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How to Forgive

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

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.

A Lesson In Self-Forgiveness (VIDEO)

The Chopra Well | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Many think self-love is just a form of narcissism, but the purest love knows no conceit. From a spiritual perspective, loving the self communicates humility and gratitude to whatever force gives us life.

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.

WATCH: How Unforgiveness Is Like Cancer

Posted 11.06.2012 | OWN

How can we forgive ourselves and others without being vulnerable to being hurt again? Bishop T.D. Jakes says that not forgiving can put you in your ow...

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 ...

Practice Forgiveness, Heal Yourself, Save the Planet

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

When we forgive others, we let go of our anger, resentment and bitterness, and we free ourselves of a great emotional burden that keeps us stuck in the past, in a perpetual state of perceived victimhood long after having been victimized.

Fearless Forgiveness: 'Why I Forgave The Teen Who Killed My Family' (VIDEO)

Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living

In 2007, Chris Williams's pregnant wife and two of his four children were killed in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver. In this inspirin...

Forgiveness: How To Do It, And Why You Should

Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living

By Angela Haupt for U.S. News Health The deepest wounds feel like they'll last a lifetime: The absent mother who robbed you of the mother-daughter ...

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.

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 Start the Next Chapter of Your Life: Forgive

Intent | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Forgiveness is the only key to letting go. Forgive yourself for mistakes you made in the past because nothing will change what has already happened, the only thing you control is what you do in the future.

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.

The Extraordinary Power of Forgiveness

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

Forgiveness is not the relaxing of a boundary; if anything, forgiveness builds and strengthens healthy boundaries. Forgiveness is letting go, which is something you need to do for yourself.

Refusing to Forgive: 9 Steps to Break Free

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Forgiving does not mean forgetting or condoning! Forgiveness is for the person who was perpetrated, not the perpetrator. It is saying, "I have already been offended against, I am going to let go of this so I don't continue to be burdened by it."