Ahh, the guilt…

Post by Lynn DeVasto for the Kind Kindred series.

photo courtesy of Mundo Resink on Flickr

I was talking with my son today and the conversation turned to guilt. He is 23 and was asking how he could ever get over things that he felt guilty about. And I said…

~ Learn to differentiate between real and imagined guilt.
~ Let go of the imagined guilt. It doesn’t exist anywhere but in your head. Nobody else is hanging onto this.
~ Disect the shit out of the real guilt. Figure out why. Figure out how. Figure out what to do differently.
~ Apologize to the ones you hurt. It doesn’t matter if they forgive you, it only matters that you do it.
~ Breathe through the fact that you’re not perfect, that you make mistakes. Learn to live with that, it’ll serve you well.
~ Forgive yourself. Let go of the real guilt. It’s in the past and doesn’t exist anywhere but in your head.
~ Do the next right thing.
~ Then, do the next right thing…

I can spin this into health, fitness and weight, but I don’t think I need to. We all know. We know what guilt is, we know how we have wronged ourselves as well as others. Take the above, absorb it, let it go. For yourself and for everybody that you love and loves you. Live your life.

And do the next right thing.

To healthy and happy,


Lynn DeVasto is the owner of Live and Love Your Life, which helps you deal with the trifecta of Food, Fitness and Feelings. She has taken her experience of losing 90 pounds and her certifications in Personal Training, Holistic Wellness Coaching, Sports Nutrition and Barre to create a premium coaching experience. This allows you manage your health in a way that works for you instead of against you. Click HERE to get her juicy tips to Live and Love Your Life!

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