iOS app Android app

Letting Go of the Past

The Boy Who Couldn't Be A Cub Scout

Mary Hickey | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents
Mary Hickey

Do you know that this boy was born a month too soon? Do you know that in the hospital, I watched him through the glass as warming lights and IVs gave him the things that I couldn't provide?

Why Being Upset With Someone Is Always About YOU

Dina Strada | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dina Strada

I think our closest relationships are our greatest mirrors into ourselves. They are the ones that trigger our deepest wounds the most... the ones where we really get the opportunity to work on our stuff. How many times have you found yourself frustrated and angry at your spouse or your children, accusing them of things you yourself know you do?

Let's Be Real 'Let It Go' Quotes

Chiara Cortese | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Chiara Cortese

The opposite of letting go is to hold on to and be attached to something. That means we love and desire it or are harping on the negative effects of what it has done to us. If you've reached the need to "let it go" stage, it means that your attachment has consumed you

5 Steps to Letting Go of the Past

Peter Field | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

Your new year, and your new life await. There is no better time than now to draw a line under the past and move forward into a better, fresher and freer tomorrow. Follow these five steps and you will do just that.

7 Steps to Being a Kinder Person

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Kindness is the best gift. You know because it gives you that welcome skip in the heart, whether you're giving or receiving. Yet in this time of frantic holiday making, kindness can get lost along the way.

The Haunting of Our Past

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Our story is our past, and our past is our story. Much of the hurt we carry around with us is a stowaway from our past -- our inability to let go of what once was in order to grasp hold of what now is.

Insecurities: Where They Start and How to Get Rid of Them

Sheila Blagg | Posted 11.24.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Make a list for yourself. Write down all of the positives that you like about yourself. Make a list of the negatives, too. Then, as you are reading the good and the bad, ask yourself, "Is this truly how I feel, or has someone made me feel this way?"

5 Great Questions for a First Date and 5 Bad Ones

Sheila Blagg | Posted 11.08.2014 | Weddings
Sheila Blagg

Usually, first dates are a casual attempt to get to know each other a little better (and have fun doing it), and that boils down to asking lots of questions. Here are five questions you should definitely ask on a first date:

The Necessity of Forgiveness for Our Well-Being

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 10.04.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Letting go of the past, in order to be free and grateful in the present, allows us to make good choices that contribute to our health and well-being in all areas of our lives.

Dear Inner Child

Michelle Renee | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

I have been sitting at my computer for two weeks off and on searching for places to go. Yes, I am an adventurer. I love to travel, meet people, live...

Camp Karma

Marnie Nir | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Marnie Nir

Seems it takes something to realize your "no" is simply a chicken's cluck, roll up your sleeves and head into exactly where your head tells you not to go, only to happily find out you've been 40 years wrong.

My Dream Guy Became the Best Thing I Never Had

Christina Scribner | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

I used to think that being in love meant you'd do everything possible to claim another person as your own and that seeing them with other people was supposed to make you a walking disaster.

Are You Willing to Let Go?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

One of the joys of writing is simply trusting that an article, a movie, or even a snippet of a conversation can be the spark to ignite the creative im...

How Social Media Has Distorted Our Ability to Let Go of the Past

Catherine Zinger | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Zinger

Before social media, we simply accepted that certain relationships and friendships died a natural death. Now we can't let sleeping dogs lie. We push, we delve, we foray into former relationships, perhaps eager for a "do over" of an experience that we feel like we didn't get right the first time.

Letting Go of Stuff

Katie Lance | Posted 04.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Katie Lance

I was reminded that at the end of the day our stuff -- is just that -- it's just stuff. It's just that so much of our stuff has so much meaning.

The Most Painful Moment Of My Life

Robin Hoffman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

By finally giving thought to this and opening up about it, I can begin to see how this experience has effected who I've become. That night shook to my core my ability to trust myself, to appreciate the beauty around me, and to be fully intimate.

Learning to Let Go

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Lillie Leonardi

For all too many years, I have pondered the question as to how to let go, when in reality, I had already done so.  Perhaps not in the terms that a trained mental health expert would prefer, but in my own way.  It was the only approach that made sense to me. 

Why Is It So Hard to Let Go of Your Ex?

Deborah Hecker, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Hecker, Ph.D.

The end of an intimate relationship is an inevitable landmark in most of our lives, yet we don't learn to let go in the same way we learn to attach. Instead, when loss happens, we often don't know how to deal with it.

3 Lies That Bind Us to Guilt and Shame

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Hale Dwoskin

Guilt and shame are tricky feelings that cause so much unnecessary suffering. Nearly identical in the way they work within us, guilt and shame generally form a single complex.

10 New Steps to Getting Unstuck by Forgiving

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

"Giving forth" is a powerful spiritual step of change. Reinforcing this emotional chapter of your journey will be important as your mind, body and spirit learn to function in a new way.

Let Go of Relationships That No Longer Serve You

Heather Strang | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

In truth, we can't be anyone's friend if we aren't taking care of ourselves first and foremost. And having people and relationships in our life that deplete us is the opposite of self-care.

The Art of Letting Go

Kyle McMahon | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle McMahon

I'm beginning to really love who I am. I can honestly say that I never felt that way before. In fact, it was impossible for me. You can't truly love yourself if you haven't forgiven those who have hurt you so badly.

And She Rides

Nancy Sharp | Posted 08.21.2013 | Parents
Nancy Sharp

I wasn't able to protect my daughter the day she was hit on her bike. I am, however, able to cheer her courage today. Love and letting go co-mingle; this is the axiom of parenthood.

The Ex-Piles: How Spring Cleaning Helped Me Get Over Old Boyfriends

Jill Di Donato | Posted 06.02.2013 | Women
Jill Di Donato

What exactly are you holding on to? A connection? That's hardly going to be found in a worn-thin Knicks jersey. And if said jersey is cluttering your closet, it might also be cluttering your mind -- unconsciously even, preventing you from letting go of your idealized version of what once was.

Winners Sometimes Quit: Why Persistence Isn't Always The Answer

Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Art Markman for YouBeauty.com A few weeks ago, Pope Benedict XVI announced he was resigning. His decision shocked the world, because popes don't...