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BLOG Fundamentals of Forgiveness: Creating Joy with Non-Judgment

We have all heard the tried-and-true cliché, “Would you rather be right or happy?” It turns out there is great wisdom in this infuriating little platitude. Being right, or more accurately, being attached to it, is a judgment and it can take many forms. Sometimes, the subtlest judgments are what hold us back from joy…

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You Are Not Your Story

We all have a story. It is a part of the human condition. And, like all universal human experiences, it serves an important purpose. How we relate to the story we have about our life guides our actions, informs our world view and beliefs, and impacts our quality of life. Given its power, developing an…

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The Fundamentals of Forgiveness: What Forgiveness Is and Is Not

Forgiveness is one of the most important things you will ever do in your life. It is the process that will restore you to one of the deepest truths you can recognize: You have always been whole. Absolute forgiveness is a state in which we perceive, beyond a doubt, that there is nothing to forgive….

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The Fundamentals of Forgiveness: Why We Resist Healing

Intuitively, we all know that forgiveness is something that will lead to great healing and freedom from the chains of our past. We have been taught that it is something we should do, yet we continue to resist. We continue to fight against the very thing that will deliver us into the truth of our…

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The Fundamentals of Forgiveness: Psychological and Physical Health Benefits

Forgiveness is a process of self-actualization in which we choose to move past hurt feelings such as shame, anger, and resentment in favor of self-compassion, self-love, and empathy. Sounds like good stuff, right? So why aren’t more of us doing it? Aside from the fact that many of us do not have a grasp on…

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