letting go

Interior Designs: How Home Shapes Us

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I wasn’t expecting to have a visceral response to observing someone I hardly knew do home renovations.

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The One Question That Halted My Helicopter Parenting

I landed on a question that made total sense to my helicopter parenting mom-brain: Does that feel safe in your body?

After combing through mommy groups, I landed on a question that made total sense to my helicopter parenting mom-brain: Does that feel safe in your body?

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A Stranger Answered My Aunt's Disconnected Number; Here's What He Taught Me About Grief

My family still couldn't talk about her death out loud, but I needed a reminder she was really gone.

I touched “Aunt Kelly” on the screen and waited for a robotic voice to say, “this number has been disconnected.” This is how I met Shawn.

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Parenting Gets Harder (If You’re Doing It Right)

Parenting gets harder. Giving up control of our kids is an art.

Parenting gets harder. Giving up control of our kids is an art.

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The Summer My Mother's Progressive Arthritis Taught Me To Love And Let Go​

My mom helped me find the balancing point between caretaking and controlling because she insisted on her autonomy. “I don’t need your help in the shower,” she’d say, “and I can dress myself.”

That summer became the fulcrum of a seesaw: as my children need me less, my mother needed me more. My mother's arthritis taught me to love and let go.

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Dissociation: How It Feels To Feel Nothing

Coming out of dissociation can feel like waking from a lucid dream.

Coming out of dissociation can feel like waking from a lucid dream. One moment you’re on the other side of physical reality, and then you cross the threshold and are part of life again.

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Parenthood: Learning To Let Go

As each moment came to pass, I relaxed just a little more. She wasn’t the only one learning to let go. This is parenthood!

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9 Reasons To STOP Trying To Make Your Kids Into Who You Wish They'd Be

Letting go with love helps them learn how to be happy with who they are.

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Reasons Some Women Hang Onto Blame And Anger After A Divorce

Anger and blame aren’t helping you in any way, shape or form.

Sometimes a woman gets stuck in blame and anger after divorce because it’s far too painful to look at themselves and the role they played in the end of their marriage.

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This Is Not About Cliched Living

Platitudes can't take you all the way to real life transformation.

This article is the second in a two-part series.

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