lori Deschene, Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life
“If we can observe and understand how our thoughts are impacting us, we can change who we’re being and how we’re experiencing the world.”
― Lori Deschene, Tiny Wisdom: On Mindfulness
“The reality is that tomorrow is most certainly uncertain and no matter how many expectations we form, tomorrow will come, tomorrow will go and it will all be what it will be.”
― Lori Deschene
“Thinking isn’t just an activity; it manifests as a state of being.”
― Lori Deschene, Tiny Wisdom: On Mindfulness
“That’s what it means to really feel alive – to be so immersed in the passionate bliss of the moment that you don’t think about yesterday or tomorrow. You just enjoy what you’re doing and love every piece of it.”
― Lori Deschene
“As you work toward your goals today, tune into your underlying motivations and ask yourself: Am I focusing all my energy on a happy tomorrow to the detriment of today?”
― Lori Deschene, Tiny Wisdom: On Mindfulness
“Vulnerability is not a negative state. It is how we start our path. I have just started mine slightly later than most. By loving myself, I allow others to love me. I love myself because I am still here, and I can see my life changing around me.”
― Lori Deschene, Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life
“You don’t have to like something to accept it.”
― Lori Deschene, Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life
“If we choose to learn and grow from the things that happen to us, is it even necessary to guess at why they happened? What’s a more productive use of our energy—searching for meaning outside ourselves or creating meaning within ourselves?”
― Lori Deschene, Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life’s Hard Questions
“Anxiety puts both your mind and body under immense, prolonged pressure.”
― Lori Deschene, Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal: A Creative Way to Let Go of Anxiety and Find Peace
“Some people and events are difficult to deal with, but they can only stress us if we let them. Breathe in calm, breathe out chaos, and anchor yourself in peace.”
― Lori Deschene
“Life isn’t always fair. Some people are born into better environments. Some people have better genetics. Some are in the right place at the right time. If you’re trying to change your life, all of this is irrelevant. All that matters is that you accept where you are, figure out where you want to be, and then do what you can, today and every day, to hold your head high and keep moving forward.”
― Lori Deschene
“Standing up for yourself doesn’t make you argumentative. Sharing your feelings doesn’t make you oversensitive. And saying no doesn’t make you uncaring or selfish. If someone won’t respect your feelings, needs, and boundaries, the problem isn’t you; it’s them.”
― Lori Deschene
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. —UNKNOWN”
― Lori Deschene, Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. —UNKNOWN I”
― Lori Deschene, Tiny Buddha’s Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life

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