Good Housekeeping: Go With the Flow


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Summary of Article

Do you try to control the outcomes in your life to avoid unwanted circumstances? Can you admit when you’re wrong? Can you accept results without a fight, even when the results are not in your favor? These are just a few of the questions that show how difficult (or easy) it is for you to give up control. For many of us, just thinking about the word surrender quickly elicits feelings of tension and resistance. The notion of giving up control may feel counter-intuitive to what we have taught about how to create our dream life. But despite what we have been taught, forcing and pushing things to happen can actually zap our happiness and steal our joy. It can also impact our relationships with others.

In my article for Good Housekeeping, I share how to begin to surrender and easily find more ways to “let go” throughout the day.

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Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times bestselling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her companion book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She blends the pearls of conventional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, empathy, energy medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice and online internationally. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA, TEDx U.S. and TEDx Gateway Asia. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive Healing. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at

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