Posts by Kelsey Frizzell

Kelsey Frizzell is a writer and founder at The Essential You. She is a former high school valedictorian and “poster-child.” Fed up and worn out, she finally shed off the expectations and pressures to make her own way. Leaving everything behind, she moved to Brazil with $600 to her name and is happily living there today. Find her on Facebook.

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The Power of Apologizing: Why Saying “Sorry” Is So Important

“Sincere apologies are for those that make them, not for those to whom they are made.” ~Greg LeMond

When I was growing up, every time I took my sister’s toy or called my brother names, my mother would grab me by the wrist and demanded that I offer an apology. What’s more, if the apology didn’t sound meaningful enough to her, I had to repeat it until my tone was genuine. An apology was the basic reaction to any mistake.

Now that I’m older, I see apologizing as more than just a household rule. My younger self didn’t understand the …