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5 Steps to Make Yourself Miserable for the Holidays

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2014 | 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

What's the Best Holiday Therapy?

Denice Duff | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Denice Duff

When people say Christmas is a "state of mind" this is what they mean. It's that easy-going, love-thy-neighbor, tip-more-generously, forgive-a-little-deeper, smile-for-no-reason, kind of season. That's what the spirit of Christmas is and what goes along with it is music. It's the magical combo: Christmas music + Traffic = Tolerable.

Healing by Degrees

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 12.01.2014 | 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.

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.

Mastering Your Life: How to Play the Game in Five Easy Steps

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Imagine this energy is like currency -- you get a certain amount each day, to create your now -- so you wouldn't want to fritter it away. Once you realize the impermanence of life, that the past and the future aren't able to be held because they do not really exist, you can only be present!

Recovery Is a Full-Time Job

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Veronica had a lot of reasons to be angry at the world. Born into a family with a history of domestic violence and incest, she never had anything even...

How Forgiveness Enables Us to Stop Hurting Ourselves

Ray Dodd | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ray Dodd

To heal any hurt caused by the perception that you've been abandoned, betrayed, disappointed, misunderstood, or unfairly treated, take a double dose of the sweetest medicine of all: forgiveness.

Forgive Yourself

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

As I took some time to reflect and go within, I realized I was carrying around an enormous amount of resentment, most of which was directed at myself.

5 Steps To Forgiving Your Ex

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

"Yeah, right! Are you serious?" I hear it all the time from hurt, betrayed and emotionally abused clients who crave to move on but continue to carry t...

The One Tried-And-True Way To Get Over A Grudge

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 02.20.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored / Than to anything on which it is poured....

The Perfect Present For Any Day Of The Year

Maura Sweeney | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

Whether we're doing the forgiving -- or gifting forgiveness to others -- is ultimately hard to tell. But in either case, gifting forgiveness is quite the miracle. It prepares a path for peace, happiness and rest for our souls.

Humanity's Paradoxical Story

Rev. Kenneth Tanner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kenneth Tanner

Women and men are made good by a wise and infinite community that John and Paul call Love and then, tragically, by sin and submission to dark powers, we are found lost, drifting from our Maker, hopeless and dying, yet never ceasing to bear God's image.

A House Remodel That Matters

Robert Hoch | Posted 12.02.2013 | Religion
Robert Hoch

What would it be like to "recalculate" what you're owed, cutting that amount by half?

Forgiveness: Where the Wounds Are, the Gift Lies

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Marina Cantacuzino

Forgiveness is dynamic and personal. Each of us puts our own limitations on the concept. For some it may be conditional on the offender's apology and remorse, for others it will depend on the gravity of the offense.

Why Every Conflict Can Be Resolved

Pragito Dove | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Everyone is here to be their true selves, have their own opinions, likes, dislikes, etc. How boring things would be if we all agreed on everything all the time. Where would our creativity be needed?

Finding Forgiveness

Annie Chagnot | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Annie Chagnot

For four years I spent my days reading about the value of forgiveness. But it wasn't until I switched careers to teach in a high-need middle school that I came to understand at a visceral level just how precious and essential forgiveness is, and how it miraculously plays out in daily life.

Soothe Hot Tempers With a Dose of Forgiveness

Mary Pritchard | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

In between enjoying a dip in the pool to cool off and getting involved in a road rage incident because the hot weather has your temper soaring, set aside some time to release and forgive. Your mental health will thank you for it!

The Ultimate Power

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Jeri was traveling light because she understood that carrying grudges from the past was non-productive, even self-destructive. It is, as the saying goes, like swallowing poison and expecting it to kill someone else.

Yesterday

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

The level of guilt we feel often dictates the length of time we take to get over what ever it is we have done. Some people, even though forgiven by those they have wronged, never forgive themselves, making every tomorrow a yesterday before it even happens.

What It Means to Forgive

Ira Israel | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Any part of the narrative that does not accept and embrace one's life or adds the judgement "that should not have happened" pulls one backward into a no-longer-existent past, hinders one from showing up authentically in the present, and places limits on one's not-yet-existent future.

Forgiveness

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Forgiveness means that you are choosing to release the grip you've continued to allow people and situations from your past to have over you in the present. It is a gift of acceptance you give to yourself; the very gift that allows for true freedom from all that has come before.

How Forgiving Are You?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

For-give-ness: Pronunciation: \-ˈgiv-nəs\ -- noun -- The act of letting go of one's anger towards someone for having hurt, wounded, betrayed, injur...

Get Over It to Get on With It

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Forgiveness applies to all the big as well as all the small wrongs you experience -- whether real or imagined. Doing it on a regular basis frees up your energy again and gets you back on track.

Why You Keep Making Mistakes

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 08.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Your perceived "mistakes" may not be mistakes at all -- they're unlikely strokes of luck, catalysts for personal evolution, and pathways out of negative circumstances. And with time, you embrace the reality that, actually, there are no mistakes -- only blessings in disguise.

3 Ways To Break Free From Anger

Donna Labermeier | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Releasing and letting go of those deep-seated beliefs that do not serve our highest good, allowing us to inch far enough away so we are able to move in a different direction, is the only path out of this endless cycle.