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Self Forgiveness

Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

Self-Acceptance and Self-Respect

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

In order to fulfill our potential, develop healthy relationships, and gain respect of everyone around us, we have to consciously develop a strong sense of self-acceptance.

Put Down Your Anger

Michelle Renee | Posted 04.21.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Renee

He passed away just over a year ago. The man that truly took my breath away and scooped up my heart in the palm of his hands in 1987. As I processed the one year anniversary of his moving on to another lifetime I began to sob.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Forgotten Is Forgiven

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Forgiveness is a gift to yourself. It frees you from the past, past experiences, and past relationships. It allows you to live in present time. When you forgive yourself and forgive others, you are indeed free.

Wheelchair Wisdom: You Open the Door Through Gratitude

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

When our hearts are open forgiveness, joy and gratitude evolve simultaneously, each supporting and feeding the others. Rather than focusing on what might have been more, better or different, why not start being grateful for what you've chosen?

Why You Should Absolutely Let Go Of Those Grudges

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

These studies show us the cost of not forgiving others can be physically taxing on us. It seems like the world appeared more daunting to our participants who had recalled an incident where they had not forgiven their perpetrator.

Faith And Mercy: Who Among Us Is Most Likely To Forgive?

David Briggs | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

Many religious people count on God's forgiveness, but it is far more difficult to put aside human feelings of bitterness and resentment to pardon others. New research, however, shows the two spiritual goals are related.

Life Is a Highway: 5 Questions to Guide Your Way

Will Wilkinson | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Will Wilkinson

Five "I" questions: Identify, identity, immediate, intention, inside. Your own I-5 to travel through states of consciousness.

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.

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.

I Tried So Hard To Please...

Steve McSwain | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Through much of my adult life, I tried so hard to please. Then, one day, I realized no one was watching. Correction! I realized I was no longer watching.

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: Can Forgiveness Be Its Own Form Of Poison?

Russell Bishop | Posted 04.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

But how do you move from resentment, upset and blame into acceptance, understanding and true forgiveness? The answer lies in forgiving yourself. Not forgiving yourself for an action, thought, word or deed aimed at another, but forgiving yourself for having judged yourself in the first place.

10 Steps To Forgiving Yourself

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

It's important to acknowledge mistakes, feel appropriate remorse and learn from them so they don't happen again. But most people keep beating themselves up way past the point of usefulness.

Over 50 And Still Haven't Achieved Your Goals? It's Not Too Late

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

Once we move into midlife, which I define as the years between 40 and 65, it's more important than ever to have and actively pursue meaningful goals.

Why Forgive?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

What purpose does forgiving serve? And how do you forgive? The "how" was what I asked myself some 16 years ago, as I went into my divorce feeling emotionally distraught.

An Expert Weighs In on Forgiveness

Alison Patton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Alison Patton

What a relief to drop the whole idea of forgiving your spouse after divorce...and instead just "move on" with your life.

Why Forgiveness is Overrated

Erica Manfred | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Erica Manfred

After divorce, no matter how badly we are treated, we're told by clergymen, counselors and well-meaning friends that we need to forgive to move on. W...

Forgiving Myself For Killing The Cat

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marina Cantacuzino

I have thought a lot about self-forgiveness recently. It's a topic that keeps coming up, and I have come to think that it is perhaps the hardest type of forgiveness of all.

6 Ways To Say 'Yes' To Your Life

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

I began to check in with myself about how and when I am actually saying "yes" to my life or "no" to my life on a daily basis. I was astounded by all the subtle and obvious ways that I was spewing negativity against myself.

Did You Overeat on Thanksgiving? Forgive Yourself & Then Be Grateful

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

I'm suggesting that instead of beating yourself up for "failing" again to stick to your diet or plan, you rejoice that you overdid it. You see, the key to eating success lies in our so-called "failures."

Forgiveness From the Inside Out

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marina Cantacuzino

A reader recently wrote in to say that only a couple of our stories are about people who have forgiven themselves. But it's not true. A great many of people, at some level, do include an element of self-forgiveness.

5 Steps to Get Your Life Back on Track

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Attentional blindness is affecting millions who are looking but not seeing. Looking for the lost keys and they're right in your hands? Five steps to get your life back on track.