The Art of Letting Go

I had some one at work tell me one that they wished they could be as positive as I am all the time. When I heard them say that I laughed at the idea knowing full well my history of being the exact opposite of that concept. When I look at my life now, even with the trials I face every day, I do tend to keep a optomistic outlook on how things will turn out....more

To Drive or to Teach Responsibility: A Quandary

When my oldest was 15 (before she could drive) she had a bit of an issue. You see, it was the week of basketball tryouts, every day from 3:30-5:30. However, the Tuesday of basketball tryouts was Election Day. The kids were off from schools because many schools in our little burg are used as polling places.  I work in town, the husband works in DC.  Yes, that's right, somehow the kids are supposed to find a way to school at 3:30 in the afternoon, despite many of them coming from two-income households....more
Dumbass News AMEN!! I worked at the casino about 10 miles from home prior to this job here in my ...more

More on Letting Go of Anger, Guilt, Regret, Fear, and Worry -- Gaining The Inside Advantage

 Last time I talked about Replacement – deliberately substituting one image or scene, a thought in your  mind,  for another—one that is more beneficial....more

The importance of surrender and letting go

A few days ago I found myself in the middle of an emotional storm.  It was the kind of emotion that consumes your whole day without you even realizing it.  A person I love was unhappy with decisions I had made, decisions which I didn’t think were problematic.  This slowly bubbled into a volcanic eruption, one which I could not contain.  At first I tried to explain, tried to bring everything back under control and to a happy state, but it was not working.  As I felt my world turning upside down, I knew there was only one thing I could do....more

Giving Up or Letting Go? Gaining "The Inside Advantage"

How do you know when it’s time to give up—fighting for something you believe in, or want to have, or to have happen? To give up seems like a failure of sorts, and we don’t like to fail, to experience loss. You’re not sure if you can let go of your hopes and dreams, of something or someone. Maybe you think or feel that you can’t or don’t want to continue doing what you’ve been doing—thinking and acting in the same way, or perhaps moving in the same direction, or even staying on the same path....more

Letting Go: Do You Want Me to Hold Your Hand?

She’s older this year, a completely new person really. It’s amazing the difference six months makes in one so young. Last year I had to help her with everything, and this year she wants to do things on her own. In the weeks since the snow has melted and we’ve been able to use the play set, she’s mastered the ladder steps. After the first couple of trips up, I realized I could step back, remove my hand from her back, even be across the yard, and she could make it to the top on her own. ...more
wlee222 And thank YOU for the reminder that just because my kids are growing doesn't mean this ...more

A Senior's Emotional Life: How Letting Go Helps

We get stuff and then we don’t want to let it go. By the time we’re in our senior years, we’ve accumulated a fair amount of things....more

Key to Letting Go

How can letting go be the right choice? Won’t I drown?...more

One moment in time..

Fear and Letting Go

It's hard to be in this place again. The place of fear. Fear and I, though well acquainted overall, aren't the best of friends.Logically I know things are different with my father this go around, not quite as scary, it's still difficult to be in a place of not knowing what is going on and how to resolve it. My father is alert and can make decisions for himself, answer and ask questions, as well as give information easily. This make my role as helper easier....more