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How to Forgive

5 Steps To Forgiving Your Ex

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 03.21.2014 | 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...

5 Ways Parents Can Teach Their Kids To Forgive

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Teach your children that their best revenge is to move on and find their happy.

The One True Key To Forgiving Yourself

Posted 02.10.2014 | OWN

By Deepak Chopra The spiritual leader and author of What Are You Hungry For? The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightnes...

5 People To Forgive Before The Year Ends

Posted 11.13.2013 | OWN

By Amy Shearn There's plenty that can drop off your to-do list. Here is what cannot: letting go of unproductive anger. Yvette, Of Yvette's Th...

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.

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.

4 Surprisingly Simple Steps to Forgive Anyone for Anything

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

People and situations show up in our lives so we can learn and grow. Though I wouldn't encourage you to seek out pain, it's not something to avoid either. It's just part of life -- and it can be a gift.

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...

Who Forgives Whom?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.21.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

There's long been a theological debate as to whether we sin against one another or sin against God. If we sin against one another, then forgiveness i...

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.

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.

How To Put Forgiveness Into Practice

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Forgiveness (of both self and others) is the most powerful spiritual tool we have, and it is accessible to all of us. Forgiveness is synonymous with freedom, one of the most important conditions for happiness.

10 Reasons To Forgive Your Ex

Posted 05.02.2013 | Divorce

Whether it's for the sake of your children, or for your own peace of mind, it can be liberating to forgive your ex for the part they played in the end...

Whom Do We Forgive -- And For What?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

I've realized that I'm no saint when it comes to human relations. At times I've tried as hard as I could to be loving and open and understanding. When I failed, I have tried again. Maybe a substitute word for "forgive" is "understand."

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

Each experience you have in life is a lesson, especially those that are most damaging to you. Once you forgive yourself and others, you give yourself the gift of emotional freedom.

5 Strategies To Help You Forgive

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

While research indicates that training in forgiveness can actually bring about improvements in both well-being and health, actually forgiving can be easier said than done. If forgiveness is something you want to practice, try one of these strategies.

WATCH: The Forgiveness Aha That Changed Oprah's Life

OWN | Posted 03.11.2013 | OWN

After 25 years and more than 30,000 guests, Oprah says it was one man's definition of forgiveness on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that changed her lif...

4 Ways To Forgive And Let Go

Ashley Turner | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

Although forgiving someone (or ourselves) can happen in an instant, my experience is that it is usually a much more lengthy process requiring great patience, trust, persistence and prayer -- more like peeling an onion or a lotus blossoming than a lightning bolt.

Just Forgiving

Ron Nikkel | Posted 04.03.2013 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

Even as I've been trying to live justly I was cynically dismissing (judging) Lance Armstrong as a manipulative scoundrel. I even voiced my harsh negative opinion to others but not once had forgiveness even entered into the equation of my conversation.

Choosing Peace: On Being Mindful, Willing And Forgiving

Tara Brach | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

It's easy to feed the fearful, angry wolf. Especially if we've experienced great wounding, the anger pathway can become deeply ingrained in our system. Yet, we do have a choice.

How To Have Forgiveness For Sandy Hook And Other Unthinkable Acts

Sura | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Sura

We must learn to forgive, not just for ourselves, but because we influence the rest of the world, including our loved ones and families. Forgiveness is deeply healing. It allows us to live free in the present moment.

How To Let Go Of Grudges And Find Forgiveness

Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living

By David Sbarra, Ph.D. for YouBeauty It’s easier said than done to let the past be the past. When we experience resentment or anger because we th...

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.