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Letting Go of the Past

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 A few weeks ago, Pope Benedict XVI announced he was resigning. His decision shocked the world, because popes don't...

WATCH: The Forgiveness Aha That Changed Oprah's Life

OWN | Posted 03.11.2013 | OWN

After 25 years and more than 30,000 guests, Oprah says it was one man's definition of forgiveness on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that changed her lif...

On Letting Go: 'Nothing Changes Until You Do'

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

As the saying goes, "The roots create the fruits." This means that it's our job to focus on our own growth, development, and internal transformation -- and in so doing, we put ourselves in the best possible position to create the kind of change we truly want.

Two Words

Sonya Denyse | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Sonya Denyse

Savoring the sorrow of life could seem antithetical to moving forward. Yet, I found that embracing sorrow has strengthened my resolve.

A Positive Take On Making Mistakes

Mike Robbins | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While mistakes aren't a huge issue in my life, I actually spend and waste a lot of time worrying about making mistakes, and also find myself being unnecessarily critical of those around me when they make mistakes (both overtly and covertly).

How To Let Go Of Grudges For A Peaceful Holiday Season

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

It takes more energy to be angry with someone than it does to be peaceful, yet people hold on to grudges for months, years, and even decades. The reason is simple: It protects them.

Do You Feel Things Are Out of Your Control?

Helene Lerner | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

These days, with the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the disruption of the lives of many New Yorkers, it is easy to feel powerless. However, I notice that lately when disruptions happen, I am surprisingly calm; if the same things had happened a few weeks ago, I would be agitated.

9 Ways To Gracefully Handle Change

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

Change is in the air. Not only is the change of seasons palpable in many places, but in the case of many people I know, life changes are brewing, often showing up in dramatic ways or in the form of an unexpected curveball.

25 Things You Need To Forget About

Thought Catalog | Posted 10.26.2012 | Women

1. That stupid thing you said, like, four years ago that absolutely no one remembers except you. Running over it in your head again and again as you s...

Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 11: Three Words To Say Today (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

Today's Fearless Living Boot Camp video asks you to do something that will help you let go of the past. It's a must-do.

Through a Shocking Epiphany, I'll Stand with You

Troy Roness | Posted 06.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

In completing a class for my graduate program, I had a very eye-opening experience concerning my sexuality, my faith, my eating disorder, my emotional hurt, etc., and knew that others in my position would benefit from the words circling inside this 10-pound bobble on my shoulders.

Confronting the Past

Elissa Kravetz | Posted 03.13.2012 | Impact
Elissa Kravetz

While I did not find my friend, my eyes did stumble on someone. They stumbled on HER. The girl who was my one time best friend while growing up, only to turn and create months and months of misery for me. The girl who I've thought about for the past 20 years, but who I haven't seen since high school...

Consciousness vs. Willpower: How To Make 'Resolutions' From The Inside Out

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The truth is, "will"-power won't -- it won't sustain us for the long haul because it's being held in place only by the conscious mind, and that part of the mind tends to get distracted, bored, tired and restless.

Goodbye Married Life!

Pamela Alma Weymouth | Posted 09.19.2011 | Divorce
Pamela Alma Weymouth

Standing in the garage of my post-divorce fixer-upper (which has just been deemed too laden with mold to live in) the irony is thick. I was just starting to rebuild my life when the place I fled to, became the place I had to flee.

How You Can Forgive Your Ex-Spouse

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 09.22.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Moskovitch

Forgiveness and letting go are topics that often arise in my divorce consulting practice.

Letting Go Of Yesterday's Hurts

Rita Schiano | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Rita Schiano

Picking at our painful past keeps us from healing psychically and emotionally and threatens our physical health, whereas letting go increases physical and emotional well-being.

It's Time To Let Go

Crystal Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Crystal Smith

When I was 26, I was working for a very well-known TV station. I loved being there. But, it was also a very stressful time in my life. I was dealin...