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Self Forgiveness

White America, Wake The F*ck Up. The Deaths Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile ARE Your Problem.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Jesse Damiani

As a self-proclaimed "woke" white dude, it's sometimes difficult to know how to participate in conversations about race that matter deeply to me. The last thing I want to do is suck up oxygen from the voices that need to be heard.

Feeling Secure Vs. Being Secure

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Two old meanings of the word secure are free from apprehension and free from danger. It may be helpful to identify some of the common experiences of feeling secure:

How And Why I Finally Forgave My Abuser

Taylor Tagg | Posted 05.26.2016 | Fifty
Taylor Tagg

It came like a flash in my mind. A simple question with a simple answer. 'If I forgive him, would it help me?' Suddenly a voice inside my head said, 'Yes!!!' So, I immediately envisioned an image of my abuser standing in front of me as I confronted my memory of him.

God Is An Outlaw Path

Woo Du-An (AKA Rob Whitesides-Woo) | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Woo Du-An (AKA Rob Whitesides-Woo)

Sometimes I'm bemused by how the individuals whose lives became the genesis of religious institutions were themselves outlaws: Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad...

How to Forgive Yourself When You Have a Universal Meltdown: A Holy Week Reminder

Michelle DeRusha | Posted 03.22.2016 | Religion
Michelle DeRusha

Two weeks ago my husband, our two boys and I spent spring break in Florida. Our first three days of the trip were dedicated to visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando.

A Curiosity Conversation With Amanda Palmer

Erin Smith | Posted 03.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Smith

My first introduction to Amanda Palmer came through a serendipitous encounter with her book on my local library shelf. I was instantly captivated. Thi...

3 Ways to Assess If You Are Creating Your Life Consciously or From Past Behavior (With Tools to Access Fast Change So You are Creating the Life You Desire)

Jenny Mannion | Posted 03.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jenny Mannion

Yes, we are creatures of habit. When those are healthy habits well that's wonderful -- an exercise or spiritual practice for example. Many times those patterns and behaviors are not what we want.

Let's Just All Be Nicer

James J. Sexton | Posted 03.15.2016 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

I'm going to give you what you've been searching for since your marriage broke up. Ready? Here goes... You are right. You're right about all of it. Every tiny thing on the miles-long mental list of the ways you were right and s/he was wrong, I agree with you.

The Five People to Forgive Before You Die

Taylor Tagg | Posted 03.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Taylor Tagg

Lead yourself and the people closest to you on to higher spiritual ground. Forgive who you need to before you pass from this life, not from a place of fear but from a place of love.

How to Win the War Over Self-Condemnation

Amy Crumpton | Posted 02.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

God made us to be awesome, but it doesn't always feel that way does it? Problems block our path and trap us. Often, one of our biggest obstacles isn't outside of us, but within us.

8 Ways To Stop The Past From Ruining The Present

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

The past has a strong hold over many of us and yet at the same time we long to be free of it. Each time we relive the past in our thoughts we keep it alive even though it's extremely painful. It might be a recent communication from an ex that reminds us of the power they once had over us.

Mistakes, Forgiveness and Moving On

Nipa Shah | Posted 01.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nipa Shah

We all make mistakes. And yeah, those regrets last, well, a lifetime! A few days ago, I watched the video showing Anjali, the doctor of Uber fame, de...

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.

The Lesbian Chronicles 4: New Year's Eve Edition

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

For this upcoming year 2016, I have decided to choose a gift for myself instead of a traditional New Year's resolution; because let's face it, I am that lesbian who always chooses the road less travelled.

How to Leave Your Baggage Behind in 2015 -- and Become a Better Leader

Marguerite Orane | Posted 12.30.2015 | Business
Marguerite Orane

Remember the supervisor who refused to move her performance appraisal score from 3.9 to 4.0 and so cost you a sizable bonus? How about that "boss from hell" who yelled you out in front of the entire department and made you feel smaller than the bug scurrying along the floor?

Welcoming Compassion for the Self

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 12.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Before we can develop a genuine capacity for offering ourselves compassion, we must be able to acknowledge how self-loathing lives in us and be able t...

There Is No Future in the Past

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 12.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

Every one of them is still there. Vivid but fading, the ink as bold as the day it was penned. But the paper is golden from age. Worn creases and soft ...

How to Not Beat Yourself Up After Screwing Up

Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M. | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M.

Here are four (or five, for you overachievers!) steps to help you be a good friend to yourself even when you've missed the mark and fallen short of your own expectations: Identify, Unify, Pacify, Emulsify, Clarify.

How I Found My Best Self in Prison

Elana Christiansen, LMFT | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Elana Christiansen, LMFT

I'm not making excuses for them, and I'm not advocating emptying the prison system. My message here is one of understanding and empathy and second chances.

The Worst Mother I've Ever Seen

Stephanie Jankowski | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Jankowski

I feel like I'm about to witness a heinous car crash, and even throwing myself on the painted lines in the middle of the road wouldn't stop it.

The Beauty Of F**king Up

Treva Brandon | Posted 09.22.2015 | Fifty
Treva Brandon

Looking back, maybe you did some things in life that you're not proud of; maybe you made some poor choices or unwise decisions; maybe you did some dumb shit that sabotaged you or hurt others; maybe you acted impulsively, or didn't act at all when you should have.

Atonement and Apology: Making Things As Right As Possible

Laurel Kaufer | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurel Kaufer

When we behave in ways that allow others to feel seen, heard, valued and safe, we are doing what we can to make things "as right as possible" and can move on toward making tomorrow better than yesterday. That is Atonement.

10 Reasons You Should Forgive Those Who've Hurt You

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 06.26.2016 | Religion
Stephanie R. Caudle

Over the last week the concept of forgiveness has been the hot topic of discussion in churches, libraries, workplaces and dinner tables across the globe.

The Real F-Word: Forgiveness

LJ Charleston | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
LJ Charleston

For many of us the battle to forgive is fraught with difficulty. Whether you're forgiving a friend, relative, work colleague or simply a stranger who was nasty to you, it takes a lot of strength to say, "I forgive you." Even if you just murmur the words under your breath.

Mad Woman or Healer? My Journey With the Thrive Course

Ama Nkwa | Posted 05.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ama Nkwa

This week's lesson in Arianna Huffington's Thrive course is about self forgiveness and gratitude. Wow, I have been musing on this teaching all week...