Learn To Live In The Present

When we choose to ignore letting go and hold on to anger and grudges, we end up living in the past. Our everyday life, how we feel, and what we think is colored by what happened weeks, months, or even years ago and that’s no way to live. It can be a part of what […]

Take Responsibility For Your Own Part

In yesterday’s post we talked about being kind instead of right. At one point I shared how it’s possible for both parties to be “right”. You just have to see things from the other person’s perspective. Today I want to take it a step further and suggest that you start to take responsibility for your […]

Be Kind Instead Of Right

We like to be right, don’t we? Being able to tell someone “I told you so” makes us feel important and powerful. Hearing it on the other hand isn’t so nice, is it? While we all like to be right, we don’t appreciate being told we’re wrong. Insisting on being right, even if you only […]

Count Your Blessings

One of my favorite things to do when I need a little positive boost in the right direction is to count my blessings. We all have so many different people and things to be grateful and thankful for. Do you count your blessing regularly? If not, it’s a great habit to get into. It won’t […]

Practice Makes Perfect

As with many other skills in life, practice makes perfect when it comes to letting go. That’s why something like this 30 Day Letting Go Challenge works so well. Each day you’re reminded to think about and practice letting go. During the first few days, you may have found it difficult to stick to this […]

Talk It Out

If you’re having a hard time forgiving one particular person, it may be time to talk it out. Sometimes our anger and pain is rooted in misunderstandings. Sometimes we simply have a hard time understanding and seeing the other person’s point of view. Sometimes we feel misunderstood and ignored. All of these scenarios can make […]

Don’t Go To Sleep Angry

My mother told me that the secret to a happy marriage was to never go to bed angry. In other words, don’t get into a fight or an argument and then go to sleep seething with all that anger. It is good advice and it’s just as helpful when it comes to successful relationships and […]

Using Prayer And Meditation To Help Let Go

Every culture in the world has a tradition of prayer and/or meditation and for good reason. Both practices have a lot of benefits from clearing the mind and focusing your thoughts, to better health and increased happiness. That’s pretty powerful stuff and something we can and should use during our own journey of letting go. […]