Aging well,  Friendship and relationship advice,  Grief and loss,  Personal growth

The shadow of regret

If only … These two words paired together create one of the saddest phrases in the English language.” ~Marc Chernoff, Marc & Angel Hack Life

One of the toughest topics to address in every human life is regret. We all have a list of regrets, whether or not we want to admit them or share them aloud with others. There are things we wish we could do over. Roads we wanted to travel but couldn’t. Words we wish we’d said … but didn’t.

In his wonderful blog this week, Marc Chernoff shared a post titled “30 Regrets You Don’t Want to Have in 30 Years” — and I can’t recommend it strongly enough. While we can’t go back in time, Marc reminds us that it’s not too late to drop an old grudge, change patterns or beliefs that hold us back, and possibly mend a broken heart or two. You can read Marc’s post here. ~CL

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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