Feelings & Forgiveness

kristina leonardi
3 min readJun 2, 2022

Helpful tools to get you through these turbulent times

Photo credit: Kristina Leonardi /Affirmation from her new book Say It To Make It: Affirmations to Empower the Heart, Mind, Spirit and Soul

Whether you are experiencing a lot of activity in and around your life and/or are directly connected with any of the external events happening the world, you might feel as if you’re approaching or are in the midst of a tsunami of varying degrees. Or maybe you just feel “off.”

Perhaps there are lots of feelings surfacing. Maybe some old stuff you thought you had resolved needs one last sweeping out. Or old patterns and behaviors that really have to go might be popping up so you can give them the final heave-ho (with compassion, knowing that they likely served you at some point). As I remind all my clients, detoxing never feeeeels good in the moment, but you will always feel better after!

Whatever it is, know that it’s saying “hello” (probably not in the most comfortable/convenient way!) in order to be released. And trust that whatever is changing is something that needs to be changed and is for your highest good.

The main thing is that we do our best to be as gentle, patient and compassionate with ourselves as possible — and forgiving of ourselves. And give others the benefit of the doubt because they too are dealing with their stuff, but perhaps with less awareness …

The theme of forgiveness in general is especially helpful at this time, keeping in mind that forgiveness of yourself or others doesn’t condone anything, it is simply about letting things go so they don’t have a hold on or take up space in you any longer.

If you need a little help weathering this storm or, as this reader says, just need “a reminder to know how amazing you are,” check out my new book Say It To Make It: Affirmations to Empower the Heart, Mind, Spirit and Soul, and purchase it on Amazon here. If you already have one — THANK YOU! Please consider writing a review and/or posting about the book on social media with the hashtag #sayittomakeit, and scroll down to see what others are saying!

For related thoughts on this topic, read my essay Something’s Gotta Give.


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Kristina Leonardi is a nationally recognized career and life coach, speaker and author who for over 14 years has empowered individuals to make lasting professional and personal changes aligned with their true passions and talents while fulfilling their role in the world at large.With a holistic and personal growth-oriented approach, she has helped hundreds of men and women over the past decade improve their job performance, enter or re-enter the job force, change careers, better manage their time and stress, and live happier, more meaningful, balanced lives. Her specialty is working with people who feel stuck or are in transition and can help you clarify exactly what you want to do, identify blocks, issues, and patterns in your way, and offer proven ideas, resources, and action steps to get you there.

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