January 16 2017

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, January 16, 2017

Living now and allowing change (our January theme) is about being present and letting go. When we’re talking about allowing major changes, those you didn’t ask for and/or want, like the death of a loved one, some people are afraid that letting go means forgetting their loved one. This is not the case at all. You can always remember your loved one, but you can let go of wanting your life to be different and futilely searching for them. Allowing for that change is difficult, but can be a huge part of your healing.

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