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An Apology to NYC

Jennifer Lovy | Posted 10.05.2015 | 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 09.22.2015 | 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 09.16.2015 | 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.

Atonement and Apology: Making Things As Right As Possible

Laurel Kaufer | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurel Kaufer

When we behave in ways that allow others to feel seen, heard, valued and safe, we are doing what we can to make things "as right as possible" and can move on toward making tomorrow better than yesterday. That is Atonement.

Ariana Grande Says 'There's Nothing To Justify' Licking Donuts

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment

American donuts are finally getting the justice they deserve. On a trip to "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, Ariana Grande publicly ap...

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us bec...

Read This Before Apologizing To Your Kids For The Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 08.26.2015 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

I've never met a divorced parent who doesn't have at least some amount of regret about what their children went through as a result of their divorce. That regret in and of itself is not a problem. But if you get mired in it, you can end up compounding the damage. And that is a problem.

The Payoff for Apologies -- and the Penalties for Their Absence

Dianna Booher | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

The father with his kids in tow yelled a couple of obscenities at the gate agent. "Why won't you just open that door and let us on that plane! It's sitting right there. I can see it!"

An Apology: How I Failed Monica Lewinsky

HopeLab | Posted 06.25.2015 | Media

I recently watched Monica Lewinsky's TED Talk. I was riveted. The former White House Intern has stepped back into the public arena in order to reclaim her narrative and, as she said, "give a purpose to my past."

An Apology to Mothers... and an Abundance of Forgiveness

Reem Kassis | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Now that I am a mother, though, I think that on mother's day what we really need to do is not just celebrate. We need to apologize. We need to apologize to our mothers that we celebrate them only once a year. Motherhood, after all, is not a choice you make once. It is a choice you make every day.

The Apology Olympics

John Feffer | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
John Feffer

It's not likely that Shinzo Abe will provide the kind of true contrition for Japan's wartime conduct that his critics in South Korea, China, the United States, and elsewhere demand -- unless he feels that he must. There are two ways of changing Abe's position on the history issue.

Taming the Beast Within Our Beauty

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

I pulled her into myself, holding her, letting her cry, letting her feel the fullness of being wrong, but having a mama who loved her anyway, loved her enough to expect the best from her.

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 06.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

Going Deeper Than 'I'm Sorry' -- 4 Keys to Repairing Daily Family Wounds

Jesua | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living

I don't know what's more personally heart-wrenching, emotionally exhausting or spiritually straining on a mundane level than feeling unresolved co...

Dear Rajon Rondo

Sam Johnson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

It all started as a practical joke, just because I realized that @therealrondo was not taken yet on Twitter. But it quickly snowballed. My original concept for the joke was simple: to build up as many followers in your name as possible and then make a crazy announcement.

Dear Daughter, I Just Wanted You To Be Better Than Me

Julie Maida | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Julie Maida

I always thought it was my job to teach you about life, but I fear you may not have learned as much from me as I have from you.

'I'm Sorry' Is My Armor

Jennifer Malise | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Jennifer Malise

I'm always going to be scared; of failure, of disappointment, of not being good enough. But I'm done pretending that I won't feel pain if I'm careful enough, or that I can prevent the pain of others by just wishing hard enough. Saying I'm sorry is a verbal tightrope act, and it's one that I'm done performing.

Strangers Passing Gas: A Jersey Girl's Public Apology to New Hampshire Residents

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

You see, little by little, I eventually caught on and soon learned that "farty" was none other than "forty."

Apology Not Accepted

Beth Frede | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Beth Frede

We have to stop this nonsensical idea that taking our full space somehow diminishes others. We have to stop apologizing for being who we're here to be. It is in the fullest, untamed expression of who we are that we can live on purpose.

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 3

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Now we will focus on finding the rest of the words you'll need to complete an apology. And, because neither you nor your partner is in it alone, we return to the importance of forgiveness in promoting trust, intimacy, and romance.

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 2

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

"Be My Valentine" can mean asking for love in a relationship, for partnership in life's adventures. It means enjoy my successes, support me when life gets hard, and I will do the same for you. And it means talk to me -- about frivolous nothings, random anythings, and essential everythings.

4 Steps to a Sincere Apology

Janis Kupferer | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Janis Kupferer

Ever have an apology leave you - well, even more angry or hurt? There actually are some rules on how to apologize -- rules that if followed, will have you back in good graces in no time.

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 1

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Apologizing is no easy task. We may not know how to do it (or how to do it well). We may not think that we need to do it. Or, we may fear that the outcome of our apology -- the forgiveness that we seek, the closeness for which we yearn -- won't be realized.

8 Elements Of A Sincere Apology

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Next time you're in a position to apologize, do it the right way even though it might be difficult. The gain far outweighs any anxiety you may have over saying, "I am sorry."

Je suis juste moi: I Am Just Me

Zehra Mehdi-Barlas | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
Zehra Mehdi-Barlas

Whenever there is news of a shooting, kidnapping or attack, the first thought that goes through my mind is "Please don't let it be a Muslim" (with "Please don't let it be a Pakistani Muslim" following closely behind). For if it's a Muslim, it will no longer be considered an isolated incident. If it's a Muslim, I have the onerous burden of having to do the following.