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Apology

8 Elements Of A Sincere Apology

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.14.2015 | 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 01.14.2015 | 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.

It's Patrick Lynch, Not Mayor De Blasio, from Whom an Apology Is Due

James Meyerson | Posted 01.11.2015 | New York
James Meyerson

Mayor de Blasio never ran for Mayor of the City on an "anti-police" platform; once elected, Mayor de Blasio has never thrown police officers under the bus; and Mayor de Blasio most certainly does not have blood of the fallen officers on his hands.

Why 'I Miss You' Doesn't Mean 'I Want You'

Unwritten | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Unwritten

I don't want you to kiss me or hold my hand, or tell me that you love me. I don't want to date you or even have sex with you. I simply don't want you. I miss you, that's all. I miss how you used to make me feel.

How To Apologize The Right Way

Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living

By Marjorie Ingall Apologies are on everyone's mind these days, what with Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin at Sony groveling for sending racially-charg...

Time Apologizes For Including 'Feminist' In List Of Words To Ban

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.17.2014 | Media

Time magazine has apologized for including the word "feminist" in a readers' poll of terms to ban in 2015. The original post, which was published ...

He Cheated: 10 Ways to Move On With Your Life

Peggy Nolan | Posted 01.13.2015 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

Have you ever been cheated on? I have. It's one of the most gut-wrenching experiences to go through. When someone you love and trust does something horrendous, like have an affair that causes your marriage or relationship to implode, understand that you may never get an apology.

The Handshake of Asia's Dreams?

Alexis Dudden | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Alexis Dudden

Rumor has it that in early November, on the sidelines of the big, Asian regional economic meeting called APEC China's President Xi Jiping and Japan's Prime Minister Abe Shinzo might shake hands.

Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel 'Satisfied' With Tabloid's Apology

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.22.2014 | Media

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, who married in the fall of 2012, received an official apology Tuesday from U.K. magazine Heat, reports E! News. Th...

Storytelling: The Most Human of Arts

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Marina Cantacuzino

In South Africa a national apology feels a lifetime away, but in the meantime one way to break down the continuing and sometimes seemingly insurmountable race barriers is sharing restorative stories in order to help people overcome their differences and defenses.

Just One More Song: Raising Awareness of Suicide on Yom Kippur

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

When we reflect on beautiful souls like Robin Williams and Rabbi Joel Wasser, we are reminded of life's mystery and fragility. They were both complex and ironic men who suffered greatly inside even as they brought great joy to others.

Dear High School Teachers: Sorry for Being a Sh*t

Clint Edwards | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Clint Edwards

I'm grateful that you cut me slack and stuck with me, that you took the time to chat with me after class about my family, that you encouraged me to keep trying, and, most importantly, that you, time and time again, talked me out of leaving school.

An Apology To Both of My Exes' Mothers

Nikki Weiss-Goldstein | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Nikki Weiss-Goldstein

I mean, really, what woman is going to be good enough for my son? And if there is such a woman, is she going to love him as unconditionally as I do? I shudder at the thought, which is crazy, because I'm trying to put a nice gentleman into the world, not a neurotic momma's boy.

To Err Is Human: To Apologize Is Humane

Craig Dowden | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

When we are responsible for hurting someone, we often get angry at the person we harmed, avoid the situation, or try to rationalize our behavior rather than apologizing for it.

3 Vital Reasons to Say 'I'm Sorry'

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 10.10.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Many people find apologizing very difficult. Most of them grew up in families where no one apologized. It is viewed as giving up way too much control.

7 Apologies From A Perfectly Imperfect Mother

Leigh Ann Torres | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Leigh Ann Torres

As your typical flawed mother, I've been apologizing to my children pretty much since the day they were born. Now I have the chance to use my apologizing skills for a whole new set of screw ups.

6 Ways To Tell If A Cheater Is Truly Sorry

Tracy Schorn | Posted 09.06.2014 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

If you've ever been cheated on, you've probably wondered if your cheater is truly sorry. Is it real remorse, or is it the other kind? What I call "genuine imitation Naugahyde remorse (GINR)." You know, sort of looks like the real thing, but upon closer inspection is a cheap fake.

Understanding Forgiveness with Autism

Laura Shumaker | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Laura Shumaker

I was really, really nervous. During a visit to the east coast the first week of May, my son Matthew and I stopped by Camphill Soltane, the college ...

An Apology to International Mr. Leather and the Leather Community

Eric Barry | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Barry

My piece was intended to be a discussion about gender identity, transphobia, and what integration looks like as LGBT (IQQA, etc.) rights continue to progress in our society. Unfortunately, the piece was hurtful a lot of people, many who thought that my intent all along was to malign and misrepresent the leather community.

It's 2014 and YOLO Is Still Bringing Us Down

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Gladstone

Despite its fading glory, I still worry that we're on the verge of permanently being remembered as the YOLO Generation -- a generation whose baffling and repellent vocal majority has decided we'd rather stand for youthful arrogance than stand for nothing at all.

Robin Thicke: How Can You Win Back Your Ex?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 07.23.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Jane Greer

Robin Thicke wasn't lying when he said he would do anything to get his wife back. He proved it at this year's Billboard Music Awards. While Thicke was able to do it publicly, most people don't have an audience to sing for or a stage from which to plead their case.

Two Words I Want My Mom To Hear This Mother's Day

Anjali Joshi | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

I'm sorry for not telling you how much I love and appreciate you every single day. I won't wait until Mother's Day -- I will start today.

I Will Not Apologize for Who I Am

Sarah Fader | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Fader

I will apologize for an action I've done that has hurt or angered a person I care about; however, I will not apologize for who I am.

The Power of an Apology in Divorce

Betsy Ross, LICSW CGP | Posted 04.14.2014 | Divorce
Betsy Ross, LICSW CGP

For divorcing and divorced spouses, a heartfelt apology can work wonders in beginning to heal relationships and in settling disputes.

Magic With Samuel L. Jackson

David Trumble | Posted 04.13.2014 | Black Voices
David Trumble

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