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

Home Stager with Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island #888

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.

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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. 



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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

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

Jan 31, 2016 09:28 AM #1
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

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

Jan 31, 2016 09:30 AM #2
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

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!

Jan 31, 2016 09:55 AM #3
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

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.

Jan 31, 2016 10:14 AM #4
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

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

Jan 31, 2016 10:53 AM #5
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Very down to earth behavior Laura.

Jan 31, 2016 12:24 PM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

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

Jan 31, 2016 10:26 PM #7
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

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

Feb 01, 2016 03:34 PM #8
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

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

Feb 01, 2016 10:53 PM #9
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

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.

Feb 02, 2016 12:55 PM #10
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

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

Feb 02, 2016 02:19 PM #11
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


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

Feb 03, 2016 11:08 AM #12
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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.

Feb 04, 2016 12:23 AM #13
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


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

Good luck success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 05, 2016 10:11 AM #14
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

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. proud of you!

Feb 06, 2016 09:35 AM #15
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