Chicago Tribune: Learning to Let Go


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Summary of Article

Regret is a natural part of life. It’s helpful to remember that these are experiences to learn from, not beat ourselves up over. Regret is an intense emotion that will only keep us feeling bad, which is why forgiveness is so important. While some regrets may be perceived as bigger than others, like not taking care of our heath vs. an argument with a colleague, they all serve our greater good. The key is to accept the experience and let it go. It is also important to remember that prayer and meditation create positive energy and can clean out feelings of regret. Then we can allow the emotion of forgiveness and love to flow through our bodies. In this Chicago Tribune article, I share how to let go so that you can live life to the fullest.


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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