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Making Amends

When All of New York City Held Us

Buster Ross | Posted 06.29.2015 | New York
Buster Ross

Their "baby bag" of hospital supplies sat in the corner, because I was due to make an appearance at any moment. As they drifted to sleep in each other's arms, they dreamed together about who I might be in the world.

From Pain to Purpose in Two Years

Allison Hudson | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

In February of this year, I received a phone call that made me pull off to the side of the road in tears. It was a phone call for help. It was a phone call from the kid who was facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of my brother.

Why We Read Sarah and Hagar at Rosh Hashana: On the Abuse of Power

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

Every year on Rosh Hashana, Jews worldwide read about Abraham and Sarah's casting out of Hagar and Ishmael into the wilderness. And every year, I have felt profoundly uncomfortable with it.

A Blogger's Deceit, Power and Making Amends

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

The feminist Twitters and blogosphere have been ablaze the last few weeks, as a very troubling figure in the greater digital feminist ecosystem first announced his retirement from feminist discourse and then erupted in an explosive Twitter confessional.

Do People Sometimes Accuse You of Being Too Sensitive?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

To inspire people to find work they love, and live without regret. I used to think that was the goal of my talk show. And it is, but there's somethin...

How To Heal: On Self-Forgiveness And Making Amends

Tara Brach | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

We are deeply imprinted by the suffering we have caused others. In the Buddhist teachings, such sensitivity can be intelligent and healthy -- it plays an important role in awakening and freeing our hearts.

Making Amends Isn't Always Enough

Julie Elsdon-Height | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Elsdon-Height

Making amends doesn't mean that I can have relationships with the people involved, it doesn't mean they will forgive me -- or that the process will be sufficient for them to forgive.

Amends And Forgiveness: Taking Step Eight

Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley

The need for reconciliation is at the heart of the Gospel message, and it is at the heart of Twelve Step recovery as well. Without reconciliation, a right relationship with God -- and peace of mind -- is not possible.

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.

What I Realized When I Saw My Ex

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 10.22.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I realized in that moment that I still loved him. Not in a way that would threaten my marriage, just that I wanted the world for him. That he'd left a deep imprint on my life. That I'm a better person for having known him.

5 Horrible Things I Regret Doing To My Ex

Pauline Gaines | Posted 10.14.2012 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

I'm glad I can admit that my ex's lousy behavior didn't excuse my own. I'm glad I can admit that I made some really stupid choices, so I don't have to make them again.

Healing the Past in the Present

Wendy Strgar | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

Many of us don't recognize how we hold our future hostage to the pain of our past. We don't understand that healing the past happens in the here and now.

You're a Widow in Libya... Now What?

Sarah Holewinski | Posted 12.10.2011 | World
Sarah Holewinski

Calls for justice after war are made compelling by horrendous stories of wrongdoing and resulting human suffering. But left out are people considered "collateral damage."

The Freedom Of Imperfection

Kevin Griffin | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Kevin Griffin

When we make amends, we begin to see the freedom of non-attachment and to see ourselves in more generic terms: as humans, prone to error, but doing our best.

Is it Really Possible to Love Our Enemy?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Sure, it sounds like a good idea to "love your enemy." But, when the rubber meets the road, what does this mean? Sometimes doing a decent job loving anyone is quite the task.