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Apology Vs. Confession

Phil Fragasso | Posted 10.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Phil Fragasso

Donald Trump's non-apology regarding his newest and most crass comments about women provides a pitch-perfect affirmation of this excerpt from 20/20 Mi...

'I Solemnly Swear...'

David Trumble | Posted 10.08.2016 | Politics
David Trumble


Donald Trump Brags About Apologizing Though 'A Lot Of People Said' Not To

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics

Last week, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that he regrets some of his harmful rhetoric, “particularly where it may have caused pe...

Friday Talking Points -- As The Turd Tornado Turns...

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The week began with a speech Donald Trump read off a TelePrompTer. And in a stunning development -- are you sitting down? -- he then did not stomp all over his message by saying monumentally stupid things for the rest of the week. No, really!

The Art Of The Apology

Nathan Timmel | Posted 07.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nathan Timmel

I guess it's the idea that apology is about absolution, and amends. You apologize because it relieves an ache in your soul, or because it is the honorable action.

What Canada Can Teach Donald Trump About Apologies

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.20.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

Trump might have to start working on his apology skills if he wants to move into the White House.

The Worst Thing You Can Say During An Apology (And What To Say Instead)

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.13.2016 | OWN

Chances are, you’ve had to apologize plenty of times in your life. And there’s a good chance you’ve also uttered the phrase, “I never meant to...

The Apology I Still Fantasize About Giving

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 06.28.2016 | Fifty
Pat Blumenthal

I've always been fascinated with apologies. Both giving them and receiving them. And in looking back at how they've punctuated my life, I'd like to share this story. It's a story about regret, shame, the American educational system, disrespect, and the importance of self-advocacy.

Parents of Mass Shooters Say They're Sorry: It's The Least They Can Do

Jim Diamond | Posted 06.20.2016 | Crime
Jim Diamond

He didn't say much, but he wasted no time. The day after Sediqque M's son committed a brutal massacre at an Orlando nightclub, leaving an astounding 49 people dead, the father of the murderer immediately surfaced and apologized:

Sorry, Not Sorry: My Apology Addiction

Lena Dunham | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women
Lena Dunham

Apologizing is a modern plague, and I'd be willing to bet (though I have zero scientific research to back this up) that many women utter "I'm sorry" more on a given day than "Thank you" and "You're welcome" combined. I am a woman who is sometimes right, sometimes wrong but somehow always sorry.

President Obama's Hiroshima Apology

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Comedy
Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

As you may have heard, we've got an election coming up back home. My apologizing for the A-bomb would be like tossing a kitten to a pack of hyenas. Plus Hillary would have to outflank me to the right.

Johnny Depp Watching His Dog Apology Video Is So Ruff

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.25.2016 | Entertainment

Sorry, Johnny, there's no hitting paws here. Johnny Depp already doesn't like seeing his performances on camera, but on Tuesday, Jimmy Kimmel made the...

A Comedian Apologizes

Nathan Timmel | Posted 05.23.2016 | Comedy
Nathan Timmel

When you stumbled up to me, I was in the middle of a sale. An audience member had enjoyed my silly so much that he felt the need to give me cash in exchange for a souvenir. I love it when that happens, as it helps me provide for my family. You know: pay the mortgage, buy food, that sort of thing.

Johnny Depp & Amber Heard's Apology Is Better With Snapchat Filters

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.19.2016 | Entertainment

This may be Johnny Depp's most challenging role yet. In order to make amends for illegally bringing their pet dogs into Australia, Depp and his wife, ...

I Am Sorry

Paul Y. Song, MD | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Paul Y. Song, MD

Last night, I was asked to speak at a rally for Senator Bernie Sanders as a physician and healthcare activist who supports him for president. I did not clear my prepared words with anyone in the campaign, and a portion of my speech has since generated tremendous outrage.

Fake Apologies Are The Worst. Here's How To Stop Giving Them.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living

Based on his most recent statement of contrition, House Speaker Paul Ryan might be the best apology-maker in the public eye, according to the author o...

Japan's Apology for Forcing South Korean Women into Sexual Slavery Falls Short

David Tolbert | Posted 01.29.2017 | Home
David Tolbert

Various expressions of regret and statements acknowledging the role of the Japanese military in operating the "comfort women" system during WWII have been made, but none have unconditionally acknowledged that Japan as a state was responsible for these violations.

Artist Makes Apologizing Cool Again With Fluffy Pompoms

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.12.2016 | Arts

Apologizing isn't very in right now. Saying "I'm sorry" can seem like an unnecessary admission of shame. People want to be "unapologetic" about their...

Ask the Etiquette Expert: Breaking the Habit of Overusing an Apology

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.11.2017 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Overuse of the term "sorry" can mean you'll come across as insecure and powerless, conveying a lack of authority. Prefacing a statement with an apology places you immediately in a subordinate position and puts you at a disadvantage.

Why Your Apology Wasn't Accepted (And How To Make Sure Your Next One Is)

Heather Gray | Posted 12.14.2016 | Divorce
Heather Gray

As toddlers, the repeated message is to say "you're sorry." As kids, we learn to parrot this phrase on cue whenever we make a mistake and we're led to believe that if we just say we're sorry that everything will be ok in the end. As adults, we learn quickly that just isn't true.

4 Declarations to Get You to the Divine Zone

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 10.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

I have a great counselor, coach, therapist all wrapped up into one cool package, Dino Paris. He helps me catch my shit and dispose of the stinky pile...

Are These Travel Companies Really Sorry?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.11.2016 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

For wronged travelers, simply having a company admit to a problem is a good start. But gauging the sincerity of the apology is not always so easy.

An Apology to NYC

Jennifer Lovy | Posted 10.05.2016 | New York
Jennifer Lovy

After spending a long weekend on your little island, yes, I saw people living on the street, smelled garbage and came across a few individuals telling the masses why we were going to go to hell. But it was not enough to ruin your reputation.

How to Say Sorry: A Step-by-Step Guide for Yom Kippur

Rabbi Mark Wildes | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Mark Wildes

There's nothing wrong with sending apology texts, or using technology to connect with those far away, but for many the High Holidays tradition of apologizing to those we have wronged has largely become a perfunctory gesture and that's a shame.

Hillary Is Sorry and Is Fighting Back -- for What and Against Whom?

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics
Douglas Kmiec

For a little while America can view these early campaign months as what one of my dear friends puts it: "an incredible piece of [political] theatre!" But given the escalating threats against world order, the allowance for humor or tolerance of those who extol ignorance as virtue must be short.