Category Archives: letting go

“Problems aren’t problems, happiness isn’t happiness, worry is nothing to worry about, nothing is nothing, and everything is everything:” my latest favorite game

A Game! Fill in the blank (insert any emotion, state, or situation): “[Blank*] is nothing to [Blank — the same blank as before or some grammatically correct form of Blank] about. [Blank] isn’t [Blank.]. Three ways to win this game: Make yourself … Continue reading

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Rent, Grace, and a Method for Letting Go (for those of us who… don’t)

A good idea As you know, we coaches are big on releasing attachment.  “Let go,” we exhort ourselves (and others! in a well-meaning way!)* when we detect grasping. A difficult-to-access idea Whether we’re talking about holding on to something already in hand or … Continue reading

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Why don’t I do what I REALLY DO want to do?

I unabashedly adore my “Leaning Into What You Really Want” worksheet because when I want something, this technique works with magical-feeling ease. Except when it doesn’t work at all. I used to believe that those instances meant I was “self-sabotaging” or that I didn’t REALLY … Continue reading

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Leaning in and letting go (hint: they’re the same thing)

If you can’t let go of wanting something you’re not getting, lean right on in and examine why you want it and.. you’ll see. (I know you’re skeptical, but trying to talk yourself out of it isn’t working is it? … Continue reading

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