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Self Forgiveness

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 06.26.2015 | 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 06.23.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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...

7 Positive Psychology Happy Habits for Work and Life

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Colleen Georges

Whether we are looking for greater harmony in our family relationships, more meaningful friendships, greater purpose and satisfaction at work, or more engagement in our community, the end goal is usually the same -- happiness.

An Open Letter To Any Woman Who Thinks She Stayed In A Bad Relationship For Too Long

Akirah Robinson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Akirah Robinson

You may have stayed because you loved him, but you eventually got out because you love yourself. It doesn't matter if it took a little longer than you wish. Better late than never, my friend.

The Secret Medicine of Heartbroken Kindness

Jesua | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living

It is easy to be kind when we are feeling wonderful about life, when we're feeling buoyantly inspired, or luminous in love, or poignantly connected to...

Recommitting to Your New Year's Resolutions

Rachel Verlik | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

We all take a step back backward now and again. Take a deep breath, regroup and be mindful about recommitting to your goals through building new habits.

5 Easy Resolutions Every Parent Can Make

Richard Greenberg | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

It is up to us, as parents, to raise children who will respect authority, tell the truth and be kind to others. Here are some simple tools to help accomplish those goals.

What I Learned About Disillusionment

Camia Gavin | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women
Camia Gavin

Before the news about Bill Cosby surfaced and broke my heart, to me, he was a parenting rockstar. He was the one who made us laugh and feel that this whole parenthood thing wouldn't be so bad after all.

The FEAR Factor

Martha Pasternack | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

As a life coach, I focus on the zillions of ways fear keeps people stuck. I am not talking about fear of the dark, fear of nuclear war or fear of fall...

Wheelchair Wisdom: Guideposts to Mastery

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached. Simone Weil As I wrote here last month, o...

Suicide and Son -- Forgiveness

Doug Levitt | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Levitt

I knew I could never make any sense of this depthless horror. But now I can say, 25 years on, that I'm able to understand a bit better what it was that killed my dad, the path his death propelled me down, and the healing that would happen in the most unlikely of ways.

Who Are We If We Forgive? Who Are We If We Don't?

Kate Gale | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Kate Gale

I have a friend who was attacked as a child and her attacker went to jail but he's due to get out. She has to walk back into the dark and remember th...

Enough Is Enough (And a Mindfulness Approach With 5 Self-Mantras)

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Focusing on what's not happening or what's wrong is a sure way to keep manifesting the same. And indeed it will only bring you more of what you don't ...

'It's Not Your Fault': Jesus, Forgiveness and the Life of Robin Williams

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 10.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Healing from self-blame for wrong done to you is possible, especially through a compassionate connection. I have hardly ever seen this demonstrated as well as in the film Good Will Hunting, starring Robin Williams and Matt Damon.

How To Overcome Regret

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

What hurts more than those pangs of regret? It's one of the worst feelings in the world, right? But I've got a surprise for you — regret can be a...


Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Procrastination can serve us when we discerningly decide what needs to belong to tomorrow and what needs to belong to today. The goal is not to get the process perfectly, but rather to remain focused on valuable lessons.

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.

Self-Acceptance and Self-Respect

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 09.13.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

In order to fulfill our potential, develop healthy relationships, and gain respect of everyone around us, we have to consciously develop a strong sense of self-acceptance.

Put Down Your Anger

Michelle Renee | Posted 04.21.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Renee

He passed away just over a year ago. The man that truly took my breath away and scooped up my heart in the palm of his hands in 1987. As I processed the one year anniversary of his moving on to another lifetime I began to sob.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Forgotten Is Forgiven

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Forgiveness is a gift to yourself. It frees you from the past, past experiences, and past relationships. It allows you to live in present time. When you forgive yourself and forgive others, you are indeed free.

Wheelchair Wisdom: You Open the Door Through Gratitude

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

When our hearts are open forgiveness, joy and gratitude evolve simultaneously, each supporting and feeding the others. Rather than focusing on what might have been more, better or different, why not start being grateful for what you've chosen?