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Forgiving Yourself

The Advent of Disease. The Return of My Mother.

Hilary Lauren | Posted 10.17.2016 | Parents
Hilary Lauren

My daughter preened and primped for her first date tonight and here is my commentary on her personal milestone, "Ugh." She is growing, her perfection ...

Learning to Fly

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

The month and days preceding the Jewish High Holidays are when we do what is called a heshbon nefesh: an accounting of the soul. We talk to the folks we may have had challenges with in the past year and we strive to make amends -- to ask for forgiveness.

How to Forgive Yourself

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 08.02.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Jenna Amatulli

Forgiving yourself means more than just learning to live with what has happened. Sometimes, it means you have to rebuild, start from scratch, pull up the old foundations and lay new ones. This can be the hardest part.

9 Ways To Recover From An Epic Fail

: Inc. | Geoffrey James | Posted 03.05.2014 | Small Business

The term "epic fail" gets bounced around a fair amount and probably means different things to different people. In my mind, an epic fail is when you f...

The One True Key To Forgiving Yourself

Posted 02.10.2014 | OWN

By Deepak Chopra The spiritual leader and author of What Are You Hungry For? The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightnes...

Finding Forgiveness

Annie Chagnot | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Annie Chagnot

For four years I spent my days reading about the value of forgiveness. But it wasn't until I switched careers to teach in a high-need middle school that I came to understand at a visceral level just how precious and essential forgiveness is, and how it miraculously plays out in daily life.

How To Put Forgiveness Into Practice

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Forgiveness (of both self and others) is the most powerful spiritual tool we have, and it is accessible to all of us. Forgiveness is synonymous with freedom, one of the most important conditions for happiness.

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

Each experience you have in life is a lesson, especially those that are most damaging to you. Once you forgive yourself and others, you give yourself the gift of emotional freedom.

Forgiveness Is a Verb: It Takes Work

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Most of us think of forgiveness as a gift that we give to another person. But first and foremost, forgiveness is a gift we give to ourselves.

Why It's So Hard To Forgive Yourself

Karin Kasdin | Posted 12.08.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

This year I forgave myself for not being as talented as Jonathan Franzen, as thin as Jennifer Aniston, or as driven as Hillary Clinton. I forgave myself for not making it to Broadway, and even more for not having the nerve to try or the perseverance to keep on trying.

How to Overcome Your Unwillingness to Forgive

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

It's easier to forgive others if we can find some meaning, some wisdom, some benefit born of the assault and the suffering we experienced.

Refusing to Forgive: 9 Steps to Break Free

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Forgiving does not mean forgetting or condoning! Forgiveness is for the person who was perpetrated, not the perpetrator. It is saying, "I have already been offended against, I am going to let go of this so I don't continue to be burdened by it."

Get Addicted... To Forgiving Yourself

Anne Naylor | Posted 06.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

To open your heart and honestly express your mistakes, fears or doubts seems counterintuitive. And yet, when you do so, you touch and awaken other hearts to do the same.

Forgiveness: Making Space For More Happiness

Randy Taran | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

Anger begets anger. Self-pity can turn into despair. When these emotions become dominant, they take over valuable real estate within you that could be used to channel your awesomeness, creativity and talents.

10 Steps To Forgiving Yourself

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

It's important to acknowledge mistakes, feel appropriate remorse and learn from them so they don't happen again. But most people keep beating themselves up way past the point of usefulness.

Forgiving My Rapist

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 10.19.2011 | Women
Hayley Rose Horzepa

I have long ago chosen a path of kindness and non-violence. I will not let what happened to me bring me down. I will not let what happened to me harden me and rot my soul.

Forgive Yourself And Let Go

Kristen Houghton | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Forgiveness is a commitment to a process of change. Healthy change is a necessity to a happy life and a happy life is your right. Forgive yourself and live.