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3 Real Reasons You're Stuck (And What to Do About it)

Shandra Carlson | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

It takes a person with great courage to look inward and figure out why life isn't going according to plan. Maybe there's a measure of success but you know it could be marginally better. Okay, significantly better!

Why You Need To Forgive In Order To Move On And Be Happy

Unwritten | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women

Originally published on Unwritten by Kaylee Scafe. Often times in relationships and/or friendships, the goal after a breakup is revenge. Lately I ...

A Night of Forgiveness -- Just Let Go

Liz Carlston | Posted 09.25.2015 | Good News
Liz Carlston

Breezing through the Salt Lake City airport late one evening in 2007, a newspaper headline caught my attention. Chris Williams' young family, going out for ice cream, was in a collision with an underage drunk driver.

Why Forgiveness Is At The Core Of Peace And Spiritual Growth

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion

Sharon Salzberg, a renowned Buddhist teacher, was once approached by a participant at one of her meditation workshops who revealed to her that he had...

International Forgiveness Day, Time for Liberation

Jacob Devaney | Posted 07.30.2015 | Good News
Jacob Devaney

Usually when we hurt another person or ourselves it is unconscious, the act of forgiveness is always a conscious decision. The act of forgiveness allows unconscious actions to come into the light of awareness.

How Forgiveness Once Saved The World

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

Being able to forgive someone for something they did or said takes work and constitutes PURE BRAVERY in its truest form. It takes commitment and evolves in phases from anger to sadness, perhaps idling between the two for some time, culminating in the eventual recognition that you will be much lighter if in fact you can forgive.

Is It 'Sane' to Forgive Dylann Roof?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 07.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

There is so much confusion about forgiveness. Some, even the family of the killed in Charleston, are forgiving the shooter Dylann Roof, seeming to sa...

10 Ways To Perfect The Art Of Forgiveness

Silvana Perelli | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Silvana Perelli

Occasionally you realize someone you thought was a dear friend is actually a foe, their true character finally revealed. But how do you forgive the unforgivable? Here are my 10 steps to handling betrayal with elegance and grace.

Thank You Mother Emanuel

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

Killing people in cold blood in a sacred space, trespassing on holy ground, I don't fully understand it, nor do I fully understand the faith of those still standing at Mother Emanuel's, after the horrors they've faced there.

Forgiveness Is for the Soul

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Eleni Makedonas

I now recognize that before offering my forgiveness I must acknowledge and understand my own feelings and emotions therefore, giving myself the opportunity to know myself better and grow as a person every step of the way. Forgiveness is my way of freeing my soul and moving on with an open heart!

5 Strategies to Deal With Negative Comments on Your Blog Posts

Kat Gal | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
Kat Gal

When was the last time you've received a negative, hurtful comment on your blog, article or even your Facebook post?

Releasing Resentments And Opening Up to Love

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Forgiveness doesn't have to be complicated -- nor does releasing our anger and resentments have to be complicated. What it ultimately boils down to is our willingness release it and heal. We are able to forgive and open ourselves to love when we make the intention to forgive, let it go, and heal.

5 Steps to Make Yourself Miserable for the Holidays

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

If you find yourself down or depressed during the holidays, you very well may be doing one or more of these steps, consciously or unconsciously

What's the Best Holiday Therapy?

Denice Duff | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Denice Duff

When people say Christmas is a "state of mind" this is what they mean. It's that easy-going, love-thy-neighbor, tip-more-generously, forgive-a-little-deeper, smile-for-no-reason, kind of season. That's what the spirit of Christmas is and what goes along with it is music. It's the magical combo: Christmas music + Traffic = Tolerable.

Healing by Degrees

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

For me, truth lies in the faith of forgiveness, and when I surrender to this "faith of forgiveness," a newfound freedom enters my life. I don't believe that forgiveness is a one-time act, but rather an unfolding process.

6 Steps to Forgiving People

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
James Russell Lingerfelt

We are never thankful for the pain. But we are often thankful for the lessons we learned from the pain.

Mastering Your Life: How to Play the Game in Five Easy Steps

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Imagine this energy is like currency -- you get a certain amount each day, to create your now -- so you wouldn't want to fritter it away. Once you realize the impermanence of life, that the past and the future aren't able to be held because they do not really exist, you can only be present!

Recovery Is a Full-Time Job

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Veronica had a lot of reasons to be angry at the world. Born into a family with a history of domestic violence and incest, she never had anything even...

How Forgiveness Enables Us to Stop Hurting Ourselves

Ray Dodd | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ray Dodd

To heal any hurt caused by the perception that you've been abandoned, betrayed, disappointed, misunderstood, or unfairly treated, take a double dose of the sweetest medicine of all: forgiveness.

Forgive Yourself

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

As I took some time to reflect and go within, I realized I was carrying around an enormous amount of resentment, most of which was directed at myself.

5 Steps To Forgiving Your Ex

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

"Yeah, right! Are you serious?" I hear it all the time from hurt, betrayed and emotionally abused clients who crave to move on but continue to carry t...

The One Tried-And-True Way To Get Over A Grudge

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 02.20.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored / Than to anything on which it is poured....

The Perfect Present For Any Day Of The Year

Maura Sweeney | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

Whether we're doing the forgiving -- or gifting forgiveness to others -- is ultimately hard to tell. But in either case, gifting forgiveness is quite the miracle. It prepares a path for peace, happiness and rest for our souls.

Humanity's Paradoxical Story

Rev. Kenneth Tanner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kenneth Tanner

Women and men are made good by a wise and infinite community that John and Paul call Love and then, tragically, by sin and submission to dark powers, we are found lost, drifting from our Maker, hopeless and dying, yet never ceasing to bear God's image.

A House Remodel That Matters

Robert Hoch | Posted 12.02.2013 | Religion
Robert Hoch

What would it be like to "recalculate" what you're owed, cutting that amount by half?