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How I Learned to Forgive (Or the Best Damn Psychic Reading I Ever Had)

Virginia Bell | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Virginia Bell

Sitting there at the kitchen table covered with coffee cups and an ashtray full of cigarette butts, I began to slowly comprehend that working on my problems wasn't the same as healing them. "You didn't forgive him." Those four words changed my life.

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.

In Defense Of Forgetting To Forget

Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

In lockstep with their admonitions that Google will make us forgetful, experts are warning about the deleterious effects of too much memory.

How to Survive Family Conflicts During the Holidays

Linda Durnell | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

One of life's most difficult situations is when someone you love is no longer present in your life due to disagreements, especially during the holidays.

How To Let Go Of Grudges For A Peaceful Holiday Season

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

It takes more energy to be angry with someone than it does to be peaceful, yet people hold on to grudges for months, years, and even decades. The reason is simple: It protects them.

Oprah On The Best Gift To Give Yourself

Oprah Winfrey | Posted 01.27.2013 | OWN
Oprah Winfrey

Forgiveness doesn't mean you condone the behavior or, in any way, make a wrong right. It just means you give yourself permission to release from your past -- and step forward with the mud of resentment cleared from your wings.

What You Can Gain From Practicing Forgiveness

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Fundamentally, forgiveness frees you from the tangles of anger and retribution, and from preoccupations with the past or with the running case in your mind about the person with whom you're angry.

4 Steps To Forgiveness

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

Forgiveness means giving up the suffering of the past and being willing to forge ahead with far greater potential for inner freedom. Besides the reward of letting go of a painful past, there are powerful health benefits that go hand-in-hand with the practice of forgiveness.

How To Forgive Anyone -- And Why Your Health Depends On It

Posted 11.13.2012 | OWN

By Harriet Brown What, exactly, does it take to move past a lifetime of hurts? Harriet Brown goes on a mission to discover the true meaning of ...

WATCH: How To Forgive And Let Go, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Holding onto hurt from the past can be detrimental to happiness. Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home," spoke about ...

9 Steps To Forgiveness

Wendy Silvers | Posted 10.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Wendy Silvers

Forgiveness is for YOU. It's your liberation from the relentless re-experiencing of a hurt. It releases you from the gnawing feeling of ick you feel inside each time you hear the person's name or see their face.

The Power of Forgiving

Lanny Morton | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Lanny Morton

I had something happen that I think will change me forever, and I felt compelled to share it with you even though it is pretty personal.

Soul-Talk: How To Heal Your Secret Hurt

Russell Bishop | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

If you have ever trampled all over someone, either intentionally or unintentionally, and later regretted your actions, then perhaps you understand the value of forgiveness.

Fearless Forgiveness: How A Nightmare And A Picnic Changed My Life

Rhonda Britten | Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

Forgiveness must come. It is the only way to heal yourself from the pain of betrayal. Eventually, you must forgive. Not only the perpetrator, but yourself.

WATCH: What Heals All Wounds?

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

In this video, I talk about the importance of forgiving difficult relationships. I share a personal anecdote of how forgiveness released me from a past resentment and cleared space for a beautiful new relationship.

How to Overcome Your Unwillingness to Forgive

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

It's easier to forgive others if we can find some meaning, some wisdom, some benefit born of the assault and the suffering we experienced.

Forgiveness That Forgets: Seeing Our Mistakes Through Our Eyes

D.J. Wilson | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
D.J. Wilson

Life happens. My question is: How can we find true and lasting forgiveness? Can you look past the sometimes rapidly-imposed judgments and attempt to see through our eyes why things happened as they did?

Get Addicted... To Forgiving Yourself

Anne Naylor | Posted 06.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

To open your heart and honestly express your mistakes, fears or doubts seems counterintuitive. And yet, when you do so, you touch and awaken other hearts to do the same.

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.

Closure After a Breakup

Amy Chan | Posted 04.22.2012 | Women
Amy Chan

Closure is a process, and often a long, drawn out one. And during that process, the only things that heal are time, reflection and going through your emotions.

Family Matters

Oren Wunderman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Miami
Oren Wunderman

The best thing that anyone of us can do with an action or statement that we now regret is to forgive ourselves, learn from our experience, apologize sincerely (if doing so is appropriate and available), and do better next time.

Forgiveness Doesn't Run in My Family

Nikki Luongo | Posted 01.07.2012 | Women
Nikki Luongo

We all have those moments where we wish would just slam the door and never deal with that person again, but it's just not that simple.

5 Tips to Help You Forgive -- And Become Healthier

David R. Hamilton, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2012 | Healthy Living
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.

It's not about letting someone off the hook. Forgiveness is about freeing ourselves so that we can move forwards in our lives and not continue to suffer.

How To Forgive When It Hurts Most

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

You will not be able to forgive your spouse until you fully take responsibility for your participation in the relationship issues that may have contributed to the infidelity.

What is Love?

Amy Chan | Posted 12.05.2011 | Women
Amy Chan

Love is being the best person you can be, every day. It is waking up and making the choice to act and live with love, honesty, loyalty, selflessness and commitment.