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The Psychological Reason You Get Defensive (Hint: It's Not A Character Flaw)

If you're a defensive person, are you doomed to drive people away with your defensiveness forever? If you're in a relationship with a defensive...

Linda Carroll, M.S.
September 29 2017

4 Steps To Forgiving Those Who've Hurt You (Even When It Seems Impossible)

"Forgiveness means that you are willing to cancel the debt you feel someone owes to you, to surrender the hurt that you feel, and make peace with...

How To Forgive An Ex + Move On From A Toxic Relationship (Even When It Seems Impossible)

"By stepping toward forgiveness, I am not condoning my ex's actions. I am simply letting go of my hope for a better past."

Paula Witman
April 10 2017

How I Learned To Forgive My Mother + Broke A Cycle Of Generations Of Abuse

"I preached the importance of the power of forgiveness and yet I held onto so much anger myself. I wore it like a badge of honor."

Allison Lurey
April 1 2017

The One Thing That Finally Convinced Me To Quit Drinking (After Years Of Alcoholism)

"I define vulnerability as having the courage to look yourself in the mirror and be honest, and without judgment, about who you see staring back at...

Jason MacKenzie
October 22 2016

How To Forgive—Even When It Feels Impossible

Forgiveness is something you do for you, not for your enemy. There is something beautiful to be learned from each life experience; even your broken...

Ayanna Nefertaari
June 20 2016

I Lost 18 Years Of My Life After I Was Wrongly Convicted Of A Crime

What happened to me could happen to anyone. I thought if I just told the truth, I'd be free. It didn't work out that way.

Fernando Bermudez
February 4 2016

The One Saying You Need To Forgive Anybody Who Has Wronged You

Several years ago, a woman named Sharon came to me asking for advice about a friend who had just "divorced" her without discussion. They had been best...

Joan Gattuso
January 11 2016

Why Forgiveness Is The Key To Successful Relationships + 7 Ways To Practice It

Forgiveness usually only makes headlines when truly terrible things happen to people. A murderer goes on a rampage. A drunk driver kills a mother and...

Fred Luskin, Ph.D.
December 15 2015

6 Do's & Don'ts Of Reaching Out To An Ex

Actionable tips to help your breakup go as smoothly as possible.

December 7 2015

How To Have A Great Relationship — No Matter What You're Going Through

When all is going well, most of us find it easy to be generous, appreciative, and kind with our partners. But what happens once things are less than...

Linda Carroll, M.S.
November 7 2015

The Biggest Misconception About Forgiveness

Fred Luskin, PhD, teaches people how to manage their stress and improve their lives. It’s through this work that he began to explore the effects of...

November 4 2015

The #1 Practice To Begin The Process Of Forgiveness

As the Director of Stanford's Forgiveness Projects, Dr. Frank Luskin knows a thing or two about what it means (and feels like) to forgive. At this...

November 4 2015

Can You Forgive Without First Accepting Your Pain?

Fred Luskin, PhD, and director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects, delves into the emotional stages of forgiveness, and why it’s so...

November 4 2015

Why Forgiving Someone Shouldn't Involve Making Excuses For Them

Dr. Frank Luskin, the Director of Stanford's Forgiveness Projects, explains that forgiveness is a difficult, powerful experience — one that forces you...

November 4 2015

Why It's Possible To Forgive Even In The Most Challenging Situations (+ How To Do It)

Fred Luskin, PhD, is the Director of the Forgiveness Project, an organization that shares real stories of forgiveness to help build understanding....

November 4 2015

I Spent 34 Years In Prison For A Crime I Didn’t Commit. Here’s How I Coped

On July 30, 1976, I went to Cherry Tree, Pennsylvania, to visit friends. I got there around 8 p.m. and didn’t know that at 4 p.m., a local girl had...

Lewis Fogle
October 12 2015

Happy Birthday, Cheryl Strayed! 15 Of Her Greatest Quotes To Inspire You

Author Cheryl Strayed is 47 years old today. Memoirist, novelist and essayist, Strayed became a household name with the publication of her 2012 book,...

Allie White
September 17 2015

How To Reduce The Number Of Bad Decisions You Make

“Write a list of pros and cons,” they told me when I was trying to decide whether to go to grad school.

Cloris Kylie
September 10 2015