Is business down? Are you fighting with a family member? Are you wondering how you’re going to keep your house? Has your mate been cheating on you? Does your body keep going through one health issue after another? Well? What if you just said, “So WHAT?!” to the whole darn thing? I mean there comes a point when you can’t keep stressing over what has been or what is. Stressing over the future is a total and complete waste of time. When you worry about a future that isn’t even here, you’re just making stuff up. So what! You’ve got a problem. Me, too! I’ve got several that interrupt my level of sanity and peace and I want to scream my bloody head off. Sometimes the problem seems like a complete and total tragedy. But, if you keep making what has happened a big hairy deal, then you’re doomed to more cruddy stuff happening. “So, what!” has become one of my favorite sayings when my judgment about myself starts dragging me through the mud. I help clients incorporate this saying into their life so they can give themselves permission to be free from the past. Now, you might think I’m not being compassionate with this attitude. I am so committed to you and me not suffering that it’s quite the opposite. Painful circumstances can drown you in stress and ruin your finances, relationships, and health. I’m not willing to have the past hold you down. The negative stuff that happens to you doesn’t need to be given so much attention. You’re just regenerating the problem over and over and over. So not cool! Let it go. Yes, I know sometimes you might really mess up your life. But must you keep punishing yourself for something that happened yesterday, last year, or when you were a teenager? You are NOT a failure, bum, bad parent, or bad mate. You are just living. You’re finding your groove. You’re doing your best to lighten up. You’re probably doing a much better job in your life than you give yourself credit. If you stopped paying to attention to what isn’t working, you’d notice that you have a bucket full of evidence that says you are a totally fab person. Did you reach all your goals this quarter? If you didn’t…so what?! Do something different today. You have an opportunity to be present right now and create rock star results. Consider today a clean canvas upon which you get to create a beautiful life.