How Ellen DeGeneres Changed Daytime TV Without Letting It Change Her

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Berry: Love, Hate and letting go

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Kim Kardashian Is Letting It Hang With a New Jumpsuit Trend

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Instead of going for her typical form-fitting, tailored and structural wears, Kim Kardashian is keeping it relaxed for the summer. The Keeping Up With the…

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Kim Kardashian Is Letting It Hang With a New Jumpsuit Trend

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Why Chrissy Teigen Is Letting Daughter Luna Decide When to Get Her Ears Pierced

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Inside Allison Holker’s Son’s Neutral Nursery: ‘I’m Really Big on Letting a Child Decide What Color They Like’

When Allison Holker and Stephen “tWitch” Boss were brainstorming the nursery design for their son Maddox Laurel, now 10 months, they didn’t stick to tradition — and for good reason.

“I’m really big on letting a child decide what color they like, instead of throwing a color at them,” Holker, 29, tells PEOPLE exclusively of Maddox’s room in the couple’s newly renovated home. “I felt going more of a neutral brown would help him find what he likes.”

“I believe that not every girl might like dolls, I don’t think every boy might like cars. I think that a kid needs to have a little more space and develop on their own and see what they are naturally drawn to,” adds the Dancing with the Stars pro. “Going a neutral color will help him pick what his favorite color is on his own.”

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The couple enlisted the help of HomeGoods designer Amy Lipnis to bring their vision to life. The resulting space makes use of the neutral browns, tans and creams, but throws in pops of colors like yellow and blue, as well as a few special items that brighten up the room.

“We have a rocking-chair elephant that is just adorable,” Holker says of her favorite piece in the nursery. “Being able to sit with my little boy every night before he goes to bed and read him his story is the best time of the day for me. It’s something we do every night together, and it’s just our special time.”

“I really hope that when he gets a little bit bigger that he’ll actually sit on the rocking chair and actually enjoy it as much as I do. It’s so cute and it adds a really lovely childlike nature to the room,” adds the mom of two.

There’s no doubt little Maddox is covered, but what about Holker’s 8½-year-old daughter Weslie?

“My daughter’s favorite space in the house is definitely our dining room,” she says. “My daughter absolutely gets really excited for our family dinner and she always cooks with us.”

Continues the fit mama, “When we sit down, she’s always excited to ask the first question at the dinner table of, ‘How was everyone’s day?’ She’s always the one to start off the conversation, which we love so much.”

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Though Holker and Boss, 34 — The Ellen DeGeneres Show‘s resident DJ — have been living in their first home together for a bit, they have taken their time in making it their own. But their patience and hard work have been worth it.

“We’ve been living in our home for a year now, so we’ve been working on designing it, trying to figure out what to do with . We’re excited to have it finally done and we absolutely love it now,” Holker says.

For more from Allison Holker and Stephen “tWitch” Boss, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

With reporting by MEGAN STEIN


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Your Sweater Is Letting You Down–You Just Don’t Know It Yet

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Letting Go of the Past

Letting go of the past is one of the most powerful things you can do. But just because it’s powerful doesn’t mean it’s easy. That’s why I want to share what I learned and what I did to let go of things in my past that were hurtful, holding me back from enjoying more happiness and keeping me from moving on with my life.

When I was studying Buddhism and searching for a more meaningful life, my teacher said: Imagine you are at a fork in the road, and you have two paths to choose from. You can stay on the path you’re on or try a new one.

Tired of the hamster wheel, I was clear that I wanted to approach my problems from a different perspective. I told him I was ready to try something new and venture down the unfamiliar path.

His advice? The first step is taking 50 percent responsibility for everything that happens in your life.

Wait a minute, what? What did that mean? My parents were to blame, and that kid who humiliated me in school was at fault, and my first marriage didn’t work out because of the circumstances, and…and…and…

If you’re anything like I was, you might have some resistance. That’s because often it feels better to blame someone or something than to take responsibility for what’s happening in your own life.

I nearly caved in to the pressure of creating something new. Transitioning out of my comfortable bubble of blame and leaving my baggage behind was hard, and at times felt impossible. But I came to realize a few things:

1. The more you talk about all the wrongs someone else did to you or all the negative experiences that made you the person you are today, the more you stay stuck in that place.

I’m not suggesting that you avoid a good psychologist or counselor. Working with one can be an excellent way to understand your issues and the role that you played in creating your situation. But stop telling your problems to any person who will listen. Recounting them over and over will only keep you stuck.

2. The more you stunt your own growth, the more you hold back your innate talents and contributions. Doesn’t our world deserve the best you have to offer?

3. Remember that when one door closes, another door opens. No, you don’t know which doors will open to you, but if you’ve decided to try something different, do it with a leap of faith. What have you got to lose?

4. When you open that door, it opens you to the present moment, which is the only moment you can have any effect on. Most of us live in the past or the future, and although it’s been said many times before, the beauty and the magic is there in the present moment.

I’m reminded of one of my favorite quotes from Kung Fu Panda, which I hope you will remember the next time you wish your past had been different. Master Oogway says:

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift.
That is why it is called the present.

