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How to Forgive

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 read...

How to Make 2016 the Year of Bold Forgiveness

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Another New Year has arrived and though this is traditionally a time to assess our goals and aspirations for the future, I prefer to focus my attention and intentions on the present moment. In reality, we can only make changes right here, right now in this instant in time.

Daily Meditation: How To Forgive

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.11.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can ...

This Is What Happens The Moment You Truly Forgive

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.18.2015 | OWN

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6 Steps To Help You Genuinely Forgive Even The Unforgivable

Roger Landry, MD, MPH | Posted 10.11.2015 | Fifty
Roger Landry, MD, MPH

Forgiveness is more about the forgiver than the forgiven. The forgiver moves through the anger and loss and chooses to replace it with a new hope. Yes, sadness will linger, but it is acceptance of what is, and compassion, that bring peace ... and health.

What's Your Addiction?

Nancy Lang | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Lang

I hadn't eaten for 25 hours. Though not a religious person, I'd say I'm very spiritual. It was Yom Kippur, so in the spirit of tradition and self-refl...

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.

Why Forgiveness Is The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

Susan R. Dolan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Susan R. Dolan

As Jack's mother grew weaker, another little hospice miracle unfolded: it seemed that the weaker Jack's mother became, the sweeter she became. She stopped cursing her son and began to melt the ice she had packed around her heart.

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!

Are You Willing to Forgive?

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

According to A Course in Miracles, forgiveness is our only function. Forgiveness sounds easy but can sometimes feel really daunting. A great tool t...

5 Steps To Finally Forgiving Your Ex

Sheri Meyers | Posted 06.09.2015 | Divorce
Sheri Meyers

As a marriage and family therapist, many of the clients who come to see me have remained single for years after a breakup, unhappy and bitterly convinced that there were "no good people" out there.

Forgiving Bad, Old Men

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 06.08.2015 | Crime
Trisha de Borchgrave

In this way those of us who bump up against the challenge of all-out forgiveness could learn to let go while leaving those proponents of pain mentally behind. And maybe then we can forget, and, therefore, forgive; not exactly a proof-back guarantee that a future generation will escape the memories of trauma, but close.

5 Ways for Moms to Practice Forgiveness

Andi Wickman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

We all have some part of us that needs forgiving in order to heal, but for some reason, most of us fight it with all we have.

Loving Life in Full Bloom

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Elizabeth Murray, author of Living Life in Full Bloom: 120 Daily Practices to Deepen Your Passion, Creativity & Relationships ...

4 Things That Keep You From Forgiving -- And Moving On

Posted 01.29.2015 | OWN

We all know who has broken our hearts. But here's some fresh insight from the author of The Deal: A Guide to Radical and Complete Forgiveness on the s...

The Truth About The People You Can't Forgive

Posted 01.06.2015 | OWN

In a special interview, Father Richard Rohr, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation shares a few crucial, comforting insights about the pe...

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

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.

F is for Father and Forgiveness: A Thanksgiving Story

Loren Kleinman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women
Loren Kleinman

My father is the type of guy that demanded your attention. He could tell you to f*ck off and inspire you within those same seconds. He held the key to wisdom and business secrets.

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.

Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

What If Gay Men Forgave One Another?

Josh Hersh | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh Hersh

Maybe forgiveness is a muscle we've allowed to get flabby and weak. Maybe we've been holding out for an apology from our perpetrator that may never arrive. The truth is that when we refuse to forgive others, we only imprison ourselves.

How to Heal Your Heart With Forgiveness

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Why would I, a physician, stop to discuss the act of forgiveness? Mind-body medicine focuses on the interaction between the mind and the body and the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly affect health.