Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender

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What People Are Saying

Andrea-Owen

“Alex Blackwell is serving the world through this collection of inspiring stories. Letting go is hard for so many, whether it’s letting go of a loved one, a business, or an outcome. Knowing others have done the same is always helpful to know we’re not alone in this journey. I know from experience that surrender has changed my life and is the absolute key to my happiness and success. Thank you, Alex!”
Andrea Owen, founder of Your-Kick Ass Life and author of How I Turned My Mess into My Message


Christina Rasmussen

“Alex is an amazing messenger of hope for those who have found it hard to let go and get back to life. In this book he has collected these inspiring stories of transformation so that people can see there is a way forward, there is a way out. Grateful for his inspiring message and his passionate mission to help many to let go!”
Christina Rasmussen, author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh and Love Again


David Singers

“Alex Blackwell is a talented writer who has a knack for presenting important ideas in a simple way. In Letting Go, Alex has gone a step further, bringing together a group of wonderful writers to share their thoughts and personal experiences. This book is a brilliant concept and, not surprisingly, Alex has pulled it off, creating a very enjoyable, valuable addition to the world of personal development literature.”
David Singer, author of Six Simple Rules for a Better Life. He blogs at Six Simple Rules


Tess Marshall

” Letting go is an inspiring and uplifting collection of true stories that will touch the hearts of people everywhere. Each one provides a road map and brings its own wisdom and hope to move you through life’s difficult challenges. These stories reflect real life and offer an opportunity to heal our deepest fears and gently point the way to love, happiness and fulfillment.”
Tess Marshall, author of Take Your Fear and Shove It


Sandra Pawula

“Alex Blackwell’s new book, Letting Go, contains 25 extraordinary stories that will illuminate a path out of your darkness – whatever it might be. Whether you are troubled by the past, stinging from grief, or confused in a relationship, you’ll find reassurance in these pages, and the hope that new possibilities are not as far away as you might think.”
Sandra Pawula, founder of Always Well Within


Tim Brownson

“Alex is a passionate writer whose honesty, integrity and commitment to help others shines through in his books and blog. In Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender, he has assembled a collection of wonderful and deeply-moving stories that will help you remember to let go so you can have more peace, happiness and fulfillment in your life.”
Tim Brownson, founder of A Daring Adventure and author of How to be Rich and Happy


Evelyn Lim

”Alex Blackwell has compiled 25 beautifully written stories to inspire us to release and surrender, with much less struggle. We learn that we can be powerful in the present, especially when we are in a space of freedom. The book is an enjoyable read, inviting us to breathe in the acceptance of what-is. We are led into healing in the present and stepping into the new.”
Evelyn Lim, found of Abundance Tapestry and author of Abundance Alchemy


Solveig

“From love relationships gone wrong to the darkness of family secrets, Letting Go shows the strength that comes from allowing ourselves to transform the painful past into an opportunity for personal growth. The authors are as diverse as the stories themselves, from inspirational speakers, authors, personal coaches and bloggers, to ordinary people. Each readable, brief story returns, however, to the theme of using personal pain and tragedy to reinvent one’s self.”
Solveig Whittle is the lead vocalist and lyricist of the duo Solveig & Stevie


Martine Joseph

“These unforgettable stories of courage, love and forgiveness will inspire you tremendously. The everyday heroes in Letting Go show you how to break free of limiting beliefs and live an amazing life. Highly recommended for those who want to overcome challenges, love themselves and be happy.”
Martine Joseph, Inspirational Writer and Host, Thriving Mind Radio


Jody Quine

“An important journey in the gift of letting go and healing. Alex Blackwell’s book includes real people’s experiences of strength and acceptance, stories of surrender that have led to healing, beauty and growth. You are not alone and whatever it is you’re facing I trust you’ll find strength to move forward in your life when you enter these pages.”
Jody Quine, Grammy-nominated singer and song writer

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ABOUT THE BOOK

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Do you need to let go of a damaging relationship? Do you need to leave the past in the past? Do you need to move beyond shame or guilt?

If so, 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender will give you the inspiration and encouragement to begin moving forward.

My Story

Since 2008, I have shared my journey from being the child of an alcoholic parent to learning how to be a free and confident man with the readers of The BridgeMaker.

This lesson has changed my life for the better. This life-changing lesson is: Letting go isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of strength.

Are you ready to welcome the strength that is waiting patiently inside of you? Are you ready to claim your beautiful life?

“Alex is an amazing messenger of hope for those who have found it hard to let go and get back to life. Grateful for his inspiring message and his passionate mission to help many to let go! – Christina Rasmussen, author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh and Love Again

Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender is a testament to this life lesson by offering 25 heartfelt stories of peace, hope and surrender from people just like you and me. The stories are categorized into five parts:

  • Letting Go of Relationships
  • Letting Go of Emotional Attachments
  • Letting Go of the Past
  • Letting Go of Fear
  • Letting Go of our Children

These stories will help you remember that you’re not alone on your journey.

Letting go is about having enough faith to offer up your struggles and then getting out of the way so your life, the beautiful life that is waiting just for you, can be revealed.

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Alex Blackwell

Author PhotoMy name is Alex Blackwell. I am not an extraordinary person. I am not a doctor, a fitness guru, a psychologist, or a self-made millionaire. I am an ordinary man. And like most people, I have made mistakes in my life – mistakes that have cost me time and money, and mistakes that have damaged my relationships with my wife and children.

2003 was the darkest time of my life. After 17 years of marriage, Mary Beth had enough of my selfish ways and asked for a separation. She was worn down by trying to make me happy. No matter how hard she tried, I would tell her she didn’t love me enough and I needed more.

Later in the summer of 2003, while separated from my wife, and emotionally and psychically distanced from my children, my life grew even darker – I was in emotional and spiritual decay.

Then a true miracle happened. In an effort to save my family, my marriage and myself, I attended a personal formation seminar, which focused on a very simple truth: You cannot change or heal what you do not acknowledge.

Several years after that life-changing experience, I started to blog as a way to share my journey to positive change with others. Later in 2008 I launched The BridgeMaker which has now drawn more than three million readers.

A former English teacher, I have written over 500 articles for The BridgeMaker and other publications including Zen Habits, PickTheBrain and Lifehacker. I also provide consulting services for bloggers and writers.

I live in Overland Park, Kansas with my wife of 28 years, Mary Beth. We have four children: Brandon, Caitlin, Andrew and Emily. When I’m not writing, I enjoy running, watching Kansas City Royals baseball games and spending time at the beach

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