Here’s to developing your full potential and living in the present moment.

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Brittany Maynard’s Husband Talks About Letting Her Go

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The Power of Reflection, Gratitude and Letting Go

There is something about a new year that activates both a desire to reflect on the recent past and to make plans for the coming months. It’s important to first dedicate time for the reflection part of this process before making your action plans. Reflection plays an essential role in creating action steps that feel aligned with your inner dreams. If you’ve been making choices that have not felt right, it’s time to pay attention.

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What did I discover about myself?
What have I accomplished?
What were my successes?
What is finished?
What do I want to carry forward that doesn’t feel complete?
Is there any place where I need to dig deeper to find the learning?
What do I feel grateful to have experienced?

Notice if you are doing something that no longer works for you. Truth will hide behind whatever choice you thought was going to be the “answer.” Has a commitment you made previously become a struggle to continue? Have your resources shifted? It may be time to rebalance the scales so that you are not being depleted. Are you complete with a relationship, a place you’ve been living or with a career path? Perhaps you’re ready to release an old way of thinking that defined what was permissible. Let go, so a more aligned picture can become visible.

This year I walked away from the security of a lucrative corporate job, stepping (leaping!) into unbounded space so that I could claim myself as teacher, speaker and writer. It’s the second time that I left a career and livelihood. The first time was much scarier, when I stopped being a psychotherapist. Both times I had known that I needed to make the break. Both times there were compelling reasons that I stayed… until I no longer did and I left. That moment of taking action was true celebration, when I chose to heed my inner voice, to stay with my breath through each moment of hesitation and fear, knowing that my heart really only had the path forward.

In order to fully embrace your own story, you have to have immersed yourself in the chapters already written — the ones that come before the pages you will write in the coming months. Claiming where you have come from is integral to moving forward. It seeds what you will become. All of your experiences, opportunities and learning get to travel with you — not as baggage to haul through the airport, but as wings for a new expression to take flight. Acknowledge with a feeling of gratitude what you’ve received this past year; it will ground these gifts, spring boarding you into your next step. Then notice what you are ready to release; this opens space for you to create something fresh.

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New beginnings sit outside the edges of what you already know. Allow yourself to get quiet, giving space for something new to unfold. Take a deep breath. Feel it circulate through your body, imagining it going to every cell. Visualize your breath filling each of your cells with light. Let yourself sink into this great inner silence so that you can connect with what is unknown and unformed within you. This is the place where new possibilities begin to reveal themselves to you.

Aren’t you ready for something new this year?
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I’m Letting My Wife Go

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I’m sure it may come as a shock to some people, but I let my wife go. It was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do, but it was the right thing for the both of us.

No, we’re not getting a divorce and no, we’re not separating. Truth be told, the practice of “letting go” has actually brought us closer together. But in order to understand what I mean by “letting go,” you must first understand that Kim and I are two very different people.

In fact, the differences between us were Kim’s primary concern with us getting married. “Seth, a fish may love a bird,” she said. “But where would they live?”

I smiled at the comparison because it’s fairly accurate.

Kim and I are incredibly different people. She’s the oldest in her family; I’m the youngest in mine. She’s very responsible; I’m…very much not. She loves the city; I prefer the country. She loves healthy food; I love junk food. She enjoys school; I despise school. She wants to watch British dramas; I’d rather watch comedies. She loves to sing and dance; I’d rather not. She prefers flying; I prefer driving. She loves to be with people, and I’d prefer to be alone. Kim is a driven, career-minded, goal-oriented woman, while I, on the other hand, am a laid-back fellow who prefers gardening and writing over anything else.

To put it simply, Kim is an extrovert while I am an introvert. Frankly, it sometimes amazes me that Kim and I even metlet alone got married!

But after knowing Kim for ten years, I knew that I simply couldn’t live without her.

Despite their many differences, the fish loved the bird and the bird loved the fish.

So we put our faith in that love and did the only thing a fish and a bird could do: we got married and built a bird bath.

The bird bath is a symbol for our middle ground — the place where we come together — but it’s also the place from which we feel comfortable to let each other go. To “let go” of someone is to love them enough to let them fly or swim away (or to be themselves) and yet trust that they will always come back.

For if we truly love each other, we have to be willing to “let each other go” to become the best versions of ourselves. Kim encourages me to keep swimming (develop my talents), and I encourage her to fly higher (chase her dreams).

Abusive, one-sided relationships are heartbreaking to me. How can we claim to love someone and then try to limit that person’s identity? Marriage is a union, to be sure, but it’s a union that should liberate, not incarcerate. Real love shouldn’t limit a person’s potential, it should expand it.

Real love tells me to let Kim fly and trust that she’ll always come back. I have to let her go so she can chase her dreams, pursue her education and develop her talents. Additionally, I have to let go of my fears that she might fly away and never come back. If the fish were to clip the bird’s wings, he would risk trimming her dreams and smothering her altogether.

That being said, I wish I could say that I’m perfect at letting my wife fly. But I’m not. In the end, we’re still two very different people. I have some deeply rooted insecurities, and we’ve had to learn to navigate each other’s personalities.

