In the book, 5 Steps to a Quantum Life by Natalie Reid she states that “holding onto the past keeps it alive and gives it power in your present life. Instead of constantly reliving an old event, you can heal its emotional damage and that healing will change you. It is you who needs to change, not the past.” As I’ve mentioned before education and reading are a significant part of my life. I love to learn and am constantly seeking information to support my work and personal life. Natalie’s statement is so true. Often we think others need to change. Others aren’t doing something right. We hold grudges for something we remember from the past. I’ve learned to deal with issues in the present, maybe stew about them for a few days, come to resolution and then move on. As a result I don’t hold grudges nor do I hold onto the past. The future has so much potential. I don’t want to miss anything by brooding over spilt milk. I highly recommend Natalie’s book. Try it, you just might learn something.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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