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Why Does Empathy Matter in Forgiveness?

The question we all want to know the answer to is, “How do I forgive?” We certainly can answer that easily enough. All you have to do is release all judgment and allow yourself to love fully. Now, go forth and proceed! You might be thinking, “Yeah, right? How the hell am I supposed to…

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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. So why aren’t more of us doing it? Aside from the fact that many of us do not have a grasp on what forgiveness actually is (i.e.,…

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The Key to Authentic Change: Choosing Acceptance Over Resistance

Being at peace, experiencing gratitude, and loving ourselves is easy when we are doing well and life is good. That’s great, but what about the tough times? What about when we show up in ways that reflect our wounds rather than our intentions? Things don’t always go according to plan. Authentic change happens when we…

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