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All I Had To Do Was Say "I Am Sorry"

At the completion of my client's feng shui session today, she shared a wonderful self-realization. 


"After we spoke during our last session about not knowing what others go though and we have not walked in their shoes, that was so eye opening for me. As you know I was dealing with challenges at work with two of my co-workers. I took into consideration what we spoke about. And I decided to approach them and say, I am sorry for any mis-understanding and hurt I may have caused and I don't want us to have any negative feelings toward each other, please forgive me. To my surprise, they let their guard down and apologized as well. Now they have become two of my best supporters at work and even in my personal life.

 All I had to do was say "I am sorry" and get my Ego out of the way."

~Julia, New York City, NY


Saying "I am sorry" (and truly wholeheartedly meaning it) allows you to take responsibility for any negative manifestation you experience or witness. You also create an opportunity for healing. You do not need to dwell on the past. Move yourself into the present moment which plants the seeds for tomorrow.


Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 


Comment balloon 15 commentsLaura Cerrano • January 31 2016 05:22PM


A lot of healing can take place once a person gets past their own ego Laura Cerrano 

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 3 years ago

Apologies are good for the soul. And it does let you move on to a better place! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) over 3 years ago

There are always 2 sides to each situation and we all think differently, glad that I'm sorry broke the ice and let the love flow!

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) over 3 years ago

Great advice for all of us.  Sometimes we need to do that to the other agents in our markets in order to move forward in our transactions.

Posted by Joan Dickie, Keller Williams Premier Realty (Keller Williams Premier Realty) over 3 years ago

apologies, forgiveness and letting go is always good for everyone involved.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 3 years ago

Very down to earth behavior Laura.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 3 years ago

Good morning Laura. What an important lesson you have share. It can and is freeing to say sorry.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 3 years ago

Laura one of the hardest things to say if you mean it "I am sorry",Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

I am well trained in two simple phrases.  I'm sorry and Yes Dear, and at times will say ether and not even know why

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 3 years ago

Yes, Laura. Those 3 words need to said more often than many of us want to admit. It certainly better to say we are sorry, and ask others to forgive us.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com) over 3 years ago

I have to meet a seller on Thursday and say those words. It is something that must be done to move forward.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 3 years ago


Telling someone that your sorry . . . . is a powerful statement and breakdown barriers  . . . . and open the door to solutions . . .  and rebuilding relationships.

Great post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 3 years ago

Laura Cerrano : It's often said the strongest apologize first and it's true. Saying please forgive me, also helps. We have to be mindful that we're not walking in other people's shoes.

Posted by What Not To Renovate, We provide tips & trends on home renos & designs (What Not To Renovate) over 3 years ago


It takes a strong person to say I'm sorry.

Good luck success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 3 years ago

Hi Laura, for many, saying "I'm sorry" is one of the hardest things. It's not matter who's right or wrong, important thing is to get pass the hurt, anger and any ill feelings we might have towards others. So..so..so proud of you!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 3 years ago

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