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Reframing Forgiveness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.

6 Inspiring Stories Of Extreme Forgiveness

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.28.2016 | Fifty

In May, I asked to hear stories of forgiveness from Huffington Post readers. I wanted to know about those moments in your life when it took every fibe...

How to Get Over Your Breakup - Without Playing the Villain

Suzannah Galland | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

You're all torn up, but you're finally ready to let go of a past love... Until those nagging thoughts intrude again, and suddenly what is true and wha...

I Want To Forgive, I Just Don't Know How!

Karen McMahon | Posted 06.13.2016 | Divorce
Karen McMahon

I recently spoke about forgiveness at a retreat and even those that understood the value of forgiveness and deeply desired to, struggled with how to f...

Dear Dad: I Forgive You For Leaving

Rachel Toalson | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

It happened a while ago, years ago, really, but I'm only just now getting around to saying it out loud. I forgive you. You walked out one day, and it was the hardest thing in the world to accept, that you had moved on to another family, that you would be present for them but not for us, that they had won.

Why Forgiving Others Is Good for You

Nathalie Thompson | Posted 02.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nathalie Thompson

When we forgive, we are not minimizing our pain or forgetting what happened. But we are moving on, letting go of the past, and choosing a brighter, better future for ourselves.

Woman Seeking Her Family's Forgiveness Gets Advice From Iyanla Vanzant

O, The Oprah Magazine | Joann Pan | Posted 01.20.2016 | OWN

Noreen Sumpter, 52, has barely spoken to some of her siblings in five years following a dispute regarding their ailing mother. Now she's ready to make...

Why Forgiveness Is At The Center Of Faith For This Black Pastor

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.26.2015 | Religion

The call came early in the morning, jolting the Rev. David Triggs out of his dreams and into a living nightmare. His church was burning, a friend tol...

The Advent of Disease. The Return of My Mother.

Hilary Lauren | Posted 10.19.2015 | 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 ...

10 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Forgive And Move On

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 09.21.2015 | OWN

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Marriage Preparation

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.18.2015 | Weddings
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

There probably aren't many people who haven't heard the words "marriages take a lot of work." This is a good thing to be aware of prior to making a marital commitment. Knowing that that's the way it is, minimizes the likelihood of feeling surprised or broad-sided when the inevitable breakdowns occur.

Getting Older Doesn't Have to Be Hard

Virginia Bell | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Virginia Bell

Getting old isn't hard. Not for me anyway. Do you know what was hard? Being young, stupid and scared with no skills or support. Now, that was scary!

Support Charleston: Forgive!

Colleen Turner | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion
Colleen Turner

Despite tragedy, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is providing the world with an example of what the American faith community could be.

The Power of Forgiveness

Colleen Turner | Posted 06.22.2016 | Religion
Colleen Turner

despite such an egregious recent tragedy, this Charleston church community is providing an example of what America could be, what every American Christian, Catholic, Jew, Muslim, and Buddhist, etc. could stand for. Are we up to the task?

Almost Going to Jail Taught Me How to Give!

Ama Nkwa | Posted 06.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ama Nkwa

I have learned about giving through the experience of receiving. There have been a lot of people in my life that gave to me, when they didn't have to,...

17 Things We Know About Forgiveness

New York Magazine | Melissa Dahl | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

The offense-apology-forgiveness cycle is a draining, regimented ritual for public figures. Just in the past few weeks, Benedict Cumberbatch made an il...

Why I Don't Believe in Forgiveness

Myisha Cherry | Posted 04.05.2015 | Black Voices
Myisha Cherry

Resentment is an indicator that moral judging is taking place. Resentment is not just some feeling we have. It is an emotion that has intentional and cognitive content.

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.

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 Let Go, Forgive And Ultimately Feel Better

Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living

By Chris Iliades, M.D. Reviewed by Niya Jones, M.D., MPH Being able to forgive a life-changing hurt, humiliation or injustice has emotional and ph...

The Power Of Forgiveness

Inc. | Jeff Haden | Posted 05.09.2014 | World

Back then, when a person was pulled over, he didn't stay in his car and wait for the officer to approach. Instead, he'd take the walk of shame back to...

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...

5 Ways Parents Can Teach Their Kids To Forgive

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Teach your children that their best revenge is to move on and find their happy.

5 People To Forgive Before The Year Ends

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Amy Shearn There's plenty that can drop off your to-do list. Here is what cannot: letting go of unproductive anger. Yvette, Of Yvette's Th...

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?