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Self Forgiveness

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 06.26.2015 | 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

Kira Wyatt | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Kira Wyatt

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
Jesua

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...