But while I certainly can’t tell you that I’m perfect, I can tell you that every time I’ve encouraged Kim to fly she loves me all the more for supporting her and having the faith to let her go.

So, if you truly love someone, have the faith to “let them go.” Encourage them to be the fullest measure of themselves, and you will be overwhelmed by the love that your spouse returns to you.
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Could Letting Go Be the Secret to Happiness in 2014?

As 2014 dawns, I find myself thinking more and more about letting go.

I’ve made all my usual resolutions — get back to the gym more, lose those 5 pounds, spend more time with my family.

But lately I’ve been wondering: Could it be that many of my problems could be solved — would dissolve actually — if I could let go of things more?

I’m thinking of all the things I hang on to, despite my better judgment — worries, anger, unrealistic expectations, and the constant desire for more.

Meditation teacher Martine Batchelor illustrates this with a story about stairs. Each time she walked up the old, beat-up stairs in her house, she saw in her mind a second set which were perfectly refinished. Hanging on to this perfect set in her mind caused her a lot of grief.

How often do we make ourselves miserable by holding on to two sets of reality? The house I have, and the house I want. The place I’m at, and the place I want to be. The children I have, and the children I think I should have. And of course there is my personal favorite: The parent I am, and the parent I would like to be.

Despite the fact that it makes us so unhappy, the impulse to hang on for dear life seems to be very strong. Why do we persist?

Perhaps it has to do with feeling safer in the face of fear. I remember sitting at the top of the slide at the swimming pool, my father waiting to catch me in the pool below, a long line of kids waiting behind me, and my not being able to let go. Hanging on just felt safer.

One of our first reflexes is the palmar reflex — a baby can grasp with its little fists from birth — and in our evolutionary past, we needed to grab on to a furry mother and hang on for dear life. Maybe it’s not so surprising that the act of letting go is sometimes accompanied by an irrational fear.

Letting go is difficult for other reasons. It can feel like letting go of control. Two friends of mine had a dispute they couldn’t resolve. Both seemed to be unwilling to let go, even at the price of losing a good friendship. Being “right” seemed more important than the friendship.

And when we let go of anger, other feelings may be lurking underneath — feelings like sadness or shame. Feeling angry may feel safer.

But hanging on to anger takes a lot of energy. It can be exhausting. I am reminded of the Tibetan monks who endure months or years of torture, yet who practice compassion for their captors. This is not just an act of altruism, but an act essential to their own spiritual survival. A heart burdened by anger is not free; indeed, the more we rail against our captor, the more he takes up residence inside us.

If someone who has been tortured can let go of anger, couldn’t the rest of us give it a try?

What must we let go of to free ourselves of suffering? When I ask myself this question, the answer pops up immediately: Let go of comparing yourself to others, let go of the dream of perfection, let go of anger. Let go of the constant worrying.

I don’t mean that we should ignore our feelings of anger, sadness or grief. Perhaps, rather, we can simply be with those experiences — feel them, but hold them more lightly. Unclench our fists a little, and let them evaporate on their own. As Tara Brach says, let them move through us and beyond us.

But how do we accomplish this?

I think compassion and forgiveness can help. Compassion for ourselves, for our tendency to judge ourselves, expect too much from ourselves, and compare ourselves to others. Compassion for the pain of living this human life — for what it feels like to be angry, sad, distraught, worried.

Just as important, we need compassion for those who have wronged or hurt us, even unknowingly. Like compassion, forgiveness is also an act of letting go. For what is forgiveness if not letting go of the hold of anger which imprisons our hearts? Only by letting go of our emotional albatross and embracing compassion and forgiveness can we begin to heal ourselves.

My mother-in-law Janice taught me this lesson on her deathbed. As she lay dying, she slipped into a coma. We thought the end had come. But, miraculously, the doctor was able to revive her again. Her son Jim and his wife Abby (my brother and sister in laws) sat by her bed. Janice and Abby had often had a difficult relationship. This time, Abby brought a bouquet of flowers to Janice. Janice inhaled their scent and began to sing, “Wouldn’t it be lovely?” a song she had always loved. Would you sing with me? she asked Abby. My sister-in-law was moved by this request, and all three began singing together.

Abby related the story to me with joy. She told me in wonder how much she enjoyed spending these precious moments with her mother in law — someone she had previously avoided — and how the pure joy and love seemed to shine through her: “Once you got under all her anxieties and worries, she was just pure love. It was like I was finally seeing who she truly was as a person.”

What an amazing gift! Janice had finally let go of her lifelong worries, resentments and fears, her struggle to control all of them and others. When she let go, the joy and love that was always there just flowed.

Will we also wait until our deathbeds to let go, or can we decide to do it now?

What do I need to let go of to be happy? As this new year unfolds, I let this question arise when it wants to and listen for the answer. I can’t say that I’ve given up my New Year’s resolutions completely — I still want to lose those five pounds, get to the gym, and spend more time with family.

But I’m realizing that sometimes less is more, and that letting go of things might be a surprisingly simple, if not easy, way to happiness.
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