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Letting Go

How I Learned to Slow Down and Ask the Universe for Help

Kerry O'Brien | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Kerry O'Brien

I was at the grocery store the other day and needed to buy some peanut butter. However, as I walked through the store I could not seem to find where the peanut butter was located.

How to Quit Letting Your BUTTT Get Bigger

Sheila Viers | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

This morning I woke up and before I jumped out of bed to start my day, I laid there for a few minutes. Today is the first day of another adventure: 1....

The Care and Management of Mortality

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Dr. Atul Gawande's Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End provides healthy doses of reality - the realities of disease, deterioration, debilitation, decline, dementia, dependence, despondency, and demise.

27 Common Things That Prevent Our Happiness

Elyse Santilli | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Instead of looking outwards for happiness, simply look within at all the ways you are preventing yourself from being happy in this very moment -- and work on letting them go. To get you started, here are 27 common things that prevent our happiness.

Dominance and Disability: Control, The Cripple and Learning to Let Go

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Control has become such an important part of my sexual identity, it even factors into the type of sex that I'll have. This is my moment to feel whole as a man; it is a split second in time that is not regulated by bookings, bed times and schedules. I get to actually have someone there with me out of want -- not necessity.

Why I Will Never Carpe Diem Again

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 04.04.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

When we let go and stop trying to force our days to bend to our stubborn wills, the moments that make our days worthy of remembering will find us, and if we are willing and ready, they will seize us, enrapturing us in its loving grip.

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

What Losing My Wedding Ring Made Me Realize About My Daughter

Susan Fishman | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Susan Fishman

When she's tested, when she's standing face-to-face with fear, these are the things I'd like to tell my girl to not only hold on to, but to OWN

What Happened When I Stopped Crying Over My Divorce

Divorced Moms | Posted 03.28.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

By Nancy Lay-King for DivorcedMoms.com I spent the first thee months after filing for divorce crying. I had no idea that much water existed in my bod...

What I Learned About Parenting at IKEA

Raluca State | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Raluca State

My kids ran into that playroom and straight for that ball pit. We stood by the window for a moment, watching quietly, a smile on our faces. Then we realized we only had an hour to shop in peace and were wasting it at that window. So we slowly walked away, shopping list in hand.

The Shower That Washed Away Everything

Shannon Lell | Posted 03.23.2015 | Divorce
Shannon Lell

Until that moment I hadn't allowed myself to think about anything good we had. I've had so many feelings toward my ex in the past few years, and love was way far down on the list, but standing in this warm shower on New Year's Eve I allowed myself to feel this emotion.

Blame Free Breaking Up

Sheri Meyers | Posted 03.18.2015 | Divorce
Sheri Meyers

Who says that breaking up and divorce has to be arduous, painful, blame-filled, heartbreaking and full of struggle?

Lights Go On, Part XXXX -- Learning

Thomas Bähler | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Today, by the sea I want to share a memorable exchange between my dad and me "Dad, I've mad a terrible mistake" "Oh, have you now? Or have you taken...

9 Very Good Reasons To Let Go Of That Grudge

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Humans are a very self-preserving species. When we've been wronged, we want the world to know. We want the responsible party to pay for their indiscre...

How to Stop Worrying

Cliff Hsia | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

It's been a long process over the years to get to a point where I can brush off my worries pretty quickly. Here's the steps that I follow to overcome my worries that I'd like to share with you to live a freer and less anxious life...

7 Ways to Optimize Your Year-End Ritual

Liz Davidson | Posted 03.15.2015 | Fifty
Liz Davidson

No doubt you'll have your own rituals, however here are seven steps I employ that help me take stock of the positives, challenges and the lessons learned, and clearly identifies what can be sent off with a kiss and not carried into 2015.

Time, Love and Truth in a Contemplative Culture

Lauren E. Galvan | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Lauren E. Galvan

While this breakup is going to be a difficult journey, and while I still care for and love my ex-boyfriend, the best part is that, now, I have all the time in the world to myself. I'm free of wanting. And I'm free of waiting.

The Power of Reflection, Gratitude and Letting Go

Laurie Seymour | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurie Seymour

In order to fully embrace your own story, you have to have immersed yourself in the chapters already written -- the ones that come before the pages you will write in the coming months.

You Must Make Peace With Your Past

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

So, it's a new year -- 365 days are now behind us, and we all want to have a better, more prosperous 2015. Yet for all of the RESOLUTIONS people will ...

How I Brought Positive Balance to 2014, One of the Worst Years of My Life

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

Do I dare say it was one of the worst years of my life? Actually, 2014 was one of the richer years of my life. Despite the pain, hardship and sorrow that I went through this year, I also found joy, freedom, completion and fulfillment.

10 Characteristics Of Lasting Friendships

Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D | Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D

If I am defined by the friends I keep, then I am humbled because that means I can define myself with kindness, hilarity, adventurousness, curiosity, compassion, a driven nature, openness, and intelligence. If you can be defined by the friends you keep, then how are you defined?

Heal and Release What No Longer Serves You

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

I'm a huge fan of healing and release. As we peel away past layers of ourselves, hurts, limiting beliefs that no longer serve us, and anything else that needs to be cleared, we step more fully into the person we're here to be in this life.

If You're Not Doing This, Chances Are You're Not Seeing the Results You Want!

Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse

Holding on to anger, resentment and grievances is a surefire way to block goodness from coming into your life! It is so important to remember that forgiveness is not about the other person, but rather about releasing the negative energetic hold these feelings have on 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.